Sightseeing in Madikeri – A Heavenly Paradise in Karnataka
After a year full of hard work, it is time to take an off and go away from all distractions. If you are one of those who are looking for someplace, how about relaxing in paradise? Yes, you can do that and a lot more sightseeing in Madikeri, the district headquarters of Coorg, a beautiful little hill station in Karnataka.
Top Tourist Spots For Sightseeing In Madikeri
Here are the top places to go sightseeing in Madikeri.
1. Madikeri Fort
Fascinate your children with stories behind the history of the Madikeri Fort. This massive structure was originally built in the 17th Century by Mudduraja, a Haleri ruler and was later rebuilt by Tipu Sultan, the Sultan of Mysore. Today it serves as the Coorg Municipal Headquarters. It also has two gorgeous rock-cut elephants, a hexagonal palace, and a museum that was formerly a church. The fort also offers a stunning view of the surrounding region.
2. Abbey Falls
The Abbey Falls are majestic waterfalls which are 21.3 meters high. Watch them in their full glory as they gush down after the monsoons.
3. Raja’s Seat
If you want to view nature’s handiwork at its best, this is the place. The Raja’s Seat is a point at the edge of a cliff. Here you get an eye-catching view of the lovely green valleys and majestic mountains. The sunsets here are spectacular to watch. It is believed that the Maharajas of Kodava used to watch the sunsets from the Raja’s Seat. After taking in the beauty of this point, go on a ride on the nearby toy train which young ones will surely enjoy.
4. Raja’s Tombs
This is the final resting place of the Kodava royal family and other dignitaries. The tombs are built in an Indo-Saracenic style with domes above. A nostalgic place of the days gone by.
5. Omkareshwara Temple
The 200-year-old temple was built by King Lingarajendra II. Unlike other temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple has Mughal-style minarets and domes. Its architecture also has a few Gothic elements which enhances its beauty.
While this is not an actual place to go sightseeing in Madikeri, Huthri is something which is a must-visit with the kids. It is the celebration of the start of the harvesting season. There is a lot of feasting with music and traditional dances by the Kodava community. It is held around November-December and is truly a sight to behold.
Best Time For Sightseeing In Madikeri
You may go sightseeing in Madikeri any time of the year. However, it is better to visit some of the places mentioned above during the winter season when they are at their best.
How To Reach Madikeri
The Mangalore International Airport is the nearest airport to Madikeri at 136km. You may even travel here via the railways. The nearest stations are at Kasaragod (110 km) and Hassan (116 km). You may drive to Madikeri via the Karnataka State Highway 88 from either Mangalore or Mysore.
Where To Stay During Sightseeing In Madikeri
Club Mahindra Madikeri Resort is built amongst the lush plantations of the region. Even though it is built in traditional Kodagu-style, the resort has a number of modern amenities like a spa, Wi-Fi, gymnasium, laundry services, play area, safari, and others. It also has activities for the entire family like river rafting, coffee plantation tours, indoor games, and more! It is all this along with the spectacular service that makes it one of the best resorts in Madikeri.
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