Coorg or Kodagu is one of the smallest districts of Karnataka which covers an area of 4,104 sq.km. It was only in 1956, it lost its position as a state and became a district of Karnataka. Till then it had an elected Chief Minister and the Legislative Assembly. Now it is a part of Mangalore Loksabha Constituency comprising three Legislative Assembly Constituencies namely,Mercara, Virajpet and Somwarpet.In the administrative level, it is divided into three taluks, viz, Madikeri or Mercara, the District Head Quarters, Virajpet and Somwarpet.The boundary at the north is Hassan District and at the northwest it is Dakshin Kannada District.At the same time Mysore District shares the east boundary, Kannur District of Kerala the south west and Wayanad District of Kerala the south. Coorg is situated on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats with highest peaks like Tadiandamol and Pushpagiri.
Elephant Training Camp, Dubare : The Elephant Training Camp, which trains the wild elephants with the help of local tribes Kurabas, is under the Forest department. It is a scenic beauty to watch the tamed elephant bath in the river and to be scrubbed fresh by their mahouts. The mahouts will then exhibit the various commands the elephants can comply with. This can be vividly portrayed by making elephants execute some mock logging operations. Enthusiastic tourists can opt here for free elephant rides within the camp. One can enjoy the rarest friendship of tamed elephants in this camp, where in one can get a lucky chance scrubbing the elephants and feeding them.
By Air Mysore and Mangalore airports are the closest ones to Coor
Best Time to Visit Coorg Coorg can be visited most times of the
Places to visit Coorg Gaddige Raja's Tomb, Madikeri †† A his
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