Nalknad Aramane Coorg

Located at the base of Tadiandamol, the highest mountain in Coorg, the Nalknad Palace is only 45km from Madikeri. It is located at a place called Kakkabe. Dodda Virarajendra built this palace in 1792. The palace has many stories, and the walls and roof have ancient paintings and carvings on them.
According to history, after escaping from Tipu Sultan’s troops Dodda Virarajendra built this palace. The Igguthappa Temple in Kakkabe was built by Lingarajendra in the year 1810. The Padi Igguthappa Temple has been built in Keralite style. It has great importance during the harvest festival of Coorg, Puthari festival (Harvesting Festival of Coorg). This temple is also a part of Kodava Culture. History says that when the British army entered Coorg, Chikaverarajendra, the last emperor of the Halari dynasty took shelter at this palace. Now this palace belongs to Archaeology department.


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Places to See in Coorg and Around

Abbi Falls | Bhagamandala and Talacauvery | Cauvery Nisargadhama | Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary | Chelavara Watefalls | Chiklihole Reservoir

Dubare Forest Reserve | Iruppu Falls | Kakkabe | Kushalnagar | Madikeri | Nalknad Aramane | Omkareshwara Temple | Somwarpet

 

Things to do Coorg

Angling | Attend a Kodava wedding | Festivals | Golf | Jungle safari | Shopping | Trekking | White Water Rafting