Madikeri

  • Land of Coffee Plantations!!

Madikeri

Madikeri is a prominent place in Coorg district, which is famous for its coffee plantations. Muddukeri, its old name was given by a local ruler who governed Coorg in the 16th Century, which over the years turned into ‘Madikeri’. It has an another name called ‘Mercara’, which was given by the British who had made Coorg as one of their leisure stations, due to its year round pleasant climate . Coorg was then nick-named as the Scotland of India, and even now this place has the same climate with lush green nature. Thanks to the local agrarian population, the serenity of this place has been intact with modern day developments not hampering the pleasant environment in this hill station.  It is a small town with limited population and is surrounded by well maintained coffee estates cuddled with huge trees all over. Due to its cool climate and evergreen scenic beauty Coorg is often called as the Kashmir of South India and Madikeri – as the capital of this place. Madikeri in Coorg is where you can find maximum number of Hotels, Resorts and Homestays accommodating the ever-increasing flow of  tourists.

Places to Visit in Madikeri

Abbey waterfalls : Small but magnificent water fall in a tributary of Kaveri River near to Madikeri town. Abbey falls is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper vines.  Abbey falls was earlier called Jessi falls, named after a British officer’s wife. Flow of water is moderate throughout the year except Monsoon when the flow is much higher.  The increased number of visitors has taken a huge toll on the natural beauty of the falls and surrounding places. Recommend to go early in the morning where crowd is less and can hear the whispering water in silence and the colourless water looks white like snow.(Distance from Madikeri- 6 km)

Madikeri Fort : Madikeri fort (often called as Mercara fort) and a Palace  inside the fort were built in the last quarter of the 17th century by King Mudduraja. Later on Tipu Sulthan of Mysore captured it and rebuilt it in granite who named the site as Jaffarabad. King Lingarajendra Wodeyar II in 1812-1814 took over the fort and renovated the fort. The Veerabhadra Temple inside it was removed by the British and built an Anglian Church, which is now converted to Museum. The British renovated the structure twice and in 1933 added a clock tower and a portico. One can find two life size masonry elephants in the north-east corner at the entrance and a church in the south-east corner.(Distance from Madikeri Town- Less than 1 Km)

Raja’s Tomb : Being one of the important monuments in Coorg, the royal tombs provide a commanding view of Madikeri town & are in the Islamic style with the domes in center and turrets at the angles.(Distance from Madikeri – 1km)

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Raja’s Tomb in Madikeri (Coorg). Image Credit: Deep Goswami

Raja’s seat : Kings of Coorg heard to be spent their evenings with their consorts here.  Scenic beauty of lofty mountains, grassy meadows, steep dale and wide spread paddy fields can be enjoyed from Raja’s Seat. Sunset creates a romantic atmosphere here that gratifies every aching heart. And at dawn, a walk through the pergola makes you feel perfect with the freshness of heavenly air and a spectacular view of the mesmerizing misty mountains.  A beautiful park, the toy train and children’s  amusements area makes Raja’s Seat worth seeing for family too.(Distance from Madikeri- Less than half  km).

Omkareshwara Temple : The Omkareshwara Temple in Madikeri was built by the Lingarajendra II in1820 in the combination of Catholic, Keralite, Gothic and Islamic styles of Architecture.  To overcome some sin the King committed, he brought a Shivalinga from Kashi and installed it after building a temple. The Shivalinga was named Omkareshwara and regular rituals are performed. The bars of the windows of the temple were made of Panchaloha. The annual Teppothsava or Boat Festival is a memorable event (Distance from Madikeri-1 km).

Talacauvery : Talakaveri is marked with Brahma Kundike or Tirth Kundike. A small spring of water originates from this place and hence it is referred to as Talakaveri. The river Cauvery is one of the most sacred rivers in India as per Hindu mythology. It is on the Brahmagiri hill slopes at an altitude of 1276 mtr above sea level. The scenic beauty attracts many tourists from all over. (Distance from Madikeri- 44 km, from Bhagamandala- 8 km).

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Talacauveri in Madikeri (Coorg). Image Credit: Viplav Veganati

Bhagamandala : Bhagamandala is the meeting of three rivers and is also referred to as Triveni Sangam. There is a religious significance attached to the temples here. It is believed locally that a dip in the holy river will heal of various physical and psychological miseries. The water here is supposed to have healing and miraculous powers. (Distance from Madikeri-36 km).

