Raja Seat Mantapa
This is a beautiful garden of seasonal flowers and fountain. overlooking a deep valley and meandering roads. In the yester years. the Rajas of Kodagu spent their evenings at this vintage point watching spectacular sunsets beyond the western ghats. That is how the place came to be known as Raja’s seat.
Adjoining the Raja’s seat on the right is an adcled attraction, a toy train named Baba Saheb Express that takes around children and adults to enjoy a view of the mountains and the Raja’s Seat from a distance. The train chugs around a fun park for kids. To the left of Raja’s seat stands ancient temple Chouti mariamma . A furlong away stands the Gandhi Mantap with the bust of Mahatma Gandhi built in memory of Gandhiji’s visit to Madikeri during the freedom struggle.