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  • Trekking in Coorg is the best way to explore the natural beauty of this gifted town of the state of Karnataka. Nestled in the beauty of of the Western Ghats of India, there is a lot of scenic beauty that awaits to be explored and the best way to do that is follow the trekking trails to the very top and watch the grand expanse of green in front of you, truly a stunning vista. And when it comes to trekking in Coorg, the first name always comes up of the famous Tadiandamol Trek, which is the highest point in all of Coorg. Despite that fact, the trek to the top is very easy, like made for the beginners, but the view from the top is the best reward that one can get. At 5,735ft above sea level, the sunrise and hillside camping are experiences that one can never forget. You can even rappel down from a waterfall near Tadiandamol for your fill of adventure.

    And that is not just it, with almost a dozen popular treks near the city, and many more offbeat experiences in the same, Coorg is an adventurer’s paradise and the scenes from the top certainly say the same. Not just the adventurer side in you, but your camera will also love treks like the Nishani Betta trek (easy), and Kumara Parvatha trek (moderate). Or take the Brahmagiri range trek, which lies on the very border of the two most beautiful destinations in the Western Ghats, Coorg and Wayanad. It is one adventure that you will never forget as you get to see the best of two worlds from the top.

    If you are an adventurer and an admirer of the natural beauty around, take up trekking in Coorg, it will never disappoint you.

    Some of the best treks in Coorg are:

    1) Tadiyandamol Trek

    2) Kumara Parvatha Trek

    3) Nishani Motte Trek

    4) Kopatty Trek

    5) Puspagiri Trek

  • Treks in Coorg for Beginners

  • 01Tadiyandamol Trek


    Tadiyandamol is the highest peak in Coorg. With gentle, velvety green slopes, Tadiyandamol is an ideal destination for those looking for an easy going trek or if you are a newbie at trekking. Tadiyandamol is the third tallest peak in Karnataka with an elevation of 5,735 feet and offers a challenging to terrain to cover with some breathtaking views.

    Trekking to Tadiyandamol peak is easy and requires little or no experience. Coorg is well known for its natural beauty and the Tadiyandamol being among the tallest peak undoubtedly gives some unforgettable scenic views of Coorgs picturesque landscape.

    If you intend to do camping in Coorg, there are some excellent spots with boulders blocking the flow of wind for setting up camps. The sunrise from Tadiyandamol is a sight to behold, so do not forget to pack in your camera too.

    Trekking in Coorg is an Unforgettable experience in Coorg and as you climb towards the peak, the slope may get a little steeper but the pleasant weather and the scenic beauty will keep your mind too occupied to realise the fatigue.

    On reaching the peak, you will be able to view the beauty of the landscape with the greenery stretching below and the misty clouds at your feet.

    Best Season: November to February

    Distance: 8 kms

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Guide: Not Required

    Accommodation: Best Resorts and Places to Stay in Coorg

    Coorg - Tadiandamol Trek and Adventure Escape

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  • 02Nishani Motte Trek

    Nishani Motte Trek
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    Nishani Betta or Nishani Motte is a lesser-known trekking spot around Coorg and is situated in the Brahmagiri mountain range of the Western Ghats. The beauty of this place is more or less intact due to the limited inflow of tourists and this makes Nishani Betta a favourite among people who love trekking in serene and tranquil places.

    Nishani Betta offers a gentle trekking trail through beautiful coffee plantations and the peak can be reached easily in an hour if you are a quick climber. There are gurgling streams of fresh water along the route if you want to take a break for freshening up.

    Scenic and sublime, Nishani Betta is perfect for exploration and is a refreshing break from all the crowded tourist places in the area and is considered as one of the best treks in Coorg. The horizon is a riot of colours when seen from the Nishani Betta peak.

    Best Season: October to February

    Trek Distance: 8 kms

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Guide: Recommended

    Sightseeing: Must visit tourist attractions in Coorg

    Trek to Nishani Motte Hills in Coorg

    Trek to Nishani Motte Hills in Coorg

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  • 03Trekking And Camping In Madikeri, Coorg

    Trekking And Camping In Madikeri, Coorg
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    About the Destination:

    • Whether you are adventure lover, traveller or nature lovers, Kodagu or Coorg will lay a claim to your hearts as soon as you get here. Nestled peacefully on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, the terrains of Coorg are hilly and green. The wooded slopes, the scenic vantage points and a rich and colourful local life captivates the imagination of every tourist who comes here. A heaven of sorts for coffee lovers, the drink is locally grown and if stories are to be believed is best tasted in the hills of this dreamy town.
    • The northern region of Coorg is bedecked with hills and valleys such as the Nishani Betta, a hill in the Talacauvery ranges. Camping in Coorg is truly an experience that can only be felt and not described.

    About the Activity with Details:

    Nourish that adrenaline junky in you and Stay in campsites and North Coorg to get a taste of adventure in the bounty of best that nature has to offer! Breathe the fresh air and marvel at the picturesque Nishani Hills that accompany you all the way to the Coorg camping site. Challenge yourself to various sports such as zip lining, rappelling, trekking and unwind around a campfire to take back an experience that will revitalize you from the inside!



