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Coorg is located in the south-western part of Karnataka bordering Kerala. Its maximum length is 96 km (north-south) and breadth 64 km (east-west). The area of the district is 4102.3 sq. km. The population estimated in 2001 was 545,322, increasing 11.64% from 1991 to 2001, and 5.75% from 1981 to 1991.

Kodagu district (formerly Coorg) is situated among the rich coffee estates in the western ghats of India. The district headquarter Madikeri (formerly Mercara) can be easily reached by boarding a state transport bus from Bangalore or Mysore. Madikeri is a very little known beautiful hill station with many breathtaking spots located around.

The prominent peaks ain Coorg are Kote Betta, Pushpagiri, Nishani Motte, Tumbe Male. Tadiyandamol (1750 m), Soma Male and Brahmagiri. Coorg is the largest producer of Coffee in India. Pepper, Cardamom and oranges are grown extensively in this part.

Coorg is one of the major places that get heavy rainfall in India. The best season to visit Coorg is anytime when it is not raining. The climate is usually very pleasant all around the year.

Coorg is an ideal place for outdoor activities, food and shopping! Some exotic places to visit in Coorg are:

• Abbey Falls
• Bhagamandala Temple
• Dubare Elephant Camp
• Gaddige
• Golden Temple
• Harangi Dam
• Igguthappa Devara Betta
• Iruppu Falls
• Kotebetta
• Madikeri Fort
• Madikeri Omkareshwara Temple
• Madikeri Palace
• Madikeri Raja Seat
• Nagarhole
• Nisargadhama
• Pushpagiri Hills
• Tala Cauveri
• Thadiyandamol Hills

For all those who like to mingle with nature, romance in the mountains, feel the tingle of the cool and gentle breeze, watch leaves flutter in dance-like movements and hear sounds of birds fill the air, Coorg is just the place for them!

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