Madikeri is the picturesque capital of Kodagu (also called Coorg). It is the land of coffee, cardamom, colonels, and the River Cauvery. The capital of Kodagu District is located in a beautiful hilly setting surrounded by the forested slopes of the Western Ghats. Here, time seems to have stopped. Dotted with a cluster of red-roofed dwellings and a bustling bazaar, the town, situated at an elevation of 1525m, has a charming old-world look. Madikeri provides access to some excellent picnic spots too.