Kodagu (Coorg) Region attractions

Buddhist Temple in Bylakuppe

Golden Temple

Namdroling Monastery's highlight is the spectacular Golden Temple, presided over by three 18m-high gold-plated Buddha statues. The temple is at its dramatic best when prayer is in session and it rings out with gong…
Monastery in Bylakuppe

Namdroling Monastery

The striking Namdroling Monastery is a large Tibetan Buddhist compound home to the striking Golden Temple and impressive Zangdogpalri Temple. Around 5000 monks and nuns live within the complex, and there's a small b…
Historic Site in Madikeri (Mercara)

Madikeri Fort

There are good views from this hilltop fort, built by Tipu Sultan in the 16th century, though today it’s the less glamorous site of the municipal headquarters. You can walk a short section of ramparts and within the…
Waterfall in Madikeri (Mercara)

Abbi Falls

A spectacular sight after the rainy season, these 21.3m-high falls can pack a punch.
Buddhist Temple in Bylakuppe

Zangdogpalri Temple

An ornate temple that's part of the atmospheric Namdroling Monastery complex. It was closed for renovations at the time of research.
Viewpoint in Madikeri (Mercara)

Raja’s Seat

A very popular spot to enjoy sunset, as the raja himself did, with fantastic outlooks to rolling hills and endless valleys.
Palace in Kakkabe

Nalakunad Palace

At the bottom of the Kodagu’s highest peak, Tadiyendamol, is the Nalakunad Palace, the former hunting lodge of a Kodagu king dating from 1794. There are some faded murals, but the structure is in very bad shape toda…
Historic Building in Madikeri (Mercara)

Raja’s Tombs

These domed tombs are built in Indo-Sarcenic style and serve as the resting place for Kodava royalty and dignitaries. Located 7km from Madikeri, so take an autorickshaw (₹200).
Museum in Madikeri (Mercara)


Quirky museum within a old church, inside Madikeri's Fort complex, displaying eclectic exhibits, though displays are very poor.