Beautifully located in the Coorg region, Madikeri is a popular hill station of the state of Karnataka. Also known as ‘Mercara’ or ‘Mudduraja Keri’ in local language, this charming hilly town was once the capital of the Kodagu king Mudduraja (in 1681), thus named after the king. Madikeri is located about 1, 170 meters above the sea level, therefore, offers tranquility and serenity for one to unwind from day-to-day tensions. If you are looking for a holiday destination which is different from the regular ones, Madikeri is the right choice. Apart from the charming natural beauty and scenic landscapes, this hill station town is well known for producing good quality of coffee and oranges. In this following write-up, we have mentioned some popular things which you must win in here.
Enjoy Ayurvedic Treatment & Messages
Madikari has a large number of Ayurvedic treatment centers where one can opt from variety of treatments, messages to relax and unwind. In fact, one can actually book exclusive packages in advance in combination with various treatments as per one’s health condition. However, it all depends on one’s budget; treatment and required health treat whichever want to take. Amongst all, ‘Ayurjeevan’, is a popular Ayurveda center where one can take benefits of Ayurveda and rejuvenate one’s soul and senses. In a way, we can say that Madikari’s tranquil beauty confers the power of rejuvenating one’s mind and soul.
Apart from enjoying the ayurvedic massages, one has an option of sightseeing here in Madikeri. This small hill station has many interesting tourist attractions which may intrigue any eager traveler. It is the land of Kodavas, the clan which is known for its discrete style of dressing and warrior like spirit which adds up making it a place with rich heritage and culture. Some of the popular tourist attractions which one must pay a visit to is the Madikeri Fort, Abbi Falls or Jessey Falls, Sri Omkareswara Temple, Raja’s Seat, and Stuart’s or Stone’s Hill.
Indulge in Outdoor Activities
If you are one of those travelers who wants to visit a place nicely but also would like to explore it a bit more, than Madikeri is not behind in it. One have a lot of opportunities to try here, amongst them the most famous is- trekking. The imagination of trekking over the lush green expanse of land and discovering the spectacular views of the Coorg Valley which is idyllically studded amidst paddy fields and forests, with the backdrop of the blue mountain ranges of the Western Ghats can create Goosebumps into any travel enthusiast. The Coorg Wildlife Society which is based in Madikeri widely promotes environmental conservation and also conducts specialized trekking trips to various destinations like Pushpagiri, Brahmagiri and other beautiful locations in Coorg. If one wants to join, he / she may go for such outdoor activities as well.
Apart from these activities, there are many things which one may try such as excursion tours to nearby Chettali Orange & Coffee Research Station (around 24 km away from the town), where he / she may take part in several experiments on the production of coffee. Cauvery Nisargadhama (25 km), Harangi (38 km), Bhagamandala (39 km), Bylekuppe (40 km), Talakaveri (44 km), Kudige (40 km), Virajpet (32 km), Rajiv Gandhi National Park – Nagarhole (90 km) and Irupu Falls (80 km) are some of the other popular excursions from Madikeri. To explore different destinations of Karnataka, one can visit TripMos.com holiday package page and book desired destination’s tour. For more updates on travel and tourism in Karnataka,