Tourist Attractions

Madikeri is the district headquarters of Coorg and has several interesting tourist spots. Some of the prominent tourist spots include the Fort, the former Palace, Omkareshwara Temple, the Gaddige (Rajas' tombs) and the Raja Seat. The town, situated at an elevation of 1525 meters, is located on a plateau on the Western Ghats. Madikeri was founded in 1681by Muddu Raja, a prince of the Haleri dynasty and was named Muddu Rajakeri which later became Madikeri.

The Fort @ Coorg THE FORT

The fort is situated in the center of the town, on top of a hillock. Built by Lingaraja during the 19th Century ...

Raja's Seat @ Coorg RAJA'S SEAT

Perched atop a hill, overlooking a wide valley is the place where the kings of yore spent their evenings...

OMKARESHWARA TEMPLE

This temple built by Lingaraja in 1820 is a perfect blend of Islamic and Gothic styles of architecture....

Gaddige @ CoorgGADDIGE

There are three tombs here, whose architecture was influenced by the Islamic styles...

ABBEY FALLS

About 8 Kms from Madikeri is the beautiful waterfall and picnic spot, where the Abbey cascades 70 ft down ...

GANDHI MANTAP

A memorial to the father of the nation built at the site where Mahatma Gandhi sat and addressed the people ...

PLACES OF INTEREST IN OTHER PARTS OF COORG

TALACAUVERY - 48 KMS.

Cauvery, a major river of South India takes its birth at the foot of Brahmagiri hills at Talacauvery...

BAGAMANDALA - 40 KMS.

As Cauvery flows down the hills, Kannike and Sujyothi (underground) join it. The confluence of these three rivers...

NALKAND PALACE - 45 KMS.

King Dodda Veera Rajendra built this palace in 1792. If you are planning a trek to the highest peak of...

IGGUTHAPPA TEMPLE - 40 KMS.

On the way to Nalkand Palace, from Kakkabe village take a deviation to visit the "Paadi Igguthappa"...

IRUPPU FALLS - 85 KMS.

An ideal picnic spot on the Laksmantheertha river. There is a Siva temple believed to have been ...

NAGARAHOLE NATIONAL PARK – 98 KMS.

India’s first ‘Bio Sphere Reserve’ and one of the best Tiger Reserves ...

DUBARE – 40 KMS.

This is the elephant training camp of the forest department on the banks of river Cauvery ...

NISARGADAMA – 32 KMS.

A natural island formed by River Cauvery near Kushalnagar can be reached by crossing ...

HARANGI – 38 KMS.

Harangi dam is built across river Harangi. This reservoir is 8 kms. From Kushalnagar and ...

TIBETAN GOLDEN TEMPLE – 40 KMS.

Bylakuppe has one of the largest Tibetan settlements, which allows ...