Madikeri - Places To See| December 28, 2012
Omkareshwar Temple: Built by Linga Rajendra II in 1820, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is a blend of Islamic and Gothic architecture style. The temple was built to appease the ghost of a Brahmin, who was killed by Linga Rajendra II. The shiv lingam was brought from Varanasi.
Madikeri Fort: Built by Muddu Raja in 17th century, it was re-built in granite by Tipu Sultan and renamed Jaffarabad. A stone tortoise with initial of King Vijayrajendra over it can be seen in the fort. The fort also has a church, built by the British in 1855, in Gothic style. The archaeological department has converted the church into a museum.
Raja’s seat: One of the prime attractions of Madikeri, Raja’s seat is a well maintained garden in the midst of hills. It is said that the king and his queen used to watch the sunset from the garden.
Abbey falls: Located eight km from Madikeri in the Western Ghats, the Abbey Falls is surrounded by coffee plantations and spice estates. The best time to visit the falls is during monsoon season and start of the winter season.
Dubare Elephant camp: It is a famous elephant camp, located near Madikeri. In the deciduous forest, one can see Asiatic elephants, sambhar, and deer.