Discover The Unknown In Coorg

Enveloped by verdant forests, evergreen hills and winding roads, Kodagu (Coorg) lies on the southernmost edge of the Western Ghats in Karnataka. Gifted with emerald slopes and plush plantations, exploring the unknown places in Coorg is one the most popular and preferred ‘holiday’ hill stations in South India. Moreover, it serves as a major coffee and spice hub.

The rugged terrain and pleasant weather makes Coorg an ideal travel destination for trekking and sightseeing. There are many well-known places to visit in Coorg, but here we look to uncover some unknown places in Coorg that deserve to be discovered.

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Cauvery Nisargadhama

A beautiful island encompassed by the placid waters of the Cauvery River, it serves as a perfect picnic spot for tourists and travelers. Located off the state highway, and two kilometers from Kushalanagar, the venue can be accessed by crossing a hanging bridge. The island is studded with bamboo plantations and tree houses. You can get lost in the deer park, children’s play area and botanical garden which are found inside. If you like, you can also indulge in elephant rides and boating opportunities.

Bhagamandala Temple

A scenic one-hour drive from Madikeri will lead you to the foothills of Talacauvery. Nestled here is an unknown places in Coorg place called Bhagamandala. The location offers mesmerizing views of the valleys all around. Here you’ll also find the beautiful Bhagandeshwara Temple, which serves a sacred place of worship. Nearby, you’ll sight a splendid view of the confluence of 3 rivers – Cauvery, Sujyothi and Kannike. This junction is locally referred to as ‘Triveni Sangama’.


Blessed with a serene and unspoiled stretch of land, Ranipuram serves as the ideal destination for trekking trails. A climb to the top of the hill will render panoramic vistas of the green valleys that surround you. Gifted with wide expanses of forests and verdant vegetation, Ranipuram is also home to the magnificent Talacauvery wildlife sanctuary. Here, you can find abundant flora and fauna on display.

Harangi Dam

Accentuated with a lush green garden, this breathtaking dam, just an hour from Madikeri, is frequented during the monsoons when it is gushing and overflowing with water. The garden area provides a sublime view of the dam and serves as a great picnic spot for families with kids.

Nalknad Palace

Situated in the Kakkabe district and enamored by forests, this standalone palace displays unique characteristics of Kerala architecture – with its intricate woodwork, carvings and paintings. A guided tour around the place will give you an insight into the story that surrounds this hidden palace.

To enjoy an authentic Coorg experience in the country of India, you’ll want to couple it with a comfortable stay. For this, a good Coorg resort can make all the difference. A planned stay at the Club Mahindra Madikeri & Virajpet resorts can fulfill all your holiday needs. With spacious rooms that summon spectacular views, these resorts are equipped with modern amenities and various in-resort activities to keep you and your family happily engaged during your vacation here. Check out the Club Mahindra reviews of these and other resorts by happy members!

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