NISHANI MOTTE TREK PERMISSION
Nishani Motte trekking trail is a part of the dense Tala Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary which is a home to the wild animals and thousands of plant species. The trekking route to the Nishani Motte is not well marketed and needs a guided support from a Forest Department Guide. It is advised to plan a trek to Nishani Motte only with accordance with the Tala Cauvery Forest Department which Get beyond Limits does.
|DAY 0||Pick up from Bangalore at 2215Hrs|
|DAY 1||Reach Bhagamandala – Homestay – Tala Cauvery – Begin the Nishani Motte Circuit Trek – Summit Nishani Motte – Reach Bhagamandala - Sunset – Campfire (if permitted by situations)|
|DAY 2||Early morning hike to River Cauvery – Explore Bhagamandala – Reach Bangalore by 2030 Hrs.|
A 303km drive from Bangalore to Coorg, nested in the small village of Bhagamandala, which is a Bangalore Weekend Getaway destination for trekking to Nishani Motte Peak. Once everyone boards the Get Beyond Limits Bus, a brief summary about the Nishani Motte Trek and introduction among trekkers will be done by the Outdoor Leaders. We advise trekkers to have light dinner before boarding. The overnight journey will be very exciting to make it to the perfect Bangalore Weekend Trip for trekking in Western Ghats.
The curvy roads after passing Mysore and a beautiful sunrise coming out from the nearest mountain range will not let anyone sleep further. There is beautiful Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple next to the Triveni Sangam as soon you enter the Bhagamandala village of Coorg district of Karnataka. This is one of the best places to spend weekend around Bangalore. There is a forest check post too from where the Nishani Motte Trekking Permission can be obtained prior to the trek. The village of Bhagamandala is adjacent by River Cauvery which makes it clearly a flood prone area in monsoons. Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple acts like a town hall at times of flood, with all boats being kept there for the conveyance of the people of Bhagamandala. The water level rises only in the low lying areas closer to the Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple only.
Tala Cauvery, the birth of River Cauvery, is 8kms from Bhagamandala which is also one of the starting points of the trek. A Tala Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary arch, 200 meters before the Tala Cauvery Temple is where the Nishani Motte trekking will start.
No matter what we always need to understand that this is the territory of wild animals and we need pay respect by peacefully passing through the trail and by following a leave no trace policy. On the same trail of Nishani Motte trek, a small diversion to the right will take you to the meadow surrounded by the long trees. This is just the beginning of the view this weekend destination from Bangalore has to offer in heart of Coorg.
In the whole trail of Nishani Motte, you will be passing through the dense forests of Tala Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary of Western Ghats, Karnataka.
The last stretch of Nishani Motte trekking is what takes it all. This is where most of trekkers give up but this is where the most beautiful view shall present itself in front of your eyes. The last stretch of Nishani Motte trek will be around 60 degrees. But once it is over, the whole trek becomes worth it. From the top of Nishani Motte, the beautiful village called Rajagiri, in Gods own country, Kerala is clearly visible. Celebrate the spirit to reach the top but they say that reaching top in optional coming down is mandatory.
The tired bodies need rest but the soul feels that we are not here to miss the sunrise from the Cauvery River which is few steps down from our Homestay. After having the traditional food in Coorg, we are here to explore the coffee fields and taste the local coffee made by our Homestay hosts. It is said that taking a dip in the Triveni removes all the sins. Further on paying tributes to the Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple will make you connect with the locals of Coorg at Bhagamandala.
The trek is only successful when the trekkers can feel a difference in their lives to Get Beyond Limits and conquer all the barriers of life. Always remember, Nishani Motte ka tempo high hai, and so shall be yours!
THINGS TO CARRY
|RUCKSACK/DAY PACK||The broader the straps are the better you will feel. A frame oriented distributes the weight supporting the back. Suggested Capacity: 40L||1|
|JACKET/SWEATER||The weather changes drastically, carrying a light jacket or a sweater is required at night and morning as it is cold.||1|
|CARGOS/ TRACK PANTS||A light synthetic track pant that can easily dry when wet in case of rainfall. Cargos are rugged and are good on jungle terrains which gives it a less chance to be torn down by thorns||2|
|T-SHIRT/SHIRT||T-shirt/Shirt Carry light cotton t-shirts preferably full sleeves to avoid sun burn. Avoid carry black as it is a heat absorber.||2-3|
|CAP/HAT||A cap or a hat that can cover the head and face against the direct sunlight during peak hours.||1|
|SLIPPERS/FLIP FLOPS||Comfortable slippers or flip flops for the homestay and the return journey.||1|
|SHOES||A pair of shoe with good traction and water proof body is an ideal match. Ensure that the shoes are not old or new, get used to the shoe if it is new, as a rule you should be comfortable to walk in difficult terrain for 6 hours at least.||1 Pair|
|SOCKS||Sports or cotton socks that don’t make your feet sweat on long walks. Carrying few extra pair is always a good idea in case they get wet||3 Pairs|
|RAIN COAT/PONCHO||A compact raincoat or a poncho that can quickly dry when wet is very important considering the amount of rain-shower that happens especially in Monsoon.||1|
|WATER BOTTLE||A 2 litre good leak proof water bottle. Don’t miss the chance to drink spring water, if any.||1|
|TORCH||A small sized torch is mandatory. You would not like be in limits after the sunset.||1|
|PERSONAL MEDICATION KIT||Crocin, Combiflam, Dettol, ORS, Betadine Cream, Volini Spray, Digene, Cotton, Crape Bandage and Band Aid or any other medicine which you take frequently.||1 Set|
|REPAIR KIT||Even if you don’t know how to use thread and needle still carry them, sometimes they can be the last resort.||1 Each|
|TOWEL||It should be light and easily dry after use.||1|
|TOILETRIES||Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Toilet paper, Sunscreen, etc. for your convenience.||1 Each|
|SUN GLASSES||Sturdy, convenient to carry sun glasses for eye protection.||1|