Madikeri Fort, Madikeri

Madikeri Fort

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42 Ratings & 32 Reviews

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 is one of the popular tourist attractions, which was built in 17th century by Muddu Raja using mud. Tippu Sultan rebuilt the fort in granite and renamed it as Jaffarabad. Linga Rajendra Wodeyar II again reconstructed the fort in mortar and brick between 1812 and 1814.  

Stone formation of a tortoise, which bears the initials of King Vijayarajendra, can be seen in the palace. Towards the north-east corner of the entrance, two life size stone replicas of the royal elephants that were killed by King Veera Raja have been installed. In the south-east corner of the palace, lies a church which was built by British in 1855. Popularly known as St. Mark's Church, this Anglican Church has been built in gothic style.

Lately, archaeological department has converted this church into a museum, which houses historical artefacts. The museum also has a section dedicated to Field Marshal Cariappa. District Prison, the Kote Maha Ganapathi Temple and the Mahatma Gandhi Public Library are the other major attractions of this fort.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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1 Video Reviews for Madikeri Fort


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  • Umangbihani
  •  37 helpful votes
  • Posted Jan 24, 2017
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Arun Mishra

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  • Arun Mishra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  6153 readers


  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 18, 2016
Great place to see, little slippery, you will fee good to see this place and you can invest your 1-4 hrs day time here.
Kids and old age guys must watch this from far distance this will be suggested.
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Lalit kumar Bagaria

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  • Lalit kumar Bagaria
  • 3 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  46 helpful votes
  •  9154 readers

"An obscure heritage"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Aug 9, 2016
Government offices has occupied the fort except a small archaeological museum. History buffs may visit it. There are full size granite elephants in the corner.
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Ajith G a

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  • Ajith G a
  • Lives in Bengalooru
  • 129 photos
  • 66 Reviews
  •  54 helpful votes
  •  61535 readers

"Nothing much to look for"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted May 26, 2016
Madikeri Fort was listed as one of the place to be visited in Madikeri/Coorg. When we went there, it was just a old building with just some view points. Can be avoided. Visit only if having a lot of spare time and have nothing else to do.
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Sangram Ghatge

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  • Sangram Ghatge
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 63 photos
  • 79 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  57627 readers

"Its a government office"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted Dec 19, 2015
It is converted into government office not well maintained, absolutely nothing to see there better to avoid. It's not a tourist destination, better to explore Abby Falls and Rajas Seat.
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Ramesh K

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  • Ramesh K
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  5536 readers

"The place is so so"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2015
Nothing great about this place. It is more like a Govt Office rather than a fort and no one has bothered to take care of this place. Except for the fort walls, nothing else indicates that this is a fort. This can be skipped, you will miss nothing.
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Nitin Khandelwal

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  • Nitin Khandelwal
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 8 Reviews
  •  9 helpful votes
  •  21949 readers

"Not so good place"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Aug 12, 2015
Just go there and have a view but don't spend much time on this place. You may click some photos at few locations. You can have a round of full for in a very short time as it is not very big.
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Sanjay Shet

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  • Sanjay Shet
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 22 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  13033 readers

"Attractive place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2015
As per my experience the Madikeri Fort was very beautiful because it was huge and very clean. Madikeri was very cool place and fort was nice, because there is full of fog so its look beautiful.
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Kunal Chattopadhyay

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  • Kunal Chattopadhyay
  • 7 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  14244 readers

"Historic architecture but inadequately maintained"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 25, 2015
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
  •  3635 readers

"One of the most beautiful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 23, 2015
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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Chrysann Pereira

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  • Chrysann Pereira
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 72 photos
  • 31 Reviews
  •  67 helpful votes
  •  40259 readers

"All gone, not as before"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted May 28, 2015
Actually there is nothing remaining in the fort but for its walls which looks historic. There is a church which is converted into a museum inside this place which is not much of interest. Inside the place is occupied by government officials and police. There is a small temple also inside this place.
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