Kodagu is a district of Karnataka State in southern India. It is well known by its anglicised name of Coorg. It occupies about 4,100 square kilometers (1,580 mi²) of land in the Western Ghats of southwestern Karnataka. Kodagu is on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats.
Kodagu's capital is Madikeri. The district is bordered by Dakshina Kannada District to the northwest, Hassan District to the north, Mysore District to the east, the Kannur District of Kerala to the southwest, and the Wayanad District of Kerala to the south.
Much of the district is under cultivation: characteristically and historically, paddy fields are found on the valley floors, with agroforestry in the surrounding hills. Ginger crops and meadows can also be found in the valley. The most common plantation crop is coffee, especially arabica and robusta variety. Kodagu is the first coffee production region in India.
Many other crops are also cultivated, including para rubber, teak, and cocoa. There are also large areas of natural forest, especially in the forest reserves in the south and east.
Flora and fauna
Kodagu is considered rich with wildlife and has three wildlife sanctuaries and one national park: Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary and Nagarahole or Rajiv Gandhi National Park.
The fauna include the Asian elephant, tiger, leopard, dhole, gaur, boar, and several species of deer.
Kodagu is home to many communities with diverse ethnic origins, with Kodavas being the main ethnic group. Other communities are Bhase, Gowda, Devanga, Beary Muslims (Byari), Malayali.
Getting Here To Coorg:
Road: There is a good set of road connections to the east and west.
Rail: The nearest railway stations are Mysore and Hassan.
Air: The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport which is around 180 km away.