10 Things to Do in Madikeri 2020 (Starting from ₹350 Only)

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, as there are amazing places to visit in Madikeri. 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, Nishani Motte Trek and Tadiandamol Peak are popular trekking tours 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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E-bike Tour of Madikeri, Coorg @flat 7% off Best Seller
E-bike Tour of Madikeri, Coorg @flat 7% off

3H

Madikeri

Coorg, home to the best coffee trails and plantation stays in Karnataka. Coorg is the best place to experience camping, trekking, and wildlife. You can explore this amazing place with an E-bike tour of Madikeri. What to expect:Explore Coorg on an E-bike tourE-bike tour of Madikeri offers you to explore the Madikeri nature trail and quiet countryside and takes you away from city life. Admire the stunning hillsides through the E-bike tour and get to know about tea and coffee plantations.  Ride through the beautiful roads Start your E-bike tour of Madikeri from Kootu Hole Dam with lush greenery around and water overflowing. Visit famous sites like Backwater view, tea, and coffee plantations and also go through some unseen side of Madikeri. Your next stop is Galibeedu Surprise Point and after that Chappanda kere. Local English speaking guideE-bike tour of Madikeri avails you an English speaking guide. The guide will tell you the facts and history of Madikeri. A support vehicle will always follow you for safety assurance.  Refreshments at the end of the tourMeet a local planter and relish Coorg style food at the cafe. End your tour by filling your empty stomach with a healthy snack and refreshing drink.  Know before you go:Duration: 3-hour Starting time: 09.00 am & 03.00 pmMeeting Point: Club Mahindra Madikeri Resort Coorg, Galibeedu, Road, Madikeri, KarnatakaAdditional information:- Please reach at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the activity starts- Listen carefully to the guide
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Mandalpatti Trek, Coorg I Book Online & Get 18% Off Best Seller
Mandalpatti Trek, Coorg I Book Online & Get 18% Off

4H

Madikeri

Location: Madikeri, KarnatakaTimings: 4 Hours (From 7 AM to 11 AM)The district of Coorg has a lot of tourist spots nearby and Mandalpatti, although not all that popular, still pulls a number of tourists all year round. Blessed with verdant green shola grasslands and a perfect climate to match it, Mandalpatti trek plays host to one of the most offbeat and picturesque trekking routes in the western ghats.Assemble at the activity location prior to dawn to witness a beautiful golden hour while trekking. As you start climbing towards the top of the Mandalpatti Peak, feel the adrenaline rushing through as you enjoy the scenic beauty of nature. Trek to the top and fall in love with the lush greenery you see around that goes beyond the picturesque horizon. You can also visit the nearby Abbey falls or Mercara coffee plantation after finishing your trek.Places to visit near Mandalpatti Peak:Mercara Coffee Plantation-10KmRaja’s Seat-14KmAbbey Falls-17KmRaja’s Tomb-17.2 KmNote: The difficulty level of Mandalpatti Trek is moderate, therefore an individual above 11 years can book this package.How to reach Mandalpatti Trek Starting Point:The trek starting point is 13.6 Km from Madikeri town, you can easily reach by public and private transport.
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Nishani - Blue Ridge Walk Trek, Coorg Featured
Nishani - Blue Ridge Walk Trek, Coorg

6H

Madikeri

About the Activity:  If you are a coffee lover and enjoy spending time outdoors, then Coorg is the place for you! Located in the Western Ghats of South-Western Karnataka, this quaint peaceful hill station has become a favourite tourist spot for many an adventurer! The most loved and explored aspects of Coorg are its famous coffee plantations as well as the ethnic diversity of the people who reside there.Nishani Betta, or Nishani Motte is a mysterious, beautiful peak located away in the Talacauvery/ Brahmagiri Range of Coorg. Due to its exquisite splendour, many have compared its peaks to that of those abroad. The latitude of this peak is about 60 degrees, making it a challenging and fun hike for you. The view of the landscape around is brilliant and gives you a 360 degree view of the place.Bird Watchers, photographers and anybody who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors are meant to try the Blue Ridge trek to Nishani Motte. The hike up the peak is bound to give you goosebumps and leave you in awe as you witness the different coffee plantations along the way and smooth emerald green plains of Coorg.The final Blue Ridge trek of 1 km is difficult and may be challenging; and a piece of cake for the true adventurer!  Total trekking distance: 10-12 KM that will take around 4-6 hours to finish.There are two packages available:1) Trekking only for a group of 4 or more, 2) Trekking to Nishani, Zip line, off-road jeep drive
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Thrilling 90° Rock Climbing near Coorg Best Seller
Thrilling 90° Rock Climbing near Coorg

