You can visit the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubare Elephant Camp, and Nagarhole National Park to get a taste of wild life. The Nagarhole National Park, also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park is a true treat to see wildlife in the free run. This reserve has wildlife such as, leopards, wild elephants, tigers, deer, Indian bison, horned antelope, barking deer, wild boar, mouse deer, hyena, mongoose, otter, and 250 bird species. The best time to visit this place is between the month of May and September. Monsoons make trekking difficult as this place will be infested with leeches. You can take an accommodation in the government guest houses that are close to this reserve.
At the Dubare elephant camp, you can watch the natural habitat of these wild elephants. Additionally, under guidance, you can also groom and feed these elephants. You can get a glimpse of their life and also the scenic beauty of Kauveri River that runs in this place when you visit this camp. You can also take up the river rafting activity in the crystal waters of Kauveri when you visit this camp.
The omkareshwar Temple, the most revered temple Sri Sringeri Shankar math, and Bagamandala temple are often visited even by tourists who visit Coorg. The Bagamandala temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanyam, Ganapathi, and Vishnu. The Omkareshwara temple also has a fascinating history. It is said that when a Coorg King killed a Brahmin, he had to go to Kashi and get a Shivling and install it in this temple to appease the spirit of the Brahmin whom he had killed. Close to the famous Lakshmana Tirtha is the Rameshwara temple which has shrine of Lord Shiva and Lord Rama.
There are a few forts and places of historic value that you can visit in and around Coorg. Gaddige, which is the tomb of the Kings of Coorg, Virarajendra and Lingarajendra are often visited by tourists as well as locals. You can watch the sunset and the mountain ranges at this place. Bylakuppe is a golden temple dedicated to Padmasambhava, and follows the culture and rituals of Vajrayana Buddhism. This is a beautiful 40 feet Golden temple and has monasteries and stupas in its surroundings. The Madikeri Fort also has an interesting history related to the Tipu Sultan. This fort was rebuilt by Tipu Sultan and has a vintage clock tower, a temple, an Anglican Church, and a museum. This fort gives a panoramic view of entire Coorg.