7 Best Awe-Inspiring Vantage Points To Admire All Of Coorg From Afar
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Allow awe-inspiring stills of Coorg’s beauteous landscapes to linger and haunt your mind as you look as far as the eye can see, perched upon some of the best viewpoints the Scotland of India has to offer!
1. Raja’s Seat
Picture Credits: Christopher Soghoian
A view fit for a king is what you can expect as you stroll through the carefully spruced up garden towards the once royal rendezvous point for the king of Coorg to spend some recreational time with his consort. The magic of this place comes alive as you witness a stunning sunset from the “Raja’s Seat”.
Where | Near Rajdarshan Hotel, Raja Seat Road, Madikeri
2. Tadiandamol Peak
Take on the moderately challenging hike up the Tadiandamol hill which is roughly 8 kms in total, to and fro. The awe-inspiring greenery of the Western Ghats and the gushing water of the Kakkabe Falls will make your heart sing in delight. *dreamy sighs*!
Where | Tadiandamol, Yavakapadi
Take in a panoramic view of the mist enshrouded Western Ghats from this hilltop of the Pushpagiri range. You can either race up the hill in a jeep or trek to the magnificent viewpoint, if you’re feeling sporty enough and the weather is in your favour. The best time to visit is between the end of the monsoons and the beginning of summers.
Where | Raja Seat Road, Madikeri
4. Hanging Bridge
This hanging rope bridge that allows passage to the enchanting island of Nisargadhama on the Kaveri, provides a picturesque view of the river embanked by clusters of bamboo groves and towering teak and sandalwood trees. Don't miss it for anything in the world!
Where | Kaveri Nisargadhama (2 Kms From Kushalanagar)
Nirvana seekers can satiate their quest for inner peace at this viewpoint that lies at the origin of the holy waters of the Kaveri. People often choose to sit here after visiting the temple and meditate or simply enjoy the sight of the imposing yet tranquil hills.
Where | Brahmagiri Hill, Near Bhagamandala
6. Mallalli Falls
Roughly around 80 kms from Madikeri, this place is a must visit for its cascading waterfalls offering breathtaking landscapes on your way up there. As you step into the jungle, it's a bit of an excursion and you truly feel one with nature! The views from the top are incredible to the say the least - you've got to experience it for yourselves!
Where | Somvarpet
7. Kotebetta Hill
Picture credits: Kodagina Sobhagu
The fort-like hill with its rugged slopes rewards the dedicated trekker, who successfully traverses its challenging trails, with a view that's most breathtakingly beautiful. The viewer is left nothing short of being awestruck as they purvey the valley from atop the third highest peak in Coorg on a cool winter’s day.
Where | Somvarpet
The memories you make here will be worth framing as you capture them not just in your mind’s eye but the lens of your camera as well. Happy viewing and snapping!