Coorg (Karnataka)

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Kodagu,(coorg):known by its anglicised former name of Coorg, is an administrative district in Karnataka, India. It occupies an area of 4,102 square kilometres (1,584 sq mi) in the Western Ghats of southwestern Karnataka. As of 2001, the population was 548,561, 13.74% of which resided in the district's urban centres, making it the least populous of the 30 districts in Karnataka.Kodagu is well known in the world for coffee and its "brave warriors", like Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa.

Tourist attractions :Kaveri River in Kushal Nagar Entrance to golden temple, Bylakuppe Kodagu is rated as one of the top hill station destinations in India. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Kodagu include: Talakaveri: the place where the River Kaveri originates. The temple on the riverbanks here is dedicated to lord Brahma, and is one of only two temples dedicated to Brahma in India and Southeast Asia. Nisargadhama: An man made island and picnic spot near Kushalanagara, formed by the river Kaveri. Iruppu Falls: A sacred spot in south Kodagu in the Brahmagiri hill range. The Lakshmana Tirtha River flows nearby. Abbey Falls: a scenic waterfall 5 km from Madikeri. Dubare: mainly an elephant-capturing and training camp of the Forest Department at the edge of Dubare forest; on the bank of the river Kaveri along the Kushalanagara - Siddapur road. Nagarahole: a national park and wildlife resort. Bhagamandala: situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Kaveri and the Kanika. A third river, the Sujyothi, is said to join from underground. Dargah Sharief, the Holy Tomb, of Yemmemadu is one of the most sacred shrines for Muslims in Kodagu district. (35 km from Madikeri; Madikeri-Bettageri-Napoklu-Hale Taluku-Yemmemadu) Mandalapatti: 28 km from Madikeri. On the way to Abbey Falls, before 3 km from Abbey Falls take right, from there 25 km. Mallalli falls: 25 km from Somwarpet, downhill of the Pushpagiri hills Omkareshwara Temple: A beautiful temple in Coorg. A legend is associated with the temple, built by Lingrajendra II in 1820 CE. The king put to death a pious Brahmin who dared to protest against his misdeeds. The spirit of the dead man began to plague the king day and night. On the advise of wise men, the king built this temple and installed a shivlinga procured from Kashi, North India. Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, it continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple, as well as several other monuments belonging to the old city. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi. Important sites at and near Hampi Vitthala temple with musical pillars, Hoysala style multigonal base Hampi Thungabhadra River in Hampi Hemakuta group of temples Achyutaraya Temple/Tiruvengalanatha Temple Virupapur Gudda Anegondi Anjeyanadri Hill Temple The Aqueducts and Canals Archaeological Museum at Kamalapura Badava Linga Chandramauleshwar Kings’ balance The Underground Temple Tungabhadra River Uddana Veerabhadra temple Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Virupaksha Temple Vittala temple Yeduru Basavanna Yantrodharaka Anjaneya temple Zenana enclosure Virupapura Sasivekalu Ganesha Elephant stables Lotus temple Hazara Rama Temple Temples

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