Madikeri/Coorg, Karnataka, India (with photos)

Madikeri (Kannada: ಮಡಿಕೇರಿ) also know by the following other names Mercara, Coorg is the district head quarters of Kodagu district. Madikeri popularly known as Scotland of India is a major tourist place & hill station in Karnataka.

Getting there:
Madikeri is around 252 km west of Bengaluru.
Bengaluru -- (SH17) -- Mysore -- (SH88) -- Madikeri
The road from Bengaluru to Mysore (SH17) is a 4 lane road & too good. There is no need to enter the Mysore city, we can take the ring road & bypass Mysore city & head towards Hunsuru. Road from Mysore to Madikeri (SH88) is also good.

Madikeri - Mysore : 120 km
Madikeri - Mangalore : 135 km
Madikeri - Hassan : 110 km

Places of interest in & around Madikeri:

Within Madikeri Town:
* Raja seat
* Omkareshwara Temple
* Madikeri Fort

Around Madikeri:
* Abbi/Abbey Falls (Around 7 km north of Madikeri town)
* Bhagamandala (36 km west of Madikeri on the way to Talakaveri)
* Talakaveri/Talacauvery (44 km west of Madikeri)
* Kaveri Nisargadhama (Around 28 km east of Madikeri)
* Dubare Forest (Around 34 km east of Madikeri)
* Golden temple in Tibetian Camp near Bylakuppe (Around 36 km east of Madikeri)
* Nagarahole National Park (Around 85 km south of Madikeri)
* Iruppu Falls (Around 80 km south of Madikeri. Near to Nagarahole National Park)

Plan to cover areas around Madikeri:
Day 1:
* Talakaveri, Bhagamandala, Abbey falls, Raja seat, Omkareshwara Temple
Day 2:
* Golden Temple near Bylakuppe, Kaveri Nisargadhama, Dubare Elephant camp.
Day 3:
* Nagarahole National Park, Iruppu falls

A scenic view from the Raja seat, Madikeri

Another scenic view from other side of the Raja seat, Madikeri

Musical Fountain at Raja seat, Madikeri

Front view of Abbi Falls

Side view of Abbi Falls

Another front view of Abbi Falls

Talakaveri as seen from half way steps to the mountain

A view from the mountain in Talakaveri

Closeup view of a butterfly on Talakaveri mountains

Another view from the mountains of Talakaveri

Front view of Golden temple in Tibetian colony in Kushalanagara

Tibetian colony

Golden statue of Lord Buddha in Tibetian colony

Closeup view of golden statue of Lord Buddha

Bunch of Rabbits in Kaveri Nisargadhama

Closeup view of a rabbit in Kaveri Nisargadhama

Inside Kaveri Nisargadhama

River to be crossed to reach the elephant camp in Dubare Forest

Dubare Forest

Dubare Forest

Dubare Forest

Inside some private coffee estate

Anthurium flower

Anthurium flower plantation in one of the coffee estate

Green Cardamom

Hockey Stadium in Madikeri

Another view of Hockey Stadium in Madikeri

Another view of Hockey Stadium in Madikeri

 Deer in Kaveri Nisargadhama

Morning view of Raja Seat

Evening view of Golden Temple, Tibetian Colony near Bylakuppe

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