Raja’s Seat, Coorg

Visitors Information

  • Famous For: Sunset point, garden, musical fountain
  • Entrance Fee: INR 5
  • Visiting Time: 6 AM to 7 PM
  • Visiting Duration: 1 hour

Raja’s Seat is literally a haven of the Kings. Situated among the densely-covered hills and delightful scenic beauty, this place comes under “Must Visit” in Coorg Dairies. The bed of flowers looks nothings less than Heaven itself and the vibrant musical fountain is just like the cherry on the top.

Raja's Seat
Photo by Devaiahpa, CC BY-SA 3.0

Traveler’s Tips

  • The best view comes early in the morning or during the sunset. Unless you don’t have time constraint, you can come here at the dawn or the dusk.
  • Although the place remains open throughout the year, the flowers grown here are seasonally and blossom according to their time.
  • Once you are here, don’t miss out the musical fountain, it is really amazing.

Things to Do

  • Sightseeing is the main focus of the visitors who come here. This place is an impeccable viewpoint. The hills, flowers and fountains embellish the place and make it a breath-taking scene.
  • Watching Musical fountain is one thing to do here.
  • Toy train ride would be one joyful ride with your kids or to just go back in your childhood and enjoy nostalgia running down in your veins.

Best Time to Visit

Since it has already been mentioned that the flowers don’t glow throughout the year, they are seasonal and have a specific time to bloom. Thus, the best time for the visit would be from October To March. As this is the main season of the flowers. The colourful little creatures take birth and add and astonishing beauty to the place.

How to Reach

The place is well accessible by any part of the state. There are buses that run from Kerala, Mysore  and Karnataka that connect to Madikeri, the place where Raja’s Seat is. You can take any of the route as per where you are putting up and what plans your having.

The place is on NH8 and 285 km. away from Bangalore.

Interesting Facts and Trivia about Raja’s Seat

  • Raja’s Seat was built in 1861 BC.
  • It was the favourite spot of the Kings of Kodagu. This place served as the best refreshment place for them.
  • The favourite activity of the Kings here was to watch sunset.
Namdroling Monastery
Namdroling Monastery, Photo by Ashok Prabhakaran, CC BY-SA 2.0

Nearby Attractions

  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Namdroling Monastery
  • Abbey falls
  • Talacauvery
  • Iruppu Falls
  • Burude Falls
  • Honnamana Kere Lake
  • Tadiandmol Peak
  • Mallalli Falls
  • Puspagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Madikeri Fort
  • Somwarpet
  • Chettali

Nearby Restaurants

  • Taste of Coorg
  • Rain Tree
  • Coorg Cuisine
  • Udipi The Veg
  • Zaffron By Le Coorg
  • Tiger Ethnic Kodava Dinning
  • Green Land Restaurant
  • The Fort mercara
  • East End Hotel
  • Abeo’s Kitchen

Raja Seat’s stands tall at the name it bears. While it is in the heart of the low and high ranging mountains, the garden is bears is something that it brags about. The kings used to refresh their minds here and used this place for recreational activities and it gives the same level of soothing and positive energy to the visitors who come here. The beauty here is enthralling and addictive. And what is only demands, is your time and compassion.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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