Seat, a garden located at Madikeri in Coorg is an epitome of beauty and grace.
The kings of Kodagu revived and refreshed themselves amidst the eye-catching
flowering plants and well-designed fountains. It is a great spot to have a
picnic and get a feel of royalty back then. Apart from the beauty of the place,
the location is also a contributing factor in making it a good picnic spot.
Built on elevated land, the place is covered with mist in the morning, which
clears as the day progresses- unveiling
the vibrant and graceful flower bed the garden possesses. Also, the toy train
is just what your child might enjoy coming here. It is currently under ASI and
is an absolute feast for nature lovers.
A bit more on Raja’s Seat
Raja’s Seat Viewpoint
is a massive pavilion built in the form of a semicircle for the visitors to get
the best view. It is the best location to watch sunrise and sunset , this being
the reason behind the overcrowding of this place. The beauty and the grandeur
of the place give us an idea of how the royalty spent their leisure time back
Toy Train Ride at Raja’s Seat
toy train on Raja’s seat is just the cherry on the cake. Being devoid of
railways, the toy train is the only operable railway of the place. The train
goes around the garden giving the best possible views and insights into it. For
just 20 INR per person, you can feel the joy of being a child again!
at the centre of a garden named Gandhi Mantap, the place is named so in honour
of Mahatma Gandhi who visited Coorg and addressed the locals in 1934. The
Sarvodaya divas is celebrated the day Mahatma Gandhi was murdered. It is the
only place apart from Delhi where the remains of Gandhi are preserved. Every
year a procession is arranged to honour Mahatma Gandhi and an urn containing
his preserves are brought to Raja’s seat.
History of Raja’s Seat
with brick and mortar, it represents the seat of a king consisting of four
pillars, bridged by arches. The seat gives the best view of the humungous
mountain ranges and valleys around the place. It also gives an astounding view
of the sunset since it faces the West.
Best Time to Visit the place
ideal time to visit the place is at sunrise and at sunset. The pleasant weather
and the exquisite view offers the most enriching experience ever!
Tips for visiting Raja’s Seat
Eateries are available that serves snacks, so you need not bother to carry
You can park your vehicle in return of some bucks.
is strictly prohibited.
are available throughout the place.
Reach in advance to get the best seat in the house to watch the sunset.
It is wise to keep a watch on your children.
How to reach Raja’s seat
a kilometre away from the Madikeri Bus Stand, an auto or even a taxi is just
suitable to pay the place a visit. Transport is never an issue while visiting