2H

Madikeri

Timings: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.Duration: 1-2 hours.Coorg is also known as Scotland of India for its natural beauty.  Lush green valleys, picturesque coffee plantation, misty mountains, coffee's aroma, and several breath-taking waterfalls make Coorg one of the most famous tourist attraction of South India. Apart from the sightseeing of this beautiful town, you can indulge in thrilling adventure activities in the isolated quarry.You can indulge in the two thrilling adventure activities, Rock climbing, and Rappeling. Don't worry if you are doing this activity for the first time, the certified and friendly instructor will guide you through all the basic safety measures and skills. If you are a beginner you can choose a route which is  60° inclined where the climb will be simple but if you are an adrenaline junkie go for the rock which is 90° inclined, 250 meters in width and 50 meters high. There are enough natural foot and handholds on the rock. If you get tired by rock climbing at any point you can ask the instructor and you can then climb up through the wire or a ladder. Another activity is Rappeling, which is the complete opposite of climbing, in this activity, you climb down the same rock.How to reach:The adventure spot is located just 9kms away from Madikeri bus stand. So you can easily come through your private vehicle and you can also go for public transport.Minimum number of people req: 1Note:The minimum age for this activity is 10 years.
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Off Road Jeep Drive To Nishani Hills
Off Road Jeep Drive To Nishani Hills

2H

Madikeri

About the activity: An exciting and adrenaline inducing drive to Nishani could propel your thrill for a power packed adventure to the extreme.Explore the different terrains on this intimidating peak in the comfort of an off road jeep vehicle! During the 2 hour long heart pumping drive, you will be steered along lush, forested greenery with the help and expertise of a professional designated, licensed driver.A drive along the steep plains of the mountains is just what you need for an amazing and quick getaway from the busy city life.During the drive, you can take in the thick, deciduous sights of the forests atop the hills and enjoy the 10 km drive up the steep, rugged slopes for added fun! In between, you could stop to click amazing pictures of the scenic landscape around you, and witness the tranquil skies touch the tips of the magnificent Western Ghats. This 2 hour guided tour can be selected for any time slot between 09:00 AM and 03:00 PM.
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Jeep Drive to Kabbe Hills In Coorg
Jeep Drive to Kabbe Hills In Coorg

5H

Madikeri

About the activity / tour with details: Jeep drive to the Kabbe hills promises you with some breath-taking sceneries and an exhilarating adventure experience! Your Jeep drive excursions begins around 30 Km from Madikeri, prep up for a ride over rugged-dusty terrain, make your way past beautiful hamlets of Coorg. Halt in midway at a stunning hidden waterfall. Admire the natural beauty of gushing waters from a distance, as playing at the waterfall is strictly prohibited here. Your jeep drive to Kabbe hills will take you right to the peak. The drive, although, depends totally on weather as driving in monsoons become quite challenging here. Delight in this 5 hour journey through some picturesque landscapes of Kodagu district. Once you make it to the top, witness beautiful orange sun setting behind splendid mountain ranges. Enjoy marvellous amphitheatre view of the sunset from the top with this splendid jeep drive to Kabbe hills.The journey starts around 03:00 PM.
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Night Mountain Drive In Coorg
Night Mountain Drive In Coorg

