Kodagu is one of the most famous hill station in India proudly nicknamed as "Kashmir of South"/ "Switzerland of India" etc. Blessed with beauty and bounty of forests and mountains, it is also known as Mother Nature's special place. It is truly a nature lover's paradise with great landscape, lush green valleys, misty woods, racing rivers and enchanting waterfalls.
Any visitor to this bewitching place goes back with evergreen memories. In this lush land live "Kodavas", the inhabitants o Kodagu, having their own richly diverse typical taste, creed, colour, language and dress code, whose deeds have been immortalized in history. Kodavas are known for their beauty, ornate jewelley, bravery and hospitality. This district has given many a army generals, sports persons, bureaucrats, men of quality to the fourth estate and so on.
The important crop of Kodagu is coffee along with pepper and Cardamom. The taste of mandarin oranges lingers long in the taste buds. Kodagu is also famous for producing the tastiest honey.
The birth place of "River Cauvery" the life line of Karnataka, the luck line of Tamil Nadu is in Kodagu at the feet of Brahmagiri Hills known as Talacauvery which is the famous pilgrimage centre.
Kodagu attracts the attention of the whole world as it has produced great personalities like the first commander in chief Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa, General Thimmaiah to name a few. The contribution to the defense from Kodagu is immense. At present more than 8,000 warriors are in the same field. Being in the defense force is the pride of every Kodava, where at least one from a family serves the nation.
Hockey being the national game o India, Kodagu is considered as the cradle of Indian Hockey. Like Generals many renowned National and International hockey players are the proud possessions of this little district. Hockey being the main sport "KODAVA HOCKEY FESTIVAL" is held every year after year, which was started 8 years ago. To start with there were 50 and odd teams participating and today it has attracted nearly 300 teams with 4,000 players and entered the 'Limca Book o Records'.
The Hoysalas, Chengalvas, The rulers of Halery and British have ruled the district respectively. The archaeological remains can be still found in some places.
For traditional hospitality, food and exchange the unique culture of this tiny district, hundreds of Home Stays have opened their doors to guests. Houses, rooms, cottages in amidst lush green coffee estates are the memorable time of the tourists in recent years.
VARTHA COMMUNICATIONS, which has brought out a attractive brochure on tourist spots, has now published information guide and launched a web-site on home-stays and Coorg tourist destination.
This information guide has been marketed widely throughout South India for the benefit of tourists visiting Kodagu. This is an unique opportunity to the tourists to make use of this information guide and web site to the maximum extend to visit Kodagu and enjoy the holidays in mother natures special place.
- COME LET US ENJOY NATURE -