(also known as Kodagu) is a place said to
haunt you forever with its timeless beauty.
It is popularly dubbed as “Southern
Kashmir” and “Scotland of India”.
The name "Kodagu" is derived from
the local name “Kodavu” and the
people of Kodagu, who are known as Kodavas.
However, there are many stories explaining
the origin of the name. According to the Puranas
for instance, the land of initial settlement
was called “Krodadesha” which
later became “Kodagu”.
"Coorg Karishma" is located
20 kms away from Mercara (Madikeri) .
It is nestled in a Coorg coffee estate away
from the maddening crowd and in the middle
of greenery, with trees swaying, birds chirping
and the soothing tranquility touching your
hosts, the Palanganda Medappa family, are
very warm and cordial people with interests
in hospitality and nature. While the wife
(Mrs. Smitha Medappa) looks after the house
and garden the husband (Mr. Medappa) is
an avid naturalist and has great enthusiasm
for crafting drift-wood sculptures ,
besides being a typical Coorg farmer. He
grows, coffee, pepper, cardamom, areca nut,
paddy and bananas in his estate.