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Madikeri Fort, Kodagu (Coorg)

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Historic Site
Located in the center of the town, Madikeri Fort has a long and eventful history that can be traced back to the seventeenth century. First built of mud and later reconstructed in granite, the fort has held a palace, an Anglican church, and a prison. Nowadays, it holds government offices, a temple, and a library, and the former Anglican church houses a small museum worth visiting—pay attention to the stained glass paintings. Outside, in the north-east corner you will find two life-sized elephant replicas. Take your camera and climb some of the elevated structures inside the fort—the views are worth capturing, especially at sunset. Take a look at our Kodagu (Coorg) tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Madikeri Fort and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The fort is not taken over by any organisation and clearly one could see only the ruins of this fort. Inspite of being a Government office now, it is a shame the fort is not clean. One could not under...  more »
  • We visited the Fort on a Saturday (which was the second Saturday of the month) and hence the museum was closed (and if I have not misread, it is closed on Mondays as well). The stroll inside the fort ...  more »
  • Kudos to the Archeological dept for ruining this fort. This is a case of 'what could have been' a good attraction.  more »
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  • Madikeri Fort was built by Mudduraja in the second half of the 17th century. He also built a palace inside the fort. It was eventually rebuilt in granite by Tipu Sultan who named the site as Jaffarabad. In 1790, Dodda Vira Rajendra took control of the fort. The British who added to the fort in 1834. The palace was renovated by Linga Rajendra II in 1812-1814. In the north-east corner at the entrance are two life size masonry elephants. Maha Ganapathi temple, a Museum and a Church is inside the Fort .
  • This place has been maintained very well. You can imagine how they used to maintain a defensive and offensive position. The gardens are very beautiful. There is an archaeological museum which displays the remains and various articals of and around the place. The palace and other buildings are cnverted to government offices.
  • Its palace so good nd amazing
  • Nothing much for tourist here, you can just click a few pictures. It houses government offices. Well maintained.
  • Good fort... Some parts of it have collapsed and needs maintenance..