Madikeri Fort also called Mercara Fort measures 110 feet (34 meters) in length. Encased in two stone walls and flowing arches, the majestic fort makes you travel through rich history. At the entrance of the north-east corner are perched two intense looking full body statues of elephants. A stone sculpture of a tortoise with the name of King Vijayarendra engraved on it also welcomes the guests. The entanglement of pathways adds to the secrecy of the place. A clock tower adds to the variety of attractions present in the fort. In the south-east corner of the fort, a gothic style Anglican Church is present. Formerly named St. Mark's church, it was converted into a museum after independence. The artistic grey-white building has stained white windows that pictures Jesus Christ. The museum has artifacts and ammunition from the time of Muddu Raja and Tipu Sultan. There is also a section dedicated exclusively to the brave Field Marshal K.M Cariappa in the museum. It is a clean place with a cool atmosphere. Fog coats the Madikeri fort making it mesmerizing and mystic at the same time.
Madikeri Fort open at 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM