Coorg in Pictures: The Scotland of India

A British Planter community had lovingly coined the term ‘The Scotland of India’ for Coorg. At the time, most of the planters were from Scotland. The highlands and the vast meadows had an uncanny similarity and the mountainous and misty beauty of Coorg reminded them of their homeland. Here’s a glimpse of Coorg in pictures:

Greener Pastures: A cow shelter in Coorg Source: Flickr
Greener Pastures: A cow shelter in Coorg Source: Flickr

You don’t have to wait till winter to view the beautiful foggy, mountain top in Coorg. Makes for a pretty picture, doesn’t it?

Foggy Coorg: Misty Mountain Top
Foggy Coorg: Misty Mountain Top Source: Flickr

Take a moment to breathe, relax and observe the natural beauty around you while you’re here. Take the Brahmagiri trekking trail, which is a popular spot for trekking.


Bylakuppe is home to the Tibetian settlements in India, established by Lugsum Samdupling and Dickyi Larsoe. It is located in Bylakuppe, that lies west of the Mysore district in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple Source: Sandeep Chetan/Flickr

Talakaveri is the place where river kaveri originates. It is located in the Brahmagiri hills of Coorg. Talakaveri is considered as the most sacred place in India.

Talacauvery: The holy river Source: Tarun Narang/Flickr

Visit the Abbey Falls in Kodagu, located in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. It is located 8 km from the Madikeri, 268 km from Bangalore and 122 km from Mysore.


Dubare is a picturesque forest area famous for its elephant training camp and water rafting activities. It is located on the banks of the river Cauvery in between Siddapur and Kushalnagar

Rafting in Placid Waters on the River Kaveri. Dubare Elephant Camp Source: Shiraz Ritwik/Flickr


Dubare Elephant Camp Source: Rishab Mathur/Flickr
Dubare Elephant Camp Source: Rishab Mathur/Flickr

Take a coffee plantation tour while you are in Coorg. Explore the magnificent coffee estates adorning the hills in Kodagu district

Coorg coffee
Coffee seeds Source: Flickr

Rent a home stay in Coorg and experience the hospitality of the locals. Many homestays in Coorg are part of plantations and serve traditional cuisine, providing a unique dose of local culture.

A traditional homestay in Coorg Source: Silvester Divas/Flickr

Pandi curry or pork curry in Coorg is one of the most delicious food. Make sure you try Kodagu district’s favorite dish.

The traditional pandi curry - a delicious cuisine
The traditional pandi curry Source:

Let this picture tempt you to travel to Coorg.

Serene grasslands Source: Flickr

And finally, run among the grasslands and the misty trails of this beautiful hill station of the south. Visit for more information.

Run in Coorg Source: Flickr

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