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  The masonary elephants!
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      The masonary elephants!
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  • View of the Palce now an sadly an office - Madikeri
      View of the Palce now an sadly an office
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  • The Church now a museum - Madikeri
      The Church now a museum
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  • Madikeri fort - Madikeri

Mudduraja first built the Madikeri Fort as a mud fort in the last quarter of the 17th century. He also built a palace inside the fort. Tipu Sultan, who named the site as Jaffarabad, eventually rebuilt it in granite. Madikeri Fort, built of brick and mortar, had witnessed several fierce battles. In 1790, Doddavira Rajendra took control of the fort. Consequently, Lingarajendra Wodeyar II renovated the palace in 1812-1814.

In the north-east corner at the entrance are two life size masonry elephants and a church is present in the south-east corner. This Fort houses a temple, a chapel, prison and a small museum. The fort offers panoramic views of the city from its walls. This is a fort with archaeological value and a marvel of architecture. The centuries old Madikeri Fort with its stone ramparts now houses the prison, a temple, a chapel, a small museum, and assorted government offices.

A symbol of explicit architectural splendour and archaeological worth, the Madikeri Fort is a must-visit, especially for those who have a fascination for historical monuments and locations

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  • Written May 29, 2009
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