1H

Madikeri

About the Activity with Details: A night mountain drive in Coorg is all you need to feel like you are up in the heavens, with the stars and clouds above appearing larger than ever! You could hire a jeep or any vehicle of your choice and head to the hills for an enthralling night drive! Arrive at the decided spot; Kabbe, late in the evening, and board a jeep for this 1.5 hours of exhilarating journey. Drive through the craggy trails and witness the nocturnal beauty of Coorg along with a tranquil experience of star gazing. By the time you finish this exciting drive, you will surely find yourself falling for the charm and appeal, this picturesque hill station holds in its couch!A haven for nature lovers and coffee enthusiasts, Coorg has also earned the fame of being a hub for those who see unlimited thrill and adventure! With wide, sprawling acres of coffee plantations, this exotic hill station in the south west region of Karnataka is nestled between rolling hills, fascinating mountain peaks and evergreen plantations.This hill station is blessed with gigantic, grass covered peaks, laden with thick, luscious green fields all around it. For the mountain lover, they can explore every nook and cranny of the different hill ranges here; from Brahmagiri, Pushpagiri to the Thadiyandamol peaks.
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"Fantastic experience!! We went in the summer(may) , still the weather was very pleasant and cloudy. Spending 1 day among those hills without any gadgets has given me a lifetime memory. The weather has changed so many times which made me feel like a couple of days have passed. Best part is camping and trekking, it was a moderate trek, but the leeches tortured us a little, the camp location is breathtaking, calm and beautiful. Highly recommended for nature enthusiasts and adventurers!! ????"
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Anasuya Patil Kotebetta Trek, Coorg
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This is an awesome treking place.Its located 22kms away from madikeri.In case you are like treking you have to go to kotebetta.Also there is an awesome waterfall on the top.There is also a clean streram and shiva temple on the top
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Chandani Guha Kotebetta Trek, Coorg
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This place have a breathtaking view of the Coorg valley. And the sunset was just amazing. One can spend qualty time in the evenings. It was well organised trek and we had lot of fun in this trek.
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Giriraaj Marar Kotebetta Trek, Coorg
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Awesome place. Heaven on earth. Nice experience of trekking and camping. The view from the top was mind blowing...Enjoyed a lot. Our guide was very friendly and food was also good. Overall a weekend well spent.
"AMAZING place and experience... the organizer and the property where the base camp was there was just worth every penny... nature, thrill and satisfaction is guaranteed????????"
I didn’t really know what to expect on this trip as this was my first experience with Thrillophilia, but I was very happy with the entire trip. The team handled my booking, and I didn’t have any trouble finding the place either. We were served all three meals by the caretaker, Raju, and we also did some fun adventure activities like trekking, and ziplining, which was my favourite part of the entire trip.
The best trip so far. I completely enjoyed every second of this trip. Friendly and expert guides. Plenty of activties- both adventurous and fun filled. Didn't even spare a minute without enjoyment. Good food. Tents were tidy and proper. Great coordination between the groups as well. Nice one. Thanks
the place is so beautiful that everything you do gives you all sorts of joy. the trek was moderate with few obstructions but the experience was satisfactory. the night camp with friends was great without any gadgets to pull you apart from the nature. Thrillophilia is doing great job by providing such trips at affordable prices. Cheers!!
My first time having a trip surrounded by so much nature, and I had an unforgettable experience. The hosts were super friendly and the overall vibe of the place was very relaxing and pleasant. We had no problems with the stay or the food, and everything they provided us was as they had promised.
Thanks Farhan and team for hosting us and taking such good care of me and my parents on our weekend stay here. Definitely going to come back soon.

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  1. Which are the best adventure tours in Madkeri?

    Madikeri is a place with limitless chances to have fun and entertainment and this place would enthrall every adventure lover . You will be spoiled for choice in Madikeri by all the things it has to offer.

    1. Jeep Drive to Mallalli Water Falls at Rs. 3250/-
    2. Nishani Blue Ridge Walk Trek, Coorg at Rs. 800/-
    3. Thrilling 90° Rock Climbing Near Coorg at Rs. 999/-
    4. Adventure Activities Near Coorg at Rs. 750/-
    5. Day Out At Dubare Elephant Camp In Coorg at Rs. 1,447/-
  2. Which amazing places to enjoy camping in and around Madikeri fall under Rs. 1700/- only?

