The coffee-growing, hilly region in Karnataka, Coorg, India, has steep hills, valleys and streams that are good for trekking and rock climbing. Madikere is the main town of the region. Kodavas (local people) follow a unique and interesting lifestyle and are naturally hospitable people. Many farmhouses offer home-stays to tourists.
Talakaveri, in the nearby hills, is the source of the holy river Cauvery, and bathing in it in the month of October is considered sacred. The surrounding forest region has many wild animals. The region is known for its pandi, or spicy pork, curry. Coorg is 162 mi/260 km northwest of Bangalore.