Visit to Madikeri, Coorg District, Karnataka, India

by Pai June. 15, 2017 2359 views

Madikeri (Also known as Mercara) is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. It is the headquarters of the district of Kodagu (also called Coorg) and a popular tourist destination.

Places of Interest:

  • Abbey Falls - Abbey Falls (also spelled Abbi Falls and Abbe Falls) is in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. The river is part of the early reaches of the river Kaveri.
  • Raja's Seat - Raja's Seat (Seat of the King) is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. It is one of the most important tourist spots in madikeri of Coorg District. A pleasant spectacle of refreshing layers of greenery, chain of high and low-rise-mountains attired with mist, the Raja Garden is one-time-favorites of Kings of Kodagu who used to watch the setting sun, and spend time with their queens here.
  • Madikeri Fort- Madikeri Fort was first founded by Mudduraja in the second half of the 17th century. He also built a palace inside the fort. It was eventually rebuilt in granite by Tipu Sultan who named the site as Jaffarabad.
Abbey Falls (also spelled Abbi Falls and Abbe Falls) is in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. The river is part of the early reaches of the river Kaveri. The waterfall is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper.

Abbey Falls (also spelled Abbi Falls and Abbe Falls) is in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. The river is part of the early reaches of the river Kaveri. The waterfall is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper.

A hanging bridge constructed opposite to the falls to facilitate tourists to see the falls

A hanging bridge constructed opposite to the falls to facilitate tourists to see the falls

Raja's Seat - Garden

Raja's Seat - Garden

Raja's Seat (Seat of the King) is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. It is one of the most important tourist spots in madikeri of Coorg District.

Raja's Seat (Seat of the King) is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. It is one of the most important tourist spots in madikeri of Coorg District.

A pleasant spectacle of refreshing layers of greenery, chain of high and low-rise-mountains attired with mist, the Raja Garden is one-time-favorites of Kings of Kodagu who used to watch the setting sun, and spend time with their queens here.

A pleasant spectacle of refreshing layers of greenery, chain of high and low-rise-mountains attired with mist, the Raja Garden is one-time-favorites of Kings of Kodagu who used to watch the setting sun, and spend time with their queens here.

View from Raja's Seat. The structure is small square in brick and mortar of four pillars bridged by arches, enhanced by beautiful surroundings. It is built on a high level ground with a commanding view of the cliffs and valleys to the west.

View from Raja's Seat. The structure is small square in brick and mortar of four pillars bridged by arches, enhanced by beautiful surroundings. It is built on a high level ground with a commanding view of the cliffs and valleys to the west.

Madikeri Fort was first founded by Mudduraja in the second half of the 17th century. He also built a palace inside the fort. It was eventually rebuilt in granite by Tipu Sultan who named the site as Jaffarabad.

Madikeri Fort was first founded by Mudduraja in the second half of the 17th century. He also built a palace inside the fort. It was eventually rebuilt in granite by Tipu Sultan who named the site as Jaffarabad.

Masonry Elephants

Masonry Elephants

Palace inside fort

Palace inside fort

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