Madikeri (English: Mercara) is the headquarters of Kodagu. The district is bordered by Dakshina Kannada district to the northwest, Hassan district to the north, Mysore district to the east, Kannur district of Kerala to the southwest, and the Wayanad district of Kerala to the south.
Coorg (Kodagu) is a mountaineous district located in south of India, know for its beautiful scenery and hospitable people. Glorious sounds, sights and scents welcome you as you enter Coorg. Wild fowl dash from your path, snakes slither across the way in a flash and the elephant has his eye on you. All of a sudden, the forests open up to acres upon acres of lush, green coffee plants and carefully manicured hedges.
The road continues to wind up the hills,providing you with brief glances at the paddy fields nestled in the valleys that are abundant with trees. Vibrantly colored roses, bougainvilleas and marigolds surround the clusters of red-tiled and whitewashed houses. Those travelers who love nature and the unspoiled charm of villages should get off the beaten track and visit Coorg, a wild and rugged region located in the state of Karnataka. The wooded slopes, quaint villages, colorful scenery and undulating landscape has fascinated tourists until today. Endless mountain ranges, ridge after ridge of grassy and forest clad slopes raising to the sky, give Coorg its unique and irreplaceable character.Apart form the lure of the woods, mountains and wildlife, Coorg is home to an indigenous and strikingly different culture of interested, friendly and outgoing natives, the Coorgs(Kodavas).