Kodagu or Coorg (in English), is the one of the smallest but most picturesque district of Karnataka State in Southern India. Kodagu lies on the eastern slope of the Western Ghats. It occupies about 4100 sq. km. in the Western Ghats of southwestern Karnataka and 30% of the district is forest area.Kodagu district consists of three taluks namely Madikeri (also called Mercara in English), Somavarapet and Virajpet. Mangalore is the nearest airport at a distance of 180 km and Bangalore with 310 km. Mysore is the nearest railway station to Kodagu at a distance of 190 km.Pandhi Curry served with akki roti (rice roti) or kadambuttu (rice dumplings); the pork curry is cooked on all special occasions. Kodava Kailpoldhu is celebrated in the first week of September, all over Kodagu. Puthari festival falls in late November or early December which means new rice, which signifies the harvesting of the new crop. The most common plantation crop is coffee, especially Coffee Robusta variety.
The beautiful falls are created by Madikeri stream amidst coffee and pepper plantations. It is a popular picnic site.
Places To Visit
Tourist Places: Abbey falls, Talacauvery, Nagarhole National Park, Namdroling Monastery,Burude Falls, Iruppu Falls, Madikeri Fort, Bhagamandala.