5 Coorg souvenirs to take home
Sep 14, 2022, 5:47 p.m.
3 minute read
Coorg garners much love and attention for its scenic landscapes, coffee plantations, steep hills, lush forests and countless streams.
A favorite travel destination of many around the world, ‘Scotland of India’ has so much to offer that you can’t get enough of it.
So, if you are visiting “South Kashmir”, here are five souvenirs you must take home.
As mentioned above, Coorg is famous for its coffee plantations. In fact, it is called the “coffee cup of India”.
The coffee here is aromatic, full-bodied and has a mild taste, so you must take some for home.
In addition, Coorg also produces the most expensive coffee in the world called civet coffee (kopi luwak) and is a major exporter of coffee beans including Arabica and Robusta.
Homemade wines in Coorg are popular, utterly delicious and won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
These hearty concoctions not only contain grapes, but also the goodness of ingredients such as ginger, apricot, pineapple, lychee, gooseberry, passion fruit, and more.
Some even include saffron and dried fruits.
You can score wines in flavors such as pomegranate, playercoffee etc on the way back.
Chocolates are among the most sought after souvenirs that tourists buy in Coorg.
These chocolates are homemade and contain 100% organic ingredients from the plantations of this magnificent mountain resort.
They come in a variety and are known to be irresistibly tempting.
Although you can find them in all the local stores, Choci Coorg is a place you must bookmark for chocolate shopping.
The “sweet” side of Coorg
Coorg was once the leading exporter of honey and its quality is absolutely unmatched.
The honey produced is one hundred percent organic, so you can easily buy bottles and take them home.
However, before buying, make sure they feature an AGMARK as it guarantees its quality.
It will also help you avoid adulterated honey sold at exorbitant prices.
AGMARK is a certification for all agricultural products that guarantees that they are of the highest quality, comply with hygiene standards and fit for use. The mark is attributed to fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals, honey, oils, gheespices, wheat, butter, flour, oilseeds, etc.
The agricultural scene of Coorg is quite impressive as it is blessed with bountiful nature.
The hill station offers an eclectic range of spices you can use to cook and remember your #CoorgDiaries one bite at a time.
So, when you visit this idyllic destination, buy cardamom, black pepper, basil, cumin, oregano, rosemary, cloves, thyme, mint, sage, etc.
What else can you buy in Coorg?
Coorg is also famous for oranges, dried fruits, vegetable oils, silk sarishandmade soaps, flavored teas, wooden and coconut objects, traditional jewellery, etc. Each of these items are readily available throughout the hill station and make the perfect souvenir you can take home.