Sight Seeing

  • Cauvery Nisarga Dhama
  • Harangi
  • Golden Temple
  • Irpu Falls
  • Talacauvery

  • Rajaseat

    Perched atop a hill, overlooking a wide valley is the place where the kings of yore spent their evenings, watching the spectacular sunset and mesmerizing view of the valley around. An early morning visit, bracing the chilly breeze gives a glimpse of the hilltops rising above the mist-covered valley to kiss the sky. Next to this beautiful park is the 300year old temple of Kundurumotte Chowti Mariamma.

    Omkareshwara Temple

    This temple built by Lingaraja in 1820 is a perfect blend of Islamic and Gothic styles of architecture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Siva, and the Siva Linga brought from Kashi (Varanasi) has been installed here. Legend has it that the king built the temple to absolve himself of his wrong doings.


    Gaddige or the tombs of Virarajendra and Lingarajendra at Madikeri is one of the important monuments of Coorg. The royal tombs on a hillock to the north of Madikeri provides a commanding view of the town. Lingarajendra's tomb was built in 1820. There are also the tombs of a Raja's priest and that of two army commanders. A commemorative plaque, eulogizing the bravery of General Biddanda Bopu who fought. Tipu Sultan has been recorded by Dodda Veerarajendra in an inscription. The tombs are in the style of Muhammadan edifices with domes in the center and turrets at the angles. The bars of windows made of brass have fine engravings. The grounds surrounding the tombs have been encroached.

    Abby Falls

    About 8 Kms from Madikeri is the beautiful waterfall and picnic spot, where the Abbey cascades 70 ft down to flow as a small river. A path through coffee and cardamom plantation off the main road adds to the attraction of the perennial waterfall. Enjoy the gushing, roaring beauty but a desire to take a dip in the cool waters may prove to be risky.

    The Fort

    The fort is situated in the center of the town, on top of a hillock. Built by Lingaraja during the 19th century, now it houses the state government offices, the law courts and the public library. The ancient Ganesha temple, the statue of two elephants, the stone turtle in the courtyard is reminiscent of history. A chapel built by the British after the accession in 1834 houses a museum. A visit to this museum will give an insight into the history of Kodagu.

    Cauvery Nisarga Dhama

    Forest department is maintaining this wonderful picnic spot, on the banks of river Cauvery, near Kushalnagar. The hanging bridge, pedal boat center, tree top shelters, elephant safari, deer park is the main attractions of Cauvery Nisargadhama. Forest Department provides bamboo cottages and brick cottages for tourists. Situated at a distance of 2 kms from Kushalnagar on the Mysore-Madikeri Road. This is a man-made island with an area of 65 acres. It has huge hanging bridge at the entrance of this spot.


    A reservoir with picturesque spot is one of the main attractive tourist centre at a distance of 9 kms from Kushalnagar. Best season to visit is between August and December. Private buses are available or you can hire a taxi from Kushalnagar.

    Golden Temple

    Gautam Buddha at India's biggest Tibetan monastery covered from coorg. This comprises of two universities and two monasteries and is inhabited by Tibetian Monks. This is situated near kushalnagar, 30 Kms from Siddapura and known as "Byle Kuppe". Bylukuppa, a nearby village of Kushalnagar (belongs to Mysore district) houses refugees from Tibet. Although refugees, Tibetians have kept their culture and heritage intact. Tourists can witness their way of life, architecture; even taste Tibetian dishes and Tibetian handicrafts are also available. Regular buses operate from Kushalnagar to Periyapatna via Bylukuppa.

    Irupu Falls

    This refreshing Irupu Falls is situated at a distance of 48 kms from Virajpet on the way to Nagarhole. The Shiva temple here is said to have been dedicated by Lord Rama himself on the banks of River Lakshmanatheertha a tributary to the river Cauvery. This place is believed to cleanse one's sins and is visited by thousands of devotees from far places on Shivaratri day. There is temple dedicated to Sri Ram, surrounded by paddy fields, from where it is a climb up to the falls through natural forest.


    Talacauvery is the birthplace of the sacred river Cauvery. It is situated on the slopes of the Brahmagiri Hills, and can be reached by a motorable road from Bhagamandala, which is at a distance of 8 kms. There are temples dedicated to Ishwara & Ganapathi at the source of Cauvery. The "Tula Sankramana" day (usually falling in the month of October) is regarded as the most auspicious day for visiting Talacauvery.