KODAGU, also known as COORG, is an administrative district in Karnataka.  It occupies an area of 4,102 sq.kms in the Western Ghats of south-western Karnataka.  It is the least populous of the 30 districts in Karnataka.


Kodagu is a hilly district, the lowest elevation of which is 3,000 ft. above sea-level.  The highest peak, TADIANMOL, rises to 5.740ft, with PUSHPAGIRI, the 2nd highest at 5,627ft.  The main river in KODAGU is the KAVERI (Cauvery), which originates at TALAKAVERI located on the eastern side of the Western Ghats, and with its tributaries, drains the greater part of KODAGU.

coorg bridge

In July and August, rainfall is intense and there are often showers into November.  In jungle tracts, the rainfall reaches 3,000-3,800 millimetres and 1,500-2,500 millimetres in the “bamboo district” to the west.  KODAGU has an average temperature of 15 degrees, with the highest temperatures occurring in April and May.  The principal town and district capital is…

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