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Best Things To Do in Madikeri

The best things to do in Madikeri revolve around nature and the outdoors. Madikeri near Coorg, is overflowing with options for nature enthusiasts. Contoured by the majestic Sahyadris, Madikeri is a hill station that is frequented for its salubrious atmosphere and picturesque sceneries.

Abbey Falls is one of the highlights of the Madikeri experience. The spice plantations here render their own touch to the falls area and make it a highly tourist-friendly destination. Madikeri also has a quaint heritage, to which Madikeri Fort, with an inbuilt prison, Chapel and museum, is a testament. Moreover, the Omkareshwar temple, is an epitome of cosmopolitan architecture that draws inspiration from two very radical schools of design-Islamic and gothic. Madikeri is also known for its Raja’s seats and royal tombs, the latter of which is located atop a hill.

You will be spoiled for choice in Madikeri, if you are an adventure-tourist. Its close proximity to Coorg makes it inclined towards outdoor activities. Its location among the mountain ranges makes it an ideal trekking and camping destination too. Pushpagiri Peak, Brahmagiri Hills and Tadiandamol Peak are popular camping venues in Madikeri. Furthermore, Chelavara near Coorg offers quad biking, which makes for a highly adrenalizing mountain outing.

The area also boasts a rich wildlife, particularly elephants. Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is the place to go to if you are an animal-lover. Chelavara Falls is an area that might be of interest to bird-watchers. Madikeri also offers jeep rides through its terrain, which give a wholesome roundup of the place to its tourists.

Coorg cuisine has a distinct taste of its own. An example is the betel-nut dominance tasted in some dishes. Coorg cuisine champions the Kodava food experience, with delicacies such as pandhi barthadh, a pork dish and Kadambattu, rice dumplings.

Finally, Huthri, a week-long fete to herald the harvesting season is a celebration of local dance and music and is one of the best things to do in Madikeri.

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Traveller Tales From Madikeri


Tushar Dubashi

09 November 2015

There is an amazing thing about this place and we simply loved it. Frnds, open jeep and beautiful locations to chill out. Isse zyada aur kya chahiye !!


Ashlesh Somayaji

03 June 2016

We were planning an off-road thingy for so long, but only I drive and the rest of my friends couldn’t drive a jeep or car, so it would be difficult to actually take a trip all by ourselves. When we too...


Deeptimay Asan

27 November 2015

Coorg is exceptionally beautiful and I'm glad that there exists trip like these that help us in touring and relishing the night beauty of this place. Loved the entire experience. The place is damn beau...


Gayatri Bhattacharya

06 August 2015

Lovely trip..all we friends decided to do something new this time and somebody popped up with this Jeep ride to Nishani hills...I am in just love with the entire region. Great adventure ride...and amaz


Aarya Agarwal

02 July 2015

This was one of my best road trips...Amazing experience! Great place, and what a beauty...Loved every bit of it.


Amarnath Pillai

20 March 2016

Coorg is my favourite holiday destination after Goa , in India. Wao it feels like being in a heaven. With the stars and clouds above appearing larger than ever! We had hired a jeep for the thrilling dr

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Amritambu Kocchar

15 December 2015

Wao it feels awesome to drive through the craggy trails and witness the nocturnal beauty of Coorg along with a tranquil experience of star gazing. Coorg is the perfect adventure point.

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Dwaipayan Bhattacharya

08 August 2015

If adventurous weekend getaways turn you on then this should be on the top of your list. This was way too fun and awesome trip to do. I am so glad to have taken this thing. Although, I can’t drive, eve...

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Mahendra Gandhi

24 May 2016

Well, the roads might be little rugged and not in such a good condition but that is exactly what makes this ride a great experience. You get to see the real beauty of distant hills...amazing experience

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Madikeri

  • Q. What are the best things to do in Madikeri?

    1. Abbey Falls

    Lush waterfalls located 1 Km from Madikeri. The falls are encircled by delightful coffee estates and spice plantations. The hanging bridge here offers a bounteous view of the falls.

    1. Raja’s Seat

    This is a small area surrounded by a garden. Watching the mesmeric sunset among the mystical mountains in the background is truly a treat.

    1. Madikeri Fort

    The original fort was made of mud, but was later renovated with brick and mortar. It features a prison chamber, a small museum and a chapel.

    1. Omkareshwar Temple

    This is an exemplary of cosmopolitan architecture. The temple incorporates the radical schools of Islamic and gothic design. It’s a well known Shiva temple.

