Coorg (Madikeri)

(3500 Ft Above Sea Level)

(Also known as Mercara )

Karnataka | India
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Coorg (Madikeri) is categorised as Hill Station / Plantations

Abbey Falls
Typical Coorg Homestay near Madikeri
Palace within the Fort (Photo Courtesy: Hitha Nanjappa)
Views from Galibeedu
Driving around in Coorg
Omkareshwar Temple

Reasons to Visit
  • Madikeri (3500 ft asl) is the district headquarters of the Coorg region and also the highest point in the area.
  • Madikeri offers guests nature centric experience and is a base point to explore the area.
  • Madikeri being the highest point in the region enjoys the best weather among all other destinations in Coorg region.
  • Madikeri is home to many getaway resorts and plantation homestays.
  • Popular Hill Stations of India"Madikeri (3500 ft asl) in Coorg is set atop coffee plantations and reserve forests and is a popular base for tourists to explore Coorg. Coorg offers Elephant experience (Dubare), View points, Cauvery Nisargadhama (Origin of River Cauvery), waterfalls, adventure park and plantation experiences for guests to explore"
  • Destinations for the Holiday Traveller to Karnataka, North Kerala and Nilgiris"Coorg is a coffee plantation region and Madikeri (3500 ft asl - 120 kms from Mysore) is the highest town from where all other destinations of the regions can be accessed. Popular areas to visit for holiday traveller from Madikeri include Dubare Elephant Camp, Tibetan Monastery, Abbey Falls, Neverland Adventure park etc. Madikeri has luxury resorts, mid-segment hotels and homestays and has always been popular with holiday travellers and honeymooners."
  • Destinations in South India offering Coffee Plantation Experience"Madikeri (3500 ft asl) is base town of Coorg region and has many coffee estates around it. There are number of plantation homestays and luxury resorts around Madikeri offering Coffee plantation experience for holiday travellers."
Access Information

Coorg (Madikeri) has 40 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Adventure / Camp1
Jungle Lodge1

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19 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Coorg (Madikeri)

Getaway (1-3 nights)3
Short Break (4-6 nights)11
Holiday (7 or more)5

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List of Holidays for Coorg (Madikeri)


  • Coorg - Scotland of India (2 Nights)
  • Coorg Extended Getaway (3 Nights)
  • Coorg Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Coorg - Bekal Break (5 Nights)
  • Coorg - Chikmagalur Break (5 Nights)
  • Coorg - Mysore Break (5 Nights)
  • Coorg - Mysore Break with Bandipur (6 Nights)
  • Coorg - Mysore Break with Hassan (6 Nights)
  • Coorg - Mysore Break with Nagarhole (6 Nights)
  • Coorg - Nagarhole Break (4 Nights)
  • Coorg - Wayanad Break (5 Nights)
  • Coorg - Wayanad Break with Nagarhole (6 Nights)
  • Coorg Nagarhole Break with Halebid / Belur (5 Nights)
  • Ooty - Coorg with Mysore (5 Nights)


  • Coorg - Ooty Break with Bandipur (7 Nights)
  • Coorg Mysore Break with Bandipur and Hassan (7 Nights)
  • Karnataka: A medley of experiences (10 Nights)
  • Malabar Circuit with Bekal (8 Nights)
  • Ooty - Coorg with Nagarhole (7 Nights)

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Coorg (Madikeri) has 11 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Day Coorg (Madikeri) Sightseeing and backRs. 2223
Excursion to Talcauvery from Madikeri (Coorg)Rs. 2223

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Bangalore and Drop to Coorg (Madikeri)Rs. 9084
Pickup from Coorg (Madikeri) and Drop to NagarholeRs. 3889
Pickup from Mangalore and Drop to Madikeri, CoorgRs. 3889
Transfer between Coorg (Madikeri) and BandipurRs. 4445
Transfer between Coorg (Madikeri) and Vythiri / Kalpetta (Wayanad)Rs. 3889
Transfers between Coorg (Madikeri) and Bekal or Nileshwar (North Kerala)Rs. 3334
Transfers between Coorg (Madikeri) and ChikmagakurRs. 3334

