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(Coorg Itinerary) – The Best 3 Days Coorg Itinerary For You

Coorg is a very beautiful place. Visiting this place will provide you with so-so and so much holiday memories that you will cherish all throughout your life.

The peace and enlightenment of nature and lush green landscapes along with the forest beauty and the hills surrounding this place is so much appreciable that people love this place a lot.

Coorg is a district located in the Karnataka state of India. It is about 248 km from Bangalore, 138 km from Mangalore, 118 km from Mysore, and 103 km from Hassan.

Mysuru Junction is the nearest railway station, and Kannur Aiport is the nearest airport from Coorg.

Well, a full 3 Days trip will be just enough for a perfect trip to Coorg. So, you will need at least a minimum of 2 days to visit all of the places in Coorg. And, so a 3 full days trip is just enough for a leisure and comfortable tour of Coorg.

But, if you fully want to enjoy a good trip to Coorg then, it totally depends on how much time you want to spend in Coorg. A typical Coorg itinerary doesn’t exceed more than 3 days.

If in case, you want a more wandering trip deep inside Coorg with the various outdoor activities like trekking, camping, etc. you will need at least 7 days that also includes your leisure activities in the city.

But, for a Coorg sightseeing trip 3 days is just enough.

This post is completely dedicated to the perfect itinerary that you will need in order to have an awesome 3 days trip to Coorg.

Many of the travelers often get stuck with this. Well, we have got you covered here in this post.

Whether you are an avid traveler or just want to spend your vacations then, this is the perfect itinerary post to go reading right now.

Just follow the itinerary as said from start to end and you will enjoy the best of Coorg.

So, without any further ado, let’s get into it…

3 Days Coorg Trip Itinerary Overview

Before Day 1 you will arrive in Coorg. Next, Check-in to your hotel. If you haven’t booked any hotel then, you can easily book if from (Booking.com) at pretty affordable rates.

The general check-in time is after 2 pm. Make sure that you follow the hotel’s check-in and check-out time.

For the trip, it will be best that you rent a cab/taxi for the whole 3 days of sightseeing. Use Savaari to book online, or contact your tour operator or hotel to guide you in renting a cab.

Renting a cab will be easy for you to travel without any hassle. Your cab will pick you up in the morning for the trip and leave you back to the hotel in the evening. So, that will be super-quick and easy as the itinerary seems.

Next what? Follow this itinerary.

Day 1 in Coorg:

  1. First visit Talacauvery Temple & Waterfalls
  2. Next visit Bhagamandala Triveni Sangamam
  3. Madikeri Fort
  4. Government Museum
  5. Gaddige (Raja’s Tomb)
  6. Raja’s Seat
  7. Later, return to the hotel and have your Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 in Coorg:

  1. Visit Dubare Elephant Camp
  2. Next visit Namdroling monastery.
  3. Spend some time at Nisargadhama Forest Park
  4. Return to the hotel and have your Dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 in Coorg:

  1. Visit Abbey Falls
  2. Next visit the Omkareshwara Temple
  3. Harangi Dam
  4. Take a tour to the Coffee Plantations
  5. Next, you can go for shopping in Coorg
  6. Later, return back to the hotel in Agra.

On Day 4 check-out of your hotel room depart back to your hometown. The general check-out time will be before 12 pm.

Day 1 in Coorg

Itinerary for Day 1 in Coorg:

  1. Visit Talacauvery Temple & Waterfalls
  2. Next visit Bhagamandala Triveni Sangamam
  3. Madikeri Fort
  4. Government Museum
  5. Raja’s Tomb
  6. Raja’s Seat

Talacauvery Temple & Waterfalls

LocationBhagamandala, Coorg
Type of placeHill Temple
Duration of visit1-2 hour
Entry feeNo entry fee required
Visiting time6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Good forSightseeing, Pilgrimage, Adventure
View of Talacauvery Temple from Talacauvery Temple
View of Talacauvery Temple from Talacauvery Temple (Source: Wikipedia)

Talakaveri also called Talacauvery is one of the popular religious tourist spots in Coorg and is located at a height of about 1290 metres above the sea level.

This place is considered as a highly religious temple because it is believed that from this place the Kaveri river originates. River Kaveri is one of the seven sacred rivers of Hindus.

There is a small spring called as Brahma Kundike. And, it is believed that the river originates from this spring.

