The Scotland of India Dear to Mother Nature and popular with tourists, Coorg is a bewitching hill station located in the state of Karnataka, South India. Offering peaceful, romantic and interesting ambiance for an entertaining vacation, Coorg is visited by tourists from far and wide. Coorg is also famous for its coffee plantations sprawling across acres of land, leaving the onlookers mesmerized. Maderi, a beautiful town, is the district headquarter of Coorg which attracts many a tourist. Coorg was earlier known as Kodaimalenadu, which in the local language Kannada, means ' dense forest on a steep hill'.