Ideal and Best Places in Coorg

Planning to spend your vacation in an isolated ambiance, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then Coorg, a small hill station in Karnataka is the perfect place for you. It has spell binding mountain ranges all over with luscious greenery and the tranquil waters of the Cauvery River flowing through the hilly area. Coorg is also known as ‘Country of Hills’. Coorg gives a revitalizing feel to those who visit this place. Coorg is also famous for its huge coffee and spice estates, which offer a special experience to tourists. Talakaveri a man-made island and a favored holiday resort, Irupu and Abbey Falls, Nagarhole National Park, Dubare Elephant Camp – each of these can be an adventure destination by themselves.


Coorg is far away from the hustle and bustle of city life and is a favored holiday destination for couples, especially those on a honeymoon. Long walks in the plantations with the invigorating aroma of coffee and catching views of the sunset, especially from the Chiklihole Reservoir, 45 kilometers from Madikeri, make for romantic moments.



Coorg as Honeymoon Destination

Honeymoon doesn’t mean just about traveling to far locations, but it is the special time to know each other more intimately. During this trip couples have a chance to enjoy together without the complications and distractions of the real world creeping in. Keeping all these things in mind, Coorg is a perfect place for you and your spouse. Sometimes recalled as ‘Kashmir of the South’, Coorg is an enchanting place with high hills, dense forests, coffee plantations and wildlife sanctuaries. Couples will find so many attractions ranging from religious sites, nature reserves to wonderful resorts, making memories special.
Nagarahole Forest is the best gateway to walk through keeping hand-in-hand with your loved one. Built by the roadside, a highly convenient spot to track. It also offers excellent trekking trails, but these may not be ideal for trekking during the winter months. Coorg has some sumptuous traditional dishes on offer for you. Atmosphere of this destination keeps you far away from hustle and bustle of the city.
Here are some of the Best and Romantic Places in Coorg to enjoy your Holiday with your Partner and family.
Abbey Falls
Abbey Falls is in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. It is located 8 km from the Madikeri, 268 km from Bangalore and 122 km from Mysore.
The river is part of the early reaches of the river Kaveri. Flow is much higher during the monsoon season.
The waterfall is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper vines. A hanging bridge constructed just opposite the falls.
The falls was earlier called Jessi falls, named after a British officer's wife. However, the place was a thick jungle area back then. Years later, the waterfall was discovered by Mr. Neravanda B.Nanaiah who bought the place from the government and converted it into a coffee and spices plantation that surrounds the waterfall today.

Nagarahole National Park
Nagarhole National Park (also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park), is a national park located in Kodagu district and Mysore district in Karnataka state in South India.
This park was declared the thirty seventh Project Tiger tiger reserve in 1999. It is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The Western Ghats Nilgiri Sub-Cluster of 6,000 km (2,300 sq mi), including all of Nagarhole National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.
The park has rich forest cover, small streams, hills, valleys and waterfalls. The park has a healthy predator-prey ratio, with many tigers, Indian bison and elephants.

Nisargadhama
Kaveri Nisargadhama is an island formed by river Kaveri near Kushalnagar in the district of Kodagu, Karnataka, India.






Iruppu Waterfall
The Irupu Falls (also Iruppu Falls)  are located in the Brahmagiri Range in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, India, bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is a fresh water cascade and is situated at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the highway to Nagarhole. The Falls are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls, the Lakshmana Tirtha River.
A forest trail leads from these falls to the Brahmagiri Peak in Southern Kodagu. Irupu falls is a major tourist attraction as well as a pilgrimage spot. A famous Shiva temple, the Rameshwara Temple is situated on the banks of the Lakshmana Tirtha River, en route to the Falls. This temple attracts a large number of pilgrims during the festival of Shivaratri.


Omkareshwara  Temple
The Omkareshwara Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated in the town of Madikeri in Coorg, Karnataka. The specialty of the temple is that its construction reflects a mix of Gothic and Islamic styles. It is a popular religious destination of Coorg. The temple draws a large number of tourists and devotees regularly.


Dubare Elephant Camp
Dubare Elephant Camp is located at the edge of Dubare forest, on the bank of the river Kaveri, on the Kushalanagar - Siddapur road in Kodagu district.
This is mainly an elephant-capturing and training camp of the Forest Department. Nearly 150 elephants are trained in various camps. The wild elephants are tamed and trained with the help of other tamed elephants and local tribes (the Kurubas). The Elephants tamed here, attend various jobs during the day and at night they come down to the river to bathe and to be scrubbed clean by their mahouts.
The Dubare Elephant Camp is open throughout the year. The best time to visit the camp is between September and March.
This Camp has 10 comfortable cottages with attached bath. As this is a new camp there is no electricity here. However, electricity is provided through electric generator in the mornings and evenings.