    There are a lot of places to enjoy camping near Madikeri as it is settled on the super-fertilised western ghats. You can set up a camp amidst green woods or near clear rivers. Your campsite could be overlooking a wonderful waterfall or a peak of the mountain. And the activities could include sunsets, sunrises, trekking, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing and more.

    1. Camping In Madikeri, Coorg at Rs. 1700/-
    2. Wild Monsoon Adventure Series Camping at Rs. 3985/-
    3. Coorg Camping Experience at Rs. 1650/-
    4. Riverside Camping In Coorg, With Rafting at Rs. 2100/-
    5. Camping In Coorg with stargazing at Rs. 1820/-

  3. Which are the one day treks near Madkeri where I can avail upto 25% Off?

    Coorg is a district in the state of Karnataka and Madikeri is the district headquarters. So, Madikeri being a part of Coorg offers a wide range of trekking trails nearby. Click here to check the complete list now.

    1. Tadiandamol TrekTadiandamol is the highest peak in Coorg and accomplishing trekking this hill is one of the greatest feelings which is also gifted with the views of green carpets of forests, coffee and spice plantations.

    2. Kumara Parvatha Trek: Kumara Parbatha is the second highest peak in Coorg and the speciality is its route which is quite challenging but takes you through some very beautiful regions surrounded by flora and fauna on both sides.

    3. Kopatty Hills Trek: KOpatty Hills is the most less explored which is why people prefer this trek. Moreover, you get to cross two abandoned houses which leads you into the forest and after two-kilometre, you get into the open area from where you can witness the breathtaking views of Madikeri.

    4. Nishani - Blue Ridge Walk Trek: With the latitude of 60°, it is the most challenging trek in Coorg. The last one-kilometre is the extreme challenge this trek has to give you. But once it is done, you are rewarded with a 360° view of Madikeri.

    5. Kote Betta Trek: Kote Betta is the best place to witness the sunset in Madikeri and after that, you can erect your tents and have an overnight stay at the hilltop. You can light a bonfire and gaze at the stars for the whole night in the lap of nature.
  4. Which are the most amazing places to stay in Madikeri at an affordable price?

  5. What are the best activities to enjoy in Madikeri?

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

    - Trekking: As the terrains are, they demand trekking to witness the town from its best angles as well as exploring the forests and plantations from the closest possible intimacy which could be attained only by stepping inside the woods.

    - Rappelling: The hill town has some amazing vertical rock formations which are perfect for rappelling and hence this activity is quite popular in Madikeri. You can have this adrenaline rush amidst a very great and natural environment.

    - Nature Walking: Nature Walking in the most virgin forests is a must. Here you can take a walk amidst aromatic coffee, fragrant spices and waving rice plantation. Or you can even walk in the dense forests where you can seek fruit trees and waterfalls.

    - Camping: Trekking is incomplete without camping and the place is foolproof for camping as you can gaze at the stars, lit bonfires to dance and sing around, watch birds and wildlife to capture them in frames and moreover engage in various adventurous activities.

    - Safari: Roaming around these mysterious woods in an open jeep would be one of the best things to do in Madikeri. You might undiscover some hidden waterfalls, watch birds and wildlife and more. It is a great activity if you wish to capture nature in frame in its raw form.

    - Mountain Biking: Having an abundance of mountains and hilly terrains, you can easily engage in mountain biking where you ride through untravelled routes and reach undiscovered places. This could be a great activity to recharge your mind, soul and body.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Which are the best places to visit in Madikeri?

    1. Mandalpatti:

    Part of Pushpagiri Reserve Forest, the hilltop has an altitude of 4,050 ft above sea level. Settled 18 KM from Mandalpatti, the name of the hilltop translates to the ‘Market of Cloud Mist’ in the local language. This ‘market’ is best travelled in an open jee

    2. Madikeri Fort:

    Madikeri Fort is one of the significant historical landmarks which is adorned the most by the tourists. It shows the architectural style of the 17th century, as it was constructed in that year by Muddu Raja. However, later it has been altered several times as different people captured and ruled it.

    3. Kote Betta:

    15 KM away from the Madikeri region, it is the third-highest peak in Coorg with an altitude of 1,620 m above sea level. As it gives panoramic views of coffee, spices and jackfruit plantation, the hill is perfect for trekking.