    1. Raja’s Tombs

    Located on a tiny hill, the tombs offer a panoramic view of Madikeri. These are tombs of the royals and some of their dear generals.

  • Q. What are the adventure activities to in Madikeri?

    Below mentioned are the adventure activities that can be done in Madikeri:


    1. Trekking

    You have a variety of hiking options. Enjoy a short trip to Chomakund, or a guided tour to Karkette. Alternatively you can hike your way up the Brahmagiri Hills. Tadiandamol Peak, Coorg is another trekking destination where you get to play with the fluffy clouds in the sky.

    1. Rappelling

    Enjoy waterfall rappelling at the lush falls of Chelavara.

    1. Nature Walking

    Kushalnagar is known for its dense greenery and serene ambience. A walk through nature here can be an uplifting and soulful experience.

    1.  Camping

    The Pushpagiri Trek with camping is a popular choice among adventure tourists. Nestled in the lap of the Western ghats, this area provides the onlooker sweeping views of the scenery.

    1. Safari

    Jeep safaris through the fields and valleys of Mandalpatti and to Mallalli waterfalls are also quite thrilling. You can enjoy a soothing view of the setting set at Mandalpatti.

    1. Mt. Biking

    Quad biking is a highly exhilarating adventure activity offered at the elephant camp in Coorg.

    1. Dubare Elephant Rides

    Not exactly an adventure activity, but close, the Dubare elephant camp is a nature-lover’s delight. Visitors can watch, feed and ride elephants here.

  • Q. Where can I do quad biking in Madikeri? What are its charges?

    Quad biking is offered at Chelavara, Coorg, in its fresh and salubrious atmosphere. 250 cc machines run in a 3000 m circuit off the beaten path, which meanders through the dense forests. The bikes are automatic and hence quad biking is a pretty lay activity. All you will need is some safety gear.

    Quad biking will cost Rs. 900-1000 per head.

  • Q. Which are some famous campsites near Madikeri?

    Campsites near Madikeri include:

    1. Pushpagiri Trek

    Misty hills, foggy skies and fresh air. Soak in nature, at the Pushpagiri Peak. It’s an ideal escape into the wilderness, far from the madding crowd.

    1. Brahmagiri Trek with Camp

    Enjoy a picture-perfect view of the mountains and lush greenery. You can also trek through the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary and witness majestic elephants at play!

    1. Deep Jungle Camp

    Enjoy a rainforest camp in the dense forests of Coorg by the Barapole River. Go to sleep while listening to the cooing of the birds ready for their repose and wake up to the same animals chirping to welcome the morning!

    1. Tadiandamol Peak

    Enjoy a stunning view of the sunrise and sunset at the night camp here.

  • Q. Which are the most adventurous places for trekking in Madikeri?

    The most adventurous places for trekking in Madikeri include Chelavara Falls, Brahmagiri Hills, Pushpagiri Peak, Dubare Elephant Camp, Tadiandamol Peak, Chomakund and Karkette. All these treks rank high on the adventure and nature front and most often culminate in night camps.

  • Q. Where can I do a jeep safari in Madikeri?

    Mandalpatti and Mallalli waterfalls are ideal destinations for jeep safaris in Madikeri.


    • Mallalli Falls

    A jeep ride through the tallest water cascade in the area, is an adrenalizing experience. You get to drive past the Kumaradhara River and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.


    • Mandalpatti

    This top view point in Coorg is known for its scenery, its winding roads and foggy skies.

  • Q. Where can I enjoy whitewater rafting in Madikeri? What are its charges?

    Whitewater rafting in Madikeri is available at Barapole River. Also known as Kaathu Kaathu, this river is ideal for rafting. You can take part in this watersport for 1-2 hours between 9 am to 3 pm. The first stretch of rapids is called Morning Coffee. These lead to class 3-5 rapids, namely Grasshopper, Wicked Witch and Big Bang, before entering Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Charges are: Rs. 1099 per person.

  • Q. Which are the best locations for fishing in Madikeri? When is the best time for it?

    The best fishing spot in Madikeri is at Valnur village, whose Cauvery waters are known for  Mahseer fish. Honnamana Kere, is a serene lake which offers good catch. In addition to Valnur,  Doddamakali, Galibore and Bheemeshwari are popular spots. Angling and fishing at Valnur follows the catch and release principle-Every catch has to be returned to the waters as a part of pisci-conservation.


    November to April is the best season for angling.