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This is the highest peak in Kadakke and this moderate trekking route can be taken by even amateur hikers as the path is a decent climb except after Rock Point, from where the trail becomes a little narrower.
The view from the top can take your breath away, incredibly surreal especially if you encounter clouds, see them engulfing the apex portion of the hills.
This small square like design built of mortar and bricks where The king used to come with her queen to sit and enjoy the sunsets and sunrises in the distant horizon of high and low-rise mountains engulfed by white creamy mist.
Tadiandamol Peak counts as one of isolated places to visit in Coorg which is a pretty getaway in the lap of mountains and greenery.
Height: 1748 m
Location: Tadiandamol, Yevakapadi, Karnataka, 571212, India
Best Time to visit: December to May
Entry fee: No entry fee.
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all seven days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: The trek takes around 5 to 6 hours.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 37 KM
During the monsoon, pools of clouds hover over the hill of Kumara Parvatha, during winter, the entire hill takes the shades of orange and summers are hot. There are two trekking routes to reach the camping ground of Kumara Parvatha Hill- one being Somwarpet and other Kukke Subramanya.
Both the routes have plenty of waterfalls and abundance of greenery. Watching sunrise from atop has been the favourite activity among people who hike up the hill. Camping is not allowed at the peak so while you visit the forest department to pay and enter the trek route, you have to leave your gears behind.
You can camp near or next to the forest department or at Mantape. The hiking trail on the Somwarpet route goes around a 6 to 7 KM (one side) deep forest patch with multiple waterfalls. The 16 KM trail from Subramanya to Kumara Parvatha peak is filled with meadows and views of the western ghats making the long route exceptionally beautiful.
Height: 1712 Mts
Location: Pushpagiri, Kumaralli, Karnataka 571236
Best Time to visit: October to February.
Entry fee: INR 75 is paid at the forest office as a trekking fee and another 100 for Camera.
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Average time required to visit the place: It takes 8 to 10 Hours to trek the hill.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 63 to 64 KM.
One needs to register their names at the check point before starting the trek, however, there is no entry fee, it is highly suggested to hire a guide at Bidahalli or Heggadamane villages for a smooth trekking experience.
Pushpagiri is the second highest Peak in Coorg, first in the Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary and sixth in the entire Karnataka state. It is one of the best Coorg tourist places to wander around.
The trekking route gradually changes into difficult from moderate as you near the peak, the 7 KM route from the check post is usually covered in 3 to 4 hours one way.
Height: 5626 feet
Location: Pushpagiri, Kumaralli, Karnataka 571236
Best Time to visit: November to March.
Entry fee: No entry fee.
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 70 KM.
This river camp have trained Elephants and their mahout who bathe them and feed them. The Dubare Elephant Camp is a project which is run together by the forest department and Jungle Lodges and Resorts Ltd.
There are naturalists who elucidate the biology, ecology and the history of Elephants to the visitors and you can not only see them but even participate in the river bath, and feeding. There are about 150 Elephants in every such camp of the Karnataka Forest Department and is a great way of promoting eco-tourism in the state.
The project mainly started for the cause of conserving and understanding Elephants in India which is now becoming one of the major attractions in Coorg.
One can hear the gurgling sound of the river Cauvery as it is situated on the banks of the river and also indulge in various activities which enable a close encounter with these beautiful mammals.
Dubare Elephant camp is one of the amazing places to visit in Coorg for a wild adventure.
Location: Dubare Reserve Forest, India
Best Time to visit: Take an evening jeep safari along with a trained naturalist.
Entry fee: If you want to feed the Elephants, the kit will cost INR 20, if you want to bathe the Elephants then the fee is INR 100 per head.
Timings: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM on all days of the week.
Average time required to visit the place: More than 3 Hours.
Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: approximately 30 KM
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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Coorg
Located in the western ghats, Coorg is an evergreen hill station and no matter which time of the year you visit this place, you will always enjoy your holidays. The climate stays pleasant throughout the year.
Summers can be a little hot and the maximum temperature during summer days may reach 40oC but it never goes any higher than this. So, if you want to beat the summer heat by visiting this hill station, you can avoid visiting it during May and June. Rest of the year, the temperature will be quite pleasant. In winters, the temperature will not go below 10oC, and it's also a good time to visit the place. However, if you want to avoid too much rain, as the trekking becomes a little risky due to rain, you must not go during the monsoon season, that is July and August.
Of all, March and April are the best time to visit the place.
Yes, you can certainly plan a road trip from Bangalore to Coorg. The distance is approximately 255 kms, and it takes around 6 - 7 hours to reach Coorg from Bangalore when you are heading towards it from the road. The road quality is average at some places and good at other places, but not bad.
When you are in Coorg, you can indulge in the following adventure activities:
The best places for sightseeing in Coorg include:
Coorg is quite a popular destination for trekking in southern India and some of the breathtakingly beautiful places for trekking in Coorg include:
White water rafting is one of the best experiences that one can indulge in while visiting Coorg. It would be an enthralling and exciting experience for you. Barapole river is one of the most adventurous rafting sites in the entire state of Karnataka, and when you are in Coorg, you must not miss it.
The rafting in Coorg is a thrilling experience as there are a plethora of menacing and rousing rapids, but depending on your rafting skills, you can choose the rafting route. Though, the rapids are not very challenging, they certainly are risky. The Barapole river has 9 ferocious class 2 rapids. There are some level 3 and level 4 rapids as well.
In Coorg, children will enjoy activities like a visit to the Dubare Elephant camp where they can see as many as 150 elephants, and can see the mahouts giving bath to the elephants and training the Mysore Dasara festival. Here children can learn everything about the elephants.
Apart from this, they can enjoy the jeep safari to the various waterfalls and can have fun in Raja's Seat park. Children can also visit the various wildlife sanctuaries in Coorg and can witness the animals in their natural habitat.
Yes, Coorg is an amazing place for camping and one can enjoy overnight camping with family & friends here. The most famous camping sites in Coorg include:
No, you cannot drink or smoke at the campsite. It is advised that people should not consume alcohols just before trekking or other camp activities like rafting, microlight flying etc. However, people from different cultures and traditions come for camping at Coorg, so there are provisions for drinking and smoking outside the camp.
As it is a popular tourist destination, there are many resorts located in the Coorg. You will choose resorts from all price ranges. Some of the most affordable resorts are mentioned below with the charges applicable per night:
Parampara Resort & Spa – Coorg – (Approx INR 3500 per night)
Palm Era Resorts – (Approx INR 2000 - 2200 per night)
La Flora Jungle Hill Resort (Approx INR 2000 - 2200 per night)
Some of the best homestays in Coorg with double occupancies are as follows with the charges applicable per night:
Sky Larc Homestay – (Approx INR 5000 per night)
Balakrishna Homestay – (Approx INR 3500 per night)
Spring Dale – (Approx INR 5000 per night)
Karada Cottage – (Approx INR 3500 per night)
Hillock Homestay – (Approx INR 2500 per night)
Coorg is a land so rich in beauty and greenery, during the monsoons apart from its lush green carpet is the sound of numerous streams and waterfalls nearby that form a picturesque sight. Some of the must visit waterfalls in their whole gush and splendour are:
The following wildlife parks and sanctuaries can be best discovered with a Safari:
Known basically for its tourist attraction, Coorg is also a center for devotion and pilgrimage. The following are some of the famous Temples of Coorg:
Bylakuppe in Coorg is an area which is known as home to several Tibetan settlements. It gives the visitors an opportunity to explore the Tibetan culture. The Golden Temple with its humongous 40 ft statues and 7000 monks is what attracts people to view this unique vista.
Tadiandamol Trek is one of the most famous trekking destinations in India. There are different difficulty levels ranging from easy to moderate to advanced. The Tadiandamol trek involves a trek of approximately 15 km and it is certainly not an easy one. Only physically fit people should take this trek. The price of Tadiandamol Trek starts from 3, 000 INR.
Yes, you can go for a jeep safari in Coorg. There are many places like waterfalls, forests, wildlife parks and sanctuaries that can be best visited by a jeep safari.
Jeep safari offers a unique way to explore the different tourists' spots in Coorg, and especially the waterfalls. It is an enthralling ride and would become one of the most memorable experiences of Coorg for your lifetime.
