COORG

Q) Write whether the following are true or false.
a) Lokesh Abrol wrote the prose-piece "Coorg"
= True

b) Tea and rubber grow in Coorg in plenty.
= False

c) Coorg is between Mysore and the coastal town of Mangalore.
= True

d) Kodagu is the largest district in Karnataka.
= False

e) During the monsoons it does not pours enough in Coorg.
= True

f) The season of joy commences in Coorg from September and continues till April.
= False

g) Coorg is home to evergreen rainforest, spices and coffee plantations.
= True

h) The fiercely independent people of Coorg are possibly of Greek or Arabic descent.
= True

i) The river Kaveri obtains its water from the hills and lakes of Coorg.
= False

j) The Coorg Regiment is one of the most decorated in the Indian Army.
= True

Give short answer of the following questions.

1. What is Mahaseer ?
= Mahaseer is a fresh water fish.

2. Who is one of the most decorated in the Indian Army ?
= The Coorgi regiment is one of the most decorated in the Indian Army.

3. Name the district headquarters the only gateway to Coorg ?
= Madikeri the district headquarter is the only gateway to Coorg.

4. What is a Kuppia ?
= Kuppia is the traditional dress of the people of Coorg.

5. What is a kuffia ?
= Kuffia is the traditional dress of the people of Arabs and the Kurds. 

6. What is the other name of Coorg ?
= The other name of Coorg is Kodagu.


7. What is Coorg famous for ?
= Coorg is famous for its coffee, rainforest and spices.

8. Where is Coorg situated ?
= Coorg the smallest district of Karnataka is situated midway between Mysore and the coastal town of Mangalore.


9. Name the fish available in the river of Coorg .
= The fish available in the river of Coorg is Mahaseer.

10. What covers thirty percent of Coorg district ?
= Evergreen rainforest covers thirty percent of Coorg district.

11. What is the main crop of Coorg ?
= Coffee is the main crop of Coorg.

12. What kind of tradition does Coorgi homes have?
= Coorgi homes have the tradition of hospitality.

13. Name the smallest district of Karnataka .
= Coorg is the smallest district of Karnataka.

14. Who was the first chief of the Indian Army ?
= General Cariappa was the first chief of the Indian Army.

15. What is Brahmagiri ?
= The Brahmagiri is a range of hills on Coorg.

16. Which crops grow in Coorg in plenty ?
= Coffee plants grow in Coorg in plenty.

17. What are kingfishers ? Why do they dive ?
= The kingfishers are fish eating birds. They dive to catch the large freshwater fish.

18. What can be seen in Coorg most prominently ?
=Coffee estate and colonial bungalows can be seen most prominently in Coorg.

19. Where is India's largest Tibetan settlement ?
= India's largest Tibetan settlement is in the island of Nisargadhama in Coorg.

20. What status do the Kodavus enjoy in India?
= The Kodavus are the only people in India who enjoys the privilege of carrying firearms without a license.

21. How is weather in Coorg during the monsoons?
= During the monsoons the weather is not fair in Coorg. It pours enough which keeps many visitors away.

Q.1) Give a brief description of the place Coorg.
= The coffee country Coorg is the smallest district of Karnataka. It is situated on the midway between Mysore and the coastal town of Mangalore.Coorg is a very beautiful place with land of rolling hills, coffee plantations and evergreen rainforest. Evergreen rainforest covers thirty percent of this district.

Q.2) Describe the Coorgi people and their descent .
= The fiercely independent people of Coorg belong to a proud race of martial men and beautiful women. They are most possibly of Greek or Arabic descent. Their culture is apparent in the martial traditions, marriage and religious rites, which are distinct from the hindu mainstream.

Q.3) Name the birds and animals found in Coorg ?
= The birds and animals found in Coorg are - Kingfishers, macaques, malabar squirrels, langurs, slender loris, elephants and many more.

Q.4) How is the water of the river Kaveri ? Where does the river obtain its water ?
= The water of the river Kaveri is fresh and clear. It obtains its water from the hills and forest of Coorg.

Q.5) What are the sports that Coorg offer to the tourists ?
= The sports that Coorg offers to the tourists are - river rafting, canoeing, rappelling, rock climbing and mountain biking.

Q.6) Mention the story that supports that the people of Coorg are of Greek descent.
= There is a story behind the descent of the people of Coorg. According to the story a part of Alexander's army moved south along the coast and settled here when return became impractical. They married amongst the locals. Their culture is apparent in the martial tradition, marriage and religious rites, which are distinct from the hindu mainstream.

Q. 7) How can the visitors reach Coorg?
= The visitors can reach Coorg either by road, rail or air. There are two routes from Bangalore to Coorg. The nearest airports are Mangalore (135 km ) and Bangalore (260 km). The nearest railheads are at Mysore, Mangalore and Hassan.

Q.8) How is the culture of the Coorg ?
= The culture of the people of Coorg is distinct from the Hindu mainstream. Their culture is apparent in the martial traditions, marriage and religious rites.


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