Know some facts about Kodagu


Kodagu is often called as Scotland in India, as the greenish land, plantation backdrop, scenic beauty, all these factors helped Kodagu to call it so.

  • Kodagu is now a district before it was a state
  • Kodagu before know as Coorg
  • Kodagu is one of the smallest districts of Karnataka
  • Kodagu have only three taluks they are Madikeri or Mercara, Virajpet and Somwarpet
  • The district headquarters of Kodagu is Madikeri is a very famous hill station in Karnataka
  • The total geographical area of three taluks in Kodagu are Virajpet with 990 sq km, Madikeri with 1,492 sq km and Somwar pet is with 1,620 sq km
  • The three highest peaks in Kodagu are Tadiandamol, Pushpagiri and Brahmagiri
  • Kaveri is the largest river at Kodagu and also in Karnataka, its main tributaries are Hemavathi, Lakshmanathirtha, Suvarnavathi at Harangi
  • The famous Coffee, Cardamom, Pepper, Honey, Orange, Paddy, Anthorium and Vanilla, Kodagu is famous for all these
  • From sports point of view Kodagu is famous for Hockey other two are Soccer and Cricket
  • Mangalore is the nearest airport at an distance of 180 km and Bangalore with 310 km
  • Mysore is the nearest railway station to Kodagu at an distance of 190 km, Mangalore at 170 km and Bangalore at an distance of 290 km
  • Liquor is the major contribution from Kodagu towards Karnataka’s revenue with Rs.7.33 crores per annum
  • In the last fiscal around 5,80,097 cartons of IML is from the Kodagu district, where as the current fiscal it is 7,54,330 cartons
  • 23,095 cartons of beer has been sold till January end
  • Here few plantation owners used to give liquor as part of the wages to labourers
  • Liquor consumption is an part of custom at Kodagu as the climatic conditions here at Kodagu encourages the consumption of liquor

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