Things to do in Coorg

Kushalnagar Tour Itinerary

Mode of Transport: For hassle-free commute and make most of your time, hire a cab for the day’s sightseeing.

Reservoir and Monastery Visit

09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Today’s itinerary will take you to Kushal Nagar with Harangi Dam being the first stop.

The dam is 30 km from Madikeri and takes almost an hour. The area is well-maintained with vibrant gardens, making it an ideal spot for family get-together. Try visiting the place early to enjoy the scenic beauty amidst the serene atmosphere. The gigantic structure of the dam is a sight to behold. 

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

Next, you head towards Namdroling Monastery Golden Temple, 15 km from the dam.

You cannot afford to miss this place when you are in Coorg on in Karnataka. An absolutely gem, this monastery is unique in many aspects. The paintings and statues inside tell stories from the Buddhist mythology. Plenty of shops nearby for you to buy Tibetan artefacts.

You can explore the Kushalnagar market for souvenirs.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hour

Also read: Trekking in Coorg

Elephant Camp and Isolated Reservoir

01:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Your next stop will be at the Dubare Elephant Camp. Here, you are up for some exciting time.

 If feeling hungry, then barge in at The Harvesters. A cottage-style restaurant serving contemporary cuisine in a vintage ambiance.

Dubare Elephant Camp is an eco-tourism spot. This is area is preserved and protected and is maintained by the Govt. of Karnataka. The camp is used to train elephants for important festivities across the state. Tourists are allowed to take part in various activities to interact with elephants, accommodation inside the camp premise, rafting in the Kaveri River. Nature lovers would spend an entire day here.

Time duration: 2 – 2.5 hour

The final attraction of the day will be Chiklihole Reservoir.

This particular place is isolated, 8 km from elephant camp and an off-beat place in Coorg. An ideal point to admire the sunset. You have to pass through villages and forest to get here. The closing time is 05:00 PM. So, be here on time.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

Return to your hotel and call it a day.

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