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Raja's Seat - Madikeri

DISTRICT: Coorg (Kodagu);
TALUK:  Mercara
LOCALITY: Mercara (Madkeri) (Lat. 12° 25' N; Long. 75° 38' E)
APPROACH: AIRPORT: Bengaluru;
RAILWAY STATlON: Mysore;
BUS-STATlON: Mercara.

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Mercara was founded by a prince Muddu Raja of the Haleri dynasty in 1681 AD.  Raja’s seat is an elevated spot overlooking a vast greenery.  This spot was frequented by the royalty with a view to enjoy the scenic beauty of the valleys.  It commands a thrilling view of the surrounding area.  Standing in the open, the seat is provided with heavy masonry arched pavilion from where the visitor can see one of the finest and most enchanting views.