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Madikeri - Jewel of Karnataka
Situated about 237 Km south west of Bangalore, Madikeri is referred to as the 'Scotland of India' also know as Ooty of Karnataka. Right in the heart of Coorg, it is the most important town in the district. The moment you enter the town, you will be captivated by the aroma of fresh coffee and cardamom. Madikeri is easily among the most scenic places in Karnataka. Nestling at an altitude of 1170 m above sea level, the green carpet landscape, is covered with a light mist making it a scene straight out of paradise. The pleasant climate at once will compel you to stay here for as long as possible. Talacauvery, the origin point of Sacred River Cauvery, is present here making it an important pilgrimage destination. It is visited by thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. There are lot of historical monuments in the town conveying that it is a town rich in history.

Not only is it a sacred place and a picturesque town, it is the best place for trekkers in Karnataka. Madikeri has some mid size hills that offer some great treks for both beginners and experts. The hills are not very high, but the steep-ness of the hills make them really challenging and adventurous. For shopping, there are small street side shops where you can shop for locally made handicrafts and images.

Attractions - Hand Built Beauties
Madikeri is one of the most picturesque places in Karnataka. The attraction all are of magical beauty. Dotted with some exquisite coffee plantations and ultimate trek routes, Madikeri has captured the top spots for tourism in Karnataka.

Talacauvery
Talacauvery is considered among the most sacred places in Karnataka. It is the birthplace of River Cauvery. Situated on Brahmagiri Hills 38 Km from River n Rock Coorg Estate, it is at a height of around 1276 m above sea level. A small water tank has been constructed at the point of origin. There is also a temple build at the spot where regular puja rituals are done. The temple is dedicated to Lord Agastheeswara, who is considered to be the link between great Sage Agasthya and River Cauvery. The main day here at Talacauvery is the first day of Tula Month according to Hindu calendar. The day is called Tulasankramana. Thousands of devotees come to Talacauvery on this day to witness the rise of fountainhead sprouting water at a specific time. It is considered auspicious by devotees to take a dip in the holy waters. The day is celebrated on various places along the banks of River Cauvery where devotees take a holy dip in River Cauvery. Apart from devotees, it is a great place for tourists as well, as the entire area is surrounded with breathtaking scenery.

The Nalkand Palace
Built in 1772, this palace is a must visit for all art lovers. It houses some exquisite work of arts in the form of age old paintings. Even the carvings in the entire palace is mesmerizing. The palace was built by Doodvirajendra of Haleri after he was able to escape from the troops of Tipu Sultan. Even the last Haleri ruler took shelter here to hide from the British Forces in 1796. The Palace now belongs to the Archaeological Department of India. When visiting Nalkand Palace, don't forget to visit Thadiyandamole, which is the highest peak in the region.

Kushalnagar
Situated 44 Km from River n Rock Coorg Estate, Kushalnagar is one of the best places for an excursion from River n Rock Coorg Estate,.. Kushalnagar serves as a connection between Coorg and Mysore districts. This makes it an important commercial place in Karnataka. Kushalnagar is famous for the many coffee plantations. In fact, most of the coffee curing works of the state are carried out in and around Kushalnagar. The rehabilitation center for Tibetan refugees, Kaveri Nisargadhama, Dubare forest, Harangi Dam are the main tourist attractions here.

Dubare Elephant Camp
Located 52 kms from the resort on the way to Kushalnagar. This is an Elephant training camp, where you get a chance to give bath to Elephants and get to feed them.

Abbey Falls
Just 17 km from River n Rock Coorg Estate is the Abbey Falls,and striking a as remarkable s you would see anywhere. The narrow road to Abbey Falls is a combination of steep ups & downs, twists & turns, wriggling through the green & dense foliage of surrounding coffee plantations.

Trekking
Madikeri is probably the best place in Karnataka to indulge in adventure trekking. There are number of trek routes that turn out to be a great fun. Some of them are apt for starters, but there are few that are good enough to test even the most experienced. Thandiyandamole and Pushpagiri, rising to a height of 5729 feet and 5626 feet respectively are the highest peaks of all in Madikeri. Though they are not very high, but it is their steepness that makes them tough to conquer. These trek routes still do not see a lot a lot of human intervention, due to which they are kept very clean and green. The picturesque surroundings only add to the allure of these trek routes.
 
 
 
Madikeri
Omkareshwara Temple - Madikeri
Fort
The Nalkand Palace
Tibetan Buddist Temple - Kushalnagar
Abbey Falls
Trekking
 
 
Padmasambhaya Buddhist Vihar
Igguthappa Temple
Raja Seat Madikeri
Talacauvery
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