 

Packages for Madikeri (Coorg)

How to Reach Madikeri

  • ROAD
  • RAIL
  • AIR

Bangalore to Madikeri Route:Bangalore-Mandya-Mysore-Kushalnagar-Madikeri. Bangalore to Madikeri distance is 255 km, covered in 5 h 15 min.

Mysore to Madikeri Route:Mysore-Kushalnagar- Madikeri. Mysore to Madikeri distance is 120 km, covered in 2 h 45 min.

Mangalore to Madikeri Route:Mangalore-Kalladka-Mani -Madikeri. Mangalore to Madikeri distance is 138 km, covered in 3 h.

Calicut to Madikeri Route:Calicut-Thalassery-Mahe-Iritty-Virajpet-Madikeri. Calicut to Madikeri distance is 180 km, covered in 4 h 45 min.

Nearest Railway Station to Madikeri is Mysore Railway Station. Mysore Railway Station to Madikeri distance is 120 km, covered in 2 h 45 min. Mangalore Railway Station to Madikeri is 138 km, covered in 3 h.

Nearest airport to Madikeri is at Mangalore, at 145 km covered in 3h 15 min. Bangalore Airport to Madikeri is 294 km, covered in 5 h 30 min. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).

Best Time to Visit Madikeri

Madikeri has a pleasant climate throughout the year. If you love Monsoon, June to July period is a good time to visit. It is generally cold during December to February during mornings and evenings.

Distance to Madikeri

From Place Distance (in Km)
Mangalore 138 km
Bangalore 255 km
Mysore 120 km
Calicut 180 km

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5 Days Trip from Bangalore : Coorg and Wayanad Packages From Bangalore for 4 Nights and 5 Days is a combination of two neighboring plantation hill stations of Kerala and Karnataka. You will have a great variety to experience in terms of culture, cuisines, and sightseeing. Both the destinations are bestowed with plenty of greenery and wildlife. Some of the famous wildlife sanctuaries and tiger reserves of South India are featured in this 5 Days Coorg and Wayanad Packages from Bangalore. Sighting of wild animals like elephant, bison, and deer etc are very common at these places. There also have been sightings of tigers and leopards in some instances. If you are looking for an unwinding experience from your busy schedule, this sure is one of the packages you should look for. Mesmerizing coffee plantations of Coorg and amazing tea plantations in Wayanad will refresh your mood on this holiday trip. Guests can be picked up from Bangalore, Mangalore, Kozhikode or Mysore by an exclusive cab. Entire sightseeing will be done using the same cab and driver. You may also choose from various categories of stay featured in our packages. There are multiple options – economy, budget, deluxe and premium packages in resorts, hotels, and homestays. Treehouse stay and Plantation stays can also be arranged in this 5 days trip from Bangalore. Write to us at info@groowynd.com for customizing your holiday package. We also have Wayanad and Coorg Tour Package with honeymoon inclusions as well. Mysore Coorg Wayanad Packages can also be done, if you have few additional days to spare. If you are looking for packages for other South Indian destinations do visit our page South India Tour Packages.

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Places to visit in Wayanad:
  • Edakkal Caves (The cave is a cleft between rock, known for ancient inscriptions on the wall, great view from top).
  • Jain Temple Sulthan Bathery (very close to the highway, ancient Jain Temple).
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  • Banasura Sagar Dam (known as the biggest of its kind in India, speed boat and row boating available).
  • Lakkidi view point (Breath taking view from the top of ghat section, best viewed in evenings).
  • Pookot Lake (wonderful view of greenery all around, boating facility available, perfect for unwinding).
  • Kuruva Island (Chain of islands, good for soft trekking and splash, cross over in a raft).
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Places to visit in Coorg:
  • Abbey Falls (Famous waterfall of Karnataka, close to Madikeri).
  • Raja’s Seat (Raja’s Seat wonderful place for evening provides amazing view of the valley)
  • Nisargadhama (Chain of islands near Kushalnagar, good place for soft trek).
  • Golden Temple (Tibetan monastery in Kushalnagar, accommodating around 7000 Tibetan monks, reflects the Tibetan Type of Architecture).
  • Dubare Elephant Camp (Experience elephant very closely, give bath to elephant, good place for children and family).

 

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