Rajara Gadduge to flaunt a park soon

The project would cost Rs 39 lakh

Rajara Gadduge is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kodagu.

A park is being laid in front of Rajara Gadduge to give a new look to the historic monument.

Rajara Gadduge, which remained neglected for the last several years, will see a facelift with the Madikeri Urban Development Authority coming forward to beautify it.
The Authority will be spending Rs 39 lakh towards it. A sum of Rs 8.74 lakh will be utilised for pond, seating arrangement, and pathway. Lawn will be grown at the cost of Rs 8.75 lakh.

A sum of Rs 8.5 lakh will be used for planting ornamental plants. A sum of Rs three lakh would be utilised for installing solar lamps and for watering the plants. As many as 35 benches will be placed in the park.

A lotus pond will be constructed. The ornamental plants will be brought from Rajamandri SNV Nursery in Hyderabad. Some of the plants, which will adorn the park are board of paradise, button roses, royal palms, areca palms, phoenix flower, Buddha’s belly dressing plants  and others, said Land Green Space Land Scape company manager M S Sudheer. 

“We are also planning for a children’s play park on the left hand side of Gadduge,” said Sudheer.

The park will be developed on the model of Raja Seat, said MUDA President Sajjil Krishnan.

Rajara Gadduge
Rajara Gadduge is the mausoleum of the former kings of Kodagu namely Doddaveerarajendra, Lingarajendra and Rajaguru Rudrappa. Gadduge has two identical square structures, which are the tombs of the king Doddaveerarajendra and his queen. They are close to each other, built in Indo-Sarcanic style, flaunting domes and pillars.

On the left hand side, there is tomb of Lingarajendra which was built by his son Chikkaveerarajendra in 1820. There is tomb of Rudrappa which was built in 1834.

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