    4. Raja's Seat:

    Raja’s Seat is a viewpoint which has got one of the best views in the region. The king used to come here to sip in the scenic beauty in his times which gave this place its name which means the ‘Seat of the Kings’. Make sure you don’t go without enjoying the sunset from the spot.

    5. Omkareshwara Temple:

    Built-in 1820 by King Lingarajendra II, the temple is a result of penance as the king killed a Brahmin to hide his misdoings. But this is not the only reason for it being famous. What attracts the tourists is its unique blend of Gothic and Islamic architectural style and the water tank inside the temple which has a variety of freshwater fish.

    6. Abbey Falls:

    This roaring Abbey Falls is hidden inside the green dense woods of Madikeri. It is an amalgam of several small water streams which combines into one strong stream flushing out into a pool which slowly flows into the river. If you want to see its beauty on its peak then Monsoon is when you should plan your trip.

  12. How can I reach Madikeri?

    - By Bus: It would never be a bad idea to opt for bus as Madikeri is well connected to other major cities of Karnataka via bus. 

    - By Train: Though there are no direct trains to Madikeri from major cities but you can still plan and organise your travel via trains. There is no railway station in Madikeri, so Subrahmanya Road Railway Station is the nearest possible option.

    - By Flight: Flights are good options considering the 3 possible nearby airports with Mangalore (136 KM) and Calicut (180 KM) and soon after up-gradation of the airport, Mysore airport will become the nearest airport.

  13. Which is the best time to visit Madikeri?

    Weather is pleasant throughout the year and you can plan your trip to Madikeri anytime. But still, monsoon is the most preferred season of the year to do all the things to do in Madikeri.

    - Monsoon: Monsoon months from July to September is the best time to visit Madikeri. During monsoon, the forests, plantations, waterfalls, rivers and climate, everything would be at its peak.

    -Winter: You can also consider winter months from December to February but keep in mind that the temperature can fall as low as 14 °C and go as up as 29 °C. 

    - Summer: Weather in summers here can protect you against the scorching sun of the northern region.

  14. What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Madikeri?

    Ideal duration for a holiday in Madikeri would be one day but if you are considering the whole of Coorg then you should plan for 3-4 days to cover all the places in Coorg. As Coorg is settled on the western ghats it has a lot to offer to you.

    Having beautiful monuments, mighty forts, wildlife sanctuaries, dense forests, aromatic coffee and tea plantation, waving paddy fields and great flora and fauna, Coorg can engage your 3-4 days very easily. Being the centre of Coorg, there are a lot of significant places and exciting things to do in Madikeri. Moreover, your trip can include all the nearby places too.

  15. Is Madikeri a good holiday destination for a family?

    With a lot of things to do in Madikeri, it is a wonderful holiday destination for a family. The town has some historical monuments, serene temple, breathtaking viewpoints, green hills, gushing rivers, roaring waterfalls and much more. All these places amidst pleasant weather would be loved by your kids and it will give a good family bonding time.

  16. What is Madikeri famous for?

    Graceful nature and adventurous things to do in Madikeri is what makes it famous. Settled on the western ghats, it possesses coffee, spice and other fruit plantations and overlooks some amazing mountains and rice fields. With that, it also has some historical monuments like Madikeri Fort, Omkareshwara Temple, Raja’s Tomb and Raja’s Seat.

    Besides this, it also hides some gems in its woods like beautiful waterfalls, free-flowing rivers, heartstopping viewpoints and more. With that, Madikeri also offers you a great range of adventurous activities like trekking, camping, rappelling, nature walk, safari and mountain biking too. Overall, it is a very good place to plan a trip too.

  17. What are the best public transport modes to commute around Madikeri?

    The best public transport mode to commute around Madikeri are buses from Karnataka State Transport. But they can’t go everywhere you would want to so next good option is to hire a taxi to your destination. But if you find it costly then you can also commute in auto-rickshaws which wouldn’t be as ideal as a taxi would be.

