Coorg is a well known tourist destination situated in Karnataka,it is also known as kodagu.Kodagu is located on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. It occupies an area of 4,102 square kilometres in the Western Ghats of southwestern Karnataka. Kodagu is well known in the world for coffee and its brave warriors.
Madikeri is the headquarters of Kodagu. The district is bordered by Hassan district to the north, Mysore to the east, Kannur to the southwest and Wayanad.The district is bordered by Dakshina Kannada district to the northwest, Hassan district to the north, Mysore district to the east, Kasaragod district in west and Kannur district of Kerala to the southwest, and Wayanad district of Kerala to the south. It is a hilly district, the lowest elevation of which is 900 mtrs above sea-level.The highest peak, Tadiandamol, rises to 1,750 mtrs, with Pushpagiri, the second highest, at 1,715 mtrs . The main river in Kodagu is the Kaveri, which originates at Talakaveri, located on the eastern side of the Western Ghats.rainfall is intense In July and August,and there are often showers into November.Yearly rainfall may exceed 4,000 millimetres in some areas.
Coorg is well connected by road with Mangalore, Hassan, Mysore, Bangalore and Kannur, Thalassery, and Wayanad of neighbouring state Kerala. There are three Ghat roads for reaching Kodagu from coastal regions of Kerala and Karnataka: the Sampaje–Madikeri Ghat road from Mangalore, the Panathur–Bhagamandala Ghat road from Kasaragod, Kanhangad, Malom and chittarikkal and the Makutta–Perumbadi/Virajpet Ghat road from Kannur and Thalassery.The nearest railway stations are Thalassery and Kannur in Kerala and Mangalore, Mysore and Hassan are the nearest in Karnataka.The nearest airports are at Mysore and Mangalore. Mysore Airport is at a distance of 130 km from Madikeri and 115kms from Virajpet. Mangalore International Airport is located 140 kms from Madikeri and 172 kms from Virajpet.
The nearest seaport for Kodagu is New Mangalore Port at Panambur in Mangalore, 145 kms from Madikeri.