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Kannur Railway Station and Coorg (Madikeri)Rs. 4554
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and Madikeri, CoorgRs. 3278

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Coorg (Madikeri) has 1 Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

Add On1

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Add On

Services Rates Starting From
Coffee TrailsRs. 5300


Services Rates Starting From
Coffee TrailsRs. 5300

15 Travel Ideas listed for Coorg (Madikeri). Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bicycling in Coorg
  • Bird Watching in Coorg
  • Coorg Getaway
  • Cuisine in Coorg
  • Driving in Coorg
  • Elephant Orientation Programme at Dubare
  • Karnataka in Monsoon
  • Rafting in Coorg
  • Trekking and Walking in Coorg

Stay Ideas

  • Adventure / Activity Oriented Homestays in Coorg
  • Club Mahindra Coorg Getaway
  • Plantation Homestays in Coorg
  • The Old Kent Estate - Coorg Plantation Experience
  • Windflower Coorg Spa Getaway
  • Windflower Resort and Spa Coorg Getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Omkareshwar temple in Coorg (built in 1820) overlooks a water tank and is located on outskirts of Madikeri, represents a mix of Islamic and Gothic style of architecture.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    Rajas Seat is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. It is one of the popular tourist spots in Coorg
    View Point, Gardens
    Valley Views, Flower Garden
    Madikeri Fort was first built in the last quarter of the 17th century and was later rebuilt and renovated by Tipu Sultan and the British respectively in 18th and 19th Century. The fort is a tourist visit option today at Coorg. There is a museum as well.
    Heritage Site
    Abbey Falls are a set of waterfalls located at 8 kms from Madikeri One has to walk through plantations to access this. A popular tourist visit place.
    Natural Wonders
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Dubare elephant camp is set across Cauvery river (A short boat ride required to access) near Kushalnagar. Here guests arrive for an elephant interaction (Bathing an elephant is most enjoyable for kids and adults) and enjoy elephant ride & coracle ride. There is a full day elephant interaction programme guest can opt for or just it can be just a visit.
    Activity, Rides
    Boating, Elephant Experience, Elephant Ride
    Cauvery Nisargadhama is a 64 acre nature park having anmals in its nature habitat and is visited as a picnic spot. Elephant rides and feeding deers are an attraction for kids.
    Rides, Zoo
    Nature Park, Elephant Ride
    Paadi Igguthappa Temple (1810) is a prominent place of worship. The temple, located atop a hill in a forested area of Kakkabe offers excellent views
    Temple or Holy Place
    Bylakuppe is a tibetan settlement where an impressive monastery has been setup besides number of other monasteries, nunneries and temples in all the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Bylakuppe also has many buddhist universities for advanced buddhist practices.
    Buddhist Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    Honnamana Kere is a lake is the biggest lake in Coorg set in north coorg area surrounded by mountains, cliffs and coffee plantations.
    Lake or Riverside
    Talacauveri is the the origin of the river Cauvery. There are several temples around here and is a popular pilgrimage centre visited by tourists and pilgrims all round the year. Actual river origin is only visible in Monsoon.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Holy Lake or Holy River
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Neverland Adventure Park in West Coorg is one of the most popular day outing options for travellers to Coorg with a bit of interest in Adventure and activities.
    Thadiyandamol is the highest peak in Coorg area (5700+ ft asl) and an area renowned for trekking. Trek is through forest, grasslands, mountain, paddies and coffee plantation offering excellent views. Its an 8 km trek with medium difficulty.

