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How To Reach Coorg
Located in the western Ghats of southwestern Karnataka, lies the hill-station of Coorg. Rich in natural resources and with an evergreen landscape, Coorg is aptly also known as ‘The Scotland of India’. Coorg makes for a great holiday destination for not just domestic but also international travelers. Even though there aren’t any direct routes for reaching Coorg, the journey is comfortable and picturesque. Read on for a detailed guide on how to reach Coorg.
Since there are no airports in Coorg, one has to fly to either Bangalore Airport or Mangalore Airports. Both these airports are very well connected to all other Indian states and have various direct International flights landing each day. From there, you can either go for a rail journey or a road trip for the rest of the distance. Mangalore Airport is the closest at just about 153 km from Coorg. Bangalore Airport is a little further, at about 250 km.
The best railway option for Coorg is the Madikeri railway station. The closest you'll get to Coorg by rail is Mysuru (107 km). The other possibility is Mangalore, which is about 148 km away. From both Mysore and Mangalore, you'll have to either board a bus or hire a taxi to get to Coorg.
One can take a long drive by car to Coorg. The roads are great and the ride will be smooth. Usually, it is only a two or three-hour drive from Mangalore and Hassan. From Bangalore, it is almost a 6-hour drive to Coorg. One could also go for KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) Buses to get anywhere in Coorg from any of the nearby states, railway stations or airports. To find availability of the buses, check the KSRTC website.
Once in Coorg, you could either hire a cab for a few days or you could hire a car and drive on your own. You could also rent a bike, scooter or cycle to explore the hill station.