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Coorg - Scotland of India
Kodagu also known by its Anglicized former name of Coorg, is an administrative district in Karnataka, in India. It occupies an area of 4,102 square kilometres (1,584 sq mi) in the Western Ghatsof southwestern Karnataka. Kodagu is well known in the world for Coffee and its "brave warriors". The most affluent hill station in Karnataka is Coorg. With its natural splendor and exotic scenic environment, Coorg has a special place among the hill stations in India. Nestled among the lush greeneries of the Western Ghats, Coorg offers unequal luxurious vacation period to its guests. Coorg is praised as the 'Scotland of India' and also renowned as 'Kashmir of the South' due to the majestic beauty and cool ambience of the hill station at an altitude in the range of 3500 ft above sea level. Dense teak wooded forests, lush green valleys, breathtaking coffee plantations and undulated challenging mountain ranges make Coorg an exquisite location for the tourist seeking natural scenic spots and challenging treks. Tadiandamol, Brahmagiri and Pushpagiri peaks in Coorg are very challenging for the trekkers and the natural scenic surroundings of these peaks are really eye feasting. Coorg is considered as a mind blowing summer retreat for escaping from the hot summer days in downtown cities.