Valnur Fishing Camp
35Km from Madikeri. Located near Kushalnagar on the banks of the river Cauvery is the Valnur Fishing Camp, where avid fishing enthusiasts can indulge in the luxury of angling for Mahseer. Fishing permits can be obtained from the Coorg Wildlife Society. Valnur is also a heaven for birdwatchers, with innumerable avian species to be spotted and identified.
Nestling besides the Rajiv Gandhi National Park (Nagarhole) and 85km from Madikeri, Iruppu Falls presents a stunning sight during the monsoon. From its humble origins in the Brahmagiri Range, the falls plunge down 170ft. in two distinct stages. The never-ending music of the falls and the hush of the surrounding densely wooded forest make this a great picnic spot. The Rameshwara Temple, Located close to the Lakshmana Theertha River, attracts a large number of pilgrims during the Shivaratri festival. A forest trial leads from these falls to the Brahmagiri Peak in Southern Kodagu.
Nagarahole National Park
Explore the environs of Nagarhole, (Snake River). 90Km from Madikeri. The Rajiv Gandhi National Park derives its name from the winding course of the river that flows through the forests. Nagarhole has an astonishing abundance of wildlife, especially the Asiatic elephants. The backdrop of the distant misty blue Brahmagiri Mountains, the natural sounds of the jungle, the gurgling of streams and rivers, and the twittering of the birds make Nagarhole a memorable experience.
For those who have head for heights, Tadiyendamol, the tallest peak in Kodagu, is a paradise. On a clear day you can view the distant Arabian Sea and the enchanting beauty of the whole of Kodagu from here. Situated in the heart of the Tadiyendamol range, in the village of Yavakapadi, Naalkunaadu Palace was constructed by Dodda Raja Veerendra, the king of Kodagu, in1792. The palace, with beautiful carvings, tells many a tale of yore. It is now being used as a camping site for trekkers. Kakkabe, a small town 35 km from Madikeri, gives access to the highest peak in Kodagu. Nearby Padi Iggutappa is the most important temple in Kodagu.
Trekking: Kote Betta
This is the third highest peak in Kodagu District ( 5400 ft above sea level). Â Trekking total distance is 14 Kms, 22 Kms from Madikeri. Kotebetta is located in Madapur which is in between Somwarpet & Madikeri. Kotebetta ranks third after Thadiyandamol and Brahmagiri Peaks in Coorg. Kotebetta is a perfect place for trekking in Coorg. The best season for trekking is from October to March.
Three of the best golf courses in Kodagu can be found at Polibetta, Bittangala and Madikeri. Madikeri has a smooth 9-hole golf course spread amidst quiet and pastoral surroundings. Polibetta & Bittangala in South Kodagu also has a 9-hole golf course.