Around Coorg - Palm Era Cottages, Coorg

Located in the vicinity of the resort are some popular tourist destinations:

  • Dubare Elephant Camp:  Set up by the Karnataka Forest Department the camp offers visitors a chance to get up close to these trained gentle giants. The camp also offers an ‘Elephant interaction’ session wherein children and adults alike can enjoy an elephant grooming and feeding session. 
  • Cauvery Nisargadama : It is a beautiful island formed by the river Cauvery. Accessed by walking across a hanging bridge the 64-acre reserve features an orchidarium and a deer park. 
  • The Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery): Located within the Tibetan settlement in Bylakuppe this majestic temple is a must see for its awe-worthy 40 feet high idols of Buddha Shakyamuni, Padmasambhava and the Buddha Amitayus.  
  • Madikeri Fort: The fort was built in the 17th century by king Muddu Raja. With a palace, a church and a prison housed within its walls the fort is quite unique in itself.  The palace currently houses the District Commissioner’s office. 
  • Raja’s Seat:  A small pavilion with a splendid view of the misty valley below, it is no wonder the place was a favourite among the erstwhile kings to watch the golden rays of the rising and setting sun.  The garden of seasonal flowers surrounding the pavilion is a sight by itself. 
  • Abbey Falls: Located about eight kilometres from Madikeri, the falls are not to be missed. A short walk through plantations of coffee and cardamom take you to the splendid falls which can be seen from the hanging bridge constructed near it. 
  • Omkareshwara Temple:  The temple dedicated to shiva was built by Lingarajendra II  in the 19th Century. Built with an unusual mix of architecture the temple sits with a dome at its center and turrets at its four corners. The Shivalinga installed in the temple was brought from Kashi.  The history of the temple is inscribed on a copper plate which is placed at the entrance. 
  • Talacauvery and Baghamandala: Situated on the banks of the confluence of the three rivers Kaveri, Kannike and Sujyothi, the place is one of the main pilgrim places in Karnataka. Pilgrims often take a dip here and offer prayers and perform rituals for the ancestors before heading off to ‘Talacauvery’ which is the point of origin of the river Cauvery.  
  • Nagarhole (Rajiv Gandhi National Park):  The national park provides tourists with ample opportunities to see the diverse range of birds and animals not to mention the leopard and the Asiatic wild dog. Reptiles such as the marsh crocodile, golden tree snake as well as several species of turtles, mongoose and various other animals have made this reserve their home. 

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