Madikeri Fort, Coorg

Madikeri Fort

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Madikeri Fort
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11 Ratings & 8 Reviews

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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8 traveller reviews for Madikeri Fort

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Nishitha K n
  • Nishitha K n
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews

"Fort with history"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
This was a main fort of Madikeri king. It's a huge fort which is part of many history of coorg. Best part is that it's located in the centre of the city. Currently fort has been converted into jails and some official government office More
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  • Rama
  • 6 Reviews

"Nothing special to view"

  • 1.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I don't know why it is called as picnic spot. This entire fort is converted into government offices. There is small museum which has nothing special to view. The entire place could be visited in less than 10 mins. More
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  • Rajith
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews

"Worst place according to me"

  • 1.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
This is a worst place; please don't visit this place. Nothing worthwhile to see there. More
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Pavithradha Krishnan n
  • Pavithradha Krishnan n
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 12 Reviews

"Nothing much to explore"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 4 months ago
Madikeri Fort is a small fort. Nothing much to explore in this fort. More
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Rishi Khare
  • Rishi Khare
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 8 Reviews

"Kind of time pass"

  • 3.50/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
Its just a boundary nothing else, you can click some good pic's that's all. More
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About Madikeri Fort

    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Madikeri Fort was built in the last quarter of the 17th century by Muddu Raja. Originally made of mud, this fort was rebuilt in granite by Tippu Sultan, who rechristened it as Jaffarabad. Later in 1812-1814, the fort was reconstructed in mortar and brick by Linga Rajendra Wodeyar II. Today, the palace inside the fort serves as the office of district collector.  

The palace features a stone formation of a tortoise, which has initials of King Vijayarajendra engraved on it. The north-east corner of the entrance of the palace is marked by two life-sized stone replicas of the royal elephants that were killed by King Veera Raja. Towards the south-east corner, visitors can find a church that was built by British in 1855.

Built in gothic style, this Anglican Church is known as the St. Mark's Church, which has been converted into a museum by the Archaeological Department. The museum houses historical artefacts, along with a section dedicated to Field Marshal Cariappa. Besides museum, this fort also houses a district prison, the Kote Maha Ganapathi Temple and the Mahatma Gandhi Public Library.

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