TADIANDAMOL COORG TREK



Tadiandamol is the highest peak in the Coorg or Kodagu district of Karnataka at an altitude of 5735 feet with traces of Shola forest in the range which are clearly visible from the trails. The name of hill is derived from Kannada language which means large mountain. This is one of the most exquisite treks in Karnataka and one which is also known to a few. The peak can be approached from the Nalakand palace which is at the base of the hill. It is of historic importance as it was build by Dodda Veerarajendra in 1792 to shelter his army against the British. These slopes further have remained virgin throughout making it eyeful.

Tadiandamol

SHORT ITINERARY


DAY 0 Pickup from Bangalore
DAY 1 Overnight journey till Tadiandamol base camp – Off road jeep ride till homestay – Trekking to Tadiandamol Peak via the Ridge walk – Big Rock – Shepherd Point – Tadiandamol Peak – Visit to Nalaknad Palace – Offroad Jeep Ride till Homestay – Relax at base camp - Campfire (if permitted by situations)
DAY 2 Base camp – Offroad Jeep Ride – Bylakuppe Tibitiean Monsatery – Reach Bangalore by 2000Hrs

DAY 0


This is going to be a midnight journey of 260 kms from Bangalore to Kakkabe which is the base town of the peak. A brief summary about the trek and introduction among trekkers will be done. We advise trekkers to have light dinner before boarding. The overnight journey will be very exciting to make it to the perfect destination for trekking in Western Ghats.


DAY 1


The fragrance of coffee dwells everywhere in Coorg district which makes the morning pleasurable. The eyes can feast on the spectacular view of the coffee farms that are spread on acres of land in all directions. Reaching Kakkabe the base village of Tadiandamol Peak in the morning adds the joy to life that weekend getaways promise. The trek starts from Nalakand Palace which is on the base of the hill and is 4 kms away from the main road.

Tadiandamol
There are several families that live on the adjacent sides of the palace. This road to the Palace is curvy and uphill making it difficult for some vehicles to complete the uphill ride . There is a gate on the left side of the road to the palace which can be used for large vehicles to turn back. The roads here are well defined and go straight to the trekking trail of Tadiandamol Hill. There will be a small waterfall on the way enhancing the charisma of the trek. Several streams will be chanced upon on the way and may be used as the last resort for potable water. While walking on these paths you may encounter different types of insects, some uncommon colorful snails and some vibrant butterflies passing all the way. On the right side the eyes will capture an impression of the vibrant green color of the flora under the deepest of the blue sky with clouds swinging in all directions. There is a sudden change in the whole horizon when on the left side of the thin trail a deep valley of forests adjoining the large base of the Tadiandamol hill gets arrested in the eyes. A huge rock often known as the Big Rock is used by many as a camping ground.

Tadiandamol
Standing on the rock and capturing the panoramic view is a moment worth cherishing. To be seen further ahead is a large hill which is often confused to be the tadiandamol peak. These kinds of peaks are known as false peaks. After monsoon season on the opposite side of the hill a small valley of flowers passes through the trail which makes the whole trek mesmerised in the beauty.

Tadiandamol
This will be a steep ascent till the Shepherd Point. All the ends of the panoramic valley can be seen from this point which is often the spot where a Shepherds sits and keeps an eye on the entire herd.

A dark green forest range starts now with an upper gradient at times. This can get pitch dark if the sky is not clear. A different perspective of light remains here which can be turned into creations by a photographer. The inclination rises further and the trail gets narrow.

Tadiandamol
This is the last stretch with flowers blooming on sides, it is a wondrous moment that will remain in the memory forever. There are several ways to reach back. One can either keep moving further ahead ,which adds twelve odd kilometres ,to reach the base village or else go back the same route.

Tadiandamol
The most awaited hot dinner will be served once you reach base camp along with the most awaited campfire!

DAY 2


To witness the green coffee plantations of Coorg and watching the sunrise from the coffee fields is a very beautiful moment. On the way to Bangalore spend some time at Chelavara falls via Virajpet if time permits. Once you listen to the sound of the water there will be a deep connection between you and the place. To explore more one can visit Padi Igguthappa Temple which is one of the oldest temples of Coorg.

THINGS TO CARRY


ITEM DESCRIPTION QUANTITY
RUCKSACK The broader the straps are the better you will feel. A frame oriented distributes the weight supporting the back 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
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

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01 to 02 Jul 2017

Duration: Friday, 2215Hrs - Sunday, 2130Hrs (approx.)

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Trek Fee:

(Subsidised service tax applicable as per mandatory regulations by Government of India)

The above amount includes:

  • - Bangalore to Bangalore Private Travel
  • - Accommodation
  • - 2 Breakfasts
  • - 1 Lunch
  • - 1 Dinner
  • - Snacks
  • - Campfire (if permitted by situations)

Make your own trek with all the unique requirement that complete your trek. You need to imagine and we will deliver.




KEY FACTS

ALTITUDE 5735 feet. It is the highest peak in Coorg/ or Kodagu district of Karnataka.
TRAIL TYPE Dense tropical rain forest with moderate inclinations.
DIFFICULTY Easy to moderate, no prior experience required.
TREKKING DISTANCE 16 kms (approximately)
ATTRACTION It is a must to listen to the sound of Chelavara falls. It is on the way towards the hill from Virajpet. On the base of hill there is Nalaknad Palace built in 1792 by Dodda Veerarajendra and also Padi Igguthappa Temple, of the deity Igguthappa, is one of the oldest temples of the Kodavs build by King Lingarajendra in 1810.
BEST SEASON All seasons have their own charm. The change in the colours of meadows, woods and rains always makes it appealing to the eyes of a trekker.
ADVISORY During Monsoons it is advised to be prepared to tackle leeches on the way. Apart from it this region is a part of Shola forests and there has been moments of Elephants. So it is advised to be very careful for camping.
WATER SOURCES During Monsoon season there is plenty of water in the form of streams and water fall towards the peak.
REGION Western Ghats of Karnataka
COORDINATES 12.2167° N, 75.6667° E

HOW TO REACH

DISTANCE 260 kms from Bangalore
ROAD Tadiandamol is well connected by roads. There are several State Transport Buses from Satellite Bus Stand to Virajpet in Coorg. From Virajpet there are several buses that go to Kakkabe which is 25kms further.
ROUTE 1 (Via Bangalore) Bangalore - Mandya - Srirangapattana - Elivala - Gonikoppa - Virajpet - Kakkabe - Nalakand Palace (The base) - Tadiandamol
ROUTE 2 (Via Mysore) Mysore - Hunsuru - Kushalnagar - Madikeri - Kakabe - Nalakand Pace (The base) - Tadiandamol
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION Mysore Railway Station is 113kms from Kakkabe.
NEAREST AIRPORT Mysore Airport