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Madikeri- A Revitalizing Hill Station
History of Madikeri
Places of attraction in Madikeri:
Raja’s Seat: This location is a beautiful site to watch the sunset from .It is said that the Raja used to sit here every evening and enjoy the sunset and today it has been made into a protected heritage monument. At the Raja’s seat you can enjoy a small and creative ‘light and sound’ show every evening or you can also take a joy ride on the mini train there.
Dubare Elephant Camp: Driving along the SH 89 highway while on your way to Madikeri you will pass scenic coffee plantations and arrive at a place called Dubare Camp. The Dubare camp is across the river and to reach there you can either raft or hire a boat! At the camp you will witness magnificent elephants bathing, being trained or enjoying a walking against the backdrop of the sunset.
Abbey Falls: As you walk through a forest pathway towards the Abbey falls you can hear the strong rumbling waters before you see falls. Abbey Falls are spectacular and worth spending your time at. You can also enjoy the view of the falls while standing on hanging bridge which is erected right in front of the falls.
Madikeri Fort: The fort of Madikeri was initially built in the form of mud fort. It was built by Mudduraja during 17th century period. Inside the fort there is a beautiful palace. Tipu sultan rebuilt this palace in granite and gave a new name to the site, Jaffarabad. This palace got renovated in between 1812 to 1814 by the then king Lingarajendra Wodeyar II.
Omkareshwara temple: In 1820 Lingarajendra Constructed the temple of Omkareshwara in the heart if station Madikeri. When you look at the architectural work of the temple you will get to notice a perfect blend of Gothic and Islamic style of architecture. There is a huge water tank in front of the temple.
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