Kodagu (Coorg), the thickly wooded grandeur on the Western Ghats, is
the most beautiful hill station of Karnataka. It is the home of Kodava
people. Madikeri (Mercara) is the headquarters of the district. Kodagu
is situated at 4000ft above sea level. Madikeri is full of dense forests,
plantations, orange groves and paddy fields.The rich heritage of the people of Kodagu, the land the culture and
the abundant natural beauty beckons every visitor to conserve this tiny
Kodagu was a kingdom rulled by the Hoysalas from the 11th to the 14th
century A.D. and thereafter by the Vijayanagar kings and the Chengalvas.
The Wodeyars of Kodagu ruled from the 17th to the 19th century. The British
annexed Kodagu in 1834 after dethroning Chikkaveerarajendra Wodeyar.
It was administered by Chief Commissioners till Independence and then
in 1952, as a category 'C' state, had a representative in the Rajya Sabha.
Upon the reorganisation of states in 1956, Kodagu became a district of