Home to a temple, an Anglican Church, a museum as well as a prison, this fort offers a closer insight into the rich and thriving history of Coorg. The Madikeri Fort boasts of an intriguing historical past and draws curious travelers from near and far. Originally built in mud, the concrete stony structure of the fort was re-built by Tipu Sultan. This grand monument offers panoramic views of lush environs and the thriving city beyond. At the entrance to the fort, you will find two fascinating mortar elephants that invite you into its exquisite interiors. This fort also speaks volumes of the remnants of the bygone British era and its highlights include a large vintage clock tower, stone walls standing stoic and time and other smaller structures that are equally beautiful.
Remember to carry your camera, as the venue offers some mind blowing pictures of natural and manmade features alike. Best visited during the time of sunset, when the majestic architecture of the fort is made all the more beautiful by the rich hues of the setting sun, this fort lures tourists with the color-stained glass of its Anglican Church too. Built way back in 1855 AD, this church was later converted into a museum by the authorities linked with of the State Archaeology Department. The other attractions of the mesmerizing Madikeri Fort Museum include diverse curios and antique pieces from collected from various regions of Coorg. Here, you can also see the honors and awards bestowed on Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa—the decorated officer belonging to the Indian Army. The priceless relics donated by this gentleman (one of the only two officers to become Field Marshals in the Indian Army) are a source of delight for all visitors. A “must-visit” indeed
|Entry Fee||No Entry Fee|
|Timings||All days of the week except Monday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Visit Duration||Around 2 hours|