Coorg is a beautiful and relatively undiscovered area. Picturesquely set amidst the forested mountains of the Western Ghats, it is renowned for its large number of sprawling coffee plantations. It is rich in culture too; the local people, known as Kodavas, are a distinct ethnic group with their own language, Coorgi. Many of India’s armed forces generals have come from this community.
Coorg (or Kodagu) was an independent state until 1956 when it was incorporated into the newly formed state of Karnataka.


Abbey Falls

The walk up to Abbey Falls, 5 miles from Madikeri, is popular and takes trekkers through forests and coffee plantations.

Bylekuppe Monastery

Bylekuppe is the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. There is a Tibetan monastery with 7,000 monks, a Tibetan village and a flea market.

Cauvery River

Also known as the Kaveri River, or Ganges of the South, this is one of the holiest rivers in South India. Enjoy an excursion on a traditional round shaped boat called a coracle.


Coffee Plantations

Coorg produces some of the world’s finest varieties of mild coffee. The many plantations are both interesting to visit and pleasant for walks.


Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.


Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

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