You can just hang out for half day here, this Nandhi Hills is a very huge granite rock, a palace is there on the top of the hill, built by Tipu Sultan.
Better pack your food from B'lore itself, the resturant here will be highly crowded on the weekly/ public holidays. And also the food is not so good.
If you want to stay here for night, there is a Government guesthouse.
Hogenakkal waterfalls, 170 km from Bangalore on the border of the states Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Waterfalls all over the place. As if one prehistoric dinosaur stepped around and created these canyons in the landscape.
Kodagu was a kingdom ruled by the Hoysalas from the 11th to the 14th century AD. and thereafter by the Vijaynagar kings and the Chengalavas. The Wodeyars of Kodagu ruled from the 17th to the 19th century.
The British annexed Kodagu in 1834 after dethroning Chikkaveerarajendra Wodeyar. It was administered by Chief Commissioners till independence and then in 1952, as a category 'C' state, had a representative in the Rajya Sabha.
Upon the reorganisation of states in 1956, Kodagu became a district of Karnataka State.
The Coorgs have been described, by Sir Thomas Holland as the finest race without any exception in Southern India, superior to most in the colour of skin, stature and prominence of nose.
Coorg inscriptions hardly throw any light on the history of Coorg. They show that the province was successively connected to the Ganga Dynasty, the Hoysala Kings, the Nayaks of Belur and the Lingayat Rajas of Coorg, as also those of the Bednur family.
Kodagu is a land of many communities. Although Kodavas are the main ethnic group, Gowdas, Brahmins, Christians and Jains are other communities who live in Kodagu.
Besides these communities, tribes such as Yeravas, Kurubas, Airies and Kudiyas, who are believed to be the original settlers of the area, also live in Kodagu. Muslims from the Malabar Coast, the Mapilles, too have been here for several years as traders and businessmen.
"Historical Images Princess Gowramma"
The last Rajah of Kodagu Virarajendra Wodeyar was deposed and sent into exile in Banares by the British in May 1834. While in exile he received a pension from the Government but on realising that he would not return to the throne in his principality he demanded the return of the capital invested in the East India Company that was the inheritance of his cousin Devammaji. The exiled king also had in his possession the valuable jewels belonging to Devammaji.