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Shresthi Sharma

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Nota average weekend plan but this was worth the money we paid and the time we spent as well. It was a truly awesome experience and we had a blast!

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Gemini Pothuvaal

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Breathtaking views and amazing landscapes this trek was truly amazing. Make sure you take your cameras because you have to document the beauty of this ...

Overview

Trip Starting From: Bangalore

Trip Location: Coorg

About the Nishani Motte Trek

Nishani Motte Trekking in Coorg is one of the best packages to explore the mysticism of its nocturnal beauty. Get a pick up from Bangalore to take part in this wonderful trekking trip. This approximately 15 km moderate-trek starts from Bhagamandala forest range.

Enjoy your walk through its scenic as well as fascinating trails. Though Nishani Motte trek might sound easy as well as an exciting one during the day, it showcases a unique charm and its own set of challenges during the trail. 

Arriving at the foothills, one can easily embark on a trek to Nishani Motte top's and discover its magical beauty that has remained unknown to most of the trekkers so far. Take the opportunity to witness the nature getting replenished at Abbey Falls during this trip.

The Nishani Motte Trek package includes meals, accommodation in homestay and transportation from Bangalore and back and an amazing experience.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival at the Nishani Motte -

    At about 09:30 PM, the previous night get picked up from Bangalore and start your journey towards Nishani Motte trekking

    06:30 AM: Reach base at Coorg Tala-Cauvery Forest ranges.

    07:00 AM: Fresh up at the Homestay.

    08:00 AM: Munch on some breakfast and carry packed lunch.

    09:00 AM: Start the Nishani Motte trek.

    01:00 PM: Have the packed lunch en route and recharge yourself.

    04:30 PM: Summit the peak after trekking to Nishani Motte.

    05:00 PM: Descend from Nishani Motte Peak

    07:00 PM: Bonfire and Dinner (MTR ready to eat food).

    08:00 PM: Accommodation in a homestay.

  • Day 2 -

    Departure to Bangalore from the Nishani Motte Trek

    05:30 AM: Wake up and watch the Sunrise

    06:30 AM: Fresh up

    09:30 AM: Breakfast in a local restaurant at the base

    07:30 PM: Reach Bangalore

Stay

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  • Accommodation in home stay

Meal

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  • Breakfast on day 1 and day 2
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  • Lunch on day 1
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  • Dinner on day 1

Activity

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  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

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  • Campfire (if the weather permits)

Transport

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  • Transportation from Bangalore to the site and return in a Non AC vehicle

Things To Carry

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  • A strong back-pack
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  • A full-charged torch
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  • Water bottle (At least 2 lts)
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  • Rain Jacket (Climate in the area is volatile, it may rain anytime during the trek)
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  • Extra pair of clothes

Advisory

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  • Pick ups and drops will be arranged at the specific points.
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  • Avoid consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicating products during the entire trip.
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  • For safety purposes, do pay heed to the guidelines given by the instructors.

Tour Type

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  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, no cancellation fees will be applicable.
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  • If cancellations are made within 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 10% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 3-6 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-2 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 15 minutes of successful booking.
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    Story by Shresthi Sharma

     Rated : 4.0

    Nota average weekend plan but this was worth the money we paid and the time we spent as well. It was a truly awesome experience and we had a blast!

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    Story by Gemini Pothuvaal

     Rated : 4.0

    Breathtaking views and amazing landscapes this trek was truly amazing. Make sure you take your cameras because you have to document the beauty of this place.

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    Story by Ghanashyam Jain

     Rated : 5.0

    2 days of unlimited fun indeed! Our cameras went haywire clicking photos of the place and it was simply too beautiful! The hills are surrounded with thick vegetation and lush greenery around which leaves you enraptured and in awe! Nishani Motte trek is a must do for those who love mountains and trekking!

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    Story by Ankal Patil

     Rated : 5.0

    All of my freinds including me, were just so disorganized- we could not decide whether to sit and enjoy this amazing beauty or capture everything in camera so that we never forget that we visited such an awesome place. It is a fantastic location - the weather, peace, greenery is a dream come true place.

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    Story by Hiranmaya Khan

     Rated : 5.0

    Coorg is sooo beautiful...Amazing experience. Nishani Motte is a beautiful peak - I loved the trekking part. The waterfall is so beautiful that it looks like you have landed on some fictional place. I'm just amazed with the entire place.

