The district headquarters of Coorg and a picturesque town atop the Sahyadri mountains, Madikeri is known as the Scotland of India. Formerly known as Marcera‘,
Madikeri Fort, located at Madeikeri, was built in the 19th century. The monument houses a chapel, a temple, a prison and a museum inside.
According to legends and folklore, the Kodagu Kings spent their evenings in this place, which is a spectacular garden in the town of Madekari.
Built in 1820 AD by Lingaraja, this is a well-known temple in Coorg. With its immaculate architecture, that blends Gothic and Islamic style, this temple is believed to be dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The name actually means head of Cauvery. It is considered to be the origin of one of the seven sacred rivers. The river passes through two states and is on the top of the hill called Brahmagiri.
Bhagamandala is a famous shrine, where river Cauvery merges with the rivers Kannike and Sujyothi and forms the "Triveni Sangama". It is located on the bank of the Sangama River and has been built in the Kerala style of architecture.
The Iruppu Falls harbor a Hindu temple believed to be dedicated by Lord Rama to Lord Shiva.
Located amidst a valley in a coffee-cardamom plantation, 7 km from Madikeri, are the Abbery Falls. With water falling from a height of 70 ft, this is a famous waterfall and a much-visited picnic spot of Coorg