Madikeri

Travel Guide
Madikeri Fort featuring a castle, heritage architecture and heritage elements

Discover an attractive town surrounded by the Brahmagiri hills, nourished by the Kaveri River and imbued with the rich history of Coorg rulers.

With royal tombs and a temple, rainforests and coffee plantations, Madikeri is full of cultural and natural attractions. This picturesque hill town is perched at an elevation of 5,000 feet (1,525 meters) among green-covered hills. The scenic terrain and cool, wet climate have earned the area the nickname of the Scotland of India

In town, take a tour of the grand historic landmarks that the ancient rulers of the Coorg region left behind. Admire the impressive walls of Madikeri Fort, a defensive palace that was built for the Mysore king, Tipu Sultan. Inside, a museum exhibits relics and presents stories from the town's past.

Climb the hillock in northern Madikeri to see the Gaddige, otherwise known as Raja's Tomb. These royal resting places hold the remains of several nobles, including Linga Rajendra, a 19th-century ruler of the Kodagu region. Appreciate the beauty of the Islamic domes of the tomb buildings and enjoy a pleasant panorama of the city below.

Venture just outside of town to tour Omkareshwara Temple, a spectacular building with white and red towers. The blend of Islamic and Gothic architecture is characteristic of the mixed east-west heritage of the region.

With mountains, forests and waterfalls, there is so much beautiful scenery around Madikeri to explore. Hike through the patchwork landscape of coffee plantations and spice estates. This rich farming land is well known for its aromatic cardamom, peppers and intoxicating Coorg honey.

Drive to Abbi Falls to see the water plunge into the Kaveri River. Visit during the torrential monsoon season when heavy rains swell the cascade. View the crashing water from a suspension bridge opposite.

A nice way to round off your day before heading out for a meal is to go to Raja's Seat. This pavilion, surrounded by lush gardens, is said to have been a favorite amongst Coorg royals who came here to watch the sun set over the green valleys below.

Madikeri is a beautiful town, rich in history and culture and accessible only by road. Get there via a bus or rental car from several cities, including Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore.

Where to stay in Madikeri

Coorg Wilderness Resort
Coorg Wilderness Resort
5 out of 5
Madikeri - Virajpet Rd, Madikeri, Karnataka
The price is Rs15,476 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Situated in Madikeri, this luxury resort is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Madikeri Fort and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Raja's Seat. Gaddige - Raja's Tomb is 3.2 mi (5.1 km) ...
Coorg Wilderness Resort
Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg
Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg
5 out of 5
1st Monnangeri, Galibeedu Post, Madikeri, Karnataka
The price is Rs20,300 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
This family-friendly Madikeri hotel is located in the mountains, 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Gaddige - Raja's Tomb, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Raja's Seat and Madikeri ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (113 reviews)
"This is a very unique property that provides solace from the daily grind- verdant, unspoilt and literally in the lap of nature."

Reviewed on 7 Apr 2021

Taj Madikeri Resort & Spa, Coorg
The Tamara Coorg
The Tamara Coorg
5 out of 5
Kabbinakad Estate, Napoklu Nad, Madikeri Taluk, Madikeri, Karnataka
The price is Rs16,800 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Western Ghats and within 25 miles (40 km) of Madikeri Fort and Raja's Seat. Gaddige ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
"The Tamara is a pearl nested in the Western Ghats. The experience from the beginning till the end was magical. This breathtakingly beautiful property is complemented by immaculate service that had a personal touch to everything. Special thanks to Manjunath and Amandeep at the Deck for their hospitality ..."

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2021

The Tamara Coorg
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MySpace Express Oleander Service Apartment
MySpace Express Oleander Service Apartment
3 out of 5
Block 22 Next to Smitha Eye Clinic, Junior College Road,Madikeri, kodage, Madikeri, Karnataka
The price is Rs2,520 per night from 24 Sep to 24 Sep
Situated in Madikeri, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Madikeri Fort, Gaddige - Raja's Tomb and Raja's Seat. Western Ghats and Harangi Dam ...
MySpace Express Oleander Service Apartment
OYO 10918 Home Coorg Coffee Nest
OYO 10918 Home Coorg Coffee Nest
2.5 out of 5
Kaveri Layout Convent Junction, Madikeri, Karnataka
Situated in Madikeri, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Gaddige - Raja's Tomb and Madikeri Fort. Raja's Seat is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.
OYO 10918 Home Coorg Coffee Nest
Jungle Mount Adventure Camp
Jungle Mount Adventure Camp
Yavakapadi village, post Kakkabbe, Madikeri, Karnataka
Situated in Madikeri, this campsite is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from Western Ghats and within 25 miles (40 km) of Raja's Seat and Gaddige - Raja's Tomb. Madikeri Fort ...
Jungle Mount Adventure Camp
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