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.
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)
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).
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).
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).
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.
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Bekal Coorg Wayanad Tour Package – is an ideal honeymoon package that covers the best combination of beaches, backwaters, hill station and plantations. This itinerary takes you through the famous North Kerala beaches and backwaters in Bekal, a sleepy village in the Kasaragod district and the neighbouring hill stations of Wayanad, a land of plains and mountains and Coorg, a picturesque hill station in the South. Bekal is one of the main attractions of North Kerala. Bekal Fort, Beach and the Backwaters have always been a treat for tourists coming down to Northern Kerala. Coorg, when compared to other popular hill stations in the South is more calm and relaxed and adds spice to your North Kerala and Karnataka trip. There are many tourist spots in Coorg such as Bhagamandala, Talakaveri (the birth place of Cauvery), Dubare elephant camp, Bylekuppe Golden Temple, Nagarhole National Park or Chelavara falls. Wayanad, on the other hand is a pristine hill station in Kerala, with a number of peaks offering magical views from the top. There are many attractions such as the Chembra Peak (the highest peak in Wayanad), Edakkal Caves, Karapuzha Dam, Pookote Lake and many other sites. Tourists can also indulge in many adventure activities such as Trekking, Zip-lining, Bamboo Rafting, Boating at different locations in Wayanad. Guest are picked up for this tour from Mangalore/Kozhikode Airport or Railway Station. On completion of the Bekal Coorg Wayanad Tour Package guests will be dropped to Calicut Airport or Railway Station. Pick up/drop points can be customized at Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Calicut, Mangalore etc. as per the client’s requirement.
Wayanad – 2 Nights | Coorg – 2 Nights | Bekal – 1 Night
Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Tour Package – is the best Kerala tour package sought by most tourists visiting Kerala – God’s own Country, for the first time.!! Though Wayanad is not featured in this Kerala holiday package, a website for Kerala looks incomplete without featuring its most famous tourist destinations. i.e. Munnar Thekkady and Alleppey. Travelers would love this option for it reflects the essence of Kerala. The mesmerizing hills and tea plantations of Munnar, the wildlife and spice plantations of Periyar aka. Thekkady, and the legendary backwaters of Kerala that can be best experienced while traveling on a houseboat are some of the inclusions of this tour. Guests will be picked up for this Munnar Thekkady Alleppey tour package from Cochin International Airport or Ernakulam railway station or bus stand. The place of departure can be Cochin itself or Coimbatore/Madurai etc. This famous Kerala holiday package that covers the South of Kerala can also be combined with Wayanad and other destinations in North Kerala starting from Bangalore. The tour can be extended from Cochin/Alleppey to Wayanad by taking a train to Calicut (Kozhikode). If you have some more days to spare some of the other prominent Kerala tourist places like Marari, Athirapally, Kovalam, Kumarakom or Trivandrum also can be added. Pick up and drop of guests can accordingly be arranged from Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. Groowynd Holidays, a tour operator for Kerala is also recognized as a Destination Expert for Kerala on TripAdvisor.
Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Tour Package from Bangalore : If you are looking for the Munnar Thekkady Alleppey package from Bangalore or Honeymoon Package, we can pick you up by exclusive cab from Bangalore. If you are looking for a group tour to Munnar or Munnar Thekkady Package from Bangalore with Alleppey houseboat, we can customize the package accordingly.
Munnar Thekkady Alleppey Kovalam Package : This is an amazing combo of hill station, wildlife, backwaters and beaches. The most sought after Kerala Holiday package also can be customized based on guest requirement. We would suggest, arriving at Kochi and departing from Trivandrum to avoid tedious by road journey from Trivandrum to Kochi.
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Places of Stay: Munnar – 2 Nights | Thekkady – 1 Night | Houseboat – 1 Night
Valara/Cheeyapara Waterfalls, Eravikulam National Park, Rose Garden, Pothamedu View Point, Munnar Tea Plantations, Mattupetty Dam and Kundala Lake, Echo Point, Tea Museum etc.
Periyar Wildlife, Cultural Centers, Spice Plantations, Boating in Periyar. Guests can opt for a trekking, if staying for 2 Nights.
Cruise on the famous backwaters of Kerala would be a unique experience. Check in time at the houseboat is 1200 h. The experience starts with a traditional lunch served onboard and a subsequent evening cruise across the backwater and canals of Alleppey giving you an opportunity to see the village life of Kerala. All meals are included during your stay at the houseboat. The Houseboat will be anchored in the evening at a dockyard and guests will continue their stay in the Houseboat in a well equipped AC Bedroom with all amenities.
Mysore Wayanad Coorg Kabini Tour Package from Bangalore!! Kabini is one of the most sought after wildlife destination in Karnataka. Nagarhole Tiger Reserve close to Kabini holds a prominent place in the wildlife map of South India. The neighboring plantation hill stations Coorg and Wayanad are a great combination to have a feel of two states Kerala and Karnataka in a short span of time. Mysore, the palace city would add a lot of variety to the trip. The majestic Mysore Palace is one of the famous fascinations of Mysore.
Wildlife Safari, Palaces, Waterfalls, Trekking, Lakes, Boating are some of the attractions of the trip. Guests are picked up from Bangalore International Airport/Railway Station by our representative. You may choose a pick up from the hotel or your home as well. The distance between Bangalore and Mysore 150 km, covered in 3 h. Major tourist destinations of Mysore, Kabini, Coorg and Wayanad will be covered during the 6 days of the trip. On the final day, guest will be traveling from Wayanad to Bangalore. The distance between Wayanad and Bangalore is 280 km covered in 6 h. Guests are dropped back to Bangalore with fond memories of a wonderful holiday experience on completion of Mysore Wayanad Coorg Kabini tour package. Do click on our link South India Tour Packages to know other featured packages for South India.
Places to Stay: Kabini – 1 Night | Coorg – 2 Nights | Wayanad – 2 Nights | Mysore – 1 Night
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