Top things to do in Madikeri (Mercara)

Top Choice Multicuisine in Madikeri (Mercara)


A welcome surprise in a humdrum town, this cute converted bungalow makes a homely place for a delicious meal, with solid wooden furniture and some tribal art. The food does not disappoint either, with local speciali…
Indian in Madikeri (Mercara)

Coorg Cuisine

Championing unique Kodava specialities such as pandhi barthadh (pork dry fry) and kadambuttu (rice dumplings), this restaurant is well worth trying. It's not exactly atmospheric, located above a shop on the main roa…
Food in Madikeri (Mercara)

Choci Coorg

In Madikeri, opposite the bus stand, Choci Coorg does many varieties of chocolate, lots of fruity and but combos and unique betel-nut flavour.
Dance in Madikeri (Mercara)


The Kodava community celebrates the start of the harvesting season with ceremony, music, traditional dances and much feasting for a week.
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.
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.
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.