View of Madikeri Town of Coorg or Kodagu, in the Indian state of Karnataka. Madikeri is also known as Mercara, it is the headquarters of the district of Coorg. Madikeri features a tropical highland climate as it has an elevation of 1061 metres (3484 feet). Madikeri lies in the Western Ghats and is a popular hill station. The nearest cities are Mangalore to the west, and Mysore to the east.