Mysore to Coorg Road Trip – Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

The home to the best coffee in the state, Coorg is also known for its rich landscape, exotic wildlife, and lush greenery, dotted with hills, valleys, and coffee plantations that date back hundreds of years ago. No doubt, the unrestricted expanse of its natural beauty excites its visitors every time.

Table of Contents

  1. Why travel from Mysore to Coorg?
  2. Traveling from Mysore to Coorg by Car
  3. Best time to take a road trip from Mysore to Coorg by car
  4. How to Reach Coorg By Train
  5. How to Reach Coorg By Flight
  6. Places to eat along this route
  7. Other means of traveling
  8. Attractions in Coorg for Sightseeing
  9. Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Coorg
  10. Hotels and Resorts – Accommodation in Coorg

Why travel from Mysore to Coorg?

The sleepy little hamlet of Coorg is snuggled between the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a rejuvenating vacation, or a soul-searching trip, a Coorg tour can fulfill all your travel goals. And by booking a cab with Savaari, you also get the chance to customize your whole trip, including the itinerary, so you can make it an incredible travel experience!

mysore to coorg by road

Traveling from Mysore to Coorg by car

The road to Coorg cuts through the beautiful hills and tropical forests of Karnataka. Avail a Mysore to Coorg cab service and enjoy a scenic drive through some brilliant landscapes. With our completely customizable Mysore to Coorg trip packages, you can stop at any of these places for some quick sightseeing.

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Best Time to Visit

The town of Coorg is the highlight of the Madikeri district and enjoys its highest point at 1750 meters from the sea, making it pleasant all year round. The winters are cooler than the rest of the year, but summers and springs are equally pleasant. If you want to enjoy the warm and breezy weather, visit in spring and early summers, or if you like the chilly and misty weather, then late monsoon through winter months is the best.

Popular Routes from Mysore to Coorg

Route 1: Distance and Time taken from Mysore to Coorg via Mangalore – Mysore Hwy

This is the shortest route and the fastest way to travel between Mysore and Coorg. The Mysore to Coorg traffic on this route is regular and you can avoid road closures. The distance between Mysore and Coorg on this route is around 100 KM and takes roughly 3 hours. Always check live maps and instant traffic updates for the latest information on Mysore to Coorg road conditions.

Here’s the basic route map from Mysore to Coorg

Mysore -> Ilavala Hobli -> Hunsur -> Bylakuppe -> Kushalnagar -> Suntikoppa -> Coorg
mysore to coorg route 1

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route

  • KM Vadi Dam, Katte Malalawadi – An underrated dam with scenic views.
  • Nagarahole National Park and Tiger Reserve, Hunsur – A wildlife reserve that’s home to elephants, tigers, and a variety of birds.
  • Bylakuppe – Coorg’s only Tibetan settlement, the town of Bylakuppe is known for housing Namdroling Monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery of South India.
  • Dubare Elephant Camp, Kushalnagar- Although it is usually counted as a part of the Coorg trip, you can visit the elephant camp before you reach Coorg and see the animals in their natural habitat, in the middle of dense sandalwood forests.
  • Nisargadhama Reserve – A riverside attraction with bamboo, deer, and interesting decorations.
dubare elephant camp
Dubare Elephant Camp

Places to eat along this route

  • Ammana Kai Ruchi, Hunsur – A popular spot for quick South Indian meals on the drive from Mysore.
  • Potala Kitchen & Cafe, Bylakuppe – Family-friendly restaurant serving authentic Tibetan dishes.
  • Nakshatra Family Restaurant, Kushalnagar – Local restaurant serving a wide variety of North Indian and South Indian food.
  • Shanthi Bites, Kushalnagar – Popular dine-in restaurant serving North Indian, South Indian, Tibetan, and Chinese food in a family-friendly setting.

Mysore to Coorg Condition via route 1

Mysore to Coorg road conditions via Mangalore-Mysore Hwy is good. This is the fastest route, with no tolls and no road closure.

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Mysore to Coorg via Virajpet-Mysore Rd and Mangalore – Mysore Hwy

This is a longer route to travel from Mysore to Coorg than the previous one and it takes more time. There is no toll on this road as well. The distance from Mysore to Coorg on this route is about 140 KM and takes around 3 and a half hours. To avoid road closures, always check for the latest updates and follow a live map when traveling.

Here’s the basic route map from Mysore to Coorg along this route:

Mysore -> Hunsur -> Panchavalli -> Virajpet -> Murnad -> Coorg
mysore to coorg route 2

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route

  • Nagarahole National Park and Tiger Reserve, Hunsur – A wildlife reserve that’s home to elephants, tigers, and a variety of birds.
  • Muthappa Temple, Gonikoppal – A Hindu temple that’s a peaceful spot for a quick break.
  • Sri Ganapathi Temple, Virajpet – A beautiful Hindu temple built in the Dravidian style.
  • Chelavara Water Falls, Chelavara – A natural waterfall formed by a small stream, a good spot for photography.

