Kodagu is an administrative district in Karnataka, India. Before 1956 it was an administratively separate Coorg State,at which point it was merged into an enlarged Mysore State.The misty hills, lush teak wood and sandalwood forests, and acres of tea and coffee plantations of Kodagu are, in a word, stunning. Also known as Coorg and dubbed “The Scotland of India,” Kodagu is a postcard-perfect region of scattered villages and hamlets, which are the epitome of old-world charm. Kodagu is ideal for outdoor activities such as trekking, angling and white-water rafting, and major festivals like Keil Poldu (worship of weapons), Cauvery Shankaramana (return of the river goddess) and the Huttari (harvest) festival are a huge draw. Namdroling Monastery (Kushalnagar), Golden Temple, Talakaveri (Bhagamandala), Iruppu Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Abbey Falls (Madikeri), Omkareshwara Temple are some of the tourist attraction.