Some of the important tourist sites in Coorg are:
Madikeri is a small hill station set in the heart of the exotic coffee growing country. Also known as Mercara, this little hill township is the capital of the Coorg region and the district headquarters.
Perched on a series of ridges, which command breathtaking views such as the one from Raja’s Seat-the most popular ‘lookout’, Madikeri was till a few decades ago, a miniscule state in its own right. Here, the Omkareshwara Temple, dedicated to both Shiva and Vishnu, is almost 200 years old and is a surprising blend of Islamic and Gothic styles.
Around Madikeri, roll the coffee estates. The estates attract a large variety of birds, wild elephants and an occasional boar. The elephants search around for tender coconut shoots, jackfruits and papayas and it is not uncommon to come across them while motoring around in Coorg. Madikeri also has a nine-hole Golf Course. Then there is picturesque Abbey Falls is a good place for picnics.
Visitors can trek to the top of Tadeyendamol, the highest peak in the region and view the Arabian Sea in the distance. Alternatively, one may simply follow the mountain trails dotted with little shrines-some beside waterfalls and others on the banks of rivers.
The Nagarhole National Park provides excellent opportunity for wildlife viewing. Here, one can see the swift-footed spotted deer, bison, elephant, wild boar and jackal, different species of monkey, and with luck even the mighty tiger.
The Central Orange and Coffee Research Station, is a must visit during the months of March and April as it is coffee blossom time in Coorg.
Bhagamandala is the place where Cauvery merges with River Kanike and River Sujoythi. Here is a beautiful temple (known as the Bhagamandala Temple) built in the Kerala style. In October/November, it is illuminated by thousands of oil lamps. Pilgrims take a dip at the confluence and offer prayers. There is a Central Apiary where one can see modern methods of beekeeping.
Talacauvery is the source of the River Cauvery and 145.7 m above sea level. It is believed that on Tula Sankaramana day usually on October 17, the spring gushes forth with extra velocity.
Iruppu, is a well-known pilgrim centre, associated with Rama, hero of the great epic, Ramayana. A Shiva Temple stands on the bank of the River Ramathiratha. On Mahashivratri day, thousands of pilgrims take a dip in the river.
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