Best Season: October to April keeping out monsoon.
Temperature: 29degree in summer and 9degree in winter.
Timeless. That’s how one would describe the place with a charming old-world look, dotted with red-roofed dwellings.Mercara is now Madikeri, is referred to as the ‘Scotland of India’.You will be captivated by the aroma of fresh coffee and cardamom when you enter the town. The district is full of diversities.Western ghat mountain bows before the sea in mercara.The natural beauty of the evergreen forests ,the blusish hill under the cover of night-fog in winter make the city pleasant and beautiful.Entering Mercara bus stand, you will find municipal office and prison in the premises of the fort built in 1812-14 AD by Lingarajendra WadeyarII.From this fort on the peak of the mountain the whole city is visible.There is the Omkareswar Temple founded by Lingaraj in 1820.The temple was built in keralian hindu and muslim style of architecture.The main attraction of Mercara is the Tal or Thala Cauvery, the origin of the river cauvery on kodagu mountain.Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Cauvery Nisargadhama, Talacauvery, Bhagamandala, Virajpet, Bylekuppe, Dubare forest, Harangi Dam, Tadiyendamol, Valnur fishing camp are close at hand.People of Madikeri are very interesting and charming.Kodaba community dominates almost the whole population of madikeri.
Favourite Food: Pandhi (meat of pig) curry and Kudumbuttu (rice).
Map Of Madikeri, Karnataka :