Madikeri Fort, Coorg
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Madikeri Fort

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Madikeri Fort
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About Madikeri Fort

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    • 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 Originally made of mud, this fort was rebuilt in granite by Tippu Sultan, who rechristened it as Jaffarabad.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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14 traveller reviews for Madikeri Fort

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Kunal Chattopadhyay

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  • Kunal Chattopadhyay
  • 5 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  4476 readers

"Historic architecture but inadequately maintained"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The historic information suggests the fort was rebuilt at least a couple of times. With large parts under current government use, one can understand difficulties in running it also as a sightseeing place. But this also has to do with our formal talk about our great historical heritage and in practice not funding the ASI etc. You need boards to tell you which belongs to the Tipu era, which is pre-Tipu, which is under the British, etc. The small museum has a collection, but again it needs better maintenance and funding.
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Anshuman Pandey

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  • Anshuman Pandey
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review
  •  58 readers

"One of the most beautiful place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Coorg Madikeri fort is 1 of the most beautiful place I have ever visited. From Bangalore to Coorg through bike 280 kms just went like that, the scenic beauty mesmerizes you and doesn't allow you to think about heavy 280 kms run. You just keep on driving without thinking much.
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Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary

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  • Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary
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  • Lives in Punalur
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  • 124 Reviews
  •  1172 helpful votes
  •  116036 readers

"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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  • 5 votes

Rajaraman Bakthavatsalam

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  • Rajaraman Bakthavatsalam
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 8 Reviews
  •  47 helpful votes
  •  5472 readers

"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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  • 4 votes

Nishant

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  • Nishant
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  824 readers

"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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Ezra Anton

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  • Ezra Anton
  • 1 Review
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  689 readers

"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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  • 4 votes

Nishitha K n

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  • Nishitha K n
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  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews
  •  2219 helpful votes
  •  408583 readers

"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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  • 7 votes

Rama

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  • Rama
  • 6 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  3927 readers

"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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Rajith

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  • Rajith
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  2759 readers

"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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Pavithradha Krishnan n

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  • Pavithradha Krishnan n
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 12 Reviews
  •  21 helpful votes
  •  9406 readers

"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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  • 5 votes

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