To the tired and the weary, proximity with nature has always been a refreshing experience. A break – away from the mundane daily routine brings us back full of energy and zest to take on fresh challenges.
This week we move up the mountains to a place that is just blessed by nature in its finest form. The mist laden mountains, stretches of forests and tea gardens and the calm yet picturesque beauty is what Madikeri or erstwhile Mercara has to offer. This town has often been compared to Scotland due to its landscape.
This town is in the Kodagu or Coorg district of Karnataka and tucked away on the Western Ghats at about 1170 metres above sea level.
Here we go with details of the beautiful town, Madikeri.
How to reach Madikeri?
It is a well connected town by road, rail and air. The nearest rail connection would be through Mangalore, Mysore, Hassan, Kasargod, Kannur or Thalassery. It can be reached by air from Mysore and Mangalore. It is accessible by road from Mysore, Bangalore, Kannur, Mangalore and Thalassery.
What would be the most favourable time to visit Madikeri?
The town has a pleasant climate throughout the year but the most preferred time would be from October to April when the weather is at its best.
What does the place offer for the visitor?
If you are someone who is looking for some relaxation then staying at one of the resorts and enjoying nature at its best will be the ideal thing to do.
For the visitor who likes to explore and enjoy some outings, Madikeri has a lot to offer. Some of them are:
The imposing Madikeri Fort which was a mud fort rebuilt with granite by Tipu Sultan and also hosts the Madikeri palace. The British replaced the temple inside it with a church which is now a museum. A beautiful view of the town can be had from the ramparts of the fort.
The Raja’s Tomb which is built in the Indo-Sarcenic style and a favorite spot of all historians. It houses the tombs of the members of the Kodavad royalty.
Near Madikeri among the coffee plantations is the mesmerizing Abbey Falls which is the river Kaveri cascading about 70 feet down and can be reached by a hanging bridge or by a thrilling trek down the hill. It can be seen at its best during the monsoon.
At the extreme western end of this town is the famous Raja’s Seat which has a garden and offers a lovely view of the hills and valleys. It gets its name from the fact that the kings of Kodagu used to spend the evenings here to unwind after their hectic day. The sunset, the view of the Coorg valley and the mountains viewed from here present nature at its best.
Tala Cauvery is about 44 km from Madikeri and is the place where the gorgeous river Kaveri is said to originate. It is a sight no nature lover should miss.
Madikeri is also an ideal getaway for management recreation and get togethers too. The place and its ambience can make great minds relax and set them thinking afresh. myBskool believes in the same for education and learning. This is the reasoning behind its learning programs which are created is such a way that one can learn and work without one overlapping the other. It is very important for executives and other working professionals to be learning and updating knowledge always. This is what myBskool aims to achieve with its multitude of programs which have flexibility as their watchword.
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