Cauvery Nisargadhama (29kms from Madikeri)
Cauvery Nisargadhama, a famous picnic spot for families is an island formed by the river Cauvery. This 35acre man-made island built in 1988 is filled with thick bamboo groves, sandalwood and teak trees. The island is accessible through a hanging rope bridge. There are deer, rabbits, peacocks, children's playground and orchidarium. Machans (tree top shelters) and pargola (wall less shelters), pedal boating, elephant riding and a deer park are the major attractions here.