Fort and the Palace:The fort stands on an elevated ground and is visible from any part of the town. The original mud fortress was rebuilt in stone by Tipu Sultan The ground plan of the palace is an irregular hexagon with circular bastions at six angles. The palace situated inside the fort was rebuilt by Lingarajendra II in brick and mortar between 1812 and 1814.
Raja's Seat:This is a small square mantapa in brick and mortar of four pillars bridged by arches, enhanced by beautiful surroundings. This lovely spot was a favourite place of recreation for the Rajas and hence was permanently associated with them. It is built on a high level ground with a commanding view of the cliffs and valleys to the west.
Triveni Sangam: A sacred site for the Hindus, Bhagamandala is on the banks of the confluence of three rivers, Cauvery, Kannika and a mythical river Sujyothi, to form the 'Triveni Sangam'.
Tadiandamol (5,724 ft) is the highest peak of the district and is situated near Nalknad Palace which is 40 kms from Madikeri.
Beelur Golf Club:
Is located 8 kms from Somwarpet town and it is one of the oldest club in the town. The lush green golf ground attracts may movie makers.
HARANGI:A reservoir with picturesque spot is one of the main attractive tourist centre at a distance of 9 kms from Kushalnagar. Best season to visit is between August and December.
Is located around 13 kms from Somwarpet and 7 kms from Shanivarsanthe. Pooja will be conducted regularly and a Grand Celebration on Maha Shiva Rathri every year.
Coorg: Situated on the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Coorg is a hill station in Kodagu District boosting an exotic natural environment. Coorg is commonly known as the 'Scotland of India' as well as 'Kashmir of the South'. This beautiful hill lies between 3000 and 4000 ft above sea level
Abbey Falls also called as Abbi falls is just 5 km from Madikeri. Here the Madikeri or Muttaramutta stream naturally falls from a precipice at a height of 70 feet in between huge boulders to a rocky valley. The British called Abbey falls as the Jessy waterfalls in memory of Jessy the daughter of Madikeri's first chaplain. During the monsoon season the water flow is very high. Abbey falls is well known picnic spot. The best time to visit Abbey falls is early winter when the monsoons have brought plenty of water.
Pushpagiri or Subramanya hill, the celebrated mountain is in the north-west of Kodagu, about 36 kms from Somwarpet and 1.5 km from Kumaralli, which is amidst jungle.Starting from Bhagati, at the base of Pushpagiri, it is about 10 kms walking, the ascent taking a good walker about three hours. The summit commands an extensive view of Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Hassan and Mysore.
Brahmagiri Hill :Particularly the young and the able bodied, climb up about 300 feet to the summit of the Brahmagiri peak where, it is said, the seven great sages meditated.
Mainly an elephant-capturing and training camp of the Forest Department at the edge of Dubare forest; on the bank of the river Kaveri along the Kushalanagara - Siddapur road.
The omkareshwara temple was built by Lingarajendra II in 1820. This temple is built in Indo- Saracenic style of architecture with a dome on the roof and minarets at the four corners. The Linga was brought from Kashi.
Kushalnagar is just 32 Kms from Madikeri, and 87 Kms from Mysore.From here, by hiring a taxi, you can cover Cauvery Nisargadhama, Harangi and Dubare in one trip.
CAUVERY NISARGADHAMA:Forest department is maintaining this wonderful picnic spot, on the banks of river Cauvery, near Kushalnagar. The hanging bridge, pedal boat center, tree top shelters, elephant safari, deer park are the main attractions of Cauvery Nisargadhama.
Nagarahole national Park is also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park. Nagarahole National Park is located 94 km away from Mysore. It is spread between Kodagu and Mysore districts. The sanctuary comprises three forest ranges namely, Nagarahole, Kallahalla & Thitimathi.
Situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Kaveri and the Kanika. A third river, the Sujyothi, is said to join from underground.
Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement
Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement Bylakuppe is the largest Tibetan settlement in India located near Kushalanagar in Kodagu district. The settlement set up in 1960 holds a several monasteries and temples of all major Vajrayana (Indo-Tibetan Buddhist) lineages.
Gandhi Mantapa:To the left on the way to Raja's seat a mantapa is built on the sacred mortal remains of Mahatma Gandhi in 1956. There are two royal tombs at Madikeri. Veerarajendra began the construction of the royal tomb on a hill commanding a view from all directions to the north of Mahadevpet.
Igguthappadevara betta, in the proximity of the Aiyengeri forest near Kakkabbe , is a lofty peak and is a pilgrim centre for the Coorgs in particular and other Hindus in general. Worshippers from all over the district congregate at the shrine and offer poojas and sometimes "Tulabhara", weighing oneself with rice or coconuts and offering the same to the deity along with some money.
(Honnama Lake) is a lake and holy place in Doddamalthe near Sulimalthe village, 6 km away from Somwarpet town. It is the biggest lake in Coorg, and once a year, during the Gowri festival, a special pooja is conducted and 'Bagina' which consists of belonging of goddess Honamma is left to the lake.
Mallalli Falls is situated around 25 km from Somwarpet. The exact location of Mallali falls is in Bettadahalli Gram Panchayat in Somwarpet taluk. It is an eye feasting sight of river Kumaradhara gushing through the valley and falling into a gorge, with lush green mountains around.
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Around 30 km from Somwarpet towards Kukke Subramanya and is spread over 102 sq km in the Western Ghats. This place is a frest for trekkers who want to experience the wilderness of Western Ghat.Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many Elephants, Leopards, Jungle Cats, Wild Boars, Spotted Deers, Sambars, Barking Deers, Mouse Deers, Jackals, Hares, Common Mongoose, Common Otter, Small Indian Civet, Common Palm Civet and Porcupine.
The place where the River Kaveri originates. The temple on the riverbanks here is dedicated to lord Brahma, and is one of only two temples dedicated to Brahma in India and Southeast Asia.
Nagarahole game sanctuary was constituted in 1955, and extends over 111 sq. miles of reserved forests in the eastern region of the district. The game sanctuary comprises three forest ranges namely, Nagarahole, Kallahalla & Thitimathi. The sanctuary is situated at the distance of 105 kms from Madikeri.
An island and picnic spot near Kushalanagara, formed by the river Kaveri.
A sacred spot in south Kodagu in the Brahmagiri hill range. The Lakshmana Tirtha River flows nearby.