Getting to Coorg

  • Air: The nearest airports are Mangalore (136 km) and Bangalore (260 km)
  • Train: The nearest railheads are at Mysore (120 km) and Mangalore (136 km)
  • Road Route:
    • Bangalore – Mysore – Hunsur – Madikeri (Mercara) .
    • By road, 7 hours from Bangalore to Madikeri.
    • Route State Highway 17 to Srirangapatna via Maddur; bypass via Ranganathittu (bird sanctuary) to Hunsur.
    • State Highway 88 to Madikeri via Kushalnagar and Suntikoppa.

Distance from neighbouring cities:

CityDistance ( Km)
Hassan115
Dharmasthala133
Hunsur66
Kannur(Kerala)113
Calicut (Kerala)170
Tellicherry (Kerala)110
Ooty (TamilNadu)260

Distance from Madikeri:

PlaceDistance ( Km)
Bhagamandala40
Talacauvery48
Virajpet32
Irupu Falls80
Nagarahole98
Somwarpet40
Dubare40
Nisargadhama30
Abbey Falls8

Coorg Vital Statistics:

Population
5.48 lakh [ 2001 census ]
Area4,104 sq.km
District headquartersMadikeri
Madikeri elevation1,525m
Average temperature13 to 26 degree celsius
Ideal time to visit CoorgOctober to May
Average rainfall2,718 mm
Rainy seasonJune to September
Main RiversCauvery and Lakshmanathirtha
LanguagesKodava, Thak, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, English
ClothingRaincoat and umbrellas must during monsoon Winter (November-January) light woollens.
Main cropsCoffee, Pepper, Cardamom, Paddy, Orange

Major Peaks:

Mountain Height (meters)
Thadiyandamol1,745
Pushpagiri1,712

Important telephone numbers:

Railway reservation counter, Private bus-stand, Madikeri08272-225002
Coorg Adventure Club, Gonikoppal (water sports, parasailing, treks)0827-247722
Coorg Golf Links, Bittangala08274-256252
Mercara Downs Golf Club08272-223516
Tata Coffee golf course, Polibetta08274-251435

KSRTC Bus Stand:

Madikeri08272- 229134
Somwarpet08276-281709
Virajpet08274-256767

Police Stations:

Madikeri08272-229333
Virajpet08274-257333
Somwarpet08276-282040
Kushalnagar08276-274333
Gonikoppal08274-247333
Kutta08274-244333

Hospitals:

Govt.Hospital (Madikeri)08272-223445
Govt.Hospital (Somwarpet)08276-282027
Govt.Hospital (Virajpet)08274-257324
Ashwini Hospital08272-225667
Mercara Nursing Home08272-225699
Vivus Hospital08272-222758

Ambulance:

Madikeri08272-102
Somwarpet08276-282027
Virajpet08272-225699

Fire Services (101):

Madikeri08272-229299
Somwarpet08276-284101/274777/274222
Virajpet08274–279900

Temples:

Talacauvery temple office08272-243337
Bhagamandala temple office08272-243272
Padi Iggupthappa temple office08272-238400

Forest department: Reservation of accommodation at Nagarahole (Rajiv Gandhi National Park)

Name Contact Details
Aranya Bhavan, MysoreTelefax: 0821-2480901, email: [email protected]ncharnet.in
(wildlife), Hunsur08222-652041, email: [email protected]
Madikeri08272-228305/439