Madikeri Travel Guide

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    Abbi falls , Madikeri
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Madikeri Things to Do

  • Palace of Lingayat Rulers

    Inside the Coorg fort is the palace of the Lingayat rulers.A simple but elegant building which now serves as the local government office.

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  • Shree Omkareshwara temple

    This wonderful temple was built by Kodagu King Lingaraja in 1820. it is greately influenced by islamic architecture and has a huge dome and four minarets !A large tank in front of the temple makes the whole complex look very elegant.

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  • Madikeri Fort

    Built by the great Tipu Sultan who ruled Coorg for a very brief period in the 18th century.Within the fort lies the Palace of the Lingayat rulers which now serves as government offices for administration of the local region.

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  • Abbi Falls

    A wonderful waterfall about five kilometres from town inside a private coffee estate.Kodava is the local language here and 'Abbi' means 'falls'.

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  • Sri Bhagandeshwara temple

    A short distance from the sangama, there is a famous temple known as Sri Bhagandeshwara temple, where Bhagandeshwara (Ishwara), Subramanya, Mahavishnu and Ganapati are installed. Thus this is also known as Bhagundeshwara Kshetra, from which the name Bhagamandala is derived.The area was occupied by Tipu Sultan during 1785-1790 and renamed...

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  • Bhagamandala in Coorg

    Bhagamandala is situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Kaveri and the Kanika. A third river, the Sujyothi is said to join from underground. It is considered sacred as a river confluence (kudala or sangama, in Kannada and Sanskrit). The temple here, built in Kerala style, has smaller shrines dedicated to various gods. It is a common practice...

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  • Brahmagri peak and hills

    From Talakaveri, steps lead up to the nearby Brahmagri peak. It is believed that the 7 great sages called the Sapta Maharishis had performed a special yagna here. From the peak, as well as on the drive to Talakaveri, you can enjoy a good view of the misty blue Brahmagiri hills.One cannot take your foot wear up the steep climb and on reaching the...

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  • Talakaveri - River Kaveri Originates...

    An enclosure around the spring called Gundige is connected to a small pond beside. The water from the pond goes underground and comes out after about one kilometer down the hill. There are three shrines above the spring and birds eye view of west-coast from the hill range.On a predetermined date and time of Tulasankranthi every year the spring from...

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  • Gaddige - Raja's Tomb:

    Rajas' tombs): Gaddige or the tombs of Virarajendra and Lingarajendra at Madikeri is one of the important monuments of Coorg. It is located in the north of Mahadevpet in Madikeri city. The royal tombs on a hillock to the north of Madikeri provides a spectacular view of the town. Lingarajendra's tomb was built in 1820.There are also the tombs of a...

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  • Omkareshwara temple

    Omkareshwara temple was built by Lingarajendra in 1820. It is located just 1 km away from the heart of the Madikeri. The temple has both Islamic and Gothic style of architecture. There is a tank in front of the temple. There is a footpath leading to a small “Mantap”.It is said Lingarajendra killed an honest and pious Brahmin to fulfill his...

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  • Madikeri fort

    Mudduraja first built the Madikeri Fort as a mud fort in the last quarter of the 17th century. He also built a palace inside the fort. Tipu Sultan, who named the site as Jaffarabad, eventually rebuilt it in granite. Madikeri Fort, built of brick and mortar, had witnessed several fierce battles. In 1790, Doddavira Rajendra took control of the fort....

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  • Raja's Seat

    Raja's Seat is a small pavilion with a garden surrounding it; offering a view of the green valley below. According to legend, the kings of Coorg spent their evenings here. The spectacular sunset and the far stretching blue mountains will take ones breath away.Entry fee is a very reasonable Rs2/-

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  • Abey Falls or Abbi Falls:

    Abbey Falls also called as Abbi Falls is located 1 km from the town of Madikeri. The waterfall is located between coffee plantations with coffee bushes and spice estates with dense bushes and green trees where the Kaveri river cascades down a rockface.The falls appear suddenly, the water cascading over rocks into calm pools. The roar of the falls...

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  • Catch the animal life in early morn

    If you truly want to spend time feeling one with nature head out on non-trodden paths early in the morn before human life starts for some sights that cannot be forgotten!

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  • A rainbow ends where?

    When it rains in Coorg it pours! But then when it lets up you are sure to catch a rainbow! We saw one that looked more like a Protractor from a Geometry Box :)) Check the fotos!

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  • Cheyndane Peak

    Just on a whim we headed off to Coorg for the weekend last week trusting my friend Roopa to get us a place to stay and find us a route to trek. Sure enough she did! We stayed at Himagiridharshini Coffee Estate and headed off to the Cheyndane Peak for a trek that was truly memorable!