Destinations within reach from Coorg (Madikeri)

  • Bekal ( 115 Km )

    Bekal is situated on the seashore of Pallikara village,12 kms south of Kasargod town (NH-17) where more

  • Mysore ( 120 Km )

    Mysore is a heritage destination and well visited for the Mysore Palace and located most centrally more

  • Belur ( 120 Km )

    Belur is visited for Hoysala era Temples that are renowned for their architecture and visited by more

  • Manipal ( 190 Km )

    Manipal is a university town situated in the state of Karnataka; it is a student township with a more

  • Udupi ( 190 Km )

    Udupi is a pilgrimage destination and is visited mainly for temples around it and access point for more

  • Koppa ( 230 Km )

    Koppa is set at about 80 kms from Chikmagalur famously known as Kashmir of Karnataka and also more

  • Ooty ( 234 Km )

    Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India. It is known for its colonial more

  • Bhadra ( 235 Km )

    Bhadra sanctuary is a nature getaway at 200 kms inland from Mangalore and 300 km from Bangalore. more

  • Tumkur ( 235 Km )

    Tumkur is an industrial town on outskirts of Bangalore (70 kms) on NH-206 and often a stopover for more

  • Kolar ( 330 Km )

    Kolar is situated 75 kms east of Bangalore on the Bangalore - Tirupati route and known for India's more

  • Kumta ( 333 Km )

    Kumta is a stopover in Coastal Karnataka between Gokarna and Murudeshwar, home to some homestays more

  • Gokarna ( 367 Km )

    Gokarna is an idyllic beach getaway visited for Gonarnanatha Temple (Shiva Temple) and its more

  • Ankola ( 370 Km )

    Ankola is a coastal Hamlet on NH-17 between Karwar and Gokarna and easily accessible from Hubli more

  • Salem ( 374 Km )

    Salem is gateway to idyllic hillside hamlet of Yercaud (35 km) and is part of Bangalore - Madurai more

  • Palani ( 395 Km )

    Palani or Pazhani is home to one of the most sacred temples of Lord Muruga and is the third more

  • Yelagiri ( 401 Km )

    Yelagiri (4200 ft asl) is an idyllic hillside getaway surrounded by orchards, rose-gardens, and more

  • Valparai ( 427 Km )

    Valparai is a plantation area at about 100 kms from Coimbatore and 60 kms from Polachi. The area more

  • Topslip ( 432 Km )

    Topslip is 2 hours drive uphill from coimbatore and is part of Anaimalai mountain range and Indira more

  • Dindigul ( 437 Km )

    Dindigul located 66 km from Madurai and lies on the foothills of the Palani Hills, visited for the more

  • Hampi ( 440 Km )

    Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being home to Vijayanagara ruins and Monuments around more

  • Munnar ( 448 Km )

    Munnar is a premier hill station in Kerala. It is situated at about 6000 ft above sea level and more

  • Vellore ( 452 Km )

    Vellore is a destination on the banks of the Palar River on the site of Vellore Fort. Vellore has more

  • Anegundi ( 454 Km )

    Anegundi is a heritage destination near Hampi renowned for its Ramayana Significance, pre-historic more

  • Madurai ( 500 Km )

    Madurai today is one of the busiest towns in Tamilnadu. The Meenakshi temple is awe-inspiring and more

  • Theni ( 509 Km )

    Theni is a railhead located 80 kms from Madurai and access point for plantation circuits of more

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Getting There

Coorg (Madikeri)
Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Around MadikeriCoffee plantations within 7 kms radius of Madikeri are home to a number of plantation homestaysHoliday/Getaway4
Around Town centreMadikeri is the heighest point in the area and base town for plantations around it. Within 2 kms of the town centre there are hotels for business and leisure travellers.Business/Holiday/Getaway2
AvandoorA plantation area 18 kms north of Madikeri, good for hiking, camping and trekking.Getaway-
GalibeeduA plantation area surrounded with reserve forests and hill views at 6 kms from Madikeri town centre.Holiday/Getaway4
MadapurA plantation area 20 kms north of Madikeri Getaway2
SuntikoppaA coffee plantation area 15 kms east of MadikeriHoliday/Getaway3
Kundalli North CoorgKundalli is a village set in North Coorg at about 60 kms from Madikeri around Shantahalli and Malalli Water FallsGetaway/Experiential1
Nearest Airport in Coorg (Madikeri)
  • Kannur International Aorport ( CNN ) , Kannur-115 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Coorg (Madikeri)
  • Sakleshpur ( SKLR ), Sakleshpur-99 Kms
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