The tempting aroma of fresh coffee that excites your nostrils as soon as you land in Coorg is unmissable. Misty hills and orange orchards make Coorg one of the most sought after tourist destinations in South India. As it is easily accessible, this beautiful hill station is often visited by Keralites. Honey Valley and Nilakandi Waterfalls are two must-see destinations when visiting Coorg.
Honey Valley is located near the enchanting countryside of Kabinkadu, 7 kilometers from Kakkabe, 27 kilometers from Virajpet and 48 kilometers from Madikkeri. Interestingly, this place takes its name from a luxury ‘Honey Valley’ resort owned by Suresh Chengappa. The resort which stretches lavishly over 75 acres also boasts coffee plantations, cardamom and pepper orchards. You could walk through the plantation to reach the Nilakandi waterfalls.
The trek to the waterfalls begins near a dry pond that is barely a kilometer from the resort. The waterfall is about four kilometers from here. The majestic waterfall surrounded by dense tropical forests is truly mesmerizing. This beautiful waterfall has its source in the Tadiandamol mountain. It is a magical experience to watch the waterfall tumble down the rocks fifty feet above. Hundreds of visitors come here every day to enjoy its beauty and bathe in the calming waters. Visitors are allowed to walk to the waterfall from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free entry. Nalakunadu Palace, Brahmagiri Trekking and Tadiantamol Mountains are some of the other attractions in Honey Valley.