Kodagu beats Munnar to the top tourist spot


MYSORE

A picture of a misty Talacauvery shrine in Kodagu

Until recently, Munnar in Idukki district of Kerala trumped Kodagu as a tourist hotspot, but the hilly district of Karnataka with its coffee plantations and pleasant weather has emerged as the new favourite  in 2012-13.

From January to Nove­mber this year, Kodagu received as many as 10,73,961 tourists and Munnar only 3,53,545, although it has more to offer tourists in terms of infrastructure, going by the data of the tourism departments of the two states.

A recent survey by the Indian Tourism Deve­lop­ment Corporation, New Delhi, too placed Kodagu in numero uno position among hill stations of the country, says Mr Phaneesh, assistant director of Department of Tourism, Kodagu.

Full report here Deccan Chronicle 

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