Coorg or Kodagu is the south-western district of Karnataka bordering Kerala. It is situated on the western mountainous region of South India. It has an area of 1595 square miles or 4102.3 sq. km with a population of 4,85,299 as per the 1991 census. In relative terms, Coorg is four times larger than Hong Kong, and seven times larger than Singapore.
Air: The nearest airport are Mangalore (135 kms) and Bangalore (260 kms).
Train: The nearest railheads are at Mysore, Mangalore and Hassan (146 kilometers).
Road: From Bangalore, there are two routes to Coorg. Both routes are almost the same distance (around 250-260 kilometers).
The route via Mysore, is the oft-frequented route. The stretch after Hunsur is scenic and the drive through the coffee plantations is absorbing.
The other route is via Neelamangal, Kunigal, Chanrayapatna, all of which are located on the National highway. After Chanrayanapatna, the state highway route takes you to your destination
Bus: The bus service in Madikeri has connections to almost every place in Coorg, except Kushalnagar, for which you have to hop onto a bus to Bangalore. Alternatively, there are regular buses to Mysore, Mangalore, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Shimoga.
Distance from important cities:
- Mangalore: 136 kms
- Mysore: 120 kms
- Bangalore: 256 kms
- Hassan: 115 kms
- Dharmasthala: 133 kms
- Subramanya: 87 kms
- Karwar: 400 kms
- Goa: 525 kms
- Tellechery: 110 kms
- Kasargod: 106 kms
- Calicut: 170 kms
- Cannanore: 110 kms