Kodagu (Coorg) Region attractions

Buddhist Temple in Bylakuppe

Golden Temple

The highlight of Namdroling Monastery is the spectacular Golden Temple, presided over by three 18m-high gold-plated Buddha statues. The temple is at its dramatic best when prayer is in session and it rings out with …
Monastery in Bylakuppe

Namdroling Monastery

The striking Namdroling Monastery is a large Tibetan Buddhist compound home to the striking Golden Temple and impressive Zangdogpalri Temple. Around 5000 monks and nuns live within the complex, and there's a small b…
Historic Site in Madikeri (Mercara)

Madikeri Fort

There are good views from this hilltop fort, built by Tipu Sultan in the 16th century, though today it’s the less glamorous site of the municipal headquarters. You can walk a short section of ramparts, and within th…
Waterfall in Madikeri (Mercara)

Abbi Falls

A spectacular sight after the rainy season, these 21.3m-high falls can pack a punch.
Viewpoint in Madikeri (Mercara)

Raja’s Seat

A very popular spot to enjoy sunset, as the raja himself did, with fantastic outlooks to rolling hills and endless valleys.
Palace in Kakkabe

Nalakunad Palace

At the bottom of the region's highest peak, Tadiyendamol (1745m), is Nalakunad Palace, the former hunting lodge of a Kodagu king dating from 1794. There are some faded murals, but the structure is in very bad shape …
Historic Building in Madikeri (Mercara)

Raja’s Tombs

These domed tombs are built in Indo-Sarcenic style and serve as the resting place for Kodava royalty and dignitaries. Located 7km from Madikeri: take an autorickshaw (₹200).
Museum in Madikeri (Mercara)

Museum

Quirky museum within a old church, inside Madikeri's fort complex. Its eclectic exhibits are very poorly laid out.
Buddhist Temple in Bylakuppe

Zangdogpalri Temple

An ornate temple that's part of the atmospheric Namdroling Monastery complex.