If your idea of vacationing is a leisurely stay amidst nature, Coorg is an ideal destination for you. Nestled amid hills of Western Ghats, Coorg is gifted with timeless natural beauty in the form of emerald landscapes, dense forests and acres of coffee plantations. Coorg, a place so beautiful that it doesn’t require any specific time or season to visit. But the monsoon here has its different charm making it the most romantic season of all. This rough hilly region experiences massive rainfall with unpredictable showers. The long stretches of paddy fields, rich green plantations, singing of the birds and the dark sky above is something to look forward to, and the rainy season brings out the best in them.
Coorg is known for its coffee plantations and also for its abundant teak, rosewood, and sandalwood forests. The best way to experience the coffee plantations is to stay at one of the homestays and resorts that are situated on coffee estates. There are two biggest waterfalls in this region which are the Abbey Falls and the Irupu Falls. The drive to the Irupu Falls is unforgettable, because it passes through Nagarhole on the way to Bangalore. The area around Irupu Falls is abundant with butterflies in peak season, after the monsoon.
Coorg region is perfect for trekking since it has a number of towering peaks and valleys, one of the most popular routes being from Kakkabe to Thadiyandamol, the region's highest peak. If you love seeing the sunset then there’s a garden named Raja’s Seat around Madikeri Town which is a well-known tourist attraction. Namdroling Nyingmapa Tibetan Monastery and Golden Temple are one of the 10 must see Buddhist Monasteries in India and apparently has the second largest Tibetan settlement in India. Monsoon showers of this gorgeous hill station are exotic, making Coorg nothing less than paradise.
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