  18. What can I buy in Madikeri?

    Madikeri offers you to buy a lot of different and unique stuff which you wouldn’t find in other places in the country. Starting from:

    - Coffee beans and powde
    - Flavoured tea leaves
    - Spices
    - Honey
    - Homemade wines
    - Homemade chocolates
    - Rare herbs
    - Herbal Oils
    - Homemade soaps
    - Wood Carved Art Pieces
    - Coconut shell Art Pieces
    - Vegetable Flavoured Papad

  19. Which are the best places for shopping in Madikeri?

    There are two best places for shopping in Madikeri where you can buy good, authentic and cheap products. You should remember that you are in India’s highest coffee-producing region so there is no way you are going without buying it. You can buy stuff from:

    1. Kushal Nagar Market: This market is held daily and you can buy everything from here. But the market is famous for products like sandalwood oil, homemade wine, timber carvings, and silk saris which you should definitely buy from here.

    2. Friday Market: This market is open only on Fridays so it is always very crowded as even the locals wait for it. It offers ethnic jewellery, pepper, nutmeg, cardamom and star anise, coffee products and local fresh fruits at very nominal rates.

  20. Is it safe to travel to Madikeri?

    Yes, Madikeri is a safe place to travel to. In fact, it is the most visited place in Coorg as everyone who travels to Coorg visits Madikeri. It is pretty much safe for trekking, camping at night, nature walk and many adventurous activities the place has to offer.

  21. Can we do camping in Madikeri during the monsoon?

    Yes, you can do camping in Madikeri during the monsoon. It would be more gratifying trip in monsoon with the beauty of nature at its peak with dense forests and powerful waterfalls accompanied by deepened aroma of coffee and pepper plantations. Other activities to do in Madikeri will become more memorable amidst this beauty.

  22. Is Coorg same as Madikeri?

    Madikeri is the heart of Coorg with a distance of 18 KM from Coorg’s city center. People tend to plan Madikeri along with Coorg which is the ideal thing to do too. Settled on western ghats, both the places have incomparable beauty but history is what makes the difference.

  23. Which restaurants serve the best food in Madikeri?

    There is a range of restaurants that serve the best food in Madikeri. Eat local food whenever you visit some new place. Following are the places where you can find authentic delicacies, traditional recipes, South Indian meals, North Indian food and International cuisines also:

    - Taste of Coorg
    - Coorg Food
    - Qureshi's Biryani Paradise
    - Sri Ambica Hotel
    - Coorg Leaf Restaurant
    - Hotel Udupi Sri Krishna Grand
    - Coorg Leaf Restaurant
    - Hive Bar

  24. What is the best local cuisine here? Where can I get to try it out?

    Madikeri’s staple food is rice and you should definitely try Sannakki, an aromatic rice- a speciality of Madikeri. In non-vegetarian food, you can expect a wide range of delicacies made of pork, meat and fish whereas vegetarians can expect organic vegetables.

    Folksy Food, Hotel Caveri Comforts, near Janata Bazaar in Madikeri is where you can try arguably the best food in Madikeri. They even serve North Indian and International cuisines along with South Indian food.

  25. What kind of nightlife I can experience in Madikeri?

    There no such activities to do in Madikeri at night but you can still make it a little exciting by doing the following things:

    - You can go for a mountain drive at night and enjoy the calmness in the atmosphere.

    - You can go to the bars which serve at night too like Hive Bar, The Lost Horizon Bar, Planter’s Club: The Bar.

    - Camping is also a very good option to have a good night singing and dances around the bonfire.

    - You can simply step out of your resort or get on to the terrace and gaze at the stars in the clear sky.

  26. What kind of health precautions one should take before participating in any adventure activity?

    Before participating in any kind of adventure activities to do in Madikeri, there are a lot of health precautions one should take. Please follow these points:

    - Never go alone but at least in a group of 4 people.
    - Be self-dependent and ready to help anytime at the same time.
    - Have a good leader to lead you.
    - Make sure everyone is mentally prepared for the activity.
    - Listen to the instructions properly.
    - Follow all the guidelines including dressing guidelines.
    - Leave the details of your activity with some trusted person who would seek your return,
    - Always have a well-planned activity.