Top things to do in Madikeri (Mercara)

Top Choice Multicuisine in Madikeri (Mercara)

Raintree

This cute converted bungalow makes a cosy place for a delicious meal, with solid wooden furniture and tribal art. The food doesn't disappoint, either, with local specialities and dishes from the coast. It also sells…
Indian in Madikeri (Mercara)

Coorg Cuisine

Specialising in Kodagu specialities such as pandhi barthadh (pork dry fry), kadambuttu (rice dumplings) and koli nallamolu barthad (chicken-pepper fry), this restaurant is well worth trying. It's not exactly atmosph…
Cafe in Madikeri (Mercara)

Beans 'n' Brews Cafe

A welcoming sight on a cool Coorg morning, this cafe offers a terrific range of steaming gourmet teas (try the Darjeeling Orange Summer tips) and great coffee, including Vietnamese drip.
Dance in Madikeri (Mercara)

Huthri

The Kodava community celebrates the start of the harvesting season with ceremony, music, traditional dances and much feasting for a week.
Chocolate in Madikeri (Mercara)

Choci Coorg

Opposite the bus stand, Choci Coorg does many varieties of chocolate, lots of fruity and nut combos and a unique betel-nut flavour.
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 th…
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: take an autorickshaw (₹200).
Museum in Madikeri (Mercara)

Museum

Quirky museum within a old church, inside Madikeri's fort complex. Its eclectic exhibits are very poorly laid out.