Madikeri Fort, Coorg
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Madikeri Fort

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Madikeri Fort
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18 Ratings & 12 Reviews

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 Originally made of mud, this fort was rebuilt in granite by Tippu Sultan, who rechristened it as Jaffarabad.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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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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12 traveller reviews for Madikeri Fort

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Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
  • Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Punalur
  • 148 photos
  • 124 Reviews

"The old fort, also a police office"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2014
Madikeri fort is in the town and now it is a museum and a police office. A beautiful garden is in the complex and idols of gods can be seen. The museum is very informative and interesting.
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  • 4 votes

Rajaraman Bakthavatsalam
  • Rajaraman Bakthavatsalam
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 8 Reviews

"Tourist place and also Government functions"

  • 3.00/7
  • Posted Sep 2, 2014
The Fort is just an ordinary fort. It has a temple when you enter the premises. Government offices do function from inside the fort and you can take a walk around the walls of the fort.
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  • 3 votes

Nishant
  • Nishant
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Complete city view from the fort"

  • 4.00/7
  • Posted Aug 12, 2014
A complete city view can be enjoyed from Madikeri Fort with beautiful location. The best time to go there is in evening, when you find lot of tourist along your side and snap carts along the area. You can also enjoy hot ‘bhajji’ with your family along with scenic view.
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  • 4 votes

Ezra Anton
  • Ezra Anton
  • 1 Review

"Awesome for a family visit and tour with friends"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Aug 12, 2014
This place is too awesome to visit for a family and tour with friends. It has great sceneries and awesome views. Madikeri is one of the good places for sightseeing. It is a nice place to have fun and enjoy in Coorg.
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  • 3 votes

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

"Fort with history"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2014
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
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  • 6 votes

Rama
  • Rama
  • 6 Reviews

"Nothing special to view"

  • 1.00/7
  • Posted Feb 25, 2014
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.
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  • 3 votes

Rajith
  • Rajith
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews

"Worst place according to me"

  • 1.00/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2014
This is a worst place; please don't visit this place. Nothing worthwhile to see there.
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  • 3 votes

Pavithradha Krishnan n
  • Pavithradha Krishnan n
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 12 Reviews

"Nothing much to explore"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2013
Madikeri Fort is a small fort. Nothing much to explore in this fort.
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  • 4 votes

Rishi Khare
  • Rishi Khare
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 8 Reviews

"Kind of time pass"

  • 3.50/7
  • Posted Oct 21, 2013
Its just a boundary nothing else, you can click some good pic's that's all.
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Pravendersing
  • Pravendersing
  • 7 Reviews

"Old but good"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Sep 23, 2013
Place is really well maintained and you can know about the history of this place.
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  • 3 votes

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