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    Story by Nalini Marar

     Rated : 5.0

    We enjoyed this trek on our trip to Coorg with family and were quite stunned at the scenery. Ensure that you are fit for the trek because the climb can be a little exhausting if you are not prepped up enough! Had an amazing time!

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    Story by Uttam Pandey

     Rated : 5.0

    we had a blast at the stay as well as at the trekking spot. Tad scary cos i dont know to trek that well and rock climbing here was so awesome!

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    Story by Madhavi Madhavi

     Rated : 4.0

    It was my first trek and the team leader was very understanding. Made sure I was comfortable at every stage. We walked back through the woods and then through the fields giving a glimpse of the village, which made it even better.

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    Story by Aanandinii Patil

     Rated : 4.0

    Pretty difficult for novices like me, but once completed and on top, it is a feeling quite unlike any other. :). also visiting the waterfall was also wonderful. it was so pleasnt. also all of us took a dip in the waterfall pond!!!

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    Story by Aaryan Gowda

     Rated : 4.0

    Had a comfortable stay in Coorg and an amazing time at the trekking spots! We love trekking and our group of 7 IT boys wanted a break from city life, so we headed here and were not disappointed! Loved it!

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the best time to go for Nishani Motte Trek?

      Coorg is beautiful throughout the year and there is no specific time of the year when you should or should not take this trek. The trek trails has its own charm, beauty and difficult during the various seasons for the trekkers.

      Thus, depending on your choice and interest, you can go for this adventurous trek. However, monsoons is a little more difficult as the area become muddy and slippery, but the landscapes look majestically beautiful.

    2. What kind of clothes and equipment should I carry for Nishani Motte Trek?

      Wear comfortable and trek friendly clothes during your trek to Nishani Motte. Clothes should not be very tight which can make you feel suffocated and uncomfortable. Wear as per the weather. Carry an extra pair of clothes. Do not forget to pack a pair of rain jacket as the area tend to rain during anytime throughout the year.

      Keep a power bank and a fully charged mobile. Keep a torch with you which will be helpful during your night trek.

    3. What is the level of difficulty of Nishani Motte Trek?

      It is a moderate level trek, but might be a little difficult for the first timers. The trek trail goes through dense forest and refreshing water streams. The way to the top is a little steep, so reaching the crest is comparatively difficult. However, once you are on the top, all efforts look worth it.

    4. Will food and safe drinking water be provided during Nishani Motte Trekking?

      Yes, food and water is included in your Nishani Motte trekking expedition. On Day 1, you will be served with breakfast, lunch and dinner. On Day 2, breakfast at a local restaurant is included in your package.

    5. Can we consume alcohol during the trek to Nishani Motte?

      Consumption of alcohol during your trek to Nishani Motte is not allowed. Anyone found doing so will not be allowed to join us, from immediate effect. No refund will be made for this. We thrive to provide complete safety and fun to our guests and alcohol is not a part of the trip.

    6. How can I reach Nishani Motte from Bangalore?

      We provide pick up facilities from Bangalore. Three spots are provided in Bangalore from where you can be picked up as per your convenience. Pick up is included in your package and no further charges are applicable. Similarly, drop off to Bangalore is also included in your package.

    7. What is Nishani Motte famous for?

      A little lesser recognised mountain peak in Western Ghats of Coorg, Nishani Motte is one of the most famous weekend getaway locations in South India. It is blessed with breathtaking sceneries which contributes to the popularity of this place. Nishani Motte is now a favourite destinations amid trekkers as the trail goes through the stunning dense forest, water streams, flora and fauna.

      The scenery from the top of Nishani Motte is surreal which has made a special place amid adventure and beauty lovers.

    8. What are the places we will cover during our Nishani Motte Trek?

      You will begin your journey from Bangalore and reach the base at Coorg Tala-Cauvery Forest ranges around 6:30 AM. Refresh, have breakfast and begin your Nishani Motte Trekking around 9 AM. Enjoy the views from the crest which is breathtaking. Witness the beauty of nature and replenish your tired body at Abbey Falls.

      Descend from Nishani Motte and reach the homestay. Have dinner and retire for the day around 8 PM. Day 2 begins with beautiful sunrise and breakfast at a local restaurant. Once done, your trip back to Bangalore begins which marks the end of your expedition.

    9. What is the total trek distance?

      Trek to Nishani Motte trek is 15 kilometres in total. It is a moderate level trek which can be done by men, women and children. The trek trail mostly runs through the dense forest, water stream and gorgeous plantation.

