Coorg Facts

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.
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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 (Tamil
Nadu)
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
KSRTC Bus
stand
08272- 229134
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
  Police Stations:

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

Govt.Hospital 08272-223445
Ashwini
Hospital
08272-225667
Mercara
Nursing Home
08272-225699
Vivus
Hospital
08272-222758
  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: fdptrm@sancharnet.in
(wildlife),
Hunsur
08222-652041,
email:dcfwlhun@rediffmail.com
Madikeri 08272-228305/439