  • 04Trek to Kopatty, Coorg

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    About the Activity:
    • Be a part of the exciting tour to Kopatty Hills, one of the beautiful hills in Coorg and a lesser explored site in Karnataka. 
    • The two day trip starts from Bangalore on Friday evening. The location is 295 kms away from the city.
    • A magnificent trail that leads up to the hill goes through jeep trails, dense forests, small streams, green meadows and fresh grasslands. For trekking enthusiasts, Koppady would definitely be a blind choice. 
    • The hills are tucked amidst unbeatable serenity prevailing in Talacaveri range, 3 kms away from Cherambane.
    • In the beginning of the trail, one can relish the beauty of a tarred road flanked by paddy fields on both sides. After 2 kms long tarred road comes the real challenge. The trail goes through muddy jeep track for 20 minutes until the first stream appears.
    • Take left at the Y-intersection and after ten minutes you reach two abandoned houses that take you into the forest. Walk through the forest for 2 kms and reach an open region again.
    • Now you are on the top of a flat table range of Mandalpatti that overlooks Erullivana, a scintillating valley. Kopatty Hills are visible from here.
    • Continue for next ten minutes to climb the ascent up to reach the peak from where the panoramic view of the Western Ghats is quite alluring.

    • The altitude is 4300 ft (1375 mt) above sea level. 
    • Grade – Moderate
    • Trek Distance – 14 KM in total
  • Medium to Difficult Treks in Coorg

  • 05Kumara Parvatha Trek

    Kumara Parvatha Trek
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    Coorg is the abode of the scenic Kumara Parvatha. Being the second highest peak in the region, it attracts plenitude of trekkers, nature lovers and adventure buffs. Also konwn as 'Pushpagiri', this 1,712m peak offers rugged and challenging terrains, and upon the completion of the trek, the trekkers are rewarded with beautiful sights of Coorg.

    Trekking in Coorg is an unforgettable experience and although the temperature is pleasant, slippery slopes can be an impediment. The Kumara Parvatha offers an excellent view of the surroundings from its peak.

    Best Season: October to December

    Trek Distance: 14 kms

    Difficulty Level: Medium to Difficult

    Guide: Recommended

    Accommodation: Best homestays in Coorg

    Kumara Parvatha Trek in Coorg

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  • 06Brahmagiri Trek

    The Brahmagiri trekking trail is a popular spot for trekking in Coorg. The Brahmagiri mountain range, situated in the Western Ghats, lies on the border of Kodagu district and the Wayanad district of Kerala. The slopes of the Brahmagiri Mountains are covered by thick forests and are home to many wildlife animals.

    The Brahmagiri peak is at an elevation of 5,276 feet and hence is a favourite among trekkers as a trekking spot around Coorg. The Brahmagiri peak is frequented by many trekkers all throughout the year.

    The mist covered peak with cottony clouds hovering around it entices tourists on to the Brahmagiri trail and for this reason, you may find a lot of trekking groups in the area.

    The Brahmagiri trek isn’t easy as the slopes will challenge your patience and will test your energy levels from time to time, but will also reward you with sweet waters of intermittent springs and the refreshing beauty of the surrounding areas. So if you are looking for some adventure that also facilitates good sightseeing, Brahmagiri is the place for you.

    Best Season: December to February

    Trek Distance: 10 kms

    Difficulty Level: Medium to Difficult

    Guide: Recommended

  • 07Kotebetta Trek

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    The Kotebetta, which means the Fort Hill, is the third highest peak in Coorg. A very popular destination among tourists, Kotebetta also attracts a fair share of trekkers with its fantastic terrain and scenic splendour.

    This beautiful hill which looks like a fort lies on the border between Coorg and Dakshina Kannada. From coffee plantations to forest covered slopes, Kotebetta offers a diverse terrain and several trails for trekking in Coorg.

    Best Season: October to March

    Trekking Distance: 16 kms

    Difficulty Level: Medium

    Guide: Recommended

    Offbeat Stays: Best coffee plantation stays in Coorg

  • 08Pushpagiri Trek Of Coorg

    Pushpagiri Trek Of Coorg
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    About the Activity:

    • Whether you are a coffee lover or not, an adventure junky or not, you must visit Coorg at least once in your life. With enchanting rolling hills, fascinating curves, terrains and lush green ambience, this scenic hill station in the Western Ghats allures a large number of visitors.
    • Also referred to as Kumaraparvata, Pushpagiri is the second highest peak of Kodagu District or Coorg. Located about 36 km from Somwarpet and 1.5 km from Kumaralli, this beautiful peak is surrounded by forests on all four sides! Those who wish to embark on an interesting Pushpagiri trek; this will be a fun challenge for you! Though a bit strenuous, on completion, the trek offers several bountiful views of Coorg’s evergreen and mesmeric charm.
    • Located on the northern side of Coorg, the Pushpagiri Peak can be reached by two different routes. For those with an eye to scale high peaks, grab your gear and experience the adventurous Pushpagiri trek! The eastern entrance for the peak is from Beedehalli through the Heggademane Temple. For the observant traveler, there is a check post of Somwarpet Wildlife Range.
    • The Pushpagiri trek is around 12 km starts around 09:00 AM and lasts for 4-5 hours. Beedehalli can be accessed easily while Somwarpet can be approached from Madikeri at a distance of about 30 km. You could explore the wide expanse of the Pushpagiri Wildlife sanctuary upon your visit here, and can be accessed from Madikeri town.
    • Somwarpet can also be accessed from Mysore via KR Nagar and Ramnathpur. The beautiful climate and the friendly locals will make you feel right at home, and allow you to bask in the glory of all that nature can provide you in ample quantity.
  • 09Galibeedu Trek

