Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (closed on Monday)
Time Required : 1-2 hrs
Entry Fee : No entry fee
The Madikeri Fort is a popular attraction in Coorg in Karnataka. Situated in the centre of the Madikeri town, the majestic fort offers tourists with insights on the history of Coorg and all that the town witnessed. The elevated structures of the fort also provide panoramic views of the town, which is undoubtedly breathtaking and beautiful. It cannot be argued that the Madikeri Fort is one of the most famous and most loved tourist attraction in Coorg, which is precisely why tourists enjoy visiting the attraction time and again.
This ancient fort was first constructed in the latter half of the seventeenth century by Muddu Raja, the ruler at the time, on the occasion of declaring Madikeri as the new capital of Coorg. The possession of this fort passed through various hands after it was captured by Tipu Sultan. Consequently, there occurred significant changes in the structure and design of the fort as well, the most major ones being made by the British. Presently, the Madikeri Fort houses the office of Madikeri's Deputy Commissioner, as well as other objects of interest to the visitors. These include life-sized elephants at the entrance, a museum, important artefacts and portraits.
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