Gaddige, also known as Raja’s Tomb, is located in one of the most beautiful hills of Karnataka, Madikeri, Coorg. The monument illustrates the dominant style of construction of the time, which was Indo-Sarcenic. The monument contains the mortal remains of the royal Kodavas.
At a distance of 1.5 km from the Madikeri bus station, the tombs of Raja (Gaddige) are important for history buffs and nature lovers. You can admire a breathtaking view of the city of Madikeri. This is one of the main tourist attractions of Coorg.
There are three structures in this complex. The monument was built in the Indo-Sarcenic style in 1820. The tombs are in the style of Muslim architecture with domes in the center and turrets at the corners. Two main tombs, one of King Veera Rajendra and his wife, another of his brother, Linga Rajendra, are lodged here. A Shiv linga is installed in the tomb. There are also the tombs of the priest of Raja and those of two commanders of the army. The bravery of General Biddanda Bopu who fought the Tipu Sultan was recorded by Dodda Veerarajendra in an inscription.
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