Stations In India
the Kodagu King had Mudduraja Keri
as his capital.In the year 1681 he renamed it as Madikeri. It is
the headquarters of Kodagu District at a height of 1170 meters.It
is about 100 km from Mysore.Makikeri is famous for its coffee and
is famous as birthplace of the most famous river of Karnataka Cauvery.This
place is famous for its scenic beauty.The fabulous paddy fields,coffee
bushes and the morning mist form a sketch of some unforgettable
memories for the tourists.
is famous for oranges and coffee plantation.This region also is
famous for spices. pepper, cardamoms etc can be seen.The coffee
plantations in Madikeri alone accounts for almost
half of Karnataka' s coffee production. Karnataka
is known to be India' s largest producer of coffee even today.
It is a place with disputed history. Some of the localites
believe that this place was ruled by Lingayat rajas who ruled over
Coorg.They established Madikeri as their capital.The
famous gallient ruler Tipu Sultan in 1785 A.D, annexed Coorg into
his kingdom. But,Maharaja Veerarajendra with the help of the British
rulers was successful in getting Coorg free.He developed this place
into a beautiful hillstation with beautiful coffee and oranges plantation.But,the
joy of freedom of this place was short lived and in 1834 AD, the
British took over power in Coorg. They imprisoned the last ruler
- The 19th century fort in the centre of the Madikeri town visualised
some of the most ferocious battles of its time. From the fort the
entire Coorg town is visible.The fort now contains a small
museum having some historical paintings,arms,armours and possessions
of the past rulers, the prison.The fort also contains a small palace.
Sri Omkareshwara Temple -
This historical temple for Lord Shiva, was built in 1820 by the
then King of Coorg. This temple is unique for its architectural
beauty which is a combination of Islamic and Gothic style of architecture.
Every year at the end of November, a colourful temple festival is
held here.On the top of the dome of the temple is a guilded ball,
with a weather clock.
Falls - Formerly this water fall was known as Jessey Falls.'Abbi'
in the local language Kodagu means falls. This beautiful water fall
is about 5 km from Coorg.
Raja's Seat - Kings
of Kodagu spent their evenings to watch the unforgettable scenes
of the sun set. From this point thrilling view of valleys, lush
green fields and Western Ghats can be viewed.
This place is 30 km from Coorg. It is famous for
temples and is known as the temple town of this region.This place
also has significance as here Cauvery is at its confluence with
river Sujyothi and Kannike.
Irupu Falls - This
fresh water cascade is at a distance of 48 kms from Virajpet on
the way to Nagarhole. This is a very famous picnic spot as well
as a very good pilgrimage. On the banks of the river Lakshmanatheertha
a tributary to the river Cauvery lies a very famous Shiva temple
which is believed to have been dedicated by Lord Rama himself.
Port - The nearest airports are Mangalore 136 km and Bangalore
Rail - Nearest Railway Station
to Coorg is Mysore 114 km .Mysore is having well
connected rail services to all parts of India.
Road - Coorg is
having well developed roads connecting Mysore 120 km,Mangalore
136 km and Bangalore 260 km.