Famous as the Switzerland of the east and the Kashmir of the south, Kodagu is the destination for leisure. The scenic landscape of Kodagu with its vast expanse of forests, plantation, and cultivations, that once were driving this primarily agro-based economy, are now adding momentum for eco-tourism in the region. Kodagu is home to plantation crops like coffee, tea, rubber, teak, areca nut, and tapioca. The region is also popular for its pepper, cardamom, and orange cultivation. The district has immense potential for investments in the tourism sector and is also home to several golf clubs.

Infrastructure & Resources


Kodagu has 28.88% of land as forest cover that accounts for 10% of the total forest area in the state. It has 21.12% uncultivable land and 14.26% remaining land. 35.74% of the land is used for cultivation.


River Cauvery along with its principal tributaries Hemavathi, Lakshmana Theertha, Kakkabbe and Harangi provide water in this district. However, groundwater availability in the region is still moderate.


The Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company Limited (CESCOM) supplies electricity in the region. Additionally, a hydroelectric power plant was commissioned in the year 2000 at the Harnagi Reservoir.

Natural Resources

The district has natural reserves of reddish-brown soil and yellowish-grey to greyish sandy loam available.

Human Resources

Kodagu is home to niche institutions like the College of Forestry – Ponnampet, University of Agricultural Sciences and School Of Nursing Madikeri, among others.


The district has easy access to three international airports and two domestic airports, and by road, it has access across State Highway 88 with 538 km of the highway running through the region. The Mangaluru (Mangalore) Karwar, Goa and Chennai seaports provide sea route access.

Living in Kodagu

Temperatures in Kodagu vary between 11 degree celsius and 26 degree celsius. The district has all the basic amenities and provides excellent access to resources.


Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes


Community Health Centres


Primary Health Centres


Government Hospitals


Four-star and five-star hotels available




PU Colleges


Degree Colleges


Polytechnic Colleges


Medical Colleges


Engineering College


Industries Growing With Karnataka

Bharath Earth Movers Limited

Honda Motor Cycles & Scooters

Tata Power Co. Ltd

Glaxo Smith Kline (G.S.K)

Scania Commercial Vehicles

Associate Decor Limited

Mahindra Aerospace

Mitsubishi Electric Company

Badve Engineering

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost (INR Crores) Agency Status
Development of road from Jannapura-Sakleshpura, Sakleshpur-Shanivarasanthe Transportation 7000 KSHIP DPR Under Preparation
Development of Road from Magadi to Somwarpeth Transportation 7000 KSHIP DPR Under Preparation
Establishment of Modern Abattoirs In ULB’s Urban Infrastructure 9 DMA DPR Under Preparation
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District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
Industrial Estate, Kohinoor Road
Madikeri- 571201

Phone: 228746
Email: [email protected]

Other Contacts

Additional Chief Secretary to Government Commerce & Industries Department
# 106, 1st Floor, Vikasa Soudha, Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 2225 2443
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Commissioner for Industrial Development Director of Industries and Commerce
No. 49, South Block, Khanija Bhavan
Race Course Road Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 2238 6796
Email: [email protected]
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Chief Executive Officer
Invest Karnataka Forum

3rd Floor, Khanija Bhavan (East Wing), No. 49, Race Course Road, Bengaluru – 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 22205333
Email: [email protected]

Managing Director
Karnataka Udyog Mitra
3rd Floor, Khanija Bhavan (East Wing), No.49,
Race Course Road, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone : 91-80-2228 2392, 2228 5659; 2238 1232
Email : [email protected]
Visit us at: www.kumbangalore.com

Managing Director
Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre (VTPC)

VTPC Building, Kasturba Road, Bengaluru-560001.

Phone: 080-2286 0644, 2253 4444
Email: [email protected]

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board
4th & 5th Floor, East Wing, Race
Course Road, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 2226 5383, 2226 7900
Email: [email protected]
Visit us at: www.kiadb.in