The refreshing green mist, purity of the mountains, gushing of water falls, picturesque landscape and aroma of coffee, finding all at one place is a true delight. For years Madikeri has been known as the Scotland of India and this hill top proves it with the every sense of its beauty. The majestic mountains calls for an escape from the hustles of cities into the lap of nature where all you can feel is divine purity. Be it a solo trip or family vacation or romantic getaway, magic of Madikeri will awe you all.
Apart from admiring the scenic beauty, here are a lot of places which has to be on your checklist. Madikeri is not only known for its serenity but for its history as well.
1. Abbey falls
Wonder the roaring of the abbey falls gushing over the rocks- an enchanting music of Mother Nature and all you can experience from the hanging bridge. Hanging bridge gives tourist an opportunity to capture and admire this lovely fall. This picture perfect fall is 8 km from Madikeri. Monsoon is the must visit time if you want to see abbey at its best.
2. The Raja’s Tomb
In between all the nature sighting there is a place which takes you back to the history of Madikeri. The raja’s tomb belongs to the Kodava royalty. The fact that this tomb belong to a Hindu king is really fascinating as tombs generally belong to Muslim kings. Indo- Sarcenic architectural style of this building is quite rare.
3. Madikeri Fort
Madikeri fort takes you back to17th century when it was founded by the Mudduraja. It is a historical landmark of Coorg. As Madikeri was the capital of Mudduraja he built the mud fort and palace inside it. This fort is a real treat to the visitors who have love for history. The fort is still standing strong to tell the history of its land.
4. St. Mark’s Church
The church located within the Madikeri fort. The church was built by the officers of East India Company. Fort complex have various structures build by various kingdoms who ruled over the lands of Coorg and sighting this blend of different era at one place is magnificent.
5. Omkareshwara Temple
Spirituality with the blend of nature is a divine experience which Omkareshwara temple never fails to offer. This beautiful structure was build back in 1820 by the Lingarajendra II to purify his sins. The white building over the pond represents the purity and mysticism of the place. The building is a combination of Catholic, Keralite, Gothic and Islamic styles of Architecture.
6. Talakaveri wildlife sanctuary
If you didn’t get enough of nature’s beauty than the Talakaveri is a must visit place to experience royalty the animal kingdom. It is spread over 105 sq. km and have diverse range of flora and fauna. Albizia lebbeck, Artocarpus lakoocha, Dysoxylum malabaricum and Mesua ferrea’ are some of the species of flora found here. Animals like Clawless otter, Asiatic Elephant, Bengal tiger, Stripe-necked mongoose and mouse deer are some which one should look for. These are some frequently spotted animals. But if you want to see the real thing in this park than a day has to be devoted here to see the hushed beauty of the animal kingdom.
7. Raja’s seat
Being at the hills and not spotting a perfect sunset is a spoiler. Complete your day with the glorious sunset from the raja’s seat which was specially made for the kings to admire the magnificent landscape of Madikeri. Raja’s seat is a small square building, built on high level ground to give the best view the surroundings. Feel like king and see the whole valley beneath your sight.
8. Thadiyandamole and Kotte betta trekking
For all the adventure lovers trekking is the best option to feel the real beauty of the place. Madikeri has various kind of terrains which is a delight to the trekkers. These treks gives you the opportunity to observe the bio-diversity of Coorg. Leave the city comforts behind and feel the rustic beauty of the valley because this is the only option for the tourist to get the real sense of nature’s power to heal what city has damaged.
There is a vast range of places which Madikeri offers to its tourists. All these spots would definitely have given you an urge to rush into this valley. To make this trip more happening and comfortable check-in to Vedanta wake up! Where your leisure is a priority. Vedanta wake up offers full day sightseeing tour to Madikeri – includes the Abbey Falls, the Raja’s Tomb, Fort Bhagamandala, Talakaveri & Omkareshwara Temple with taxi service at very reasonable price.