Coorg

Kodagu  known by its anglicised former name of Coorg, is a coffee plantation area located on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats in  southwestern Karnataka. The district shares its border with Kerala state to its  and the district is bordered by Kerala districts of Kannur  and Wayanad district of Kerala to the south. Madikeri, a beautiful hill station is the headquarters of Kodagu.

 

Kodagu is home to the famous Kodava community, famous for its “brave warriors”. The Kodavas were the earliest agriculturists in Kodagu, having lived there for centuries. They carried arms during times of war.

 

Yearly rainfall of Coorg  may exceed 4,000 millimetres (160 in) in some areasand  has an average temperature of 15 °C (59 °F), ranging from 11 to 28 °C (52 to 82 °F), with the highest temperatures occurring in April and May. It is a hilly district, with elevations ranging from 900 metres (3,000 ft) and above. The highest peak in Coorg is Tadiandamol (1,750 metres (5,740 ft)). The high elevations of the place makes it suitable for Coffee and mist part of the district is spread with vast areas of Coffee Plantations. Home to both Arabica and Robusta coffees and the district is famous for one of the fine tasted coffees.

 

The main river in Kodagu is the Kaveri(Cauvery), which originates at Talakaveri, located on the eastern side of the Western Ghats, and with its tributaries, drains the greater part of Kodagu.

 


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