Rajas Seat

The Emerald Green Backwaters

Hill Station Nature Historic Monument Architecture Waterfalls

Raja’s Seat (Seat of the King) is a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains. It is one of the most important tourist spots in Madikeri of Coorg District. It is 270 km away from Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka. Abbey Falls is another major attractions in Coorg. The waterfall has two observation points where the tourists can visit and gaze into the beauty of the falls!

  • Do not enter restricted places without prior permission.
  • Do not litter the premises.
  • Photography to be done after taking permission.

Coorg is well connected by road and is just 80 km from Kannur Airport. Buses ply from Coorg to Kannur frequently.

  • Nearest Major Railway Station: Mysore Railway Station (100 k.m)
  • Nearest Airport: Kannur International Airport (80 k.m)

  • Pleasant climate and Serene ambience
  • Shopping near the monument
  • Photography Spots
  • Waterfall Visit

What is the best time to visit the places?

Rajas Seat is best to visit during the season from September to May. The Abbey Falls can be visited during the Monsoon.

Is public transportation available to these places?

Yes, there are public transport buses that connect Coorg/ Rajas Seat or Abbey Falls to Mysore City.

Does these places have nearby accommodation facilities?

Yes, there are luxurious accommodation facilities available in Coorg.

  • Languages Spoken: Kannada, English
  • Local Guides and Story Tellers are available on request at standard prices.

Detail Description


The Raja’s Seat in Madikeri town, the spot from where kings of yore watched sunsets with their consorts, could be considered as one of the most scenic spots in south India. The spot offers a breath-taking 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. The Raja’s Seat, which means the “Seat of Kings”, is a brick and mortar structure with four pillars, was a spot from where the kings of Coorg watched glorious sunsets. The Karnataka government has developed a garden around the Raja’s Seat. The spot attracts lot of tourists and morning walkers. For the nature lover, the ideal time to visit the spot is in the morning when the first rays of the sun pierces through the mist covered valley. The district administration has put up a toy train near the Raja’s Seat which attracts children. Interestingly, the land-locked Coorg does not have an inch of railways!


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The spectacular Raja’s Seat is a short walk from the middle of Coorg town and it is open all week. There is a small admission fee and additional charge to ride on the toy train. Stroll past flower beds set beneath towering trees and take a ride around the park on the toy train at the Raja’s Seat. Stand under the thick, stone arches of the pavilion and relish views of the rolling mountains that stretch out beneath you. A pleasant spectacle of refreshing layers of greenery, chain of high and low-rise-mountains attired with mist, the Raja Garden was a one-time-favourite of the kings of Kodagu who used to watch the setting sun, and spend time with their queens here. It is shaped like a small square in brick and mortar, with four pillars bridged by arches, enhanced by beautiful surroundings. This lovely spot was a favourite place of recreation for the Rajas and hence was permanently associated with them. It is built on a high level ground with a commanding view of the cliffs and valleys to the west. Early in the morning as the sun is just rising in the east, the mist shrouded valley below offers a rare sight. The golden light of the setting sun is a splendour to watch. Children will love the toy train that slowly travels around the garden. This offers an exciting and novel way to enjoy the flowers and trees that are on show. The train runs throughout the day and trips last approximately 10 minutes.


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