Gaddige Raja's Tomb

Open Time : 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Entry : paid

Address : Raja's Tomb, State Highway 27, Mahadevpet, Madikeri, Karnataka, India

Why to visit Gaddige Raja's Tomb

Raja's tomb, also known as Gaddige, is a protected monument and an archaeological site in Coorg. There are three tombs on the Indo-Sarcenic Muhammadan monument. Nandi carvings may be observed on the corners, and Lord Shiva is worshipped inside the tomb.

This monument's unusual combination of Mohammadan-style construction with carvings inspired by Hinduism distinguishes it as one of the offbeat and unique tourist destinations in Coorg.

Interesting facts about Gaddige Raja's Tomb:

  • It contains the only Shiva Linga mausoleum in all of India.
  • The Archaeological Sites Act protects Gaddige as a monument, but the area requires additional government attention.

Things to do near Gaddige Raja's Tomb:

  • Gaddige is a fantastic location for history buffs because it transports you to the regal period. You can see the beautifully combined Muhammadan architecture from that era.
  • It is breathtaking to see the surrounding landscape and the town of Madikeri.
  • You can also climb to the mausoleum's spacious balcony to view the most breathtaking views of Coorg and the far-off highlands.
  • You can even go on a hike to discover the area's rich natural environment.

Best time to visit: November and February

Entry fee: INR 2 per head

Timings: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Visiting duration: 1 to 2 hours.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: around 1.5 to 2 KM from Madikeri.

FAQ on Gaddige Raja's Tomb

What are the attractions near Gaddige Raja's Tomb?

The major attractions near Gaddige Raja's Tomb include Beelur Golf Club, Malemalleshwara Betta, Kotebetta and Mallalli Abbi or Kumaradhara Falls.

What are the restaurants near Gaddige Raja's Tomb?

Spicy bite, Hotel Coorg Empire and Naseer canteen are the restaurants near Gaddige Raja's Tomb.

What are the places to stay near Gaddige Raja's Tomb?

Amma Holidays Inn, Royal Coorg Homestay and Caugvery Sites are the places to stay near Gaddige Raja's Tomb.

When is the best time to visit Gaddige Raja's Tomb?

It is best to visit the tomb in the winter, specifically between November and February.

How to reach Gaddige Raja's Tomb?

The Madikeri bus stand is only 2 kilometres from Gaddige, which is easily accessible through SH27. You can take a taxi, an auto rickshaw, or rent a bike to get to Gaddige after arriving in Coorg through public and private transportation. The closest airports from which you can take a bus or rent a car to get to Coorg are those in Mysore, Mangalore, and Bengaluru. The closest train stations to reach Coorg are Mysore, Hassan, and Mangalore.

Special Tip

Since there aren't many people around, you should take care of your stuff and depart before it gets dark because help in an emergency may not be available. Additionally, bring enough water and food with you because there aren't any vendors around due to a limited number of visitors. If you go to the spot in the summer, it will be extremely hot because the tombs are situated on a hilltop.

By Abhilasha Prasad

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