Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Coorg- Scotland of India, Karnataka

Coorg is known as 'Scotland of India', but comparing two places one of which is situated near North pole and Coorg which is near Tropical of Cancer, in India make no sense. Every place has its importance and nature do not duplicate itself.
Coorg (Kodagu) is a mountaineous district located in the south of india, know for its beautiful scenery. Those travelers who love nature, the unspoiled charm of villages should get off the beaten track and visit Coorg, a wild and rugged region located in the state of Karnataka.252 km away from Bangalore, capital of Karnataka, this place is heaven for nature lovers, photographers, researchers and trekkers.
The beautiful landscape of Coorg is a combination of shallow valleys, gentle slopes and intermingled swamps. The trees are spread widely opening up patches of grassland. Big timber trees like rosewoodand teak dominate the areas of the forests where the undergrowth is dense and rainfall is high. The areas of the forests that are drier provide a home for the shorter trees like the Flame of the Forest, bamboo, Indian Laburnum etc.

Madikeri is the headquarters for the district of Coorg and where you will find many interesting tourist attractions. Some of the more notorious attractions are the former Palace, the Raja Seat, the Omkareshwara Temple, the Fort and the Gaddige or Rajas' tombs.

Abbey Fall: It is not known that how this fall has got its name, but this fall is synonymous to Medikeri, situted 10 km from Medikeri.

Every year, at a predetermined time, water gushes out from a small pond at Talacauvery, the birthplace of river Cauvery. Talacauvery is located 44 km from Madikeri, on the slopes of Brahmagiri Hill. Besides being a pilgrimage center, Talacauvery is known for its natural beauty.

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