Coorg is famous for its scenic beauty. The fabulous paddy fields, coffee bushes and the morning mist form a sketch of some unforgettable memories for the tourists.
Easily one of the most attractive regions in India , Coorg or Kodagu is an enchanting expanse of natural tourist spot that nestles amid the hills and valleys of the picturesque Western Ghats .
Mudduraja, the Kodagu King had Mudduraja Keri as his capital. In the year 1681 he renamed it as Madikeri. It is the headquarters of Kodagu District at a height of 1170 meters. It is about 100 km from Mysore . Makikeri is famous for its coffee and oranges. It is famous as birthplace of the most famous river of Karnataka Cauvery .
The Kodagu people have always stood apart handsome, brave and hospitable. A distinguished martial tradition has given the Indian Army several Generals and Brigadiers.
Known by their special variants of wearing the saree, the Kodagu women are graceful and beautiful. Kodagu district has several tourist spots of historic, epic and natural importance.
Kodagu has three taluks- Madikeri, Virajpet and Somwarpet. Steep hills, valleys and gorges with countless streams that gurgle through them, beckon intrepid trekkers and rock climbers.