How to Reach Coorg by Air
Coorg doesn’t have an airport of its own yet flying down is the most convenient and the fastest way to reach the hill station, if you are coming from far. Depending on which part of the country you are traveling from will decide the most convenient airport for you. The closest international one is Mangalore International Airport, sitting at a distance of just 140 kms from Coorg city centre. For domestic flights the nearest one is at Mysore, 120 kms from Coorg. The most well-connected airport near Coorg, however, is the Bangalore International Airport, albeit 286 kms away. Whether you alight at Mangalore or Bangalore, once at the airport, you can hire a cab or hop onto any of the state-owned or private luxury buses that ply between these two cities and Coorg.
How to Reach Coorg by Railways
Just like the missing airport, Coorg does not have a railway station of its own. However, if you like train journeys and want to take your time getting to Coorg by train, there are a few options. You can take a train till the neighbouring cities of Mysore or Bangalore, both of which are well-connected to nearly all corners of India by train. Between the two, Mysore is closer at just 120 kms far away from Coorg.
How to Reach Coorg by Road
Whether you come by flight or decide to take the train, the last leg of the journey to Coorg is by road. And what a spectacular journey that is! The 4-5 hours that you will take to reach Coorg promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience. The entire route as you head towards Coorg is replete with stunning landscapes, verdant mountains and unbelievable weather. The road winds its way through the hills and can get steep and bit rough in certain patches. Nothing that a seasoned traveller should be too worried about.
Here’s a quick look at the distances between Coorg and some major nearby cities:
Mysore and Coorg 107 kilometres
Mangalore and Coorg 138 kilometres
Bangalore and Coorg 265 kilometres