Best Things To Do in Madikeri, India

Whether you're visiting Madikeri for a few days or are a localite, Madikeri is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Madikeri. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Madikeri. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Madikeri. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Madikeri keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Madikeri listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

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Tourist Attractions in Madikeri

Here is the list of things to do in Madikeri and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Dubare Elephant Camp

    Tags: Park, Camp, Hiking Trail, Picnic Spot

    A project undertaken by both, the Forest Department of India and Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd., the Dubare Elephant Camp is a must visit while on your vacation in Coorg. Home to many elephants, visitors can observe, feed and ride elephants at this camp. A trained Naturalist is present on the premises who explains the various aspects of Elephants- their history, ecology and biology. Trivia- The...Read more
  2. Abbey Falls

    Tags: Water Body, Waterfront, View Point, Nature

    ‘Abbi’ means ‘waterfall’ in the local Coorgi language. Abbey falls are Coorg’s star attraction because of their joyous silver cascade that gushes down to about 70 feet below. The route to the falls is through beautiful coffee plantations and provides the perfect beginning to the beautiful sight that slowly unfolds in front of your eyes. Well maintained and extremel...Read more
  3. Nisargadhama

    Tags: Forest, Park, River, Boating

    A fantastic picnic spot, the Nisargadhama Forest is a forest resort near Coorg. Situated off the state highway, Nisargadhama is a 64 acre island formed by the Kaveri river. A serene place, the island is full of bamboos, teak and sandalwood trees. Many wildlife animals call the island their home. Highlights include The access to the forest - a hanging bridge! Deer Park Children’s play are...Read more
  4. Raja's Seat

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Nature

    Surrounded by musical fountains and beautiful flowers, Raja’s seat is probably the prettiest man made landscape in the town. The garden is a glorious sight when the flowers are in season and in full bloom. It is said that the Kodavu kings loved to spend time at this spot with their wives. The toy train in the garden takes people around the park to enjoy the full view of the mountains.
  5. Raintree

    Tags: Coffee House, Dine In

    Serving a fusion of international and local food, Raintree restaurant is set in a beautiful bungalow that is about a100 years old. You can sense the old world charm here, with the wooden furniture and sloping roofs that remind you of the colonial times. The food is some of the best you will taste in Madikeri. Their payassam and stew are quite popular and a must try. A cozy setting and warm smil...Read more
  6. Iruppu Falls

    Tags: Temple, Outdoors, View Point, Picnic Spot

    Situated around 90 minutes’ drive from Coorg, the Iruppu Falls are a major tourist attraction, especially in the monsoons. Located in the Brahmagiri Range, the waterfalls are surrounded by dense vegetation. Also a pilgrimage spot, you will find a Shiva temple en route to the falls. This temple attracts a lot of devotees during Shivratri. Trivia: According to a legend, Lord Ram and his bro...Read more
  7. Coorg Cuisine

    Tags: Dine In

    Finally a refreshingly regional place that proudly serves its rich heritage on a plate! For a sample of mouthwatering specialties from the Coorgi cuisine, head to this restaurant the first chance you get. The rice dumplings and pork fry simply melt in the mouth and they have some delicious vegetarian varieties too. This place might appear simple on first sight but it is packed with oodles of fl...Read more
  8. Omkareshwara Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Architecture , Picnic Spot

    The Omkareshwara Temple is a lovely place of worship situated in Madikeri. Having an intriguing history, the temple was built by King Lingarajendra II in the year 1820. Legend goes that the king killed a Brahmin (for unknown or disputed reasons) and the spirit of the Brahmin turned into a monster and started haunting the king! The Omkareshwara Temple was built by the king using a Shiva lingam f...Read more
  9. Raja's Tombs

    Tags: Museum, Outdoors, War Memorial, Tomb

    This quiet Indo-Sarcenic sight is the resting place for royalty. The tombs of Kodava kings and their family are located here, along with those of Tipu Sultan’s royal officers who died fighting for him. This place offers some unforgettable views and that is the primary reason why visitors flock here often. After you’re done observing the Muhammadan style tombs, head straight to the b...Read more
  10. Athithi Restaurant

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Restaurant

    A famous vegetarian restaurant in Coorg, Athithi serves authentic south Indian food, that too in an authentic style- on banana leaves! Their menu comprises of dosas, idlis, rice plates and ofcourse, the humble filter coffee. A pocket friendly restaurant, head over to Athithi Restaurant when hunger pangs bother you.
  11. Chelavara Falls

    Tags: Outdoors, Picnic Spot, Nature

    A not so famous attraction but completely worth the visit! The Chelavara Falls are situated near Cheyyandane and a moderate level hike will take you to the base of the falls. Pack a change of clothes, some snacks and head over to Chelavara Falls to have a memorable time with your family and loved ones. Visitors going to Chelavara Falls can also visit Choma Kund hill which is just 2 km...Read more
  12. Mandalpatti

    Tags: View Point, Adventure, Valley, Peak

    Offering unmatchable views of the surrounding ghats and valleys, Mandalpatti hills are extremely popular amongst tourists visiting Madikeri. There is a trekking route that adventure enthusiasts can take. Otherwise, you can even hire a jeep to take you up to the peak where astounding views await. Mandalpatti is an experience that stays with you forever.
  13. Madikeri Fort

    Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Fort, Heritage Building

    This 17th century fort built by Mudduraja still stands as a bastion of Coorg’s historical roots. Tipu Sultan later decided to splurge on the palace inside the fort and rebuilt it entirely in granite. The fort has changed many hands since then; from the Wodeyar royal family to the British in early 19th century. Inside the fort stands a temple, an Anglican church, a prison and a museum too....Read more
  14. Brahmagiri Hill

    Tags: Cave, Forest, Hiking Trail, Hill

    Situated in the Western Ghats, Brahmagiri is a mountain range in south India. Situated across 2 states - Kodagu district (Karnataka) and Wayanad district (Kerala), the hills are a must visit for trekkers, hikers and nature lovers. Within the laps of the Brahmagiri Hill, you will find Shola Forest Munikal Caves Thirunnelai Temple Pakshipathalam Iruppu Falls Brahmagiri Sanctuary Tala C...Read more
  15. Nalknad Palace

    Tags: Palace, Architecture , Picnic Spot

    The Nalknad Palace, also known as Nalkunadu is a beautiful royal residence situated around an hour’s drive from Coorg. It is located at the bottom of Thadiyandamol, the highest mountain in Coorg. Don't let its exteriors fool you! Although the palace looks like any other house in the vicinity, the interior of the place is mesmerizing. From ancient paintings on the ceilings to murals on the...Read more