Madhikeri Travel Guide
Madhikeri is an idyllic hill station that has the perfect balance of nature, religion, and history. You can spend time exploring the ancient temples with stunning intricate architecture, or just relax in the picture perfect setting of this quaint town. Meandering rivers, willowing mountains, and lush landscapes will refresh and rejuvenate you. If you want to get away from city life, and spend some time in the lap of nature, Madhikeri is the best place. Cascading waterfalls, historical temples, and majestic forts are the highlights of the region. It’s a great place for nature lovers and photographers.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
10°C to 30°C
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10°C to 15°C
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A Picture-Perfect Getaway Deep Down South India
A serene and quite hill town in Karnataka state, Madikeri is a popular tourist destination or weekend getaway near Bangalore. Misty mountains, lush green forest land and acres of tea and coffee plantations, all come together to create that perfect setting for a relaxed holiday. The breathtaking view and comfortable locale make this hill station a tourist preferred place. If you are looking for a holiday to simply relax in the lap of nature then this place is must visit for you. Awe-inspiring colorful sceneries and splendid views created by the abundant vegetation all across and topped with no-pollution and no chaotic noises will transcend you to a different level of relaxation and make your trip memorable.
The place is more to sit back, enjoy the nature’s sound & aroma but then if the sightseeing-bug bites in, then visit Raja's Seat Legend - a place from where the local kings watched the sun set. Walk or just take a rickshaw ride to the place and enjoy the fantastic scene; Madikeri Fort - Built by Mudduraja in early 17th century.
Later rebuilt by Tipu Sultan this is a nice place to explore and dig into some history; Omkareshwara Temple – a temple built in a Mohammedan style; Abbey Falls – The Kaveri river cascades down here creating this beautiful water fall, around 7-9 km from Madikeri. The fall is amidst a sprawling coffee plantation zone and has a hanging bridge across the gorge for a great view.; Talakaveri – the source of Kaveri / Cauvery river is around 42 km from Madikeri and is also an important pilgrimage site for Hindus; Bhagamandala Temple – located at 36 km from Madikeri, the temple is built at the confluence of Cauvery, Kannika and Sujyothi; Do visit the Dubbare Elephant camp, not only for the camp but also enjoy the route that passes through scenic coffee estates and paddy fields. Once can enjoy boat rides, rafting and camping too.
Madikeri, the scenic hill town is an ideal combination of spellbinding natural, history and religious attractions that any hill station will bring forth.