Monsoon tourism big draw in Kodagu
Monsoon tourism is a big draw in Kodagu, unlike in the past when tourists stayed away during the rainy season.
The major water falls across Kodagu and the increasing interest in water rafting, have contributed to the growing trend of monsoon tourism.
A leading Madikeri hotelier said there was no “off season” for his hotel as tourist flow has been steady in the last couple of years even during the monsoon.
Whitewater rafting has caught up in a big way at Kakkattu-Kith river near Srimangala with the Karnataka government ministers too showing interest in the sport.
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar and the Minister for Youth Services and Sports Goolihatti D. Shekar, witnessed rafting recently near Srimangala.
Irpu Falls near Kutta, the less known Mallalli Falls in Somwarpet, the famous Abbi Falls near Madikeri, Medura Falls at Surlabbi, Geejaganda Falls near Garwale, Chelavara Falls near Cheyyandane, Devaragundi Falls at Mukkodlu and Mullanda Abbi near Mutlu are some of the water falls which provide wonderful spectacle to tourists visiting Kodagu during the monsoon.