Nishani Motte trek is another prominent trekking destination in Coorg. This is one of the easiest trekking destination. Yes, anyone in good health and at least a bit physically fit can do it.
Kumara Parvatha trek is one of the most difficult treks in Coorg and an ideal place for you if you are looking forward to explore the adventurous side in you. Only well trained and experienced people do trekking here, as it is 6 - 7 km trek on one side through the lush green forests, green meadows and beautiful landscapes.
The peak of Kumara Parvatha is 1712 meters high from the sea level and lies in the Pushpagiri range.
Coorg is a city filled with scenic beauty and adventures. Couples and newlyweds can spend quality time here capturing memorable photos and rejuvenating themselves in the lap of nature. They can also experience the adventurous life near the campsite enjoying with each other. There are various honeymoon packages of Coorg that are just perfect for a romantic outing with your partner.
The overnight camps with a bonfire are an incredible way to spend a romantic evening right under the stars. Apart from this, couples can visit the aromatic coffee plantations and the serene waterfalls with pristine natural beauty. All the waterfalls in Coorg are splendidly beautiful and the atmosphere near the waterfalls is quite tranquil. Couples can also experience thrilling white water rafting together and indulge in sightseeing across the various picturesque hills in Coorg.
Yes, Coorg is a good destination for a distinguished family vacation. There are so many places to explore in Coorg right from scenic beauties to divine temples and pilgrimages. There are many enthralling activities like rafting, camping, trekking, visiting natural waterfalls, and visiting wildlife parks and sanctuaries.
There are many places where one can enjoy with the family, like the wildlife sanctuaries where children can see the animals living in their natural habitats. One of the most unique experiences that one can have in Coorg with family is a visit to the Dubare Elephant training camp. Here you can see the elephants getting trained, getting the food served and getting bathed by the mahouts. In fact, the tourists can also help in bathing the elephants on the banks of the river kaveri in this elephant training camp.
If you want your children to learn about a different culture, then you can visit the Namdroling Monastery in Coorg. Here, you can explore the Tibetan culture as it is one of the largest Tibetan settlements in India.
Monsoon adds some of its flavors to Coorg. During this season, roads become wet and there is a time to time drizzle happening at irregular intervals. The best part is that Coorg looks greener than ever which is pleasing to watch as a tourist. But, at the same time, the rain might make the trekking destinations and some waterfalls little risky to visit.
Thus, one must avoid visiting Coorg in monsoon, if you want to visit all the tourist destinations. But, if you want to enjoy the rain and get mesmerized by the natural beauty, you can plan a trip to Coorg during the monsoon.
Traveller Tales From Coorg
29 December 2015
Coorg is totally made for trekking,,,,with the green surroundings and trails...it is always peaceful and amazing to trek here....our trek was perfect and the best part..is that i got to meet alots of n
08 October 2014
Hi everyone,this is my 2nd trip with you people and am as happy as the first one. The journey started with unknown place and unknown people,but during the course of the journey we all became friends a...
19 April 2015
One of the best experiences of my life, hope to do it again. When we took off on the plane, the sky was cloudy but while in air the clouds dispersed and I had a breathtaking view of Ponnampet. -- My ...
06 September 2017
gather the beans....collect memories and cherish your experience as one soaks into the realm of nature in Kushi's coffee plantation as well as farmhouse . Her hospitality and engrossing talks was an ed...
29 December 2015
it was a good trek....though a little difficult for me....i felt tire after sometime..but the guides and the fellow trekkers are very helpful and they understand your pain...they waited for me and supp...
31 December 2015
loved the trek...it was so rejuvenating and peaceful at the same time... the rafting was scary but we were well protected with the life jackets... would love to do rafting and water related activities ...
16 March 2018
"From the start till the end, it was a wonderful experience. The food was simple, the tents and sleeping bags kept us warm and the atmosphere was magical. The only suggestion I'd like to give is to ver...
28 December 2015
Rafting was the best part of this trekking...If you an adrenaline junkie than you will surely love this thrilling experience... It was exciting and fun filled... Loved it to the core..Trekking was awes
28 December 2015
trek on brahmagiri hills is always a peaceful experience. though the trails are a little hard to walk, but the scenery and the surroundings are so lovely
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