Kodagu is the ‘Scotland of India’. It has its own charm and is unique with lovely weather, green and dense coffee plantations. Coorg or Kodagu which is its original name comes from Kodimalenad, which translates as ‘thick forest land on the hills’. It has green Rolling Mountains. 4102 square kilometers of it is nestled in the Western Ghats. Crisp Herb scented air carries its therapeutic effect with miles of exotic spices and coffee plantations and extensive paddy fields sheathing the district. The misty hills, lush teak wood and sandal wood forests and acres of coffee plantations of Kodagu are breath taking. Kodagu is a picture postcard-perfect region of scattered villages and hamlets where time stands still. True, but there is a lot more to it. Elegant women with sharp features, daring and handsome men. A place steeped in old customs, where cultural norms are strong and ancestors are worshipped.
Kodagu district comprises of three taluks, Madikeri, Virajpet and Somwarpet. The landscape from north to south varies considerably with hill summits covered in coarse grass, valleys with evergreen forests full of bamboo groves, thickly wooded mountain slopes, gently rounded hills with sloping glades interspersed with clumps of forest trees, makes for pretty sights with vast expanses of coffee and cardamom plantations, lush paddy fields and pepper vines climbing every tree you drive around. It is one of the south India’s most beautiful areas.