Madikeri or Mercara is the capital of Coorg. It is a proud country, Kodugu is proud of its beauty of its verdant hills and valleys clothed in thick forests of sandalwood and plantains of coffee, pepper and cardamom. Proud of the valour of its soldiers and generals. Proud of its enduring culture and customs. Proud of its history, religion and everything that Coorg as it was earlier called is and was. Madikeri (called Mercara) the district headquarters metamorphosis the pride of the Kodavas. A symbol of their sovereignity, history, religion and spirit it is where they converge with the day;s toil done. Crowning a hill with the 9th century fort as its centrepiece Madikeri has many attractions for a visitor. The weather throughout the year is very pleasant .
How to reach
By Air - The nearest airports are at Bangalore (250 kms) and Mangalore (164 kms).
By Rail - The nearest Rail head is at Mysore 145 kms
By Road - Madikeri's access lies along a good network of roads.
This is a beautiful garden of seasonal flowers and a fountain, overlooking a deep valley and meandering roads.
A thrilling 8 kilometre drive amid forests and coffee plantations takes one to the most popular picnic spot the Abbey falls. The gush and the grandeur of the waters splashing down from 70 ft, can be witnessed from hanging bridge.
A Shivalinga from Kashi was places here in Madikeri in the year 1820 and hence the temple was built. The gold leaf inscription atop is accessed through a narrow flight of interesting steps used by the that king to survey his kingdom. In front of the temple is the holy pond with fishes that leap in symphony to gobble food offered to them.
Cauvery takes her origin as a spring in Talacauvery. One of the seven major rivers of India, Cauvery is the 'Dakshina Ganga' or 'Ganga of the South'.
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June to October is a season of incessant rains. Bengaluru is plesant throughout the year, most cultural events and shows take place in winter season. In September you can watch the Kali Podu in Coorg. Summer lasts from April to June, Monsoon from June to September and Winter from December to January.
The end of monsoons is the best time to view waterfalls in Karnataka. Beaches lie Malpe, Karwar, Marwanthe can be best enjoyed from August to March.