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The Best Time to Visit Coorg

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Amidst the imposing mountain ranges in Karnataka, Coorg is a perpetually misty landscape that draws the picture of ‘nature being happy’. In fact, Tourism in Coorg is a major hit among nature lovers. As a well-known coffee producing hill station that is quite popular for nor just the beautiful rolling green hills, but also for the tantalising streams that cut right through; Coorg’s fan following is well-warranted! Another reason behind the popularity of tourism in Coorg is the people and the culture. There is a local clan of the Kodavas who specialise in martial arts and are quite known for their hospitality.

When someone begins planning for their Coorg trip, the first thing that they look out for is the best time to visit Coorg to ensure that their trip goes well. After that come the top places to see in Coorg that they should add to the itinerary.

Besides figuring out the best time to visit any place, there are a lot of things that you need to remember while making your vacation plan. As far as tourism in this hill station is concerned, the best time to visit Coorg is not really specific. It is a destination that you can essentially visit all year round. However, for the sake of being able to plan the most comfortable trip to Coorg based on your needs, here is some information on the seasons in Coorg.


The On-Season in Coorg

The weather in Coorg, of course, varies with different seasons of the year. It may be argued that the best time to visit Coorg is from October to March, which is also referred to as the “On-Season”. This time period sees the maximum demand for Coorg packages as the temperatures at the hill station during these months go no lower than 10°C during the winters.


The Winter Season in Coorg

The winter season is when Coorg honeymoon packages see high popularity. Winters are definitely the best time to visit Coorg for honeymooners as the temperatures settle around a cosy 10°C and go no higher than a comfortable 25°C. The enticing weather and comfortable warmth of the fireplace come together to create a romantic ambiance that is simply unforgettable! If you want to experience this winter thrill, with cool breezes, chilly nights, and comfortable days, without it getting too cold for comfort, mark the period between December and February as the best time to visit Coorg.

There are several places to see as well as several things to do in Coorg if you visit in the winters, like camping in the wild, safaris, trekking, bird watching, and much more. There are a lot of commercial activities that are not accessible during this time; however, winters also bring in several unique food options. So, depending on the things to do in Coorg that interest you, you can plan your trip!


October and November

Just before the winter winds hit the slopes of the hill station, the on-season begins. And if you would like to avoid the winters, the best time to visit Coorg for you would be in October and November. These are the late monsoon months right after the major rains when you can enjoy some adventurous things to do in Coorg, like hiking or trekking in the Western Ghats. Freshly drenched by the monsoons, the valley offers a fresh perspective and is teeming with life, as the coffee and rubber plantations offer stunning views against the mist and clouds.

The locals also celebrate the Puthari festival for harvest, which is something that you simply should not miss out on. Other festivals that are celebrated during this time are the Madikeri Dasara and the Kaveri Sankramana. So, if you are into cultural tourism, the best time to visit Coorg would be in October-November.


Monsoons in Coorg: June to September

As a lot of people consider this time to be the “Off-Season”, you can get some great deals on Coorg tourism packages for these months. The lush and ravishing beauty is simply magnified ten-folds during the monsoons as the Western Ghats are bathed by the refreshing showers. June to September is a time where all the best places to see in Coorg are at their greenest and most fertile. Some people may find the monsoons to be a bit intense, but great views and adventures await those who persist. Dense clouds surround the nearby peaks and you can experience a picture-perfect destination while you enjoy lower costs for accommodation and food. Some of the activities that you can enjoy here are kayaking, canoeing, and white-water rafting.


Summers in Coorg: March to May

 As is a fact with any hill station, Coorg must be visited during the summers when you can take a well-deserved break from the heat of the mainland! Get away from your daily life and enjoy the welcoming weather at Coorg which offers a soothing and cooling respite from the summer sun. Located at an altitude of about 3840 feet, Coorg is the ideal summer destination where you can relax and rejuvenate.

In the south, Indian summers tend to last from March to May and this is the time when the temperatures at Coorg tend to range from 20°C to 35°C, which makes it the perfect destination for your vacation. During the summers, even the flowers are in full bloom, making for some amazing scenes. However, do remember that the nights can still get pretty chilly in the summers, so don’t forget your warm clothes!

However, you may find Coorg to be a bit crowded during these months, owing to the fact that not only tourists but even the locals tend to flock to the hills to revel in the cool weather. Make sure you remember this when you are planning your trip to the hill station of Coorg.

We are deriving this from a really nice sitcom that we know of, but oh well, “it is always fabulous in Coorg!”

July 10, 2019


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