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Bangalore to Coorg [Photo Blog] – The Scotland of India | Madikeri Bike Trip


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Since I was in Bangalore till that time, I wanted to do the road trip of whole South India. Started with Karnataka, I used to do road trip/trekking in every weekend. So this time I choose Coorg – The Scotland of India. A beautiful Hill Station with coffee estates. This bike trip is all about exploring the best tourist place cum hill station Coorg in Karnataka.

coorg fall


Coorg (Madikeri) – The Scotland of India

We planned this bike trip for 2 days from Bangalore to Madikeri & back. Coorg or Kodagu is a district in Karnataka in which Madikeri is a town and district headquarter of Kodagu.

Due to its lush green landscape, this famous Hill Station Coorg is also known as “The Scotland of India“.


Best Time to Visit

October to March (Year-round Destination)


3 Days

Major Attraction

Coffee Plantations

Distance from Bangalore

260 km/6 hr

Also Known as

The Scotland of India


This is a photoblog, where I tried to show the best tourist places of Coorg through the pictures I have taken from my camera so that you can get to see the beauty of this place.

As we planned this trip only for 2 days, we could not able to visit some more best places due to limited time. I am mentioning all these places here and you must add these places to your list whenever you will visit Coorg.

So let’s start this road trip from Bangalore to Coorg

Day 1

Coorg to Bangalore
On the Mysore Highway


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Rava Idly
Had Rava Idly on the way (Breakfast)


The best Rava Idly I had in my life yet.


Mysore to Coorg Madikeri
Mysore bypass towards Coorg


If you love monsoon then you can find Coorg, covered with lush green landscape amidst coffee estates and I would recommend you to visit Coorg in Rainy Season.


Bangalore to Madikeri


Coffee Estates Coorg
Entered into Coffee Estates


Madikeri to Bangalore
A short break here for a few clicks


Ghat Section Coorg
Ghat Section Started


Wines shop in Coorg
You can find lot of wine shop in Coorg (Non Alcoholic Fruit Wines)

From Coorg, you can take 3 things for your loved ones – Chocolates, Fruit Wine & Spices.


Scenic drive to Coorg
A Scenic Bike Ride to Coorg


Coorg Madikeri town Karnataka
By 11 AM, Atlast we touched Madikeri


Coorg Town Madikeri Karnataka
Entered into Madikeri town (Coorg)


Homestay in Coorg Madikeri
Our Home for 2 Days (Homestay)


Abbey Falls


Abbey Falls Coorg
Abbey Falls, Coorg


coorg karnataka forest
Shot this picture near Abbey Falls


Coorg Hill Station Karnataka
View of a Village while on the way to Abbey Falls


Raja’s Seat (View Point Park)


Raja's Seat Coorg
View Point Park


roadtrip to madikeri
Roads of Coorg


View Point Park Coorg


View point park coorg
ViewPoint Park also known as Raja’s Seat


Raja's Seat Coorg
The Best View


Raja's seat park kodagu


Raja's seat Coorg
The “Scotland of India” View Point


Raja's Seat Madikeri
A statue seems to be real elephant


Raja's Seat coorg
View from Raja’s Seat


Raja’s Tomb


Raja's Tomb Madikeri
Raja’s Tomb, Madikeri


Raja's tomb coorg
View of Madikeri town from Raja’s Tomb


Raja's tomb Coorg


Coorg Market


Coorg Market Shopping
Exploring the Madikeri Market


Coorg Food
Dinner Time


hotels in coorg kodagu


Day 2


Coffee Garden Kodagu
Morning Ride


Coorg Coffee Estates Madikeri
A Beautiful Ride in Coffee Estates


Dubare Elephant Camp


Dubare Elephant Camp, Coorg
Entry to Dubare Elephant Camp (Take right, if you come from Madikeri Side)


Way to Dubare Elephant Camp kodagu
Take Ferry Ride to reach Dubare Elephant Camp


River Cauvery (Kaveri) Madikeri
Crossing the River Cauvery

Dubare Elephant Camp is on the other side of the river. Here you can also have the experience of Rafting in River Cauvery.


Elephants playing football in coorg
Elephants love Soccer Game


Elephant taking bath in cauvery
Elephants taking bath in river Cauvery


dubare elephant camp


baby elephant coorg
Baby Elephant “Nandu”


Dubare elephant camp coorg
Elephant Showering Water on Tourist


Dubare elephant camp
A beautiful view of River Cauvery from Dubare Elephant Camp


Elephant at Dubare Camp coorg
Say “Hello” to him


Elephants having lunch in madikeri
Lunch Time for Elephants


dubre elephant camp madikeri


Bike trip to Coorg Hill Station
A photo with Bumblebee (My Bike)


South Indian Meals Karnataka
The Tasty Veg Meals of Coorg


Bangalore to Coorg
The moment when I got to know my bike got punctured


Passing through Shravanbela Gola Hills (Return Journey)

Other Places You Must Visit in Coorg


  • Talacavery – Considered as the source of River Cauvery from Brahmagiri hills.

  • Madikeri Fort – Built by Muddu Raja & reconstructed by Tipu Sultan.

  • Namdroling Monastery (Golden Temple) – The perfect place to get real peace.

  • Nisargdhama Reserve Park – A scenic park with a hanging bridge and animals.

  • Tibetian Market (Shopping Place) – You can feel Tibet in Coorg.

  • Tadiandamol Peak (Trekking) – The highest peak in Coorg & second highest in Karnataka.


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Frequently Asked Questions


1. Why is Coorg known as Scotland of India?

Answer: Due to its beautiful green landscape, the mountains and valley make Coorg looks like Scotland.

2. Which is the best month to visit Coorg?

Answer: Coorg can be visited throughout the year, due to its pleasant weather. People who love monsoon, they come in the rainy season. From October to March is the best month to visit this beautiful hill station.

3. How many days enough for Madikeri or Coorg?

Answer: You need at least 3 days to visit this place to cover all the tourist places.

4. Is Coorg or Madikeri same?

Answer: Madikeri is a town and headquarter of Kodagu district. Kodagu is also known as Coorg. So overall Coorg is the name of Region and you need to get down at Madikeri if you are going by bus/cab. Madikeri/Coorg is the best weekend getaway near Bangalore.

5. Where does Cauvery River originate from?

Answer:  It is said that Talakavery in Kodagu district, Karnataka is the source of Cauvery river. In Talakaveri, there is a temple and a small water stream, which people considered as the source of river Cauvery.

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