Coorg Tour Packages for 3 days fascinating Hill Station of Karnataka – Coorg Top Places to Visit
Coorg Tour Packages for 3 days – Coorg Top Places to Visit: Coorg, officially known as Kodagu, is a captivating hill station situated in the state of Karnataka. With its breathtaking landscapes, lush greenery, spice, and coffee plantations, the place is like a haven for all nature lovers. In recent years, it has also emerged as a popular tourist destination, owing to its rich culture and warm hospitality. If you are planning a trip to this stunning hill station, here is a short 3 nights and 4 days tour plan that you can follow.
How To Reach
To reach Coorg, you can first travel to the Bengaluru Satellite Bus Station and take a KSRTC-operated bus to reach Madikeri. The journey takes approximately 7-8 hours and the fare is around Rs. 550 per person. The road to Madikeri from the Satellite Bus Station passes through fresh green mountains, making the journey quite refreshing.
On day one, you can hire an auto rickshaw for a whole-day tour and pay around Rs. 600 for it. The first stop will be Abbey Falls, which is located 10km away from Madikeri town and is the prime tourist location in the region. After parking the auto outside the falls area, you can purchase tickets worth Rs. 10 per head and walk down to the falls area. A well-maintained path led you to the main falls area, where you can witness the gushing waterfall coming down from the rocks. The lush green surroundings of the falls are a sight to behold.
Next, you can visit Madikeri Fort, which was founded by Mudduraja during the 17th century and later reconstructed in granite by Tipu Sultan. At the entrance of the fort, you can see two life-size granite elephants. Inside the fort, there is a church, a museum, and a palace. The museum displays various artifacts and weaponry used during the time of Mudduraja and Tipu Sultan. However, photography is prohibited inside the museum. Presently, the Madikeri Deputy Commissioner’s office is located inside the fort.
After that, you can visit Omkareshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva which was built in the 19th century by King Lingarajendra II. The temple boasts a perfect blend of Gothic and Islamic architecture and is one of the most visited tourist places in Coorg.
Your next stop will be the famous Raja Seat Park, which charged an entry fee of Rs. 20 per head. Located in the Madikeri district, the park is a beautiful garden surrounded by a well-maintained pathway. You can walk through this path for quite some time and enjoy the beautiful flowers blooming beside it. There is also a big stone structure of an elephant and a snake. From the top viewpoint area of the path, You can get a clear view of the whole valley below, which was breathtaking.
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Your last destination for the day will be Raja’s Tomb in Madikeri. On the way to the tomb, you can stop at a point on top of the hill to admire the view of the clouds floating over the surrounding mountains. The tombs of the Raja are located on the edge of the hilltop of Madikeri town and are charged an entry fee of Rs. 10 per head.
The complex is surrounded by a well-manicured garden, and at the center of the garden, there are three main tombs. The central tomb belonged to King Doddaveerarajendra and his queen, while the right-side tomb is of King Lingarajendra, and the left-side tomb belong to the Royal priest Rudrappa. Thus, you can end your day one tour.
On day 2, you can hire a car for Rs 2500 to embark on your day trip. Your first stop will be the Dubare Elephant Camp, a must-visit destination in Coorg. Upon arrival, you can park your car outside the park and pay a parking fee of Rs 20. You can purchase entry tickets for Rs 50 per head and take a ferry ride through the Cauvery River to reach the camp.
Situated inside a lush green forest, you are welcome by the sight of a person scrubbing and bathing an elephant. As you move ahead, you can observe the majestic elephants in their natural habitat, enjoying their food and strolling around. The forest guards present inside the park will explain the lives and habits of the elephants. At the end of your elephant camp visit, you can enjoy a wildlife photography exhibition that showcased the local flora and fauna.
Your next destination will be the Nisargadhama Forest Park. You can park your car outside the main entrance and purchase entry tickets for Rs 10 per head, while the parking charge is Rs 20. This beautiful forest is located on an island in the Cauvery River. You can walk through a hanging bridge over the river and enjoy the stunning view of the surrounding forest from the middle of the bridge.
At one end of the bridge, there is an entrance for boating. You can walk through the clean forest and visit the park where you can observe some stone structures displaying the lives and festivals of the local community. Visitors can also enjoy the Zipline trek and other adventure activities here.
Next, you can visit the deer park and see lots of deer there. Your last destination for the day is the Golden Temple or Namdroling Monastery. The majestic monastery compound is surrounded by a well-maintained garden. Inside the monastery, you will observe a 40-foot-tall statue of Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Sakyamuni, and Amitayus. The inside walls are decorated with beautiful paintings that depicted stories from Buddhist mythology. In front of the garden, there are some souvenir shops selling Tibetan handicrafts.
On Day 3, embark on a full-day tour in your hire car which cost us Rs 3500. Your first stop will be Talacauvery, the origin of the river Cauvery, located at an altitude of 1276 meters above sea level.
You can park your car outside the complex and remove your shoes before climbing the stairs to reach the main temple. From the top of the temple, you can enjoy a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the Coorg hills. After visiting Talacauvery. Next, you can proceed to Bhagamandala Temple, also known as Triveni Sangam, a sacred confluence of three rivers: Cauvery, Kannike, and Sujyoti. From there, visit Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary and Iruppu Falls, with an entry fee of Rs 50 per head.
The sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife, including King Cobras and birds like black bulbul and emerald dove. you can climb down some steps to reach the stunning waterfalls area, where you can enjoy the lush green surroundings. The bathing facility is available from October to March.
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