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   While on your tour to Karnataka you will come across the little district of Coorg in the Sahyadri hills. It is an entirely different facet of India which is untouched by the hustle and bustle of the town and is also the birthplace of the River Cauvery. The unparalleled natural splendor of this place attracts a large number of tourists from all corners of India. The diverse land of Coorg is resplendent with coffee plantatations with red berries, cardamom fields covered with white and purple blossoms and old silver oak trees. Coorg is also referred to as Kodagu and most of the houses here have some one in the army or navy. The most impressive fact about Coorg is that it is also well-known for its beautiful and comely women. Your trip to Coorg will be a great experience since there are many places to visit in Coorg.

Very little is known about Coorg history. The Lingayat rajas ruled over this magnificent territory since 1600 A.D. onwards and thus established their capital at Madikeri where they also erected a fort made out of mud. In the year 1785 A.D, Tipu Sultan attacked with a huge army and devastated the entire kingdom of the Coorg. After a span of four years, with the assistance of British, Coorg regained their lost empire and the task of rehabilitation was undertaken by Raja Veerarajendra. Eventually, Coorg came under the dominion of the British in the year 1834.

Fast Facts

Area : 25, 5854,102 sq. km
Population : 25,585
Altitude : 1,525 m above sea level
Languages : Kannada, Malayalam, English
Best time to visit : November to April
STD Code : 08272

Best Season, Climate and Clothing:
November to April is the ideal time to visit Coorg. There are no such drastic temperature variations and the climate remains more or less pleasant throughout the year. Since it is a hill station, during the night the temperature falls, hence you are advised to carry the woolen cloths.

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