The Nalknad Palace of Coorg
Nalknad Palace is located at the bottom of the highest mountain of Coorg Thadiyandamol. Nalknad Palace is 45 kms away from Madikeri via Napoklu in Kakkabe. Dodda Viraraja built this palace in 1792.
The palace has stories and the walls and roof are decorated with beautiful ancient paintings and architecture. According to history after escaping from Tippu sultan’ s troops Dodda Viraraja (Doddavirarajendra) built this palace at Yavakapadi in Nalknad area. Dodda Viraraja married Mahadevammaji in this palace itself.
Igguthappa Temple is located in Kakkabe. The “Paadi Igguthappa’ temple was built by Lingarajendra in the year 1810.
This temple is considered very sacred and is of great importance to the people of Coorg.