It is an enchanting capital of Coorg and popularly expressed as Scotland of India. The entire region has many nature treasures to offer to its visitors ranging from lush green forest to acres of coffee plantations. The breath taking views of undulated streets, misty hills and orange groves are making Madikare as an unforgettable holiday destination. It is the major settlement of tribes called Kodavas. The gorgeous Mother Nature is further decorated by the colorful dresses of these Kodavas. The traditional dance they perform is the real eye-feast. The charming town is located at an altitude of 1525 meters above the sea level. It is indeed a pleasant moment to spend vacation in alp of nature. Many festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show which attracts thousands of visitors throughout the year. Madikare is one among the finest place to stay away from pollution and to beat the heat of summer. It is a perfect gateway assures a leisure holiday.
Places to visit
It was built as mud fort by King Muddhuraja and rebuilt with granites by Tipu Sultan during 17th century. It is the most important tourist attraction which holds high archeological value. It is best noted for its marvelous architecture.
It is the sizzling waterfall, cascading from River Cauvery from 70 feet of height. The newly constructed hanging bridge offers fantastic views of this waterfall.
Talacauvery, Bhagamandala, Raja’s Seat and Omkareshwara temple are other ideal picnic spots in Madikare.
How to reach Madikare
Mangalore airport is 136 km away from Madikare.
Hassan, Kannur, Kasargod and Thalassery are the nearest railheads, approximately around 115 km from Madikare.
Numerous bus services are available from all major cities of Karnataka to reach Madkare.
In summer 23-31°C and in winter 16-23°C. It is good to plan a trip between October to April.