Historical Monuments of Coorg

Besides being a eco-tourism hotspot since being located on an advantageous position on the Western Ghats, Coorg is also fancied by a good number of holidayers and study tourists as a place offering monuments of historical importance. The most significant among a handful of historically significant attractions in Coorg is the Omkareshwara Temple established in Muhammadan architectural style in 1820 by king Lingarajendra II. This temple features a dome at the center besides four corners with turrets. Legend says that the king hand built the temple to appease the vengeful spirit of a pious Brahmin slain by him unjustly. Another monument in Coorg boasting historical importance is Gaddige that houses the tombs of kings Dodda Virarajendra and Lingarajendra II. The royal tombs also offer a commanding view of the beautiful town. Coorg also boasts of a large Tibetan settlement at Bylekuppe near Kushalanagar. The place houses a number of monasteries with the prominent ones being the monasteries of Namdroling and the Great Gompa of Sera Je and Sera Mey. There is also the Tashi Lhumpo monastery where the Panchan Lama resides. Tourists can capitalize on a number of decently maintained holiday homes in Coorg for accommodation across their sojourn.

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