Coorg or Kodagu is one of the most loved and visited destinations for tourists to see in the southern state of Karnataka. Coorg makes for an excellent weekend getaway for couples, families, friends and student groups who want to get away from the stress of a fast-paced, urban life and just relax and catch up with their loved ones in the refreshing arms of nature. Travel this town with our professional chauffeurs behind the wheel.
If you’re hoping to maximise your time in this town, a car rental service from Coorg Wheels is a great way to get you from where you are to where you need to be. This way you can have more time to concentrate on the more important aspects of your Coorg trip.
Coorg is a place full of surprises that is also lovingly known as the “Scotland of India” and the “County of Million Hills”. Nestled in the laps of the rolling Western Ghats, Coorg is best known for being the biggest coffee producer in India. The world-class coffee from this region is consumed throughout the country and is also exported to the rest of the world.
Hire the best cabs in town
Coorg Wheels is a well-known car rental company based out in Coorg that has developed a repute with time for being one of the leading companies of its kind. Being a local company gives us an edge over others as we know Coorg and nearby areas more intimately.
We have carefully put together our best cab itineraries and tour plans so that every tourist can see the best that Coorg has to offer, without wasting either time or money. We aim to show our patrons the best places to see, the best places to eat at and the best places to shop from.
Coorg Wheels also offers a range of personalised services such as one-way cab drop and pick up to various nearby locations, choice of cab according to the number of people touring, customised local tour packages and freedom to choose the timings of the tours.
We boasts of a fleet of hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs and as well as traveller tempos in Madikeri – something to suit the needs of every traveller! Needless to say, the cabs in our fleet come equipped with all kinds of modern gadgets along with plush, comfortable seats and a spacious baggage compartment.
Our drivers are well spoken, friendly and the perfect companion who are well versed with the history and traditions of the Kodavas. High ratings, encouraging reviews and most importantly the satisfaction of our patrons are the biggest forces that keep us growing.
No tourist is ever tired of Coorg and one must meet it several times to discover marvellous new things about the town, every time they visit! A prominent destination in Coorg is Madikeri or Mercara.
Madikeri used to be a British stronghold which is signalled by the presence of red roof bungalows, English bakeries and several buildings dating back to the colonial years.
Situated at an elevation of 1,140 metres, it was here that the first coffee groves of Coorg were set up! You will find the earliest coffee groves still in function and tourists are allowed to visit these plantations.
Places to See
The must visit tourist spots in and around Coorg include Raja’s Seat, Talacauvery, Bhagamandala, Rajiv Gandhi National Park, Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, Gaddige, Iruppu Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp and Namdroling Monastery. Apart from Coorg tourists also visit the other nearby touristy towns such as Virajpet, Kushalnagar, Talacauvery, Somwarpet, and Pollibetta. Check here complete list of popular places to see in and around Coorg & Madikeri.
Since the other towns do not have great lodging facilities, most tourists prefer staying at the hotels in Madikeri and Kushalnagar. Tourists can choose to stay at a hotel, tourist cottages, homestays or even hostels. The best way to experience the warm Kodagu hospitality is by opting to stay at a homestay, which is located in plenty around these towns.
Kodavas, People of Coorg
Apart from the tourist places that will definitely charm everyone visiting Coorg, what leaves a permanent mark on them are the people of Coorg. The local people are known as Kodavas and the clan is famous for martial arts and warm hospitality. When in Coorg, tourists must make some time to enjoy some locally made pandhi (pork) curry and kadambuttu (rice dumplings)!
Best time to Visit
The best time to visit Coorg is from November to May when the temperatures are most pleasant and comfortable. Coorg receives South Western monsoons and the rainy season start in June and last for three months. It’s best to avoid Coorg during the months of monsoon.
Despite being such a well-loved and frequently visited destination in Karnataka, the biggest shortcoming of Coorg is its location. Since it is landlocked between several hills, the town has no airport or railway station of its own. The best and easiest way to reach Coorg is by driving down from Mysore, Mangalore or Bangalore.
Coorg is at a distance of 120 KM from Mysore, 140 KM from Mangalore and 260 KM from Bangalore. Coorg has no airport and Mangalore airport and Bangalore airports are the nearest airports with excellent air connectivity. Mysore railway station is the nearest to coorg.
The drive down to Coorg is an experience on its own because you get to witness endless greenery, opulent forests, richly aromatic coffee groves, acres of spice plantations and gurgling streams along the way! The best way to take a road trip to coorg is from one of the following car rental companies based on your pickup location:
- Pickup from Mysore: Mysore Car Rental
- Pickup from Bangalore: Bangalore Car Rental
- Pickup from Mangalore: Mangalore Car Rental
- Pickup from Ooty: Ooty Car Rental
- Pickup from Wayanad: Wayanad Car Rental
Coorg is a destination for all kinds of tourists and we promise that you will not go home disappointed. Coorg Wheels assures an impeccable customer service at pocket-friendly prices. We send all our patrons back with happy memories and with the desire to come back to Coorg as soon as possible!