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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the most popular sightseeing attractions in Coorg?

Manavi Kapur DEC 10 2012
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You are in for a pleasant surprise when visiting Coorg or Kodagu. Known for its pristine beauty, blooming coffee plantations and picturesque waterfalls, this little town is home to an intriguing array of historical and beautiful spots. From ancient forts to a wildlife sanctuary, you’ll never be short of sightseeing spots.

Wait no more! Bring out those shining pair of walking shoes and tread your way through this enthralling city.

  • Madikeri Fort
    The imposing Madikeri Fort with an intriguing historical past was initially built of mud. Tipu Sultan then replaced this structure with concrete stone. The grand monument houses an Anglican Church, a temple, a prison and a museum.
    With a panoramic view of the city, the entrance of the fort is adorned by two fascinating mortar elephants. The fort also holds remnants of the erstwhile British era including a vintage clock tower.
    Bring out your cameras and explore the splendour of this magnificent fort. Visiting the fort just as the sun is about set offers you brilliant hues of the architectural delight against the blue skies.

  • Raja's Seat
    Want to experience the warmth of nature in a royal way, Raja’s seat is for you. Witness to a breathtaking view of the mist covered hills and the ways of the sun, it was officially the sunset spot for kings. Legend has it that many kings spent their evenings in the laps of nature at this very place. Recently developed into a public garden, Raja’s seat is a favourite amongst tourists for its lush greenery and astounding view.
    Come in for a refreshing morning stroll or a quiet evening overlooking the colourful canvas of nature.

  • Abbey Falls

    One of the most famous places to visit in Coorg, Abbey Falls is located 7 km from Madikeri. At an astonishing height of 70 ft, the falls is a dazzling site.
    Tighten your walking shoes, pack your grub and find your favourite spot.The falls is a perfect picnic spot with unexplored walking trails around the area.
    It is suggested to keep a guard on children as the rocks around the falls tend to be slippery.

  • Talacauvery
    Home to one of the only two temples dedicated to Lord Brahma in Southeast Asia, this beautiful spot is an important religious site. The birthplace of river Cauvery, Talacauvery is visited by people from Tamil Nadu and other nearby places.
    It is said that every year at a predetermined time, water gushes out from a small pond at this spiritual center. Visit Talacauvery to soak in its calm and peaceful aura.
    Make sure to reach there early in the morning to avoid insane rush.

Whether you want to rejuvenate your spiritual self, be one with nature or re discover history, Coorg has a little something for everyone. Buckle up to experience its surprises.

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