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Madikeri

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Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Mangalore Check Flights

"A picturesque getaway down south"

Madikeri Tourism

Generally covered as a part of trips to Coorg, Madikeri is a hill town in Karnataka with vast coffee plantations, lush forests and misty hills, all culminating into a breathtaking view.

Located in Kodagu District at around 6 hours from Bengaluru between Mysore and Mangalore, Madikeri is a perfect weekend getaway. There is no pollution, no noises to hurt your ears and the cool breeze that accompanies you throughout makes your trip memorable. The most famous place of Madikeri is Raja's Seat- a famous viewpoint from where you can grab all the striking beauty of Madikeri at one go. Madikeri fort and various water cascades are among the other must-visits of the place. Spend a couple of days in the beautiful homestays and Airbnb for a rejuvenating experience.

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Karnataka's Coffee Capital

Madikeri, apart from being a refreshing summer retreat, is also famous for its coffee plantations, which are one of its kind in the whole India. No wonder why Madikeri is also famous as 'Karnataka's Coffee Capital.' Renowned for its coffee plantations, this is one of the best places for coffee lovers. To get the real feel you can stay at one of the homestays situated on the coffee estates. You can also take Plantation Tours and help out in berry picking on the fields.

Restaurants and Local Food in Madikeri

Local cuisine consists of non vegetarian delicacies, accompanied by fragrant rice known as Sannakki almost define the cuisine of the area. At the same time, an equally flattering variety is available for vegetarians as well as typical Indian food.
Pork is a true delicacy in the area and multiple preparations and versions of the same can be enjoyed. One can also try Aaki Oti (a chapatti made of rice), Kadambatru (rice balls), Nool Puttu (a type of Rice Noodles) and Baimbake curry.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 - Reach Madikeri, preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a stroll on the city side, particularly the main market area, where you can buy some curios and souvenirs, especially the local spices and coffee for yourself and your family.
Day 2 - The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the glorious Madikeri Fort. Thereon, you can seek blessings from the holy Omakareshwar Temple. By the time you come out of Madikeri, you'll be enchanted and mesmerised, without a second thought.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

A major agricultural and tourist hub in Karnataka. Perfect for weekend getaway.

What's Not So Great?

The local transportation is not well developed. Mobile signals are not available at few places.

For Whom?

Ideal for both agriculturists and fearless trekkers. Also suitable for people looking for a weekend getaway from nearby places like Belgaum, Bengaluru, Mysuru etc.

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How To Reach Madikeri

The nearest airport is at Mangalore(136km). Madikeri does not have its own railway station and the nearest are at Hassan, kasaragod, Cannanore and Tellicherry, each of them around 115 km away. Madikeri is well connected by road as it lies on the State Highway itself and can be easily accessed by road.

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harshitha k p 4 months ago
Madikeri is truly nature's blessing. Lush greenery with the jaw-dropping picturesque view is a beautiful wonder within itself. The calm and soothing scenery will make you fall in love with Madikeri. If you are one among the person who just wants to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, this place must be on top of your bucket list. However, it is better to avoid visiting this place during rainy season for some obvious reasons.
Rohit Shroff 11 months ago
- If you are visiting Coorg in wet weather seasons, beware of leeches especially while walking through wet grass and in bathrooms/toilets.
- Watch out for traffic (locals warn about overloaded lorries"") along the main highways leading into Madikeri and the winding roads of the region. Speedbreakers on some roads tend to be unmarked. Wild animals are reported on some roads at night and domesticated herds by day too.
- Along with Kannada, English and Hindi are also spoken in Coorg so language should not be a problem here.
Aswajith k 9 months ago
Best place to relax and take photos..
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