Places to Visit in Kushalnagar Madikeri within 50 KMs

Kushalnagar is a place in Somavarpet taluk which is in the Kodagu District. This is the place I visited on my vacation. One of my favorite place to visit and stay. There are many beautiful Places to Visit in Kushalnagar Madikeri within 50 KMs. It is 235 KMs away from Bengaluru which is situated at the height of 830 meters mean sea level. Kushal Nagar is largest city in Somavarpet taluk. According to 2011 census population of the city is 26,487.

The city is situated in the east of the Kodagu District on the bank of the Kaveri River. In pre-independence time Kushal Nagara known as the Fraser Town, named after Colonel Fraser, who was political agent of British in Coorg State around 1834.

The weather condition is Kushal Nagar is unique in the District, It is not as cold as Madikeri and not as hot as Mysore, this has made Kushal Nagar distinctive place in the district. Bylakuppe in the Kushal Nagara is a Tibetan camp and locally known as the Tibet Camp. Ex-chief minister of Karnataka Shri Gundurao hails from this very city. The city is located on the National Highway number 275 which connects Mangalore and Bangalore. Bylukuppe is five to six kilometer away from KushalNagara, but it is in Mysore District.

Places to Visit in Kushalnagar Madikeri within 50 KMs:

  1. Kaveri Nisargadhama
  2. Dubare Elephant Camp – Lake & Backwaters
  3. Golden Temple / Tibetan Monastery
  4. Harangi Reservoir

Kaveri Nisargadhama Forest

Kaveri Nisargadhama is an island situated in Kaveri River. It is 2 KM away from the Kushal Nagara State highway. Kaveri Nisargadhama is State run forest resort, in this island one can see deer, elephants, peacocks and other wild animals. Visitors are allowed to take elephant ride around the Nisargadhama which is unforgettable life time event. We can access the Kaveri Nisargadhama through the bridge, which connects the island with main land and helps visitors to cross mighty Kaveri River.

Inside click of of Nisargadhama - Kushalnagar

Inside view of Nisargadhama – Kushalnagar

Dubare Elephant Camp, Kushalnagar

Dubare is famous for elephant camp. Dubaare camp is run by Karnataka State Forest Department. Elephants for Mysure Dasara were trained here, Dubare is 4 KM away from the Kushalanagara. Dubare is situated in between Kushal Nagara and Siddapur. Dubare is on the banks of Kaveri River. View of wild Asiatic elephants are common around the Camp, tiger, leopards, deer’s, wild dogs can be seen from Dubare. Crocodiles can be seen around the river.

Dubare also offers trekking, fun fishing and river rafting by state run forest department. Tibetan Golden temple in Kodagu: The Tibetan Monastery is located 6 KM away from Kushal Nagara. This settlement is second largest settlement Tibetan settlement outside the Tibet. After Chinese invasion Tibetan Monastery established here in the year 1972, today it serves around 7000 monks and students. This place attracts not only Tibetans but also tourists in and around the world. Major attraction here is 40 feet tall golden Buddha statue. One can find shopping places which sells traditional Tibetan ornaments and dresses.

Dubaare also offers trekking, fun fishing and river rafting by state run forest department. Check the below my clicks.

Water Riding in Dubaare Elephant camp kushalnagar coorg

Water Riding in Dubaare Elephant camp kushalnagar coorg

Tibetan Golden temple in Kodagu

The Tibetan Monastery is located 6 KM away from Kushal Nagara. This settlement is second largest settlement Tibetan settlement outside the Tibet. After Chinese invasion Tibetan Monastery established here in the year 1972, today it serves around 7000 monks and students. This Golden temple place attracts not only Tibetans but also tourists in and around the world. Major attraction here is 40 feet tall golden Buddha statue. One can find shopping places which sells traditional Tibetan ornaments and dresses. People usually talk Kodava , Kannada , Are Bhashe, Urdu, Malayalam , Tulu in and around the Kushala Nagar city.

A click at Golden temple kushalnagar

A click at Golden temple kushalnagar

Harangi Reservoir

Harangi dam built across the Harangi River, which originates at the Pushpagiri Hills, dam is situated in Hudugur Village which is 9 KM away from heart of the Kushal Nagara City. Harangi is tributary of the Kaveri River. Harangi joins Kaveri near Kudige in Somavarpet taluk.

Isak

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3 Responses

  1. Yashica says:

    Wanted to know which place is better to stay to see all the sightseeing places in coorg …either kushal nagar or madikeri… i want to visit abbey falls,omkareswara temple,fort talacauvery bhagamandala raja seat tibetan monastery temple harangi dam and all the remaining places…

  2. Isak MM says:

    Hi Yashica, as per my knowledge and since there are more beautiful places around Madikeri than the Kushalnagar I would recommend you to stay in Madikeri. And then you can visit Kushalnagar surrounding places while your travelling.

  3. Ruchita says:

    This is awesome Tibetan camp. Which is your favorite among these all? Can you please let me know, which season will be better if I would like to visit?

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