Early History of Madikeri
History of Madikeri is related to the history of Kodagu. From the 2nd to the 6th century AD, the northern part of Kodagu was ruled by Kadamba Dynasty. The southern part of Kodagu was ruled by Ganga Dynasty from the 4th to the 11th century. After defeating the Gangas in the 11th century, Cholas became the rulers of Kodagu. In the 12th century, the Cholas lost Kodagu to the Hoysalas.
Medieval History of Madikeri
Kodagu fell to the Vijayanagar kings in the 14th century. After their fall, the local chieftains (Palegars) started ruling their areas directly. These were defeated by the Haleri kings who ruled Kodagu from 1600-1834 AD. Haleri kings in Madikeri made the place Haleri, near Madikeri as their capital. Mudduraja, the third Haleri king started levelling the land around Madikeri and built a fort in the year 1681. Madikeri Fort was original built of mud and was replaced by Tipu Sultan. Kodagu became the part of British India after 1834 AD and just ended the royal history of Madikeri.
Modern History of Madikeri
Modern History of Madikeri defines British era rule and from that time, this place is denoted as hill station of South India.
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