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Places to visit in Madikeri

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. The palace was renovated by Linga Rajendra II in 1812-1814. In the north-east corner at the entrance are two life size masonry elephants and a church is present in the south-east corner. The Palace of the erstwhile kings located inside the Fort, now houses the offices of the Deputy Commissioner. The brick and mortar Palace was built in 1814 by Lingarajendra Wodeyar II.The strong fort of Mercara explains the tale of bravery and battle. The British renovated the structure twice and in 1933, a clock tower and a portico to park the commissioner's car were added. This temple also forms one of the major temples list competing for Madikeri dasara festival.

 

Namdroling Monastery: The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery  is the largest teaching center of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. Namdroling is home to the spectacular Golden Temple which is presided by an 18m tall gold plated statue of Buddha. Visitors can enjoy some serene environment here and practice meditation in the monastery. This is part of the Tibetan Settlement at Bylakuppe which is actually located in Mysore district, but it is very close to Madikeri in Kodagu district.

 

Abbey Falls: Abbey Falls is in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka. It is located 8 km from the Madikeri, 268 km from Bangalore and 122 km from Mysore. Nestled near Madikeri, Abbey falls is one of the most amazing attractions in the Coorg. . The picturesque view of the fall will surely take your breath away and also provide you with quite a few Kodak moments. The waterfall comes down from a height of 70 feet and provides a superb vista. A narrow road twisting through the green and dense foliage of beautiful coffee plantations, stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees tangled with pepper vines, leads to the Abbey Falls.

 

Raja’s Seat: Raja's Seat 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. It was once the platform from which the kings of Kodagu used to enjoy glorious sunsets. The spot got its name as it was the favourite recreational place for the kings

 

Omkareshwara Temple: The Omkareshwara Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated in the town of Madikeri in Coorg, Karnataka. The speciality of the temple is that its construction reflects a mix of Gothic and Islamic styles. The Omkareshwara temple in Madikeri was built by Lingarajendra II in 1820 in the Mumammadan style of architecture with a dome in the center and four turrets at four corners. The temple resembles a dargah with a dome in the centre and four turrets at four corners. The shivalinga was named Omkareshwar and all pujas were performed as per rituals.

Operating Hours: Mon-Sun: 06:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

 

Iruppu Falls: The Irupu Falls are located in the Brahmagiri Range. n the Kodagu district of Karnataka, India. Iruppu waterfalls are located at a distance of 50 km from Madikeri, head quarters of Kodagu district and 20 km from Nagarahole National Park bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala. The Iruppu waterfall is surrounded by lush green Western Ghats. The Rameshwara Temple located nearby the Iruppu waterfalls attracts a huge number of pilgrims during the festival of Shivaratri. It is believed that Iruppu waterfall possesses magical powers and they remove one's sins.

 

Chelavara Falls: The waterfall is close to the motorable road (autos can be hired at Cheyyandane) and needs little walk downhill to reach the falls. This waterfall is seasonal and is quite famous with tourists and nature lovers. The waterfall is locally known as Emepaare, which means tortoise in local Kodava language. Chelvara Falls is a natural waterfall formed by small stream, a tributary of Kaveri near Cheyyandane village which is on Virajpet. But some of them are turning out to be too dangerous. The scenic Chelavara falls in Madikeri taluk of Kodagu is in the centre of a fresh controversy because of the rising number of deaths in the last few years.

 

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. The fort stands in the center of the Madikeri town, still preserving the remnants of a bygone era within its proud walls. Some of the elevated structures inside the fort present astounding view of the surrounding areas. The original mud fort was rebuilt in stone by Tipu Sultan. Two life-size elephants made of mortar, catch the eye of the visitor on entering the Fort. In the inner Fort, a temple of Virabhadra was removed by the British in 1855 and in its place built an Anglican Church.

 

 

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