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

RECOMMENDED PACKAGES

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Windflower Coorg Wayanad Bandipur Package

Windflower Coorg Wayanad Bandipur Package for 6 Days features a combination of unique destinations and some of the best luxury resorts owned by Windflower Resorts and Spa. Windflower Resorts & Spa has luxury resorts at all these destinations of Coorg, Wayanad & Bandipur that boasts of tastefully designed resorts in varied settings ranging from a reserve forest to a tea and a coffee estate resort. Each resort offers a unique partnership with nature and its surroundings and also ensures you are offered the best-in-class service across all the resorts. Additional, we at Groowynd Holidays can customize these packages for you to include game drives / safaris at the Bandipur wildlife sanctuary, Nagarhole and Wayanad Wildlife sanctuaries. Also sightseeing can be planned at these destinations to include visit to prominent tourist spots in Coorg and Wayanad, the two prominent hill stations of South India.  We can provide you an exclusive cab and driver to take you around these places including your Airport/Station transfers. Tourist places in  Coorg or Wayanad will be covered as per the itinerary provided. Both Coorg and Wayanad have many attractions to visit such as view points, waterfalls, natural lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, chain of islands etc. You would be staying 2 Nights each at Coorg and Wayanad and 1 Night at Bandipur on the Windflower Coorg Wayanad Bandipur package.

Windflower Coorg Wayanad Bandipur Package : Customized

The guests will be picked up by exclusive Cab for Windflower Coorg Wayanad Bandipur Package. Pick up can be done from Bangalore, Mysore, Calicut, Mangalore, Coimbatore or Cochin. Pick up/drop places can be customized for any of the mentioned places to reduce road journey, based on client’s requirement. The same cab will be used for the entire trip for transfers and sightseeing. Accommodation can also be arranged in other resorts if you have any specific choice.

You may write to us info@groowynd.com for Windflower Coorg Wayanad Bandipur Package or customized Honeymoon Packages of South India. Detailed itinerary for the package along with options for stay will be forwarded to your mail id

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Taj Vivanta Coorg Package

Taj Vivanta Coorg – 3 Days package: Vivanta by Taj Madikeri (Coorg) is an apt place for spending your honeymoon or unwinding holiday. The luxury resort is perfectly placed in the mountains of Madikeri overlooking the valley. If you are looking for a place to relax in the lap of nature, then look nowhere else, this would be a perfect place for you to rejuvenate on a short break!! The resort has an environment-friendly design, which is well appreciated by its guests who stay here. You may opt for booking a Taj Vivanta Coorg honeymoon package or an accommodation cum transport package from us which includes your transfers and sightseeing by an exclusive cab. The nearest airport to Vivanta by Taj Coorg (Madikeri) is Mangaluru (Mangalore) International Airport, which is 151 km. The route from Mangalore Airport to Taj Vivanta Coorg is Kalladka – Sullia – Madikeri – Vivanta by Taj.

Taj Vivanta Coorg Package: Customized

Vivanta by Taj Coorg (Madikeri) package includes 2 Nights stay (If you are looking for a more relaxed affair, a 3-4 Nights stay is surely recommended). Pick up/drop is arranged from Bangalore or the desired place and entire sightseeing of Coorg are done by an exclusive AC sedan/SUV for a couple. Based on the number of guests the type of vehicle can be customized as well. Pick up is available from Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Kozhikode, Coimbatore, Kochi etc. If you have more number of days planned for your holidays, a visit to Vivanta by Taj Bekal (approx 3 hour journey from Vivanta by Taj Madikeri) can also be arranged for a serene beach experience. Alternately, it can be combined with a luxury resort in Kabini, Wayanad or Mysore. If you are looking for a holiday package to other South Indian tourist destinations you can visit our page South India Tour Packages. For exclusive Wayanad packages, you may visit our page Wayanad Honeymoon Packages.

Write to us at info@groowynd.com or post a query on this page for special promotions/deals of Taj Vivanta Coorg or a customized honeymoon package of Taj Vivanta Coorg combined with other nearby destinations/resorts.

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Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package

Kabini Coorg Wayanad tour package – If you are a wildlife enthusiast, then you should head to the Nagarhole National Park for a jungle safari. The park is famous for amazing animal sightings during a safari. The Kabini backwaters are the most sought-after place for nature admirers and wildlife enthusiasts as it is home to a number of wild animals, especially elephants, which arrive here in herds in search of water. Other animals that can be seen at Nagarhole are: tigers, leopards, sloth bear, spotted deer, wild boar, Indian bison and a large number of exotic birds. Elephants, spotted deer and wild boars are among the most easily sighted. This 6-Days Kabini Coorg Wayanad tour package covers the famous South Indian tourist destinations that are known for wildlife, nature, plantations and much more!! Kabini is renowned for its wildlife sightings and the boat safari on the Kabini river. Staying at a resort on the banks of River Kabini would be a unique experience, which enables you to view wildlife very closely. Some of the resorts like Orange County Kabini or The Bison provide luxury stays on the banks of Kabini River. Coorg is known for coffee plantations and other natural attractions that are visited by tourists from around the world. Wayanad is a destination blessed with natural beauty. Wildlife, waterfalls, lakes, view points, historical places and much more to see. If you are looking for a more relaxed affair, 8 Days is what we recommend for this tour. Groowynd Holidays offers pick up from Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Calicut, Coimbatore etc based on convenience of guests. You may also visit our links Wayanad tour packages and South India tour packages for itineraries covering Wayanad tourist places and other South Indian tourist destinations respectively.

Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package: 5 Nights & 6 Days

Places to Stay: Kabini – 1 Night | Coorg – 2 Nights | Wayanad – 2 Nights

 

Places to Visit in Kabini:
  • Jungle Safari (one of the most sought after wildlife experiences in south India)
  • Coracle Ride in Kabini (offered by most of the resorts in Kabini)
Nagarhole National Park

Waterwoods Kabini

Nagarhole National Park

Evolve Back Kabini (Orane County Kabini)

Places to visit in Coorg:
  • Abbey Falls (An incredible waterfall where the river Cauvery falls into the rocky laps from a elevation of 70 feet)
  • Raja’s Seat (Raja’s Seat, meaning the Seat of the King is an amazing view point)
  • Madikeri Fort (Built by Mudduraja in the last quarter of the 17th century)
  • Nisargadhama (Chain of islands spread in 64 acres island, reachable through a dangling bridge)
  • Golden Temple (Accommodating around 7000 Tibetan monks in and around, this beautiful architecture reflects the Tibetan Style of Architecture)
  • Dubare Elephant Camp (Dubare Forest is a natural island of about 11-12 acres with elephant camp, elephant rides available)

 

Places to visit in Wayanad:
  • Edakkal Caves (Provides great view from top, famous for ancient inscriptions).
  • Jain Temple (Though near to Sulthan Bathery Town, it is a serene place).
  • Muthanga Wild Life Sanctuary (One of the famous wildlife safaris of Kerala).
  • Banasura Sagar Dam (The largest dam in India, speed boat facility available).
  • Lakkidi view point (Amazing view from the top of Valley and Ghats).
  • Chain Tree near Lakkidi (Story behind the ghat section road).
  • Jain Temple (One of the ancient Jain Temple of Kerala).
  • Pookot Lake (A fresh water lake in the valleys with pedal/row boat facilities).
  • Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (Jungle safari conducted by forest department in the morning and evening).
  • Kuruva Island ( A rich green island of Mangrove Forest bamboos, unpopulated sigh, best for soft trekking).
Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package

Chembra Peak Heart Lake

Kabini Coorg Wayanad Tour Package

Pookot Lake

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