Coorg Coorg

Where is Coorg?
Coorg or Kodaguis midway between Mysore and the coastal town of Mangalore. It is the smallest district of Karnataka.
What is the story about the Kodavu people's descent?
What are some of the things you now know about? [i] the people of Coorg? (ii) the main crop of Coorg? (iii) the sports it offers to a tourists? (iv) the animals you are likely to see in Coorg? (v) its distance from Bangalore and how to get there?
Here are six sentences with some words in italics. Find phrases from the text that have the same meaning. (Look in the paragraphs indicated) (i) During monsoons it rains so heavily that tourists do not visit Coorg. (para 2) (ii) Some people say that Alexander’s army moved south along the coast and settled there. (para 3) (iii) The Coorg people are always ready to tell stories of their sons’ and fathers’ valour. (para 4) (iv) Even people who normally lead an easy and slow life get smitten by the high-energy adventure sports of Coorg. (para 6) (v) The theory of the Arab origin is supported by the long coat with embroidered waist-belt they wear. (para 3) (vi) Macaques, Malabar squirrels observe you carefully from the tree canopy. (para 7)
Midway between Mysore and the coastal town of Mangalore sits a piece of heaven that must have drifted from the kingdom of God. This land of rolling hills is inhabited by a proud race of martial men, beautiful women and wild creatures. Coorg, or Kodagu, the smallest district of Karnataka, is home to evergreen rainforests, spices and coffee plantations. a. What has Coorg been compared to and why? b. What is Coorg known for? c. Which word in the extract means the same as 'having to do with war'?
The fiercely independent people of Coorg are possibly of Greek or Arabic descent. As one story goes, a part of Alexander's army moved South along the coast and settled here when return became impractical. These people married amongst the locals and their culture is apparent in the martial traditions, marriage and religious rites, which are distinct from the Hindu mainstream. a. Which descent do the people of Coorg belong to? b. Where can we find the culture of Coorg most apparently? c. How is this theory supported?
Coorgi homes have a tradition of hospitality, and they are more than willing to recount numerous tales of valour related to their sons and fathers. The Coorg Regiment is one of the most decorated in the Indian Army, and the first Chief of the Indian Army, General Cariappa, was a Coorgi. Even now, Kodavus are the only people in India permitted to carry firearms without a licence. a. What kind of stories are the Coorg people always ready to tell? b. What is the special favour granted only to them even now? c. What proves that they are brave?
The river, Kaveri, obtains its water from the hills and forests of Coorg. Mahaseer - a large freshwater fish - abound in these waters. Kingfishers dive for their catch, while squirrels and langurs drop partially eaten fruit for the mischief of enjoying the splash and the ripple effect in the clear water. Elephants enjoy being bathed and scrubbed in the river by their mahouts. a. Which river flows from the hills of Coorg? b. Why do the squirrels drop partially eaten fruit in the river? c. Find the word in the extract which means same as 'wave'.
Describe any two tourist places of Coorg.
How has the Coorgi tradition of courage and bravery recognised in modern India?
Describe Coorg's weather.
What can be considered a bonus?
How do Coorg’s locations, people and natural features add to the diversity of India?
The culture, lifestyle and traditions of a place are influenced by the people who lived or settled there at some point of time. Cultural assimilation adds flavour to the existing structure of a society. Summarise your opinion on the given idea.

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