Coorg has a fascinating history and one of the interesting aspects of its colorful past was the fact that Queen Victoria of England was the godmother of a Coorg princess! After Coorg was annexed by the British in 1834, Chikka Veerarajendra, the last Raja of Coorg, was taken by the British to Vellore in Tamil Nadu, and then to Varanasi in 1835.Madikeri is the district headquarters of Coorg and has several interesting tourist spots. Some of the prominent tourist spots include the Fort, the former Palace, Omkareshwara Temple, the Gaddige (Rajas’ tombs) and the Raja Seat. The town, situated at an elevation of 1525 meters, is located on a plateau on the Western Ghats. Madikeri was founded in 1681by Muddu Raja, a prince of the Haleri dynasty and was named Muddu Rajakeri which later became Madikeri. The British who ruled over Madikeri, called it Mercara. Now, the original name of Madikeri has been restored.
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