Earlier named Kodagu and popularly known as Coorg, its name is a derivative from the local version Kodavu and the people of Kodagu- Kodavas. Located on the Western Ghats and in the midst of verdant valleys, imposing mountains and teak wood forests, Coorg is one of the most naturally beautiful locations that one could visit in his lifetime. It lies on Karnataka's southwestern end, covering an area of 4,102 sq km. Dotted with red-tiled bungalows; the town has an old world charm about it. The British, who colonized Coorg and set up coffee plantations prior to Independence, compared Coorg to Scotland owing to its regal highlands with a sturdy mountain-dwelling race. It is the ideal haven for an unsullied experience of mingling with nature.
• Trekking: Coorg has many verdant trekking routes in the midst of forests and hills.
• Golf: Avid golfers can indulge in their passion for the game at the golf courses in and around Coorg.
• Angling: Valanoor is the backwater of the river Cauvery. It draws fishing lovers from all over. You can try and catch the famous
• White Water Rafting: There are few good camps around Coorg that offer rafting down the Cauvery River.
• Bylekuppe Monastery: It is the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet, complete with a Tibetan monastery with 7,000
monks, a Tibetan village and a flea market.