Land of Authentic South Indian Delicacies – Coffee and Scenic Beauty

When it’s about scenic beauty, natural getaway, cultural diversity and authentic regional food; Coorg tourism sure wins hands down when compared to other holiday destinations. Most of the newlywed couples visit this small district that is famous for its green hills that are covered with coffee plantations. Indeed it gives the much needed romantic mood for all the love birds who like to be in the middle of nature, yet not very far away from civilization. It is a place appropriate for all age and kind of travelers, the luxury seeking as well as the one who are on a shoestring budget. The region caters to all kinds of visitors and no one goes back without good memories from here.

Reaching here is not at all a problem as the district headquarters, Madikeri is well connected to the major cities such as Mysore, Mangalore, Hassan, Bangalore, Wayanad, Thalassery and Kannur by road. For ease in travel one may consider the closest railway stations to Madikeri, which are Kannur and Thalassery in Kerala, while Mysore, Mangalore and Hassan in Karnataka. For the luxuriant ones, the Mysore airport and Mangalore International airport are the choices that can be opted to fly in ease.

Taking help of the state tourism department’s local branch is always recommended for reliable information, regarding accommodation and transportation. Coorg tourism has a lot of kiosks and tourist help centers all across the district to help the visitors while exploring.

Being present at one of the prime spots of southern India one must try the local cuisines. Restaurants in Coorg are very well known for the same. One may feast himself on a variety of south Indian delicacies that are not found elsewhere across the world. Some of the places one can treat himself lavishly are;

1. East End Hotel: It serves a fine assortment of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. Every major meal has a variety of choices in chutneys as well as a big glass of chilled buttermilk, which is very typical here. Also one must beware as the food here would be spicy that is one of the fine essence of the local delicacies of Coorg. One must not miss visiting this place.

2. Raintree: Equipped with a charming ambience, this multi-cuisine restaurant is located in the middle of the hills. This is one of the most prominent restaurants in Coorg, which is not at all highly priced. Visitor must try its famous dishes such as Alleypy Prawn Curry, Mutton Biryani, Meen Moilee, Chemmen Thenga, and Ularthu.

3. Athithi: If one wishes to have typical vegetarian south Indian food on the banana leaves, then this is one of the restaurants in Coorg that shouldn’t be missed. The typical masala dosa, rava dosa, vada and the most famous idli is served here. The best thing about this place is that it is a budget eatery where most of the backpackers love to feast.

One must not forget to have filter coffee from freshly grinded coffee beans when visiting any of the restaurants in this region.

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