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Joyful kiddie toy train

Joyful kiddie toy train  Video Review

Toy Train

Vikas Rana
30th Jan 17

Great elephant encounter

Great elephant encounter  Video Review

Dubare Elephant Camp

Senthil Kumar
7th Apr 16

A forgotten past trying to survive hard

A forgotten past trying to survive hard  Video Review

Madikeri Fort

Shivi N
19th Dec 17

Average fort with nice antiques in its museum

Average fort with nice antiques in its museum  Video Review

Madikeri Fort

24th Jan 17

Madikeri fort Nothing than walls

Madikeri fort Nothing than walls  Video Review

Madikeri Fort

Anandh Karunakaran
6th Jan 18

Fort Panasonic view

Fort Panasonic view  Video Review

Madikeri Fort

13th Aug 17

My visit to madikeri fort

My visit to madikeri fort  Video Review

Madikeri Fort

13th Jan 18

Madikeri fort

Madikeri fort  Video Review

Madikeri Fort

Neha Mody
13th Jan 18

Decent historical structure

Decent historical structure  Video Review

Madikeri Fort

Avinash Tomer
29th Nov 17

Small and nice temple close to Omkareshwar temple

Small and nice temple close to Omkareshwar temple  Video Review

Anjaneya Gudi

Shivi N
27th Nov 17

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Reasons to go to Madikeri

1Nestled in the Western Ghats - Madikeri
Nestled in the Western Ghats - Madikeri

Madikeri is the striking capital of Coorg. Located in the Western Ghats, this hill station is nature’s haven. Madikeri is surrounded by valleys, sholas, paddy fields, grasslands, orange orchards, and coffee, pepper and cardamom plantations. A perfect family spot for summer vacations as it is amidst all shades of green with clean and fresh air to breathe and nearby flows the famous river Cauvery.

If you’ve always fancied staying in an Ainmane fashion resort, Club Mahindra Madikeri resort is the place for your family. As it is one of the best resorts in Karnataka built in the style of the famous ancestral homes of the native communities in Kodagu.

HolidayIQ traveler Deena Savla says, “We stayed in Club Mahindra Madikeri resort in Coorg for 2 nights during our visit to Coorg. This property is located at 5 km away from Madikeri. The property is situated in a dense forest like area and in a very peaceful location. The resort has a swimming pool, spa and gaming room. The food was amazingly tasty and of good quality. We enjoyed us every bit of stay at this property."

Give your family an opulent holiday in this resort as it offers 220 luxurious apartments with scenic views. Located within the vicinity of a coffee plantation just the fresh coffee scents will awaken your senses. Spend your day actively by hitting the gym or swim in any of the two swimming pools. We know how important good food is so, the resort has three restaurants serving mouth-watering food with a lounge and bar. Any holiday is incomplete without a day at the spa, so just spoil yourselves for a day of complete relaxation at the spa complex.

HolidayIQ traveler Mahesh says, “Nature and surroundings are the best in Coorg. Staff is really great, they are well trained and enthusiastic. Overall best package for family mostly. Buffets are a must try and two beautiful swimming pools gives you the pleasure to swim with the nature"

To know more such positive and enriching experience Club Mahindra Madikeri resort has to offer do check what other happy Club Mahindra members have to say


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2For it's Abbey falls
For it's Abbey falls

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pranjal Sharma adds, “This place in monsoons is heaven. Make sure you arrive early, taste authentic hot served local food at the base near the parking & Sangam. Once you have fed your taste buds, proceed the next leg of the climb. As you keep climbing you will enjoy the cloud cover around you and the scenic beauty will just take over you.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Shyam shares, “One of the highest peak point, so you can visit the place after having your lunch. Can start by 3 pm if so it will be the perfect time to visit. You can enjoy a lot but road is really worst.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rahul Krishna Agarwal adds, “Talakaveri Good Temple on the way to Talakaveri, one can enjoy the place.” 


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Madikeri, Abby fall, kaveri origin, golden temple, Mysore . Weather was excellent. Food and Shopping: Just purchased some spices. Food was good . . Highlight of the trip: Dubare elephants and natural views

Manish verma

Manish verma5.0/5

2 reviews

Excellent Location and Service

Taj Madikeri was an amazing experience. Great location. You do not feel like going out of hotel. Its a large property spread. They do not have separate kids pool but other than that everything is amazing. Its kind of sprawled on hills, rain forest and you feel different.

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Madikeri Overview

History of Madikeri

The anglicised name of Madikeri, the headquarters of Kodagu (Coorg) district was Mercara. The name originates from the term ‘Muddu Raja Keri’, which means the town of Muddu Raja, an erstwhile ruler of the region. The Hoysalas, Pandyas, Cholas, and Kadambas have all ruled over Coorg at some time in history. However, during the war with Tippu, the locals chose to side with the British and remained under British rule until Indian Independence.

People and Culture of Madikeri

The Coorgis consider themselves the children of the River Cauvery and worship her. Their language is an amalgamation of Tulu, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam. The traditional dress of the locals is unique and is worn on festivals and special occasions such as weddings. The Coorgis consider themselves a martial race and most families have at least one member serving in the country’s armed forces. ‘Kail Podhu’, ‘Kaveri Sankramana’, ‘Puttari’, and ‘Dasara’ are some of their festivals.

Things to Do in Madikeri

Situated at an altitude of 3,838 feet, Madikeri has a pleasant climate all year round. Winters can get chilly with temperatures dropping down to the single digits. This makes it a popular tourist destination all year round with throngs not being unusual at the places to see in Madikeri. Raja’s Seat is one of the famous places in Madikeri. It is a garden with beautiful landscaping and fountains that offer a great view of the sunset. The 17th century Madikeri Fort was built by Mudduraja and houses a Ganesha Temple on its premises. Abbi Falls is one of the best places to visit in Madikeri.

Omkareshwara Temple, St. Mark’s Church, Bhagamandala, and Dubare Elephant Camp are some other Madikeri attractions that are easily accessible. There are also plenty of outdoor activities that figure among the list of things to do in Madikeri such as trekking, hiking, coffee plantation tours, and coracle rides.

Food and Shopping in Madikeri

The food options available to tourists on a Madikeri sightseeing trip are plentiful. From pure vegetarian fare to exotic and authentic non-vegetarian Coorgi cuisine, the choices are many. The famous ‘Pandi curry’ is a must for non-vegetarians while ‘Kuru curry’ and ‘Noolputtu’ are not to be missed by vegetarians on a trip to Madikeri.

Coffee powder or coffee beans are something that many visitors take home after sightseeing in Madikeri and nearby places. Honey, spices, and homemade chocolates are some of the other things you might want to shop for. These are available at most Madikeri tourist places.

Accommodation in Madikeri

The issue of how to reach Madikeri is not a very complex one. Travelling by road is the only option to get to Madikeri places to visit. The nearest airports are at Mysore (130 km) and Mangalore (140 km). The closest railway stations are at Hassan, Kasargod, Kannur, and Thalassery, which are almost equidistant from Madikeri at a 100-odd km. Many bus operators, private and government connect Madikeri to all these cities as well as Bangalore. Plenty of accommodation is available in hotels in Madikeri, which range from the super luxurious to budget. Guesthouses, home stays, resorts, eco-lodging, cottages, and villas are just some of the options available to visitors on a Madikeri tour.

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Madikeri, Karnataka

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Madikeri, Karnataka

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Madikeri, Karnataka

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