|Kodagu (Coorg) is one of
the most picturesque hill district in South India. Kodagu is a coffee country. The coffee
estates here produce some of the world's best coffee. The other specialities here are
honey, cardamom, pepper and oranges. The land has produced the best of Generals and able
men for the armed forces. Kodavas, the beautiful natives of Coorg are known for their
hospitality. Madikeri also known as Mercara is the headquarters of Kodagu district. Fresh
clean air and serenity abound this scenic eldurado.
Mudduraja Keri was the capital of the Kodagu
King Mudduraja in 1681. Later it came to be known as Madikere. It is the headquarters of
Kodagu District standing at a height of 1170 meteres above sea level. Makikere is famous
for its coffee and oranges.
Area: 6.5 Sq. Km. Temperature:
Summer Max 33.0C Min 27.0C , Winter Max 24.1 Min
BEST SEASON: October
to June. STD CODE: 08272
The nearest airport Mangalore (135
Km/83 mile) is connected by Indian Airlines and private airlines with major cities
in India. The nearest railheads Mysore 120 Km/75 mile and Mangalore 135 Km/83 mile are
well connected by rail with major cities and towns in India. Regular buses from
Bangalore(264 Km/163 mile), Hassan (146 Km/90 mile), Mysore and Mangalore.
Coffee and Coorg honey, especially wild
honey sold on the way to Talacauvery.