Wayanad to Coorg by Road– Distance, Time and Useful Travel Information

The sleepy little hamlet, snuggled between the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats, Coorg is a place of pure natural beauty and a treat for the weary souls. The misty valleys, crisp mountain weather, and rich natural treasures, makes the ‘Coffee Land of Karnataka’ a sensory delight.

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Why travel from Wayanad to Coorg?

The road to Coorg cuts through the beautiful hills and tropical forests of Karnataka. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a rejuvenating vacation, or a soul-searching trip, a Coorg tour can fulfill all your travel goals.When you take a road trip from Wayanad to Coorg, you can enhance your experience by enjoying everything that lies on the way. With a Savaari, you can turn your drive into a fun-filled journey and also customize the trip to your liking, travel time, and budget.

Traveling from Wayanad to Coorg by car

From the winding roads of Wayanad to the lush hills and valleys of Coorg, the roads on this route are as gorgeous as they can get. In between the stretches of paddy fields give way to the denser forested areas. The best way to enjoy this is to sit back and slip into the charm of the landscape, from one state to another.

Along the way, you’ll pass through places like Panamaram, Kutta, Kanoor and Gonikoppa, as well as the borders of Nagarhole National Park. With our completely customizable Wayanad to Coorg trip packages, you can stop at any of these places and do a quick sightseeing. Let us help you discover the best routes to travel from Wayanad by Coorg by car.

Wayanad to Coorg Roadtrip

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 colder than the rest of the year, but summers and spring are equally conducive to explore the outdoors of Coorg. 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 time to visit Coorg.

Popular Routes from Wayanad to Coorg

Route 1: Distance and Time taken from Wayanad to Coorg via Madikeri – Bhagamandala Rd/Madikeri – Virajpet Rd

This is the shortest, fastest, and most popular route to travel from Wayanad to Coorg. It is also the major route, used by most interstate travelers/tourists. The traffic on this route is also minimal, and there are no road closures like other inner roads. There may be tolls on the way. Wayanad to Coorg distance on this route is somewhere around 84KM and takes about two hours. Always check live maps and instant traffic updates for the latest information on Wayanad to Coorg road conditions. 

Here’s the basic route map from Wayanad to Coorg-

Wayanad — Kattikulam — Kutta — Kanoor — Ponnampet — Gonikoppa — Ammathi — Murnad — Madikeri

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Thirunelly Temple, Thirunelly – An ancient Vishnu temple, this religious site is the highlight of the town, good for a short tour and photo ops.
  • Iruppu Falls, Brahmagiri – The second biggest waterfalls in the Coorg district, this site offers stunning views of the Bhahmagiri Hills, good for treks, hikes, picnics, or bathing in the natural cascade, best seen during monsoon.
  • Glenloren Tea Plantations Viewpoint, Shettigeri – Sweeping tea gardens surrounded by thick forests and hills, good for an overnight stay or day tours of plantations.
  • Barapole River Scenic Spot, Shettigeri – A riverside picnic spot with scenic views of surrounding forests and meadows, good for hikes and day treks.
  • Perumbadi Lake View Point, Kannur-Mattanur-Coorg Road – Take a detour to this scenic lakeside surrounded by lush greenery and hills, good for picnics, photo ops, or tea breaks.

Places to eat along this route:

  • Holiday Hill Family Restaurant, Kattikulam – Fancy restaurant inside a resort, serving a wide variety of food and beverage options, good for big groups and families.
  • Sapthagiri Restaurant, Kutta – Casual restaurant serving snacks, meals, and beverages, good for breakfast and lunch, kid-friendly.
  • The Spice Rack, Gonikoppa – A spacious local restaurant serving Indian, Chinese, and continental menu in a traditional setting, good for families and big groups.
  • Madeena Family Restaurant, Murnad – Standard, highway-side family restaurant serving vegetarian and nonvegetarian fare in a casual setting, good for kids and big groups.

Wayanad to Coorg Condition via route 1:

This is the shortest and fastest route to travel from Wayanad to Coorg and is used by regular travelers. This route has standard highway tolls and the road conditions are great since there are no road closures as of July 2022.

Route 2: Distance and Time taken from Wayanad to Coorg via Malayora Hwy

This is the alternative route to travel from Wayanad to Coorg. The traffic on this route is minimal, and there are no road closures like other inner roads. There may be tolls on the way. The distance between Wayanad to Coorg on this route is about 151 KM and takes a little over 4 hours. Always check live maps and instant traffic updates for the latest information on Wayanad to Coorg road conditions. 

