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Cascading Wonders of Coorg  
November 19th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

Cascading Wonders of Coorg

Coorg has a long list of interesting places for tourists across all ages, making it a popular holiday destination. One of its many attractions is its lovely waterfalls. The picturesque sight of a white veil of water gushing down gleaming rocks nestled in an emerald setting, is a sight to behold. From ‘Abbey Falls’ to ‘Irupu Falls’, this quaint hill station promises to enchant you, and keep you hooked – making you come back time and again. Read more

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True Blue: the Blue-winged Parakeet  
August 14th, 2014 by Deepti Michelle John

True Blue: the Blue-winged Parakeet

The Blue-winged Parakeet, also called the Malabar Parakeet is a species of parakeet endemic to the Western Ghats of Southern India. They can be spotted in small flocks in Coorg. These birds fly rapidly in forest clearings, making screeching sounds that differ from those of other parakeet species within their distribution range. Read more

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A Modest Preface to India’s S’Kod-land  
May 31st, 2014 by Clayton Menezes

A Modest Preface to India’s S’Kod-land

Also known as the ‘Scotland of India’, Coorg is the Anglicized name for this beautiful district of Karnataka. It is traditionally known as Kodagu to the locals, and is nestled amidst the ageless hills that line the southernmost edge of Karnataka which is also the Western Ghats. Read more

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Coorg, Glorious Coorg! – Part 1  
February 12th, 2014 by Clayton Menezes

Coorg, Glorious Coorg! – Part 1

Coorg, traditionally known as Kodagu, is the Anglicized name for the beautiful district in Karnataka located in Southern India. It is also referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’ because of its vast and luscious green terrain, which occupies 4100 square Kilometers on the Western Ghats of South-Western Karnataka. Read more

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Coorg: the Trekker’s Paradise – Part 1  
December 17th, 2013 by Clayton Menezes

Coorg: the Trekker’s Paradise – Part 1

Picturesque Coorg, is known for its verdant hills and salubrious climate. Coorg is a place of good food, fantastic accommodation facilities, bird watching, river rafting and trekking. It has many popular trekking routes that are well-loved among the weekend crowd from neighboring cities; Bangalore being one of the prime ones. Read more

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Coorg: the Artistic Kick!  
November 22nd, 2013 by Bavna Achayya

Coorg: the Artistic Kick!

This weekend in Coorg was an enthralling experience; it was one of the many times I saw the place this colourful. The fields and lakes were covered in varied hues of green and gold, sparkling like jewels in the sun. The streams, they flowed, in beautiful shades of gold by the sun. Read more

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Tweets from Coorg!  
October 12th, 2013 by Clayton Menezes

Tweets from Coorg!

Coorg, called the ‘Scotland of India’ as well as the ‘Kashmir of the south’, is among the most enchanting places to go on a vacation. Its mesmerizing mountains and luscious greenery is the reason it’s attractive. Read more

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Kodagina Kaveri (Coorg’s Kaveri)  
October 4th, 2013 by Poornima Dasharathi

Kodagina Kaveri (Coorg’s Kaveri)

A lonely sage worships the Creator and begets a beautiful daughter. The daughter, in order to keep him and the people of his land happy and prosperous, becomes a river thus turning the land green and fertile and pouring her blessings on many. Read more

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Let the Good Times Roll!  
September 14th, 2013 by Deepti Michelle John

Let the Good Times Roll!

The Indian Roller is the state bird of Karnataka. The largest populations of the species are found within India. In agricultural habitats in Southern India, the species has been found at densities of about 50 birds per km! Read more

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A Birder’s Haven Called Coorg…  
August 7th, 2013 by Ganesh H. R.

A Birder’s Haven Called Coorg…

Coorg is a haven for nature lovers and bird watchers. In a place like Coorg, watching birds is an enjoyable pastime, and could be a forerunner to a scientific study of the faunal world. Read more

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