This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Coorg. To help you make friends with Coorg before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Coorg, Karnataka, India (also known as Kodagu), located along India's Western Ghats, is renowned for its pleasant climate and beautiful landscapes, and is a famous tourist destination. Coffee plantations are synonymous with Coorg, where coffee laborers find their main source of income. A walk through this beautiful city will keep you enthralled as you feast your eyes on the luscious greenery and enjoy the traditional costumes of the region. There are a few hostels in Coorg, Karnataka, India, and most of them offer affordable accommodation when booked in advance.
A short walk from the heart of Coorg and not very far away from Coorg, Karnataka, India hostels lie several spots where you can sit back and relax while watching the more than two hundred fifty species of birds, to which Coorg is home. Approximately five kilometers from Madikeri lies the amazing Abbey Falls, which will mesmerize you as the frothing waters plummet before your eyes. The famous Rajiv Gandhi National Park, also known as Nagahole National Park, is located nearby and offers refreshing contrast to the rushing falls.
Trekking is popular in Coorg; you can don your trekking gear and explore the region's flora and fauna. You may also want to explore the city's religious side that showcases multiple faiths dwelling together, such as the Omkareshwara Temple and St. Mark's Church. Stop off at Talakaveri, which is the point at which the River Kaveri originates. On the banks of the river is one of two temples dedicated to Brahma in the whole of Southeast Asia! Not very far from this spot, the rivers Kanika and Sujyothi join the Kaveri, and the confluence of these three rivers is known locally as the Triveni Sangam.
The food in Coorg speaks of a beautiful blend of civilizations. Stop off at local eateries for some of the best cuisine you could have on your visit to Karnataka. Be sure to sample kadubu -- a local dish made of steamed rice balls served with kadli saar, chutney, and toasted bread and butter. You should, of course, enjoy Coorg's coffee and buy a sizable portion for you to take back home. Many hostels in Coorg, Karnataka, India, include coffee prepared according to local recipes on their complimentary breakfast menu, and some Coorg, Karnataka, India hostels have tie-ups with local food stores where you can stock up on coffee, spices, and food ingredients native to this area.
Written by local enthusiast for Coorg hostelsJoy Barboza