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:

City Distance ( Km)
Hassan 115
Dharmasthala 133
Hunsur 66
Kannur(Kerala) 113
Calicut (Kerala) 170
Tellicherry (Kerala) 110
Ooty (TamilNadu) 260

Distance from Madikeri:

Place Distance ( Km)
Bhagamandala 40
Talacauvery 48
Virajpet 32
Irupu Falls 80
Nagarahole 98
Somwarpet 40
Dubare 40
Nisargadhama 30
Abbey Falls 8

Coorg Vital Statistics:

Population
5.48 lakh [ 2001 census ]
Area 4,104 sq.km
District headquarters Madikeri
Madikeri elevation 1,525m
Average temperature 13 to 26 degree celsius
Ideal time to visit Coorg October to May
Average rainfall 2,718 mm
Rainy season June to September
Main Rivers Cauvery and Lakshmanathirtha
Languages Kodava, Thak, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, English
Clothing Raincoat and umbrellas must during monsoon Winter (November-January) light woollens.
Main crops Coffee, Pepper, Cardamom, Paddy, Orange

Major Peaks:

Mountain Height (meters)
Thadiyandamol 1,745
Pushpagiri 1,712

Important telephone numbers:

Railway reservation counter, Private bus-stand, Madikeri 08272-225002
Coorg Adventure Club, Gonikoppal (water sports, parasailing, treks) 0827-247722
Coorg Golf Links, Bittangala 08274-256252
Mercara Downs Golf Club 08272-223516
Tata Coffee golf course, Polibetta 08274-251435

KSRTC Bus Stand:

Madikeri 08272- 229134
Somwarpet 08276-281709
Virajpet 08274-256767

Police Stations:

Madikeri 08272-229333
Virajpet 08274-257333
Somwarpet 08276-282040
Kushalnagar 08276-274333
Gonikoppal 08274-247333
Kutta 08274-244333

Hospitals:

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

Ambulance:

Madikeri 08272-102
Somwarpet 08276-282027
Virajpet 08272-225699

Fire Services (101):

Madikeri 08272-229299
Somwarpet 08276-284101/274777/274222
Virajpet 08274–279900

Temples:

Talacauvery temple office 08272-243337
Bhagamandala temple office 08272-243272
Padi Iggupthappa temple office 08272-238400

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

Name Contact Details
Aranya Bhavan, Mysore Telefax: 0821-2480901, email: [email protected]
(wildlife), Hunsur 08222-652041, email: [email protected]
Madikeri 08272-228305/439