Madikere is an interesting place for industrial visit, Madikere region is one of the region which prospered because of a cash crop i.e. Coffee, Madikere is one of the more prosperous parts of Karnataka. The main industrial attraction of Madikere are Chettali Orange & Coffee Research Station, Tata Coffee plantations, Nandini dairy, Harangi Hydro power project etc.
Madikere, located in Coorg in Karnataka, is a quiet, relaxed hill station that can rejuvenate the soul. Mudduraja Keri was the capital of the Kodagu King Mudduraja in 1681. Later it came to be known as Madikere. It is the headquarters of Kodagu District standing at a height of 1,170 metres above sea level.
Madikere is famous for its coffee and oranges. Kodavas are believed to be the descendants of the soldiers of Alexander the Great who invaded India in 327 BC. The soldiers married into the local population and migrated along the coast. Having maintained a separate identity, this warrior like clan is fiercely independent and was never conquered by either Tipu Sultan or the British.
Sights to See
‘Abbi’ in Kodagu dialect means falls. It was formerly called the Jessey Falls.
Raja’s Tombs (Cuddige)
The last two Rajas of Coorg are buried here.
Stuart’s Hill or Stone Hill
One can have a magnificent view of the surrounding valley.
This commands a beautiful view of the Coorg Valley studded with paddy fields and forests, with the blue mountain ranges of the Western Ghats.
Headquartered in Madikeri the Coorg Wildlife Society (Tel: 08272 228019) promotes environmental conservation and organises trek to Pushpagiri, Brahmagiri and other areas of Coorg.
Chettali Orange & Coffee Research Station (24 km):
Run by the Government, many interesting experiments and research on the production of coffee are conducted here. Best time to visit is between November and March.
How would you like to travel?
- Bangalore 270 km
- Dharmasthala 180 km
- Hassan 146 km
- Mangalore 135 km
- Mysore 120 km
- Nagarhole 93 km
- Subramanya 90 km
- Talachery 120 km
- Talakaveri 47 km
- Virajpet 32 km
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- Chettali Orange & Coffee Research Station
- Tata coffee Plantations
- kudige nandini dairy
- Harangi Hydro Power Project
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
It is a breathtakingly beautiful riverine island formed by Cauvery river in the plains, 2 km from Kushalnagar. Nisargadhama teems with lush foliage, thick bamboo groves, teak and rosewood. The sprawling 64-acre nature resort has a deer park, orchidarium and elephant and boat rides.
Bhagamandala (39 km):
This is the confluence of three rivers, namely, Cauvery, Kanika and Sujyothi. There are three important temples above the confluence of the rivers dedicated to Bhagamandaleswara, Subramanya and Vishnu. During an annual festival, which falls in October/November, the temple is illuminated by thousands of oil lamps. A Central Apiary located here, is a unique centre for demonstration and research-cum-training in modern methods of bee keeping.
Bylekuppe (40 km):
The second largest settlement outside Tibet. The Golden Temple has some very impressive 40-foot high golden idols of Buddha. The prayer sessions are a sight to behold, as more than 400 monks chant in unison. There are also a few Tibetan handicraft shops selling shawls, artefacts and souvenir items.
Talakaveri (44 km):
It is the source of the River Cauvery situated on the slopes of the Brahmagiri Hill, 4,187 ft above sea level. On Tulasankramana (17 October 17) pilgrims throng this place to witness the miraculous rise of the fountainhead, when water gushes up from the spring at a predetermined moment.
Irupu Falls (80 km):
Nestling beside the Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Nagarhole) and 48 km from Virajpet, Iruppu Falls presents a stunning sight during the monsoon. From its humble origins in the Brahmagiri Range, the falls plunge down 170 ft, in two distinct stages. It is also a well-known pilgrim centre, associated with Lord Rama, hero of the great epic Ramayana. The Rameshwara Shiva Temple, located close to the Lakshmana Theertha River here is said to have been built by Rama. On Mahashivarathri, thousands of pilgrims gather here to take a holy bath.
Rajiv Gandhi National Park – Nagarhole (90 km):
This Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 284 sq km with tropical and deciduous forests and belts of swampy ground at the head of small streams. It derives its name from its snake like winding streams. The place gives an excellent opportunity to the visitors to see wild animals. This reserved forest is famed for its amazing variety of avian fauna, an elephant training camp and angling. Contact forest office in Madikeri, Tel: 08272 228305.