Nature | Park
#5 of 33 Places to Visit in Coorg
Distance (From Madikeri Bus Station): 1.5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1.5 km from Madikeri Bus Station, Raja's Seat is a popular viewpoint towards the south of Madikeri Fort in the picturesque hill town of Madikeri, Coorg. This is one of the top tourist places to visit in Coorg and also a famous sunset point in Madikeri.
The Raja's Seat, which means the Seat of Kings, is a brick and mortar structure with four pillars connected by arches. It is built on a high elevation with a commanding view of the cliffs and valleys. This lovely spot was once a favorite place of recreation for the King of Coorg. He used to spend time with his queen in the garden and watching the setting sun. The spot offers a breathtaking view of towering hills, green valleys studded with paddy fields. It is fascinating to watch the road to Mangalore like a curved ribbon lying in the valley.
Raja's Seat stands inside a splendid garden of seasonal flowers and musical fountains developed by the Karnataka Government. The garden becomes a colorful sight when the plants are in full bloom. The fountains dance to the tune of rhythmic music and gush out colorful water. The spot attracts lot of tourists and morning walkers.
The best time to visit Raja's Seat is during the early morning and evening hours. The early morning hour offers a splendid view of the sun rising behind the mist laden mountains. The golden rays of the setting sun offer a wonderful sight to watch in the evenings. There is also an attraction of the Toy Train for children. This train takes adults and children around the park to enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains.
Timings: 5. 30 AM to 8 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 5 for Person & Rs. 10 for Toy Train
Musical Fountain Timings: 7 PM on weekdays, 6. 45 PM - 7. 20 PM on weekends