Tadiandamol
Tadiandamol is the highest mountain of Kodagu district, Karnataka, India. It is the third highest peak in Karnataka. It is located Western Ghats range, and reaches an elevation of 1,748 m. The mountain has patches of shoal forests in the valleys.
It is a place of interest for trekkers and naturalists. The climb to the top and back can be completed as a day hike; camping is banned since December 2016.


Raja Seat Mantapa
Raja's Seat (Seat of the King) is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial 
fountains. It is one of the most important tourist spots in madikeri of Coorg District.
It is 270 km away from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka.
A pleasant spectacle of refreshing layers of greenery, chain of high and low-rise-mountains attired with mist, the Raja Garden is one-time-favorites of Kings of Kodagu who used to watch the setting sun, and spend time with their queens here. The structure is small square in brick and mortar of four pillars bridged by arches, enhanced by beautiful surroundings. This lovely spot was a favorite place of recreation for the Rajas and hence was permanently associated with them. It is built on a high level ground with a commanding view of the cliffs and valleys to the west. Early in the morning as the sun is just rising in the east, the mist shrouded valley below offers a rare sight. The golden light of the setting sun is a splendor to watch. There is also an attraction of the Toy Train for children.


Pushpagiri
  • Whether you are a coffee lover or not, an adventure junky or not, you must visit Coorg at least once in your life. With enchanting rolling hills, fascinating curves, terrains and lush green ambiance, this scenic hill station in the Western Ghats allures a large number of visitors.
  • Also referred to as Kumaraparvata, Pushpagiri is the second highest peak of Kodagu District or Coorg. Located about 36 km from Somwarpet and 1.5 km from Kumaralli, this beautiful peak is surrounded by forests on all four sides! Those who wish to embark on an interesting Pushpagiri trek; this will be a fun challenge for you! Though a bit strenuous, on completion, the trek offers several bountiful views of Coorg’s evergreen and mesmeric charm.
  • Located on the northern side of Coorg, the Pushpagiri Peak can be reached by two different routes. For those with an eye to scale high peaks, grab your gear and experience the adventurous Pushpagiri trek! The eastern entrance for the peak is from Beedehalli through the Heggademane Temple. For the observant traveler, there is a check post of Somwarpet Wildlife Range.
  • The Pushpagiri trek is around 12 km starts around 09:00 AM and lasts for 4-5 hours. Beedehalli can be accessed easily while Somwarpet can be approached from Madikeri at a distance of about 30 km. You could explore the wide expanse of the Pushpagiri Wildlife sanctuary upon your visit here, and can be accessed from Madikeri town.
  • Somwarpet can also be accessed from Mysore via KR Nagar and Ramnathpur. The beautiful climate and the friendly locals will make you feel right at home, and allow you to bask in the glory of all that nature can provide you in ample quantity.

  • Mandalpatti

Mandalpatti is a viewpoint, which is located at a distance of about 35 km from Madikeri town. Tourists can reach the 600 meters high point through the coffee plantations. 



Tala Kaveri
Talakaveri  is the place that is generally considered to be the source of the river Kaveri. It is located by Brahmagiri hill (not to be confused with the Brahmagiri range further south) near Bhagamandala in Kodagu districtKarnataka, 1,276 m. above sea level. However, there is not a permanent visible flow from this place to the main river course except during the rainy season.

  
Mallalli Water Falls
Mallalli Falls is situated in the northern region of Kodagu DistrictKarnataka. The Kumaradhara River is the main watercourse for this waterfall. The Kumaradhara later flows through Kukke Subrahmanya and merges with the Netravati River at Uppinangadi, which then empties into the Arabian Sea at Mangalore.










Styling Tips For your Body Type

Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.

So here are some of the tips for your Body Figure to look Fashionable.



