Exploring the Natural Beauty of Coorg
One of the most popular wildlife destinations in South India is Coorg in Karnataka. Wildlife here is known to be in plenty and after independence has increased due to the untiring efforts of the forest department and the local people here. Hence, it presently boasts of having several wildlife sanctuaries and hence, a popular tourist attraction, inviting people from all over the world. It is also home to different endangered animal species. The forests also claim to have numerous medicinal plants, which are undoubtedly useful to save human life. This place is popularly termed as ‘Scotland of India’ and is a naturally beautiful place to enjoy captivating views.
The government of the country has been doing its bit to boost wildlife species to retain nature to its original beauty. The different species found here are something not available elsewhere, which is what the wildlife parks and sanctuaries of Coorg are a must visit for all enthusiasts. There are readily available several exciting wildlife packages for tourists to visit. Some of the animal species that can be noticed at these sanctuaries include the giant flying squirrel, Indian wild dog, civet, Indian giant squirrel, stripe necked mongoose, spotted deer, gaur, sambar, deer, boars and Asian elephant.
Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary
This sanctuary is located around 1.5 kms distance from Kumaralli village and is in the midst of the jungles. It is necessary for aspiring tourists to trek the 10 km long distance from the base to reach Pushpagiri peak. From this path, the trekkers can cross Subramanya. Trekking is an adventurous and thrilling sport that many love to engage in and Coorg is indeed a wonderful place to indulge in this sport. Some of the well-known trekking spots here are Pushpagiri, Tadiandamol, and peak of igguthappa, Brahmagiri and Nishani motte.
Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary
This sanctuary is located among the Western Ghats and has derived its name from the Brahmagiri Peak, at a height of about 1607m. Tourists from the top will be able to have a fabulous view of the grasslands below. The normal temperature here is around 5-32 degrees. Some of the animals that are found commonly here include the sloth bear, Malabar giant squirrel, nilgiri langur, slender loris, nilgiri marten, bonnet macaque, barking deer and lion tailed macaque.
Nagarahole National Park
This place is said to have derives its name from the innumerous streams that flow here. Established in 1995, it has presently went on to become among the most prominent and popular sanctuaries in entire South India. It also provides the perfect shelter to various types of wild animals such as tigers, rhinos, panthers, elephants, etc. Trousers can have a glimpse of the jungle and the wildlife species here from the elephants back during the guided jungle safaris.
During the tour, the tourists also can get to see the mesmerizing attractions of Tadiandamol peak, Raja seat, Abbey Falls, Kaveria nisargadhama, Omkareshwara temple, Irupu falls, Harangi dam & Napoklu Palace.
Those desiring to explore and get to know the wildlife species here amongst the soothing and comfortable ambiance should select the right package, so as to experience the rich fauna and flora.
Nightlife in Coorg
Coorg not only boasts of having national parks and wildlife species, but also is well known for its nightlife, although small in size. For the enthusiast tourists, there are several restaurants and bars to cater to their demands. Numerous fine dining restaurants have come up here to offer the couples fabulous drinks and dinner at night. But loud nightlife or hard-core partying is not allowed by Coorg Tourism. But this place is very much popular for its lush greenery and scenic beauty.
This bar is located inside ‘Vivante by Taj’. It is stated to be among the top exotic bars promoted by the Coorg Tourism Board and also tops the must visit nightlife list. It boasts of having great looking designer décor and an electric style. It does have a rich, modern and exotic style to offer visitors with high-end customer experience. It also places world music and the floral surrounding makes it all the more appealing. Cocktails can be found in varieties like Jappletini’, ‘Chilli-Chilli-Tini’ and ‘Coorg Coffee Martini’. These unique cocktails are in high demand among tourists.
It is among the popular restaurants to be in Coorg, in Tamara Coorg Hotel. Those who are looking forwards to enjoying nightlife here should definitely visit this place to enjoy unforgettable dinner. food served here very highly rated, thereby making it among the top attractions of the place. the lush greenery surrounding the place and the mesmerizing waterfall close to the restaurant tops it all, providing the customers with out of the world experience. This multi-cuisine restaurant does boast of having stylish interiors and serve Indian, Oriental and Continental dishes.
Coorg being small place does not have big bars, pubs and discotheques. Hence, its nightlife mostly revolves around the well-known and popular restaurants here. One such restaurant that has earned a name for itself is Caravan offering its customers with great ambiance, tasty food and enjoyable experience. Promoted by Coorg Tourism, this place does manage to make up well for those customers missing out on pubs and discos. With great dinner, it does offer excellent and memorable nightlife. Located in Coorg’s heart, this multi-cuisine restaurant does make the tourist to come back again for more. Some of the popular and mouth-watering dishes served here are Murg Masallam, Chicken Satay, Oriental Vegetables dipped in butter garlic sauce with noodles or steamed rice and Spicy Dicy Chicken, all of which are considered to be a big hit among the locals here.
Beelur Golf Club campfire
It is definitely a wonderful option to enjoy with the spouse and family. It is among the very first golf clubs to be introduced in Karnataka state and also a wonderful place to visit. Tourists and locals do enjoy sitting beside the bonfire at night to enjoy their party.
Booking coorg resorts in advance is sure to help make most of the trip!