Madikeri is a hill town in southern India. Framed by the Western Ghats mountain range, it’s known for the Raja’s Seat, a simple monument overlooking forests and rice paddies.
The history of Madikeri is related to the history of Kodagu. From the 2nd to the 6th century AD, the northern part of Kodagu was ruled by Kadambas. The southern part of Kodagu was ruled by Gangas from the 4th to the 11th century. After defeating the Gangas in the 11th century, Cholas became the rulers of Kodagu. In the 12th century, the Cholas lost Kodagu to the Hoysalas. Kodagu fell to the Vijayanagar kings in the 14th century.
Places to visit in Madikeri
Abbey Falls - located 8 km from the Madikeri and 122 km from Mysore. The waterfall is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper vines. A hanging bridge constructed just opposite the falls. Dubare - 19 kms from Madikeri, 102km from mysuru. Talacauvery - The place of origin of the Cauvery river from the Brahmagiri Hills, Talacauvery is extremely sacred and hence attracts many tourists and devotees. 160 km from mysuru. Harangi Dam - 95km from mysuru and 32km from Madikeri. Mandalpatti - 134km from mysuru and 18km from Madikeri. Raja Seat - 118km from mysuru.
Distance: 118 km from Mysuru