Top things to do in Kodagu (Coorg) Region

Top Choice Multicuisine in Madikeri (Mercara)


A welcome surprise in a humdrum town, this cute converted bungalow makes a homely place for a delicious meal, with solid wooden furniture and some tribal art. The food does not disappoint either, with local speciali…
Buddhist Temple in Bylakuppe

Golden Temple

Namdroling Monastery's highlight 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 gong…
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…
Indian in Madikeri (Mercara)

Coorg Cuisine

Championing unique Kodava specialities such as pandhi barthadh (pork dry fry) and kadambuttu (rice dumplings), this restaurant is well worth trying. It's not exactly atmospheric, located above a shop on the main roa…
Food in Madikeri (Mercara)

Choci Coorg

In Madikeri, opposite the bus stand, Choci Coorg does many varieties of chocolate, lots of fruity and but combos and unique betel-nut flavour.
Dance in Madikeri (Mercara)


The Kodava community celebrates the start of the harvesting season with ceremony, music, traditional dances and much feasting for a week.
Religious in Bylakuppe

Tibetan New Year

Lamas in Tibetan refugee settlements in Bylakuppe take shifts leading nonstop prayers that span the weeklong celebrations.
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 the…
Waterfall in Madikeri (Mercara)

Abbi Falls

A spectacular sight after the rainy season, these 21.3m-high falls can pack a punch.
Juice Bar in Bylakuppe

Thirsty Crow

Popular juice bar, south of the monastery, offering a fine selection of fresh juices including fruit and veggie choices, milkshakes, lime sodas teas and coffee.