    The Galibeedu mountain range is situated near Madikeri, which is a very popular destination for trekking and camping in Coorg in Karnataka. Madikeri is the headquarters of Kodagu district and is renowned for its natural beauty and scenic splendor. If you are also planning to spend quality time with your loved ones, Madikeri  also offer well-known honeymoon destination package n Coorg

    The Galibeedu range is popular among trekkers for its diverse terrain and picturesque surroundings. The temperature is relatively pleasant but can dip to freezing temperatures during the winters.

    Galibeedu to Subramanya is the most opted trail, this trail needs an expert guidance due to its wilderness and thick woods.The Nishani Motte is the highest peak in the Galibeedu range.

    Best Season: January to April

    Trek Distance25 kms

    Difficulty Level: Medium

    Guide: Recommend

    Packages: Best Coorg tour packages

  • 10Kakkabe Trek

    The Kakkabe trail offers stretches of unspoilt greenery, fresh air and a cool weather. It is situated near the Tadiyandamol peak and trekkers can explore this beautiful trail when visiting the Tadiyandamol.

    Kakkabe also has a number of tourist spots nearby such as the Nalnad Palace, Padi Igguthappa temple. The Kakkabe trekking trail provides ample opportunities for nature walks and exploration.

    The honey of this region is quite famous and you can buy yourself a jar. The historically important town of Karada is also situated nearby.

    Best Season: September to December

    Trek Distance: 6 kms

    Difficulty Level: Medium

    Guide: Recommended

    What to do Coorg: Must do activities in coorg


Adventure in Coorg

Trekking in Coorg

Camping in Coorg

Home stays in Coorg

Attractions

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Tadiandamol Peak

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


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Kumara Parvatha Hill

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.


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Pushpagiri Hill

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.


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Dubare Elephant Camp

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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Kote Betta Hill

Kote Better Hill is one of the sightseeing places in Coorg which is also the third highest peak in Coorg. It is definitely a place for the sore eyes, a slice of heaven and a maze of greenery. 

Take a bumpy jeep ride crossing the twisty and muddy narrow lanes until you reach the foothills of Kote Betta. Start you climb to reach the peak, you will find temples and lakes such as Ardhanarishwara temple and a couple of lakes nearby the temple en route. 

Once reached the top you will find an extraordinary view of the valley that falls beneath, a distant view of the Harangi dam and the silhouettes in the sky followed by a beautiful sunset. A day at Kota Betta hill is always a day well spent.

Height: 1748 Metres

Location: Somvarpet, Coorg, Madikeri, India

Best Time to visit: November to February.

Entry fee: No entry fee

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: A day.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Approximately 30 KM


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Nishani Motte

When you explore the lesser known destination, it fills you with euphoria and Nishani Motte peak is one of those places to visit in Coorg. It is a trek of 15 kilometers that brings the uber joy of departing into an unknown land. 

The trail goes through forest research, long paddy stretches, aromatic coffee states and small rivulets and streams. The unadulterated sight of river Cauvery or Kaveri is so soul-altering that you can sit by the bank of the river and spend some lone time.

Height: 4167 ft.

Location: Nishanimotte, Bhagamandala Village, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: Winter and Autumn

Entry fee: No entry fee

Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM.

Average time required to visit the place: 2 days (trek)

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Around 12 to 15 KM

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Mallalli Falls

Mallali falls take abode at the base of the Pushpagiri hills at a distance of 26 KM from Somvarpet village. Originating from River Kumaradhara, the falls takes a dive from more than 1000 meters and gradually drains in Arabian Sea. 

It is always better to visit this waterfall during rainy season as it is a seasonal waterfall and is boasted along the Abbey falls.  

After a 10 KM drive from Somwarpet to Kalahali Road, the trekking routes for Mallali falls starts which is around 2 to 3 KM and there are wide steps for visitors to climb up to the falls. 

The best way to enjoy the drizzle and cool breeze at the fall is to trek through the gorgeous trails of the western ghats.

Height: 200 ft.

Location: Somvarpet 573123, India

Best Time to visit: October to February.

Entry fee: Entry is free.

Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM on all the days of the week.

Average time required to visit the place: 3 to 4 hours.

Distance from Madikeri Bus Stand: Around 57 to 58 KM.


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