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Madikeri Fort, Kodagu (Coorg)

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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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  • Madikeri is a place where there are shortage of things to do, so this is one of the points you can put it in your do list. Its in the heart of the city and not a large area to cover, you can finish th...  more »
  • One of the prominent place in the city offers the historic concept of the ruler then ,spreading over a large area with well protected double buffered stone walls having many holes for canons and war w...  more »
  • Go there only if you have a lot of time to pass. There is nothing to see except an old building. We should have spent that time also in Raja's seat. 
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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..