Picturesque Madikeri is a lush green hill station located in the Coorg region of Karnataka. It is known as a great retreat from the busy schedule of city life. The wooded slopes, old fashioned villages, and vast landscape of Madikeri are fascinating. Madikeri is also famous for coffee, cardamom, black pepper and Coorg honey. Presence of holy Cauveri, beautiful temples and its historical legacy attracts both tourists and pilgrims.
Madikeri was formerly known as Muddurajakeri. The town was named after the prominent Haleri king, Mudduraja who ruled Kodagu from 1633-1687. Madikeri is the main town of Coorg region.
Madikeri does not have an airport. The nearest airports are Mangalore (136 km away) and Calicut (180 km). Bangalore airport is an alternative.RAIL
Madikeri does not have a railway station. Nearest railheads are Hassan, Kasaragod, Cannanore and Tellicherry (each of which are almost equidistant 115 km away). Mysore and Mangalore have railway stations with very good rail connectivity and are good alternatives to reach Madikeri.ROAD
Madikeri lies on the Karnataka State Highway 88 that runs from Mysore to Mangalore. It is 120 km from Mysore and 136 km from Mangalore. Nearby towns are Hassan (115 km) in Karnataka and Cannanore and Tellicherry in the Kerala state (each around 115 km away).