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Madikeri

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Waterfalls · Gardens · Outdoor Activities
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Also known as Mercara, it is the headquarters of the district of Kodagu (also called Coorg). It is a popular tourist destination.EtymologyMadikeri was formerly known as Muddu raja keri. Muddurajakeri which means Mudduraja's town, was named after the prominent Haleri king, Mudduraja who ruled Kodagu from 1633 to 1687.The form of the name often used in English, Mercara, is derived from Madikeri by a standard transformation of the retroflex 'd' to an 'r' consonant.
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Popular things to do in Madikeri

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Outdoor Activity
Mandalpatti
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Raja's Seat
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Raja's Tomb
2.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Abbi Falls
2.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Madikeri

Wildlife Area
Dubare Elephant Camp Kodagu (Coorg)
2.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Forest
Nisargadhama Forest Kodagu (Coorg)
2.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Nagarhole National Park Hunsur
3.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Iruppu Falls Kodagu (Coorg)
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Madikeri

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Religious Site
Tibetan Monastery / Golden Temple Coorg
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Farm
Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Mountain
Kote Betta
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Kote Abbey waterfalls
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Madikeri

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Religious Site
Omkareshwara Temple
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Madikeri Fort
1.8
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Madikeri

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Religious Site
Sri Omkareshwara Temple
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Madikeri

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Specialty Museum
Government Museum
2.9
Duration: 2 hours

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