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  • Nagarhole- Wildlife Sanctuary

    Plan a day trip to this wildlife sanctuary if you want to see hordes of deer, some elephants, Malabar Squirrels and birds! However this is nothig compared to Bandipur or Masinagudi!

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  • Meet the elephants at Dubare

    Just on the outskirts fo Madikere around 15 kms away is the Dubare Elephant Camp, now made popular by the JLR there. It offers you a chance to get up close to the elephants, feed them, pet them and even bathe them. You can also take a ride on them, we were a lil disappointed seeing these majestic animals being tamed like this, brought back memories...

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Madikeri Restaurants

  • One of the Best in Town

    I've eaten here a lot because it's very close to where I'm staying. It's also supposed to be one of the better restaurants in town. They serve the standard Indian and Chinese menus (not including the local specialty, pork curry), and I thought the food was good, although I've heard from weekend tourists that it's just okay.I liked that the palak...

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  • “Traditional Kodava Dishes”

    There's a limited menu, but they serve the classic Coorg specialties, including rice roti and kadambuttu (rice balls), several pork and chicken dishes, and a couple of veg dishes. They appear to do a brisk catering business for weddings and other large groups – always a good sign. I almost couldn't get lunch a couple of times because they were so...

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  • One of the Best in Town, High-end...

    One of the most expensive places in town, but the food, service, and presentation are exceptional. The menu is "multi-cuisine," meaning Indian and Chinese of course, but also a decent selection of continental and what look like fusion dishes. They have definitely learned continental standards of service (starter and main course were timed...

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  • Local Favorite

    This place was recommended to me by a German lady who had been here for three months, and appears in one of the three major guide books, but unless you are looking for it you probably wouldn't stop here. You wouldn't know where to stop. From the main road (Mysore Road) the hotel looks like a wall, with a sign indicating that you've reached the...

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  • Fine Dining in the Trees

    This is a resort about 5 km from Madikeri – a short auto ride or a pleasant walk from the center of town. There's a very good restaurant with a lunch buffet, mostly mild spicing and mostly vegetarian, served inside a high-ceilinged hall or outside on a large covered patio surrounded by jackfruit and other trees. Service is exceptional.I had the...

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  • Great vegetarian Food

    A brand new restaurant opened at the Chitra hotel run by 4 brothers who take turns at cooking, serving making coffee and cashiering!They served excellent fresh Udipi vegetarian food -Idlis, doasa, wadas and various other types of Brahmin food and had an excellent vegetarian Thali meal for just Rs35/-!Main meals are served only for lunch but on our...

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Madikeri Transportation

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    by abi_maha Written Feb 2, 2009

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    We definitely recommend having a vehicle of your own to navigate around Coorg, the distances between places are higher than normal and this will also give you the opportunity to stop for as many photo sessions as your heart desires!

    Our Qualis Stoppig for a foto session
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Madikeri Shopping

  • Spices

    Pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, cashews, and some other things I can’t identify grow in Coorg, domestically and wild. There are shops everywhere in the center of town selling them in all size packages, and in the outskirts selling them in bulk; it all comes from the same places, so it’s probably all comparable...

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  • Knives

    One of few places in the world you’re justified in buying a machete as a souvenir. Coorg has a long martial history, and the single item most unique to the region appears to be knives. Plus very long guns that I haven’t seen for sale, but I have seen people carrying. (For hunting, not everywhere like in Texas.)The bent knife in the photo is...

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  • Coffee

    Coorg is known for its coffee plantations and estates, and the coffee grown here is wonderful. Both Arabica and Robusto are available as raw or roasted beans or ground into powder. You can buy it just about everywhere in Madikeri.The lower elevation plantations are supposed to be better for growing coffee, so if you’re a real aficionado you...

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Madikeri Tourist Traps

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    by abi_maha Written Feb 2, 2009

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    Not all home stays are good, don't go by what you see on the net, we made that mistake and really regretted it. We stayed at Kibbeil retreat in Balele ad we cannot even begin to describe our dissappointment at the service and the location!

    Unique Suggestions: Pls check with others who have stayed at that particular homestay, dont get taken for a ride!

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Madikeri Off The Beaten Path

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    by bradbeaman Written Oct 3, 2004

    On the road between Madikeri and Hassan is the Bylakuppe Tibetan Monastery and settlement. This is the largest Tibetan settlement in South India with nearly 40,000 Tibetans living here. The Monastery temple is elaborate with three large statues of Buddhist saints overlaid in gold.

    Bylakuppe Tibetan Golden Temple
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