Visiting Duration: 1 hour
Raja’s seat is a historical landmark that is situated in the city of Madikeri, under the state of Karnataka, in southern India. It is one of the most popular places in India. Every year a of lot people from all over the world come to visit this place. The meaning of Raja’s seat is “Seat of the Kings”. The refreshing environment of the place and the majestic beauty of the place and surrounding attracts the tourist most. You would love to sit here and admire the beauty of the place. Which can make you feel relax and tension-free. Whenever you are going to Madikeri you must visit this refreshing place.
The history behind Raja’s Seat:
There is an interesting history behind this place. It is called Raja’s Seat because the King of Coorg’s used to seat here and enjoy the excellent scenario of the area. The King of Coorg wanted to see the daily sunset and sunrise view and he found this place and constructed a simple structure made of bricks with supporting pillars (4 pillars). The Kings and queens were used to seat here and enjoy the view of sunset and sunrise. This is not a royal structure like other Raj-era structures. But the natural beauty of the place makes it different from the others.
How does Raja’s Seat look?
The beauty of Raja’s Seat is just majestic. This is a seasonal garden of some wonderful flowers and artificial fountains. The breathtaking beautiful area, pleasant environment make this place heavenly. When the seasonal flowers bloom it increases the beauty of the place a lot. There is a toy train which attracts not only children but also adults. The musical fountain is another interesting thing here. Which cannot be missed.
Causes of visiting Raja’s Seat
The natural beauty of the place is the most attractive thing of the place. But there are other things which attract travelers. The toy train is one of them. Everyone would love to have a ride on it. Watching the musical fountain is another fun thing to do here. And the most amazing thing to hear is witnessing the sunset and sunrise from here. And that is a heavenly feeling. When the colorful flowers bloom it just so delightful to look at those beautiful creations of God. And also this place has historical significance. If you are in Madikeri you can’t afford to miss Raja’s Seat.
Opening and closing time of Raja’s Seat
Raja’s seat opens every day of the week. It opens at 6 am and closes at 8 pm.
How much is the entry fee for Raja’s seat?
To enter Raja’s seat a visitor needs to pay a little fee. It is RS.5 per person. If you want to ride the toy train there then you need to pay RS.20 ( per person).
Is there parking available near Raja’s Seat?
Yes, parking is available in Raja’s Seat. But you need to pay for that and it is RS. 40.
When is the best time to visit Raja’s Seat?
The best time to visit Raja’s seat is from October to march. This is the time when the seasonal flowers bloom. Specifically, you should visit the place at the time of sunrise. If you are not an early riser then you must go in the evening at sunset. It is an amazing moment to witness.
Is photography allowed in Raja’s Seat?
Yes, photography is allowed in this place. This is a wonderful site for photography. Many people come to visit this place just for photography. You don’t need to pay any fee for that.
Is it a safe place for tourists?
This is a safe place for tourists. You can go there without any doubt. But for your convenience, here is the local police station location for you.
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How to reach?
By Air: The nearest airport to Raja’s seat is Mangalore international airport. It is 141 km away from the place. It is well connected with the other cities of India. Local transports are easily available at the airport which will take you to the place.
By train: The city of Madikeri does not have a railway station. So, you have to go via Subrahmanya Road which is in Mangalore. It is about 85.4 km away from the place. From the station, you can hire any local transport to reach Raja’s Seat.
By road: The city of Madikeri is well connected with the other cities of the state of Karnataka by road. A good number of buses run on that route. Or, you can hire taxis or cabs to reach your desired place.