Kodagu is an administrative district in the state of Karnataka in India. Located on the Western Ghat, it has thick forested region and is home to a national park. Kadagu is the most sought after and beautiful hill station in Karnataka. It is also well known for its coffee plantation. The Omkareshwar Temple built in 1820 in the Indo-Saracenic style architecture is one the tourist attractions in this district. Bhagamandala temple in Madikeri was built in the Kerala styled red tiled roofs. It is constructed at the confluence of three rivers, Cauvery, Kannike and Sujyoti. The Nagarahole National Park is spread between Kadagu and Mysore district. With wide range of flora–fauna, the Nagarahole National Park is a popular destination for nature and animal lovers.
Talacauvery is a holy pilgrimage place. It is the place of origin of the mighty river Cauvery and a temple is built there with a silver Shiva linga being worshipped at the temple. Sight of the Bramhagiri peak can be well viewed from the place. Dubare National Camp is a unique eco-tourism site where research and studies on elephants are done. Other major tourist attractions are Chiklihole Reservoir, Madikeri Fort, Raja’s Seat, Harangi Dam and Raja’s Tomb. There are also opportunities for the adventure seekers like white river rafting and trekking on the various hills in this district.