When a place is referred to as the Scotland of India, it needs no further introduction. Coorg is a tranquil, little town in Southern Karnataka, cradled in the Western Ghats. It is famous mainly for its austere sights, varied wildlife, world-class coffee and the Kodavas, the ethnic warrior people of Coorg. In recent years, the place has been gaining popularity as one of the most-visited tourist destinations in India. If you haven't visited Coorg already, here are 16 reasons why it should be the next place you visit:
It's amazing how you can find peace and tranquillity in the middle of the rapturous sounds of a waterfall. Several streams combine on the steep slopes of the Western Ghats to form the Abbi Falls. From here, the water flows into the Cauvery river. The Kali Mata temple near the falls warrants a visit!
Puthari literally means 'new rice' and is the name of the harvest festival in Coorg. Celebrated at the end of November or the start of December, Puthari features a lot of song and dance celebrations, and is indeed a memorable experience for tourists.