Mercara (Madikeri)

Headquarters of Coorg District, situated 120 km from Mysore on the Mysore-Mangalore highway. This is a tourist spot of great fascination because of the rich scenes of enchanting loveliness with flowering hills, dense ever-green forests, coffee plantations, c, orange groves, pepper and cardamom plantations, and extensive paddy fields. The climate is salubrious. The Omkareshwara temple here is a curious and skilful blend of Hindu and Muslim styles of architecture. Talakaveri, the birth place of the river Kaveri is nearby.