Madikeri is the district capital of Kodagu district of Karnataka. It is a hill station in the western ghats. The people in the entire Coorg District are called Kodavas and they have their own distinct traditions. Their traditional dressing styles, festivals etc are all very different from other parts of india. They have a native language of their own called as kodava takk. The Madikeri city has many attractions like Madikeri fort , Rajah seat, Omkareshwara temple and Gandhi Mantapa. Abbey falls is a waterfall very near to Madikeri. In the kodagu district there are many other attractions like Bylakuppe , Cauvery Nisargadhama , Tadiyandamol , Bhrahmagiri, Iruppu Falls etc.
Visiting during September to March will be best.
Madikeri town has a large variety of hotels. The place is famous for home stays and resorts.
KSRTC runs a lot of A/C and non A/C buses to Madikeri town from Bangalore. To get around Madikeri autos are available. For reaching other tourist attractions in the district private and KSRTC buses are available.