Madikeri Mel Manju

Scenic drives through lush green estates,

Bathing elephants,


Cauvery the way you want it,

Those odd churmuri breaks here and there,

And more. Though a good 5-6 hour drive away from Bangalore, Coorg region has a lot on offer for nature starved city dwellers like us. Don’t wait for a long weekend, just go there!

10 Comments so far

  1. naren (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 6:25 pm

    Awesome pics…!!!!! Kool Coorg. Madikeri mel Manju. Missed out pics from tala Kaveri!!?? Beautiful Scenic spots are there in madikeri indeed to watch. Good trekking place, falls, temples, Coffee estates, Orange, honey, etc.
    Coorg is also favourite tourist place for Anand Mahindra(Chairman Of Mahindra Group).

    Thats the Place to watch Honey!!

  2. Arun (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 7:18 pm

    I miss all of them, sitting here in the city :)

    For the uninitiated reader – “Madikeri Mel Manju” is a song written by GP Rajarathnam – yendkudka Rathna, with very nice lyrics and a catchy tune. Reminds me, I need to buy a book of his works.

  3. Veena Shivanna (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

    Excellent pics.. Awesome..

  4. Libran Lover (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 11:20 pm

    Arun – Appreciate your giving the background of the title of this post. I was wondering how many people would get it. Would have been awesome if there was some online audio resource you could have linked to for that song. I Googled, but did not find any.

  5. Mytri (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 4:28 am

    Wonderful pictures but liked the picture of the first churmuri :-)
    it took me just a second to figure out what they were!

  6. Mysore (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 6:43 am
  7. silkboard (unregistered) on January 31st, 2007 @ 8:54 am

    My wife was singing this song (nice tune) all through the drive. So I just couldn’t think of another subject line. “Madikeri mel Manju”! Thanks Arun/Mysore for the supporting info.

    Mytri,Libran,Veena, locations for the pics are – Siddapur (green estates). Dubare (elephant camp). Dubare again (River Kaveri). Abbe falls. Churmuri at Raja’s seat, Madikeri.

    Naren, couldn’t go to Tala Kaveri. 3 day long weekend wasn’t time enough.

  8. SHADOW (unregistered) on February 1st, 2007 @ 9:20 am

    Boomin tabbid modidange…belle baldid roadidange… What a wonderful song !!!
    This song & a beaultiful photos of silkboard is worth of thousand words !!! , Your post made me to recollect my memories of Madikere.

  9. sampada (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2007 @ 2:16 pm

    awesome pics………

    can u please provide some details regarding staying ,transport facilities

  10. silkboard (unregistered) on February 4th, 2007 @ 11:34 pm

    @ Shadow, thanks.

    @ Sampada, try Orange County, Club Mahindra, Country Club and similar or even Jungle Lodges (Dubare) if you aren’t that tight on budget. Can also try “home stay” (list at If you can, then I suggest you drive all the way and use your car to go around Madikeri.

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