You will see two temples here above the hills of this place. One temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the other is dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

Bhagamandala Triveni Sangamam

LocationMadikeri-Tala Kaveri Road, Bhagamandala, Coorg
Type of placePilgrimage Site
Duration of visit1-2 hour
Entry feeNot required
Visiting time6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Good forSightseeing, Pilgrimage
Bhagandeshwara Temple ,Bhagamandala
Bhagandeshwara Temple ,Bhagamandala Bikeroogway / CC BY-SA

This is another holy place in Coorg. Bhagamandala Triveni Sangamam is the confluence of the three holy rivers named Kaveri River, Kannike River, and Sujyoti River together.

Above all this place is not only holy but very scenic as well. Tourists arrive here to take a holy dip in the waters of Triveni Sangama.

You will see that many pilgrims perform various religious activities for their ancestors here at the Sangam and then proceed to Talakaveri which is said to be the origin of River Kaveri.

It is also believed that a holy bath here in the Triveni Sangam can wash all your sins and will make you a holy soul.

It is also said that the waters of Triveni Sangam provide peace and salvation to the souls of the deceased ones if any religious activity is performed here after their death.

Madikeri Fort

LocationMadikeri Fort, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Coorg
Type of placeFort & Museum
Duration of visit1 hour
Entry feeNot required
Visiting time10:00 am – 5:30 pm,
Monday Closed
Good forSightseeing, History lovers

Madikeri Fort is one of the famous forts in Coorg. This is also one of the very interesting places for sightseeing in Coorg.

It was first built in the 17th century by Mudduraja of Coorg. There inside you will see a palace which was later rebuilt into a fort of stone and bricks by Tipu Sultan.

Later in 1814, this particular fort was renovated and built with mortar and bricks by the Lingarajendra Wodeyar II.

This place is more of a history but, less of sightseeing and informative actually.

The main building is now converted into a court and is not open for tourists. This place now actually serves as the Office of Deputy Commissioner.

There is a Government Museum at the entrance of the Fort, which can keep history buffs occupied for a few minutes. Also, there you will see a small temple inside the fort.

Government Museum

LocationMadikeri Fort, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Coorg
Type of placeMuseum
Duration of visit30 minutes
Entry feeRequired
Visiting time9 AM to 4 PM, Monday and Holidays closed
Good forHistory lovers
Government Museum, Coorg
Government Museum, Coorg Vaishak Kallore (Vaishak Kallore) / CC BY

History buffs can spend some time here in the Government Museum. It is located just at the entrance of the Madikeri Fort.

Here, you will find a huge collection of archaeological, geological artifacts, files, etc. all relating to the Coorg Raja’s times. It also exhibits various objects like sculptures of the 11th century AD.

Inside you will also see various old photographs, memorial things, old dresses of Coorg Rajas and British, old implements, arms, inscriptions, coins, bronzes, and wooden carvings as well.

Here, you will also see a number of things like cash, important files, and documents all belonging to the Coorg Rajas.

Kindly note that photography is not allowed inside. This place is highly recommended for history lovers to get the feel of Coorg’s rich history.

Raja’s Tomb

LocationMahadevpet, Madikeri
Type of placeMonument
Duration of visit1 hour
Entry feeRequired
Visiting time9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Good forSightseeing, and History lovers
Raja’s Tomb
Raja’s Tomb Nidhilall / CC BY-SA

Raja’s Tomb is mainly known as Gaddige. This place is well-known amongst the tourists for its Indo-Gothic architecture used by the Britishers.

Here in the monument, you will see the mortal remains of the royal Kodava Kings of Coorg.

There you will witness three tombs. These were all built for the royal dynasty.

The central tomb which is the largest among the three is of Kodava king Doddaveerarajendra and his wife Mahadeviamma. The right tomb was built by Chikkaveerarajendra for his father Lingarajendra in 1820 A.D. The left tomb belongs to Veerarajendra’s guru (priest) Rudrappa and was built-in the year 1834 A.D.

Although, there’s nothing so much to see. You can see a nice park with the three tombs speaking a lot about the history of this place.

Raja’s Seat

LocationStuart Hill, Madikeri
Type of placeHill view and Park
Duration of visit2 hours
Entry feeRequired
Visiting time5:30 am – 8:00 pm
Good forSightseeing, Adventure
Raja’s Seat
Raja’s Seat Devaiahpa / CC BY-SA

Raja’s seat is one of the most important tourist spots of Coorg. This place is well-visited by hundreds and thousands of tourists all throughout the day.

This place is mostly famous for providing a nice view of the valley from atop the edge of the hills. Photographers mostly love this place.

This place provides an overall nice view of sunrise and sunset. You can just sit there and enjoy the view overlooking the valley downside.

