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Places to visit around Coorg: The coffee destination!

Places to visit around Coorg: The coffee destination!

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Imagine waking up what you need first? Phone mat bolna yaar! Well, for me, my first thought is I need coffee!! But where does that coffee originate? In India, mostly Coorg! So let’s explore places to visit around Coorg. 

1) Abbey Falls 

  • It is also known as Abbi Falls. It is situated around 10 km away from the town of Mredikeri.   
  • The water falls from the cliff from a height of 70 feet. The main entrance has 200 steps downward all the way and takes you through exotic coffee, cardamom, pepper, and other spice plantations. 
  • Bathing in the waterfall is now prohibited.
  • The first British chaplain of Coorg named this place Jessy Falls after his daughter. 
  • The best time to visit is July to October.
  • Entry Fee- INR 15

          Parking Fee- INR 10 to 15

2) Raja’s Seat

  • Raja’s seat is a garden built on an elevated ground overseeing the valleys stretching to the west, making it a popular viewpoint to watch sunrise and sunset. There is also a toy train available. 
  • Raja’s seat lies in Madikeri in the districts of Coorg. It is best to go during sunrise or sunset. 
  • Entry fee- Garden- INR 5

     Toy Train- INR 10

  • Timings- 5.30 A.M. to 7.30 P.M.

3) Coffee Plantation

  • Coffee Plantations have a variety of spice plants and vanilla trees. 
  • Most of these coffee estates provide a paid guided walking tour and have stores where you can buy the produce.
  • The tour price starts from INR 400

4) Madikeri Fort 

  • This ancient fort was constructed in the latter half of the seventeenth century by Muddu Raja. 
  • The possession of this fort passed through various hands. 
  • It is situated in the centre of Madikeri town, and gives insights into the history of Coorg. 

5) Dubare Elephant Camp 

  • Located on the banks of River Cauvery in Coorg is a place where elephants train under a naturalist for Mysore Dushera.
  • Elephant rides are very popular.
  • Entry Fee- Rs. 20 per person( activities not included) 
  • Timings- 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

These are the five places we narrowed down to but, there are many more places you can visit around Coorg. Save this blog for whenever you plan your next trip!

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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