Thursday, May 22, 2014

Madikeri, Scotland of India

Madikeri in Karnataka at a distance of  250 kms of Bangalore. It is located at an elevation of 1525m is the district headquarters of Coorg. The town is dotted with red-tiled bungalows and has an old charm about it. This hill station with its austere beauty, calm and quiet hilly terrain is known as Scotland of India.



Madikeri was founded in 1681 by Muddu Raja, the prince of the Haleri dynasty. Prior to this period from 2nd century this area was under the control of various other dynaties like Kadambas, Gangas, Cholas, Hoysalas. 

Places of interest here are:
  • Omkareshwara Temple
  • Madikeri Fort
  • Raja's Seat
  • Raja's Tomb
  • Abbey Falls

The places of interest nearby are:

22 comments:

Destination Infinity said...

I want to go to Coorg someday. Hope that day will come soon. Excellent pic - the first one.

Destination Infinity

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful...

Sylvia K said...

Love the "Scotland of India"!! Great shots for the day, Rajesh!!

uberrhund said...

Love the views across rooftops, very beautiful scenery at that elevation.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photos and presentations for SWF ~ gorgeous country ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Joyful said...

Very interesting post today. Happy SWF!

Christian Weiß said...

Great area.

Jim said...

good

Photo Cache said...

nice place.

Worth a Thousand Words

Arija said...

So nice to see a residential area and those two pines are amazing.

ladyfi said...

Looks nice and cool!

Leovi said...

A beautiful Scotland in India!

bettyl-NZ said...

Comparing India and Scotland is something that doesn't cross most people's minds, I would imagine!

Carver said...

Looks and sounds like a charming place.

Heather said...

Great shots, Rajesh!

magiceye said...

Wonderful place to spend a weekend!!

Thomas Lee said...

a beautiful country

Kelly said...

The "Scotland of India"... how interesting!! Lovely view.

Chubby Chieque said...

Cool India to move Scotland in, §.-)

Enjoy your weekend.

Happy SSS,
/CC

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like the view over the rooftops.

Fly and Shadows

Gowthama Rajavelu said...

Beautiful place. There is also a place called 'Thalli' situated at the border of Tamilnadu (Krishnagiri district) and Karnataka. I heard this is also named as scotland of India. Are we talking about the same place?

Rajesh said...

This is a different place. It is not anywhere on state border.