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Madikeri (Mercara)

India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
Madikeri is the principal town of the district of Kodagu, in Karnataka state, southern India. It is often called Mercara, especially in English. It has a population of around 30,000. It lies at a height of 1,170 meters above sea level. The nearest cities are Mangalore to the west, and Mysore to the east. Madikeri Fort is a 19th century fort, in the centre of Madikeri, housing a temple, a chapel, a prison and a small museum.

Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Madikeri is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in India.

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