Road Trip from Bangalore to Coorg

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Distance from Bangalore to Coorg

Road-trip from Bangalore to Coorg

5 h 10 min (243.3 km) via NH275
5 h 19 min (263.6 km) via NH75
5 h 49 min (265.7 km) via NH948

Bangalore to Coorg Duration: 5 Hours

Kodagu, formally known as Coorg is an administrative district in Karnataka. Kodagu is located on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats.  Coorg, also known as the Scotland of India, is rich in natural resources which included timber and spices and is very close to Bangalore, and Mysore making it accessible by bikes and scooters. Those who wish to get two-wheelers on rent can easily do so by approaching bike rentals in Bangalore and getting a bike on rent.

Considered as the first choice for a hill station, Coorg has few of the most popular tourist attractions including temples, waterfalls and national parks. It is a complete package for a tourist destination.  In order to enjoy the complete beauty of the place, travellers must prefer two-wheelers instead of cabs so that one doesn’t have to miss the scenic beauty of the place. Bangalore bike rental offers amazing bike hiring services and once can easily choose from a fleet of two-wheelers to suit one’s purpose.

Talakaveri is the place where the River Kaveri originates and a temple dedicate to Lord Brahma has been built on the banks of the rivers, which is one of the only two temples of Lord Brahma in the whole of South Asia.  Bhagamandala is situated at the Sangama the Kaveri and the Kannika rivers and the Sujyothi river joins the two underground and hence this spot is called the Triveni Sangama.  Iruppu Falls and is a sacred Kodagu Hindu spot in South Kodagu. The Lakshman Tirth River which flows nearby and has Rameshwaram temple is said to have been created by Lakshman, Lord Rama’s brother when they were in exile, is also a renowned and much revered holy spot. Omkareshwara Temple is another beautiful temple built in the Indo-Saracenic style in Coorg. The town also has an old St. Mark's Church which dates back to 1859, built by the men of East India Company. The church was closed after independence and now houses the Madikeri Fort Museum.

Apart from temples, Coorg also has an elephant training center at the edge of Dubare forest; on the bank of the river Kaveri. Nagarahole, a national park, and wildlife resort is also a major tourist attraction of the town. Another attraction close to the town is the artificial island of Nisargadhama near Kushalanagara, in the center of Kaveri river. Abbey Falls, Mallalli falls and other waterfalls are best during monsoon season, i.e. between June and September.

Kodagu three wildlife sanctuaries and one national park: the Brahmagiri, Talakaveri, and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuaries, and the Nagarhole National Park, also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park. It abounds in biodiversity and a number of rare species of wild animals including Asian elephant, tiger, leopard, dhole, gaur, wild boar, several species of deer and around 300 varieties of birds can be spotted here. Wildlife photographers and bird-watchers whoop for joy when they see such rare creatures in their natural habitat.

The city is a perfect combination of a spiritual place and scenic beauty with perfect climatic conditions and abundant flora and fauna. Going to Coorg is a must for those who visit South India and their trip can be made ten-fold better if they choose to get bikes on rent in Bangalore and see the town at their leisure on the vehicle of their choice that they’ve gotten on rent. City bike rentals also offer bikes like Royal Enfield on rent in Bangalore which allows the riders to visit places in style.