There’s also a well-maintained garden there and a temple as well. This garden is beautifully kept by numerous gardeners which gives a boost of tourism along with the lovely view of the valley downside.

Here, you can not only enjoy the breathtaking views of the valleys and the hills but, also enjoy your leisure time in the park along with the toy train ride if you wish.

It is a beautiful place presenting a refreshing setting and soothing environment. The best time to visit this place is during the sunset time at the end of the day after you have completed all other major attractions of Coorg.

Day 2 in Coorg

Itinerary for Day 2 in Coorg:

  1. Visit Dubare Elephant Camp
  2. Namdroling Monastery
  3. Nisargadhama Forest Park

Dubare Elephant Camp

LocationKushalanagar, Coorg
Type of placeElephant Camp Centre
Duration of visit3 hours
Entry feeRequired
Visiting time9:00 am – 11:00 am
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Good forSightseeing, Wildlife lovers, Adventure
Dubare Elephant Camp,Madikeri
Dubare Elephant Camp, Madikeri

This place is located on the banks of the Kaveri river in Coorg and is a famous elephant rearing zone in Karnataka. Every day hundreds of thousands of tourists visit this place.

Here, you can see plenty of elephants, and you can get close to them and spend some memorable moments without any fear. Dubare Elephant Camp is a perfect place for wildlife enthusiasts mostly for elephant lovers out there.

Here, all the elephants are well-trained under naturalists and now these animals are used for jungle rides and as a tourist attraction. You can also enjoy various activities here.

Here, you can also learn a lot about the elephant’s environment, science, ecology, and biology from the mouth of the well-experienced naturalists.

If you want, you can also stay there. Cottages are available for rent. You can book one and stay as per your schedule.

Namdroling Monastery

LocationArlikumari, Bylakuppe, Coorg
Type of placeTibetan Monastery
Duration of visit2 hours
Entry feeNot required
Visiting time9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Good forSightseeing, Relaxation, Learning
Namdroling Monastery
Namdroling Monastery

Namdroling Monastery is a very popular Tibetan Monastery in Coorg. It is also called the Golden Temple.

This place is like a tiny Tibetan colony which is an ideal escape away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Here, you can some of the excellent examples of Tibetan architecture and artworks along with various decorated temple towers and ornate outer walls, intricately adorned with beautiful murals.

This is spread over an area of about 80 sq. feet and houses various small Tibetan educational institutions and a hospital. It is also home to more than 5,000 members of the Sangha Tibetan community as a whole.

This is the only best place in the whole of Coorg where you can feel the very best Tibetan culture in its surroundings and vicinity.

Facts say that this place is one of the largest Tibetan settlements in India. There are around 16,000+ refugees and nearly 6000+ monks and nuns in this monastery.

It is in fact, the second-largest Tibetan settlement outside of Tibet.

Nisargadhama Forest Park

LocationNisargadhama, Coorg
Type of placeForest Park and Island
Duration of visit2-3 hours
Entry feeRequired
Visiting time9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Good forAdventure, Nature, Sightseeing
 Hanging bridge into the Island of Nisargadhama Forest Park
 Hanging bridge into the Island of Nisargadhama Forest Park
Photo by Avinash Raj, CC BY-SA 2.0

Nisargadhama Forest Park is actually located on a small island on the Kaveri River. After reaching the main entrance you will pass through a hanging bridge on the Kaveri river to enter the island.

The surrounding forests look so stunning from the middle of the bridge. There if you want, you can also enjoy boating on the river.

Once you cross the bridge you will enter the park cum beautiful forest. Inside you can see various small cottages. It’s a total plastic-free zone.

Inside the park, you will also observe some stone statues displaying the lives of the people, their customs, and the various festivals of the local communities.

Here, you will also see the Deer Park where you can observe a lot of deers in their awesome natural habitat. You can also enjoy elephant ride if you want.

If you want, you can also stay there in the forest resort accommodation to stay close to mother nature.

Nevertheless, this place is so beautiful that you will admire the sight of River Kaveri flowing gloriously through the dense forests, and hear birds chirping while being blessed by the aura of mother nature.

Day 3 in Coorg

Itinerary for Day 3 in Coorg:

  1. Visit Abbey Falls
  2. Next visit the Omkareshwara Temple
  3. Harangi Dam
  4. Take a tour to the Coffee Plantations
  5. Next, you can go for shopping in Coorg

Abbey Falls

LocationMadikeri, Hebbettageri, Coorg
Type of placeWaterfall
Duration of visit1 hour
Entry feeRequired
Visiting time9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Good forSightseeing, Nature
Abbey Falls
Abbey Falls Ashwinstein / CC BY-SA

Coorg is famous for its various waterfalls and Abbey Falls is the most famous one amongst all. The very picturesque setting and pleasant weather make this waterfall a must-visit.

