Coorg is the anglicized name of Kodagu – which is a district in Karnataka. Coorg is regarded as a perfect holiday destination near Bangalore. There are many places to visit in Coorg and it is less crowded compared to Ooty, Kodaikanal or Munnar.This is a serene hill station 150 km from Mysore. Being a hill station, Coorg is rich in flora. There is so much to see and admire here. For long this place has been known as the ultimate coffee, pepper and cardamom destination. But it has acquired several other attributes over the years. Some of the best trekking trails are here. International tourists consider the slopes here as the perfect habitat for the chronic picnicker.Coorg is located at an elevation of more than 1500 metres. Madikere is the capital city of this district and has many places to see in Coorg. There is an interesting trivia. India’s largest number of Buddhists is at Coorg, making it amongst the top Coorg sightseeing places. The Namdroling Monastery is a testimony to this fact. There are several other interesting places to see in Coorg.