How to Reach Coorg | 5 Coorg best places to visit

So, are you looking for how to reach Coorg to spend this summer? If yes, well, you are at the right place then! Coorg is a popular tourist destination in Karnataka that attracts a lot of people due to its natural beauty and peaceful environment.

Coorg is well-connected by road and is the best way to reach Coorg. Even if you come by flight or train, the last leg of the journey to Coorg is only by road.  Let’s see how to reach Coorg and some of the best places to visit in Coorg in this article.

How to Reach Coorg By Road

If you are not more than 500 km away from Coorg, then the best way to reach Coorg is by road. Let’s say you are in Coimbatore, and you wish to visit Coorg. The distance is just 320 km and you can drive all by yourself to reach the destination. Moreover, there are no direct flights from Coimbatore to Coorg.

Coorg is well connected by road and accessible from major cities like Bangalore, Mysore, and Coimbatore. The roads leading to Coorg are in excellent condition, enabling the drivers to travel comfortably. Moreover, there are regular bus services provided by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), ensuring that travelers can easily reach this scenic destination.

How to Reach Coorg From Various Cities

From City Distance to Coorg  Best Route Approximate Time 
Chennai 592 kilometers Via NH 44 and NH 79 through Vellore, Krishnagiri, and Mysore 10 hours
Coimbatore 320 kilometers Via NH181 and NH948 and finally via NH 275 that leads to Madikeri 7 hours
Bangalore 264 kilometers Via NH 75 and NH 275 through Mysore 5 hours 30 minutes
Mysore 118 kilometers Direct route via NH275 2 hours 40 minutes
Ooty 246 kilometers Via NH181 and SH 81 through Masinagudi and Bandipur 6 hours
Trivandrum 596 kilometers Via NH 66 through Kochi and Kannur 12 hours
Hyderabad 830 kilometers Via NH44 through Anantapur and Bangalore 12 hours 30 minutes
Mumbai 1,000 kilometers Via NH48 via Pune or NH66 via Mangalore 17 hours
Delhi 2260 kilometers Via NH44 through UP, MP, Maharashtra, and Karnataka 36 hours


How to Reach Coorg By Train

If you ask me how to reach Coorg by train, well, Coorg doesn’t have a railway station. However, the nearest railway station is at Mysore, which is about 120 km from Coorg. The Mysore railway station is well connected with major cities in India, making it a convenient option for travelers traveling to Coorg.

From Mysore, you can opt for buses or taxis, which are easily available to reach Coorg. This road trip from Mysore to Coorg is a route through the beautiful Western Ghats, that will enhance the overall travel experience.

Train Details From Various Cities to Mysore

City Train Name Train Number Duration Schedule
Chennai Mysuru Express 12609 Approximately 7 hours Departs at 01:35  PM, arrives at 10:50 PM
Coimbatore Kochuveli – Mysuru Express 16316 Roughly 10 hours 20 min Leaves at 12:55 AM and reaches at 11:15 AM
Bangalore Mysuru Express 12609 Around 2 hours 50 min Departs at 06:30 PM, arrives at 10:50 PM
Trivandrum Kochuveli – Mysuru Express 16316 Around 18 hours 30 min Leaves at 4:45 PM and arrives at 11:15 AM (Next day)
Hyderabad Kacheguda – Mysuru SF Exp 12785 14 hours and 25 minutes Departs at 7:05 PM, reaches at 09:30 AM (Next day)
Mumbai Mangala Lakshadweep Express 12618 17 hours and 20 minutes Leaves at 05:30 PM and arrives at 10:50 PM
Delhi Swarna Jayanthi SF Express 12782 45 hours and 10 minutes Departs at 05:10 AM, reaches at 02:20 AM (on Day 3)


From Mysore Railway Station To Coorg

Once you have landed at the Mysore Railway Station, you must access the road to Coorg. You can choose a local mode of transport like KSRTC buses that regularly operate from Mysore to Coorg to get tourists to the spot.

If you decide to drive all by yourself by taking a rental taxi, you can choose the Mangalore – Mysore Highway i.e., va NH 275 to reach Coorg. The total distance is 120 Km from Mysore and you can reach Coorg within 3 to 4 hours.

How to Reach Coorg By Air

If you are coming from longer distances and wish to come by flight, you can choose the Mysore Airport (MYQ) which is the nearest one. In case this airport doesn’t provide air connectivity to your city, then Mangalore International Airport (IXE) is another option with better air connectivity which is about 150 km away from Coorg.

Coorg Best Places To Visit

1. Abbey Falls

  • Abbey Falls near Madikeri is one of the most famous waterfalls in Coorg.
  • This waterfall drops to about 70 feet and is surrounded by dense coffee plantations.
  • You can take a short walk to the bottom of the falls and enjoy the sound of natural waters.
  • The best time to visit is during the rainy season which is when the falls are in full swing.
  • There are benches and suspension bridges to enable visitors to enjoy the beautiful views.

2. Iruppu Falls

  • Iruppu Falls is a popular trekking destination located in the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • The drop is about 170 feet and is surrounded by green forests all around.
  • There is a temple dedicated to Shiva by the waterfall, which attracts many devotees
  • The best time to visit is during the rainy season when the waterfalls are thick and the forests are green.

3. Raja’s Seat

  • Rajasanam is a famous place to watch the sunset of Madikeri.
  • The name “Rajpeetham” comes from the belief that the Kodagurajas lived here to enjoy various places
  • The view offers great views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and coffee plantations
  • In the evening a musical fountain is shown, which enhances the beauty of the place
  • The gardens surrounding the viewpoint are well maintained, providing a peaceful atmosphere for the relaxation of the tourists!

4. Dubare Elephant Camp

  • Dubare Elephant Camp is a famous ecotourism project located on the banks of the Kaveri River.
  • You can observe and get to see the wildlife such as elephants, etc.
  • The camp offers a variety of activities including elephant rides, elephant baths, and nature walks.
  • It is open from 9-11:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. Surrounded by dense forests, the camp offers a unique opportunity to experience the wildlife of Coorg.

5. Tadiandamol Peak

  • Tadiandamol is the highest peak in Coorg and offers amazing views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
  • The trek to the peak is not that difficult and offers beautiful views of the coffee plantations and forests along the way.
  • The peak is surrounded by dense forests and is home to a variety of flora and fauna.
  • The best time to visit is during the monsoon season when the forests are lush green and the views are clearer.

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