Kodagu (Coorg) - The Coolest Famous Hill Station in South India

Coorg is praised as the ‘Scotland of India’ and also renowned as ‘Kashmir of South’ due to the majestic beauty and cool ambience of the hill station at an altitude in range of 3500ft. above sea level. It is one of the best tourist place near Bangalore. Dense teak wooded forests, lush green valleys, breathtaking coffee plantations and undulated challenging mountain ranges make Coorg an exquisite location for the tourist seeking natural scenic spots and challenging treks. 
Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of coffee and tea plantations, orange groves, undulating streets, beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking views are what Coorg is a unforgettable tourist destination.
Famous Festivals in Coorg

Huttari ( Harvest festival of Kodagu)
Huttari, which means "new rice" in Kodava tak .Observed on Karthika Poornima(full moon day) (November~December).This marks the biggining of the rice harvest.The kodavas traditionally offer pooja to deities before beginning the harvest .The family along with friends and workers led by one of the women carrying the traditional lamp, go to the fields and cut a few sheaves of paddy. These sheaves signifying fertility, are then woven into garlands and adorn all imprortant plcaes like the main door, prayer room, well.etc..


The week that follows Huttari witnesses rich cultural activities of singing and group dancing like rhythmic and brisk Kolata for the men and graceful swaying of ummatata for the women. Cane reeds are used as swords in the traditional game called periyakali which is played to the tune of beating drums at the village pastures.


Madikeri Dasara
Mercara Dasara, second only to the Mysore Dasara, is celebrated in a unique way with decorated tabloos (Dasha Mantapas or The Ten Tabloos). Traditonal dancers, singers, fun games, archestra, cultural programs are held round the clock. Mainly celebrated at night Mercara Dasara is the right time to rejoice. Music of all kind blend through hill station inducing everyone to dance it out.


Kail Poldu (Kail Muhurtha)
It falls in the month of September, men show of their fine armsand workmanship and invoke the blessings of gods upon their weapons. This marks the end of transplanting in the rice fields and worship use of arms and rededication to the cause of the land


Cauvery Sankramana / Thula sankramana
Celebrated on an auspicious day of Tula Sankramana in the month of October, this festival marks the emerging (taking birth / Theerthodbhava) of Goddess Cauvery (The River) at a place called Tala Cauvery in Bhagamandala. Devoties throng to the holy place from various parts of India.


Coorgie Food

Coorg cuisine is considered one of the most delicious among all the south Indian dishes and a hot favorite of one ,varieties of food are prepared by a typical Coorg family.Rice is the staple food. In a kodava family pork is considered the main dish and it is served on special occasions such as festivals or any other grand events in the family.Traditional dishes include pandi curry (pork),koli curry(Chicken curry),Baimbale curry (tender bamboo shoot curry),Kadambutu (rice dumplings),nool puttu(rice noodles),rice roti etc....



Most Visited Tourist Places in Coorg

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