Places To Visit In Madikeri

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Here are the top 18 tourist attractions to see in Madikeri:

1. Abbey Falls

Must visit 3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

What runs through the heart of this area, River Cauvery, also creates Abbey Falls when it cascades 70 feet down the rocks. A perfect picnic spot, this is one of the main attractions in Madikeri. These falls are amidst the coffee and cardamom plantations in the Western ghats.

2. Talacauvery

3.1 /5

30 km
from city center
2 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

The place of origin of the Cauvery river from the Brahmagiri Hills, Talacauvery is extremely sacred and hence attracts many tourists and devotees.

3. Namdroling Monastery

Must visit 3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
3 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

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.

4. Raja's Seat

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

The relaxing venue for the Kings of Kodagu, the view from Raja's Seat is unparalleled. The breathtaking view of sun setting into the undulated mountains is mesmerizing. The garden here is adorned with multitude of flowers.

5. Trekking in Madikeri

Must visit 3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
5 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

Madikeri is an equally enjoyable destination for all those whose feet itch for trekking through its landscapes, high peaks and lush greenery interspersed by streams and threads of River Cauvery. A lot of trails here, experience relatively less footfall, leaving them untouched and pristine.

6. Gaddige Raja's Tomb

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

Built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, this beautiful structure of Gaddige Raja's tomb is the mortal remains of the Kodavad Royalty. These tombs date back to 1820.

7. Madikeri Fort

3.5 /5

0 km
from city center
7 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

The Madikeri Fort is a popular attraction in Coorg. It 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.

8. Coffee Plantations

8 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

Madikeri is known for its resplendent coffee plantations and green meadows sprawling over acres of land. The area is popular for its premium class coffee beans. One of the best activities to do in Madikeri is to take a walk through these gorgeous coffee plantations. The estates offer individual tours where you can closely watch the picking or sowing or harvesting of the beans depending on the season when you are visiting. You can also taste the coffee and take it back home with you.

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9. Omkareshwara Temple

Must visit 3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
9 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

Depicting both Islamic and Gothic architecture, Omkareshwara temple was built in 1820 by Lingarajendra as a dedication to Lord Shiva. A water tank in this temple houses many fresh water fish and adds to the beauty of this temple.

10. Chingara Falls

Must visit 4.0 /5 View 7+ photos

23 km
from city center
10 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

A singular attraction tucked between coffee estates and tropical forests, Chingara Falls is a delight for nature lovers and trekkers.

11. Chelavara Falls

4.1 /5

25 km
from city center
11 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

Chelavara Falls is one of the most enchanting falls in Coorg, Karnataka. These vigorous falls gush down from a height of 150 feet on a rock shaped like a tortoise. Therefore, this fall is also known as Embepare in the local dialect which translates to "tortoise rock". This massive natural marvel originates from a small stream, a tributary of Kaveri near Cheyyandane village in Karnataka. Nestled amongst the serene greenery of coffee plantations, the Chelavara falls are quite the sight. The best experience can be had during the monsoons or just after when the water level is at its peak and the surrounding forests at their luscious best.

12. Cauvery Nisargadhama

3.1 /5

21 km
from city center
12 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

One of the most enjoyable picnic spots in the area, this one comes with a deer park, peacock park, rabbit park and the river running through the island's heart. One can also enjoy boating and a dip into the river here. This is a must-visit area in Madikeri, especially if you are with kids.

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13. Chettali

3.1 /5

12 km
from city center
13 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

Located on the Madikeri-Siddapur Road, Chettali is a small village blessed with lush greenery and misty hills surrounding it. The Cherala bhagavathy temple here also attracts tourists and devotees.

14. Galibeedu Trek

11 km
from city center
14 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

Located at a distance of 12 kms from the town of Madikeri in the Coorg district of Karnataka, Galibeedu is a small trekking destination hidden away from the world. The 14 kms long trek is as thrilling as it can get with tiny streams flowing through it in picturesque surroundings; and offers a diverse trail to scale, ideal for both the novices and professionals.

15. Bhagamandala

3.1 /5

22 km
from city center
15 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

Bhagmandala temple is situated where the Cauvery river is meets the two tributaries Kanake and Sujyoti. Built in Kerala style architecture, it is dedicated to multiple deities.

16. Dubare Elephant Training Camp

3.1 /5

19 km
from city center
16 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

This training camp carries out training of wild elephants by the forest department along with the help of the local tribal communities. Elephant rides can be enjoyed by the visitors along with opportunities to scrub and feed the elephants.

17. Mandalpatti

17 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

Overlooking the grassy knolls of Pushpagiri forests in the Western Ghats, Mandalpatti is a spectacular and unique vantage point in Madikeri, Karnataka. Huddled at an altitude of 1800 m, the spot is especially famous for the view it offers at sunrise and sunset.

18. City Shopping

3.0 /5

16 km
from city center
18 out of 18
places to visit in Madikeri

While in the area, get your hands on locally grown coffee and spices to take back home.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Madikeri?

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.

How can I commute within Madikeri?

Local buses are not available and the best way to get around is by hiring a taxi.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Madikeri?

The top sightseeing places in Madikeri are Abbey Falls, Talacauvery, Namdroling Monastery, Raja's Seat, Trekking in Madikeri, Gaddige Raja's Tomb.

What are the top hotels in Madikeri?

There are 386 Hotels in Madikeri which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Madikeri are Coorgee Family Homestay, BB Estate Homestay - A Wandertrails Showcase, Agasthya Homestay - With Kitchenette, Shree Vigneshwara Silent Homestay, OYO 17311 Alaka Rester Home Stay, Nova Woods Coorg. You can see all the hotels in Madikeri here
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