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Coorg is located at an altitude of 1170 m above the sea level and is at a distance of 100 km from Mysore. Coorg is the birthplace of the River Cauvery, the most famous river of Karnataka.

 

Coorg has many tourist places and attractions to offer to its visitors. In the center of the town is the Madikeri Fort, which was built in the 19th century and has a small museum. On display are some arms, armour, historical paintings and articles of the previous rulers. There is a palace and a prison in the fort. The Omkareshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva was constructed in 1820 by the ruling King of Coorg. The temple is known for the blend of architectural features of Islamic and Gothic style. There is a gilded ball with a weather clock over the dome of the temple. Bhagamandala, which is 30 km from Coorg, is known as the temple town of the region. The river Cauvery meets rivers Sujyothi and Kannike at this place. Abbi Falls or the Jessey Falls is 5 km from Coorg. Abbi in local dialect means 'fall'. Raja's Seat is the place where the erstwhile kings of Kodagu spent their leisurely evenings. One can easily view the greenery of the Western Ghats from this place.

 

How to Reach
By Air: The nearest Airport to Coorg is at Mangalore, which is at a distance of 136 km.
By Rail: The nearest Railway Station to Coorg is Mysore is at 114 km.
By Road: Coorg is well connected by surface network with major cities like Mysore, Mangalore and Bangalore 260 km.

 

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