The Abbey Waterfalls and its surrounding aromatic coffee and spice plantation makes it a very popular place to visit.

The gushing waterfall which you will observe just after the monsoon season is over along with its surroundings add a unique scenic charm to this place.

The waterfall is located is just opposite to a hanging bridge. The view from the hanging bridge is one of the major attractions.

This is also a very adventurous place indeed. It is best for trekking, hiking, and overall sightseeing through the lush greenery.

Omkareshwara Temple

LocationSH 88, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Coorg
Type of placeShiva Temple
Duration of visit1 hour
Entry feeNot required
Visiting time6:30 am – 12:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Good forPilgrimage
Omkareshwara Temple
Omkareshwara Temple Pratheepps at English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA

Omkareshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built in 1820 by King Lingarajendra II.

This temple was built in the Muhammadan style of architecture consisting of a dome in the center.

The temple is a mixture of both the Gothic and Islamic art of architecture. Many of the architecture here represent very close to the Mughal like domes but, it isn’t.

However, it’s architecture misses one of the most prominent styles of temple architecture in South India i.e. the pillared corridors.

An attractive architectural feature of the temple is the water tank in front of it, which is inhabited by various different varieties of fish.

The deity in the temple i.e Lord Shiva is positioned close to the main entrance of the temple.

And, you can also find all the information about its construction on the copper inscriptions laid near the main entrance door.

There in the temple, you will see its four corners being surrounded by four different turrets.

Harangi Dam

LocationHarangi Dam, Hudgur, Somwarpet, Coorg
Type of placeDam/Reservoir
Duration of visit1 hour
Entry feeRequired
Visiting time8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Good forSightseeing, Nature, Peace
Harangi Dam
Harangi Dam Salmanrkhan91 / CC BY-SA

Harangi Dam is a 47 metres high dam that has a length of about 850 metres. It is situated in a quiet and very peaceful location in the Hudgur village near Kushalnagar in Coorg.

Harangi Dam is built across the river Harangi, a tributary of the Kaveri River. To meet the demand of water for irrigation purpose the Harangi Dam was built.

What do people love about this place? Its location amidst the natural relaxed and soothing atmosphere away from the city hustle and crowds that makes it one of the most famous picnic and sightseeing spot in Coorg.

The best time to visit this place is just after the monsoon season when you can witness the beauty of the fast-falling waters making it a picture-perfect setting.

Visit the Coffee Plantations

LocationAll around Coorg
Type of placeCoffee Plantations/Gardens
Duration of visit1-2 hour
Entry feeRequired in some gardens with tourist facilities
Visiting time8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Good forSightseeing, Nature, Adventure
Coffee Plantations, Coorg
Coffee Plantations, Coorg

If you are visiting Coorg, you must not miss the chance of exploring through the routes of coffee plantations.

Coorg is the best place to get the coffee bean to the coffee cup experience with the plantation tours and learn a whole about it.

How can one forget the sightseeing? That’s so nature-loving to walk through the trails of a coffee garden.

Here in Coorg, the coffee plantation trails are clearly the next big thing and the aura of the coffee aroma that you can feel in the air is just super-duper breathtaking.

Some of the famous coffee plantation locations in Coorg are Ama Plantations, The Tamara, Old Kent Estates, etc. Visit whichever is near to you for the best experience.

Most of the coffee and spice plantations are located in the Yavakapadi Village of Coorg.

Go for shopping in Coorg

Type of placeShopping markets
Duration of visit2-3 hours
Entry feeNot required
Visiting time9 am to 7 pm
Good forLeisure walk, Shopping
Coorg Spices

Yes! You can try shopping in Coorg after you have completed visiting all of the major tourist attractions.

Here you can shop for local Coffee, local spices, dry fruits, honey, handmade chocolates, and oranges.

You can also buy the brocade and silk saris, coconut shell artifacts, handmade-shops, etc.

Best places for shopping in Coorg are Kushalnagar Market, Tibetan Flea Market, Friday Market that opens every Fridays, and the various small local spice shops.

Located at Madikeri, the Friday market is quite popular for various kinds of spices such as like pepper, nutmeg, cardamom and star anise, coffee products, fruits, and vegetables.


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