So you are going to Coorg, the land of scenic beauty, coffee plantations and yes, a heaven for any food lover, but where are the places to find some good local fare? This is a question that plagues many. People from the nearby places visit this town mostly on weekends, as it gives them a chance to break free from their monotonous lives. For others, especially the first time visitors, who have heard a lot about the place through their friends and other travelers, they are in for a treat indeed. Coorg tourism provides all the possible information regarding facilities, sights, and acts as a local guide as well.
Reaching to the district headquarters of Coorg is very easy as there is access by road from nearby towns. Coorg is well-connected by road from all nearby towns. When in Coorg, Local transport is not a problem since the taxi services are everywhere. Another option would be to walk around or rent cycles. The most important aspect of a vacation would be accommodation. Prior booking is always an option, else you can hop into the Coorg tourism center and explore options. Now that these important matters have been sorted out, you can settle in and get ready to wander about.
You can begin at the coffee plantations, but be prepared to walk if you want to learn all there is to learn about these plantations and the people who work in them. This small district that comes second in coffee production in the entire nation is also famous for its local delicacies, which are served in the eateries. You will work up quite an appetite by the time you are done. The restaurants in Coorg offer a wide range of cuisines and delights from the local region and other parts of the country. The best part of all is that one could find expensive as well as budget restaurants making it a place where all food lovers can feast irrespective of their monetary conditions. Some of the finest eateries that you may visit are;
- Silver Oaks: A part of Hotel Coorg International, this place not only serves the local cuisines but it also serve the continental, mughlai and Chinese to its visitors. All the items in the menu are reasonably priced while the service and quality has been rates as excellent by most of the visitors here.
- Raintree: Considered as one of the very popular and most charming restaurants in Coorg, this place offers multi-cuisine delicacies. The view from the restaurant is breathtaking, which further adds to the wonderful experience of dining here. Mutton Biryani, Chemmen Thenga, Meen Moilee, Ularthu and Allepey Prawn Curry are some of the famous dishes of this eatery. A visitor must not miss the opportunity to taste the Elaneer Payasam here, which is a very nice dessert. For the teetotalers, it serves a variety of tea while the filter coffee is a specialty of the place.
- East End Hotel: Every meal here comes with a multiple option of chutneys and a glass of smooth cool buttermilk. This is one of those restaurants in Coorg that serve the spicy local delicacies, which is the essence of the food in this region. The reasonably priced menu is capable of making all kind of visitors happy once they are done feasting.
A morning cup of filter coffee is available in almost all the restaurants in Coorg, which must not be missed.
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