Places to eat along this route

  • Ammana Kai Ruchi, Hunsur – A popular spot for quick South Indian meals on the drive from Mysore.
  • National Restaurant, Hunsur – Local restaurant, popular for their non-veg food.
  • Thalassery Family Restaurant, Chowkur – A Kerala-style restaurant with a family-friendly setting, good for a pitstop.
  • Classic Restaurant, Gonikoppal – Popular restaurant with veg and non-veg Malayali food at affordable rates.

Mysore to Coorg Condition via route 2

Mysore to Coorg travel via this route is longer and takes more time but there are no tolls on this road either.

Best Route to Travel from Mysore to Coorg

Both the routes are good for traveling from Mysore to Coorg with interesting stopovers and ample food stops. Both roads don’t have tolls but there is a slight difference in the distance and time between them. Route 1 passes through more popular spots like Bylakuppe and Kushalnagar. If you want to save time and still have a comfortable drive with plenty of attractions along the way, then Route 1 is your best option.

Other means of traveling from Mysore to Coorg

How to Reach Coorg by Train

There is no option to cover the Mysore to Coorg distance by train. Since Mysore is the closest railhead, most train travelers disembark at Mysore and drive the rest of the way. If you are coming from a different city by train, stop at Mysore and book a cab to complete the trip to Coorg in comfort. For updated train timings, check the IRCTC website for the latest timetables.

How to Reach Coorg by Flight

You cannot fly between Mysore and Coorg. The Mysore Mandakalli Airport is the closest airport to Coorg. If you are traveling from a different city by air, take a flight to Mysore and book a cab to complete the rest of the journey by road. For any flight booking needs, visit online travel portals or check airline websites directly before planning your trip.

Attractions in Coorg for Sightseeing

The home of the best coffee in the state, Coorg is known for its rich landscape, exotic wildlife, and lush greenery, dotted with hills, valleys, and coffee plantations that date back hundreds of years ago. The unrestricted expanse of its natural beauty excites its visitors every time. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a rejuvenating vacation, or a soul-searching trip, Coorg tour can fulfill all your travel goals. Savaari curated a video travel guide on Coorg, that gives you several reasons why Coorg should be on your travel bucket list.

These are some of the most popular places in the city that travelers frequently visit:

  • Madikeri Fort – a 17th-century fort by three ruling dynasties during their reigns
  • Abbey Falls – the most famous waterfall of Coorg that cuts through coffee plantations
  • Raja’s Seat – a terraced garden with a viewing point for public
  • Tadiandamol Peak – Coorg’s highest point and famous for treks
  • Coffee Plantations – many plantations offer tours with coffee tasting sessions
  • Bylakuppe – an exclusive Tibetan settlement with monasteries, vihara, and eateries

Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Coorg

While its culture is largely influenced by the colonial settlers, and later by travelers and explorers, Coorg’s palate is defined by Kodavu food.

To sample the best of classic and contemporary, Indian and international cuisines, explore these places in Coorg.

  • Tiger Tiger, Raja Seat Road, Near Rajdarshan Hotel, Madikeri
  • Coffee Blossom Restaurant, Club Mahindra Madikeri Resort in Coorg, Karavale Badaga, Madikeri
  • The Fort Mercara, Fort Mercara, Kodava Samaja Complex Main Road, Madikeri
  • FernTree, Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, 1st Monnangeri, Galibeedu, PO, Madikeri
  • Nellaki, Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Galibeedu, 1st, Monnageri

Hotels and Resorts in Coorg

        Place Name                             Address                             Phone Number                    
Silver Brook Estate                     Kadagadal Village, Madikeri, Coorg, KA, 571248                                         099458 15485                    
Coorg Giri Nivas                     Girinivas C/o Mr. Srinivas, Dairy Farm Road (Fire Office Road) Opposite SAI Hockey Ground, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201                                         094807 88503                    
Nature Vista                     Horoor Sunticoppa Madikeri 571237; Karnataka, Madikeri                                         094499 15551                    
Leisure Vacations Woodstock Villas                     Near Sampigekatte Junction, Madikeri – Mysore Highway, Madieri, Karnataka 571201                                         082722 98100                    
Depot Estate Homestay                     Mysore-Mercara Road, State Highway 88, Mercara Kodagu (Coorg), Karnataka 571201                                         094499 19036                    

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Some temples and religious sites may have strict dress codes and rules, so make sure to dress accordingly and follow the temple policies.           
  • If you are renting a car, keep the vehicle with you throughout the trip as local transportation may not be as developed or frequent as in cities.
  • Pandemic rules may affect visiting hours of tourist sites and restaurants. Check online or call before you visit.   

 Savaari Safety Tips for Road Trips from Mysore to Coorg

  • Carry all hygiene-related items – sanitizer, masks, disinfectant sprays and a bed sheet to cover the seat with, while traveling.
  • Use a hand sanitizer before and after your ride.
  • Install the Aarogya Setu app before your trip.
  • Running the AC continuously during the trip is not recommended. If you were to use the AC, please ensure that it is run in the recirculated mode and the windows are lowered at frequent intervals.
  • Dispose of any tissues or pieces of cloth that you may have used outside the car.
  • If you have opted for a car rental service, try to load your luggage in the boot of the car yourself to ensure a zero-contact ride. 
  • Maintain a safe distance between yourself and the driver.