Triangle Body Shape



Best features: Shapely legs, a trim waist and head-turning hips give your body feminine appeal.
Common pitfalls. “You have a slender upper body, so your instinct might be to show it off with slim-fitting shirts,” says Saboura. Resist the urge! Tiny tops throw off your body’s balance, making your bottom look bigger than it is.
Tops When you think about tops, think layers. Creating balance for your shape is all about filling out your upper half. “A cardigan is your best friend,” says Saboura, because it adds lightweight volume. For cooler weather, try cropped jackets that stop at the waist (channel Jackie O. for inspiration). Don’t be afraid to show a little skin, too. Three-quarter sleeves, wide scoop necks, and one-shoulder tops all look great on you.
Bottoms Boot-cut pants are best for your body. “The slight flare helps to balance out curves, especially if you wear them with a heel to give your legs a little length,” Saboura suggests. Go for dark, medium-rise jeans with simple stitching and pockets in the back. For skirts and dresses, try a classic A-line cut that falls softly over your curves and highlights your trim waist. Avoid high waists and pleated skirts—they’re made for filling out figure less fem mes.
Circle Body Shape

Best features: Slender legs, slight shoulders and a trim booty give your figure a graceful allure.
Common pitfalls. “Circles often try to cover up their bodies,” says Saboura, “but that’s the opposite of what they should do.” Showing off your neckline, forearms and a little leg (just a little!) looks elegantly classy—not to mention younger, longer and leaner.
Tops Your body is soft and round, so your goal is to add structure, especially on top. Try a structured jacket (like a blazer). “Draw angles and lines across your body with wrap dresses or asymmetrical hemlines,” suggests Saboura. Draped fabrics, cowl necks and flutter sleeves look great on you, too, for a feminine flourish. If you feel like you need more support, layer with a dressy tank top that has a bit of lycra.
Bottoms You’ve got great legs, so show ’em off! A slim, straight leg or boot cut is perfect for you, and wearing a heel “takes off a little weight and shows off your legs,” says Saboura. Dresses with ruching or gathering hide the tummy, creating an hourglass effect.
Hourglass Body Shape

Best features: Big breasts, a slim waist and curvy hips make your figure the crème de la crème of feminine beauty.
Common pitfalls. Your figure has natural allure, so you may be tempted to give too much away. “Everyone is trying to mimic the hourglass curve, but you’ve already got it,” Saboura says. “Show off a bit, but don’t give away all your curves.”
Tops Simplicity is key for you. Look for clean, simple tops with scoop necklines and three-quarter sleeves. Avoid layering, and look for waist belts that help define your tiny tummy. You look best in princess seams—long, shapely seams that gather in at the waist and flare out again at the hips—that have a smooth, snug look and show off your contours. Fitted jackets look great on you, but “they need to be really well tailored,” says Saboura. “Choose jackets that nip in at the waist and flair out, like a poplin jacket.”
Bottoms You look best in skirts that stop at or below the knee, not above it. Pencil skirts look great on you, as do bootleg pants and skinny jeans. Choose pants or skirts that follow your natural curve, and go for fitted options (but not too tight). “Embrace your silhouette,” says Saboura. “The sexiness is in seeing the curve, not giving it all away.”
Ruler Body Shape

Best features: Slender and often athletic, your build is easy to outfit.
Common pitfalls. You have a naturally sporty look, so you may tend to choose simple, fitted cuts. “That can actually make you look boxy,” Saboura says. Instead, you want to use clothing to soften your body and create curves.
Tops When choosing a shirt, “avoid adding more square or straight lines,” Saboura advises. Instead, complement your natural lines with asymmetrical or rounded hemlines, and ruffle details. Halters look great on you, as do boat necks and off-the-shoulder shirts. Since your body is naturally athletic, you’ll look more feminine in tank tops with a thin, delicate strap. The same goes for jackets and blazers: Look for soft shoulders and steer clear of boxy, cropped jackets.
Bottoms High-waist pants look fantastic on you, as do wide leg trousers. Both add curves and volume to your lower body. “If you want to embrace a more masculine shape with a boyfriend jean, go for it,” says Saboura. “But put some drape and movement on top.” For a ladylike look, wrap dresses look great on you, since they draw angles and lines across the body.
Inverted Triangle Body Shape

Best features: A tapered torso, trim waist and killer legs make you look confident and fit.
Common pitfalls. Your legs are typically well-sculpted, so your instinct may be to show them off with fitted leggings. That works if you’re wearing a long top (below your booty), but in general, you want to add volume to your lower half.
Tops You look great in cowl necks and deep V-necks that help minimize a stronger upper body. Go for simple, fuss-free shirts (no ruffles!). For feminine flair, tops with gently draped fabric or flutter sleeves add movement and softness. Embrace your inner flapper, and rock a drop-waist dress—a look that few can pull off!
Bottoms You want to amplify your lower half to match the fullness of your upper body. Choose wide-leg pants or long skirts to create balance. As a general rule, look for flowy, full-bodied pants and skirts that make your lower body look bigger (yes, that’s a good thing).