Mercara,aka,Madikeri is the Hilltop for many Coffee Estates,like TATA and Nescafe.
The Kodagus on the North and the Gangas have a History of being ruled by many including the Cholas,till Hoysalas and Vijayanagara empire took over the place.Tippu Sultan also ruled this place.
The Fort@Madikeri is said to have been built in 1622 by one Mudhuraja.There is a palace inside,converted as Govt offices now.
There is a Church,converted as a Museum,which has some rare architectural marvels unearthed from this area!
One shdn’t miss the Gen.Cariappa Museum too.Gen.Cariappa’s Statue welcomes us at the main entrance of Madikeri.
Me and my daughter stayed in Cosmo Club,Madikeri,which is just next to the Fort and our pics can describe the ambience and the special Kodagu Hospitality!
A great place to be in indeed!