Raja's Seat

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Coordinates: 12°24′51.94″N 75°44′12.97″E / 12.4144278°N 75.7369361°E / 12.4144278; 75.7369361

Raja's Seat, one of the major tourist attractions in Madikeri

Raja's Seat (Seat of the King) is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. It is one of the most important tourist spots in Madikeri of Coorg District. It is 270 km away from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka.

A pleasant spectacle of refreshing layers of greenery, chain of high and low-rise-mountains attired with mist, the Raja Garden was a one-time-favorite of the kings of Kodagu who used to watch the setting sun, and spend time with their queens here.[1] It is shaped like a small square in brick and mortar, with four pillars bridged by arches, enhanced by beautiful surroundings. This lovely spot was a favorite 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. Early in the morning as the sun is just rising in the east, the mist shrouded valley below offers a rare sight. The golden light of the setting sun is a splendor to watch. There is also a Toy Train for children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kannan, Swetha (17 June 2005). "Coorg capers". Business Line. Retrieved 16 December 2010.