Top Tourist Attractions in Madikeri

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Madikeri is an important hill station in Karnataka. It is located in between Mangalore and Mysore. This is a small hill station that usually acts as a weekend getaway for those who are in Mysore or Mangalore. The hill station is at its prime beauty throughout the year. If you are planning to enjoy more water based activities, it is better to stick to late monsoon season and the winter season. You can travel through Madikeri in a rickshaw or in a car. This article talks in detail about important tourist attractions in Madikeri that is enjoyed by thousands of tourists who visit this place every year.

Raja’s Seat

This is a hill spot to watch sunset from. According to legends, the kings of this place used to visit this spot for enjoying sunset with their special ones. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of the valleys from this area. It is best to visit this place during sunrise or sunset.

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Raja’s Seat

Madikeri Fort

This fort was built in 17th century. There is a palace inside this fort that was rebuilt in 18th century using granite. You can find a lot of sculptures in this fort. This fort suits those who love architecture, sightseeing and exploration. There is also a church in the fort that was built when British took over this fort.

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Madikeri Fort

Abbey Falls

This falls is located a little away from Madikeri. This waterfall is located amidst coffee plantation and the view of this waterfall is breathtaking. There is also a hanging bridge from where you can get a good view of the waterfalls. You can also take a swim in the pond near the waterfalls. It is a good spot for picnicking, sightseeing, natural photography and some water based enjoyment.

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Abbey Falls

Places Little Away from Madikeri

Talakaveri is located 42 km away from Madikeri. It is the main point of origin of River Cauvery or Kaveri. There is a pilgrim site in this location. You can also enjoy trekking if you want to climb the Brahmagiri hills and enjoy the view of Western Ghats from there. 36 km away from Madikeri, Bhagamandala temple is built at the point where three rivers unite. There is a picnic spot called Nisargadhama near Madikeri. You can enjoy picnicking, elephant rides and the river inside Nisargadhama.

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Dubbare elephant camp is located on the way from Madikeri to Kushalnagar. In this camp, you can feed, bath and play with elephants. You can also take a ride on the elephants around the camp. The route to Kushalnagar also has many rice fields, coffee estates, boat rides, rafting areas and others. Kushalnagar is a Tibetan settlement. It is the only Tibetan settlement in South India and it has two monasteries. You can buy Tibetan handicrafts here.


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