Hill station of the South, Madikeri has an old world charm. Misty mountains, lush green forests with wide spread coffee and spice plantations; the quaint town is in Karnataka and also serves as the headquarters of the district of Coorg. Awe inspiring sceneries of the beautiful vegetation spread all across makes it a perfect agricultural & tourist hub and also an ideal weekend gateway especially for people residing in Belgaum, Bengaluru and Mysore. To get a whiff of the beautiful surroundings of the Karnataka’s coffee hub, it would be a good idea to stay at any of the homestays on the coffee estates. One of the places with highest rainfall in India, the picturesque land is a great amalgamation of natural, historical and religious attractions, making it suitable for people with different appetites. The untouched trails of Madikeri provide immense opportunity for trekking. Walking through the lust green and dense forests interspersed by streams is a real delight for any trekking enthusiast.
With peaks like Thandiyandamole, Brahmagiri and Pushpagiri; Coorg (41kms away) is well known and a much liked destination for trekking activities. A real treat for photographers, nature lovers and enthusiasts; the place is rich in flora and fauna and as a result has three wildlife sanctuaries - the Talacauvery, Pushpagiri and Brahmagiri Sanctuaries, and one national park, the Nagarhole National Park. As river Cauvery originates in the hills of Coorg at Talacauvery, it gives birth to beautiful tributaries and waterfalls amidst the coffee and spice plantations in the Western Ghats, making. So, places like Abbey falls, Chelavara falls, Chingara falls and other historically significant ones like Madikeri Fort, Raja's seat Omkareshwara Temple are a must visit. The marvelous view of the sun setting into the undulating mountains is breathtaking from Raja’s seat. And if you are with kids, then a visit to Cauvery Nisargadhama and Dubare elephant training camp would give you some lifetime memories.