Coorg is ideal for a tranquil green escape in Karnataka, especially for those who are tired of the crowd and hustles in other major tourist destinations such as Mysore and Mangalore. For those who do not know, Coorg is dubbed as the ‘Kashmir of South India’ and 'Scotland of India' because of its grandiose charm and rejuvenating ambience at 3500 ft from the sea level. Coorg is regarded as an ideal summer retreat to escape he hot summer days in the tourist cities as well as other regions of India. However, tourists will be surprised to see that the hill station has one of the biggest Buddhist settlements in India with their Namdroling Monastery or the Golden Temple, located just 30 km away from the capital Madikeri. There are many thrilling outdoor activities to enjoy in this hill station, such as trekking, golfing, and river rafting for the travelers. For best trekking and rafting experience, hit the Brahmagiri, Pushpagiri, and Tadiandamol peaks in Coorg. Apart from that, you can try one of the affordable and rejuvenating Ayurvedic massage for 30 minutes in of the spas or homestays in Coorg. This time, prefer to stay in a homestay where you can avail of free tips and traveling guidance as well.