Tourist Attractions Coorg
Coorg (or Kodagu) is a popular hill resort in Karnataka. Coorg is Set amidst verdant valleys of the Western Ghats. Madikeri,is the district headquarters of Kodagu and is located 252 kms from Bangalore and 1525 m above sea level.
Madikeri town reflects an old world charm and is famous for its tourist attractions, some of which are historic Madikeri Fort, the Omkareshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu, viewpoints such as Raja’s Seat. Around Madikeri, there are lots of recreational and pilgrimage sites such as Abbey, Irupu Falls and Bylekuppe.
River Kaveri which is one of the 7 sacred rivers, originates at a place is called Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri hills, at about 4,500 ft above sea level. There are temples at Talakaveri of Agasthyeshwara and Lord Ganapathi. It is about 48 kms from Madikeri.
From Talakaveri, steps lead up to the nearby Brahmagri peak (300-feet high), where the 7 great sages called the Sapta Maharishis had performed a special yagna.
On a clear day, one can see Kudremukh, Chamundi Hills of Mysore, Wyanad Hills of Malabar and Arabian Sea from the peak of Brahmagiri Hill.
There is a shrine near the kundike and a big tank in front of it where devotees baths before offering prayers. There are 2 temples, a Shiva temple and with a rare and ancient Shiva Linga, and another temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha. This temple has a holy Ashwantha tree where, according to legend, the Trimurtis – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh gave darshan to sage Agastya.