Gaddige or Gadduge is a place towards the north of Coorg with tombs of Kodava royalty, court dignitaries, royal priest and the royal bulls. It is situated on a hillock with a good view of the city. The monuments are built in Indo-Sarcenic style with domes in the center and turrets at the edges.
The central tomb (Rajas Tomb) is of Doddaveerarajendra and his queen. To the right is the tomb of Lingarajendra, built by his son Chikkaveerarajendra in A.D. 1820. To the left is the tomb of the royal priest Rudrappa, built in A.D. 1834. Nearby are buried two royal officials, Biddanda Bopu who died fighting Tipu Sultan, and his son Biddanda Somaiah.
The bars of the windows of the domes are made of fine brass and adorned with beautiful engravings.
Type of Place: Royal Tombs
Situated: Madikeri – Coorg district, Karnataka
Distance: 1 Km from Madikeri Town
Transport: Well connected by road. Autorikshaws ply to this place.