Places to visit in Madikeri

Madikeri at a glance:

Coordinates: 12.4244° N, 75.7382° E

State: Karnataka

Madikeri is a hill station town in Madikeri taluk in Karnataka state. Also known as Mercara, it is the headquarters of the district of Kodagu.

How to reach Madikeri:

By Air :

The nearest airport is at Mangalore. Cabs are available from the airport.

By Rail :

Madikeri does not have its own railway station and the nearest are at Hassan, kasaragod, Cannanore and Tellicherry, each of them around 115 km away.

By Road :

Madikeri is well connected by road as it lies on the State Highway itself and can be easily accessed by road.

Places to visit in Madikeri:

Cauvery Nisargadhama:

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One of the most enjoyable picnic spots in the area, this one comes with a deer park, peacock park, rabbit park and the river running through the island’s heart. One can also enjoy boating and a dip into the river here. This is a must-visit area in Madikeri, especially if you are with kids.

Book your Kullu Manali tour package here.

Chelavara Falls:

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A relatively untouched and pristine waterfall, a trip to this will leave you refreshed and enchanted by this secret between Coorg and Madikeri, somewhat hidden from tourist rush. The fall is also known as Embepare, literally translated into ‘tortoise rock’.

Dubare Elephant Training Camp :

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This training camp carries out training of wild elephants by the forest department along with the help of the local tribal communities. Elephant rides can be enjoyed by the visitors along with opportunities to scrub and feed the elephants.

Book your holiday stay in Coorg here.

What to Eat in Madikeri:

Local cuisine consists of non vegetarian delicacies, accompanied by fragrant rice known as Sannakki almost define the cuisine of the area. At the same time, an equally flattering variety is available for vegetarians as well as typical Indian food. Pork is a true delicacy in the area and multiple prep and multiple preparations and versions of the same can be enjoyed. One can also try Aaki Oti (a chapatti made of rice), Kadambatru (rice balls), Nool Puttu (a type of Rice Noodles) and Baimbake curry.


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