Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Also known as Mercara, it is the headquarters of the district of Kodagu (also called Coorg). It is a popular tourist destination. Coorg in Karnataka in South India is a beautiful hill's. 252 km from Bangalore and 115.0 KM from Mysore situated 1525 m above sea level Coorg, the district headquarters of Kodagu. Coorg or Kodagu (originally called Kodaimalenadu) means 'dense forest on steep hill'. It is a beautiful hill country most of which is between 3000 and 4000 feet high. The tallest mountain peak is around 6000 feet high. Also known as Kodagu, Coorg is famous for coffee plantations. The coffee estates here produce some of the world's best coffee.
Coorg (Kodagu) is a mountainous district located in the south of India, known for its beautiful scenery and hospitable people. Glorious sounds, sights, and scents welcome you as you enter Coorg. Wildfowl dash from your path, snakes slither across the way in a flash and the elephant has his eye on you. All of a sudden, the forests open up to acres upon acres of lush, green coffee plants and carefully manicured hedges. The road continues to wind up the hills, providing you with brief glances at the paddy fields nestled in the valleys that are abundant with trees. Vibrantly colored roses, bougainvilleas, and marigolds surround the clusters of red-tiled and whitewashed houses. Those travelers who love nature and the unspoiled charm of villages should get off the beaten track and visit Coorg, a wild and rugged region located in the state of Karnataka. The wooded slopes, quaint villages, colorful scenery, and undulating landscape has fascinated tourists until today. Endless mountain ranges, ridge after ridge of grassy and forest-clad slopes raising to the sky, give Coorg its unique and irreplaceable character. Apart from the lure of the woods, mountains, and wildlife, Coorg is home to an indigenous and strikingly different culture of interested, friendly and outgoing natives, the Coorgs(Kodavas).
Kodagu has three taluks - Madikeri, Virajpet, and Somwarpet. Steep hills, valleys, and gorges with countless streams that gurgle through them beckon intrepid trekkers and rock climbers. Misty hills, lush forest, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantation, orange groves, undulating streets, and breathtaking views make Coorg an unforgettable holiday destination. The main language of Madikeri is Kodava Takk while most of the people of Madikeri are bilingual in Kannada, Hindi, English & Malayalam also very widely spoken languages in Madikeri.