Raja’s 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
It 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 then.
Toy Train Ride at Raja’s Seat
The 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!
Located 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
Constructed 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
The 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 food.
– You can park your vehicle in return of some bucks.
-Plastic is strictly prohibited.
-Seats 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
Just 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 this place.