The star attraction of Elephanta Caves , the iconic image of the three headed Shiva called Mahesh , the great Lord. Madikeri in Coorg. Madikeri (also called Mercara) town in Coorg in Karnataka is the headquarters of Kodagu (Coorg) district. This small town located on the gentle slopes a hilly terrain is the epicenter of tourism in Coorg region. Madikeri is a cooler hilly town bordering the forest ranges with plenty of plantations around, especially coffee. The attractions in Madikeri include the Raja’s Seat, Madikeri Fort, Omkareshwara temple, Abbey Falls and so on… Munnar, the popular hillstation in Kerala is located about 125 km east of Cochin. See also how to travel from Bangalore to Munnar. Route map for Ajanta and Ellora from Aurangabad. Both Ajanta and Ellora are UNESCO World Heritage sites in India. This part of the country (Maharashtra) has an overwhelming array of rock cut attractions including Elephanta Caves off the Mumbai coast, Kanheri Caves in the northern suburbs of Mumbai and the Bhaja, Bedse and Karla caves on the way to Lonavala from Mumbai. Kanheri Caves has some of the tallest images of Buddha in India Taj Mahal on the banks of the Yamuna River Kollam to Alleppy backwaters Map Ashtamudi lake resorts near Kollam Thiruvananthapuram to Varkala distance is about 50 km. Hampi is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Karnataka.