Here’s the basic route map from Wayanad to Coorg-

Wayanad — Panamaram — Mananthavady — Tindummal — Kottiyoor — Vilamana — Kandimakki — Murnad — Madikeri

Popular sights/monuments that you will encounter along this route:

  • Cholavayal Bridge View Point, Kattikulam – A gorgeous view point offering an abundance of sceneries and breathtaking surroundings.
  • Muneeswaran Kunnu Viewpoint, Thavinhal – View point offering splendid views of rolling hills around and the spectacular tea gardens veiled in mist.
  • Minha’s Tea Park, Thavinhal – A well maintained park in the midst of a tea estate with a nice huge lawn.
  • Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Tholpetty – One of the bio-geographically most precious parts of Southern India, famous for harboring a diverse flora and fauna.

Places to eat along this route:

  • Nadan Food, Kalpetta – A popular spot for quick South Indian meals on the drive from Wayanad.
  • Chicke’s Fast Food, Mananthavady – Popular fast food restaurant serving North Indian, South Indian and Chinese food in a family-friendly setting.
  • Friends Fast Food, Kottiyoor – A Kerala-style restaurant with a family-friendly setting, good for a pitstop.
  • Venus Coffee, Virajpet – Highway side café serving mini-meals, snacks, and other café food, tea and coffee, good for breakfast, lunch, groups, and kid-friendly.
  • Pooja Hotels, Virajpet – Local restaurant serving a wide variety of North Indian and South Indian food.

Wayanad to Coorg Condition via route 2:

This route is also good to travel from Wayanad to Coorg and is used by most travelers. This route may have standard highway tolls and the road conditions on this stretch are quite good.

Wayanad to Coorg Best Route:

Both the above routes are good to travel from Wayanad to Coorg. However, the first route seems faster with minimum traffic, maximum highway access, and better road quality. If you want to travel faster, then route 1 is a better choice but if you want a wholesome drive, then opt for route 2.

Other means of traveling from Wayanad to Coorg

By Train

There is no railway station in Wayanad. The nearest junction is in Nilambur, 90 KM away. The nearest major railhead is in Calicut, at 110KM. The nearest railhead in Coorg is in Mysore, 95 KM away from the city center. Hence, the best way to travel from Wayanad to Coorg is to book an outstation cab or rent a car and do a road trip.

By Flight

There are no flights between Wayanad and Coorg. The nearest airport to Wayanad is Calicut International Airport, 93 KM away. The Mysore Mandakalli Airport in Mysore is the closest airport to Coorgm, 131 KM away. So, the only way to travel from Wayanad to Coorg is by road.

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.

  • Madikeri Fort– The most popular landmark of Coorg, this 17th- century fort commemorates the three ruling dynasties of this region.
  • Abbey Falls – The best of all falls in Coorg, the Abbey Falls are about 6 KM from Madikeri town, in the middle of plantations. You have to walk downhill for a few minutes to reach the base. There’s a hanging bridge opposite the falls to get a panoramic view of the hills and the valleys behind the falls.
  • Raja’s Seat – A public, terraced garden, this is a popular viewing point on top of a hill. Visit during sunrise or sunset for the best views.
  • Dubare Elephant Camp – At an hour’s drive from Madikeri town, lies this elephant camp, in the middle of forested areas. You can play with baby elephants or feed them and watch them in their original habitat.
  • Mercara Gold Estate & Plantations – The biggest and most popular coffee estate in the district. You can take a tour of the plantation and learn about different varieties of coffee and other spices grown.
  • Tala Kaveri – The source of the Cauvery River, Tala Kaveri sits on the hills and is also a pilgrimage site. It is 44 KM from Madikeri town.

Savaari recommends – Popular places to eat in Coorg

  • Coorg Cuisine, Main Bus Stand, Stuart Hill
  • Barbeque Bay Restaurant, Club Mahindra Madikeri Resort
  • Kodagu Kitchen, Popular Residency Building
  • Raintree Restaurants, Behind Town Hall
  • Taste of Coorg, Stuart Hill

Hotels and resorts – Accommodation in Coorg

Hotel Name Address Phone Number
IBNI Springs Madikeri Ibnivalavadi Rural, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201 NA
Abbydhama Estate Stay Abbey Falls Road, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201 07829488829
Hotel Coorg International Convent Road, Bhagavathi Nagar, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201 08025232329
Gowri Niwas New extension, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201 09448493833
Cornwall Bed And Breakfast CPHM+46G, Bhagavathi Nagar, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201 NA
Woodstock Resorts Mysore Highway, near Sampigekatte Junction, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201 07204041722

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