    10. Is this trek safe for Solo Travelers and Female Travelers?

      Yes, Nishani Motte trekking is completely safe for the solo and female travellers. Majority of the guests with us are solo and female travellers. We take special care of our guests, so that they have the most memorable trip of their life. All arrangements are done well in advance, keeping safety as our main priority.

    11. Can you tell me about Bhagamandala forest range?

      Approximately 284 kilometres and 8 hours drive from Bangalore, Bhagamandala is a tiny place in Coorg located at Kodagu district, Karnataka. It goes through the banks of River Cauvery which makes it a beautiful place to see. Bhagamandala is a renowned location amid adventure enthusiasts and trekkers, as from here they need to take permits from Forest Department in order to go ahead with the expedition.

      FRH Office in Bhagamandala provides the permits to the trekkers who can then carry on with Nishani Motte excursion. It is around 8 Kilometres from Bhagamandala to Tala-Cauvery which is the base and starting point of this trek. The entire forest range is stunning with swanky landscapes and fresh water stream. The beauty of this place attracts thousands of people from all over the world. Truly a hidden gem which is surreal and untouched.

    12. What is the batch size usually?

      Usually, a single batch has around 15-20 people which includes men, women and children. We ensure that a batch does not have very less people so that we do not miss out on the fun of having some great time with all like-minded adventurous people. Nevertheless, we do not overcrowd as a large group can create chaos and make it very crampy.

    13. What are the pickup points available from Bangalore?

      Three pickup points from Bangalore are provided and you can choose as per your convenience. The 1st pick up is at 7:30 PM from Bank of Baroda at Koramangala Water Tank, Opp. Mr. Beans – Home Cafe. 2nd pick up is scheduled at 8 PM from New Shanti Sagar Hotel, HAL Road, near Domlur Bridge and the last pick up is scheduled at 9 PM from MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal. Transportation is provided throughout your trip which includes drop offs as well to Bangalore.

    14. What are the other inclusion in the package?

      Pick up and drop off services are included in your package. You can choose any place of pickup from the suggested three places. Accommodation is provided in a homestay. Separate rooms are given to men and women. All meals are included, which compromises of breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 1.

      Breakfast is provided on Day 2. Local guide is included in your package who will guide you throughout the excursion. If the weather permits, campfire will be organized for the guests. Everything related to trekking is included in your package.

    15. How is Nishani Motte as a destination?

      A gorgeous mountain peak in Tala-Cauvery Range of Coorg, Nishani Motte is an untainted treat to eyes. It is one of the most famous places in Karnataka which has gained recognition due to its natural beauty, huge coffee plantations and cool weather.

      Coorg is amid the most preferred locations for a short trip in South India. For the adventure lovers, Nishani Motte is a paradise which offers an amazing trekking experience that is cherished forever. Nishani Motte means a marked hill. Earlier during the British rule, this mountain peak functioned as a spot for directions to numerous places that went through the hill range. This serene peak is an important part of Tala-cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary which lies in the Brahmagiri Mountain Range.

      It is home to some mighty animals which includes leopards, elephants, etc. and a favourite place amid nature and animal lovers. The weather at Nishani Motte is pleasant throughout the year and you can visit as per your choice. The scenery during monsoons is breathtaking as the entire valley is flourishing with stunning flowers and swanky plantations.

      The dewy trails and fog covered peak during winters is unforgettable. Summers too are pleasant and a perfect time to enjoy, away from the scorching sun of the cities. The trekkers need to take a permit from the forest department in order to go on the Nishani Motte expedition. The trail goes through dense forest and refreshing water streams which makes the path even more beautiful. Home to various plants and animals, it is a superb place for all nature lovers who wish to spend some time amidst nature and away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

      An energising walk filled with enthralling views and a steep incline to the crest is exciting to experience. The peak of the mountain leaves you mesmerized with its beauty. The flowing water, rich flora and fauna and untouched clear clouds visible from the summit evade all your aching muscles and breathlessness.

      All your challenges and efforts become worth it as it brings you to the world of magic which looks too good to be real. In all, Nishani Motte is one of the most beautiful, peaceful and perfect destinations, away from the chaotic city life. It refreshes your mind, body and soul and gives the much-needed break amidst nature.

      This untainted place is gaining a lot of popularity due to its natural beauty and is now a must visit place among the trekkers. It has everything for all kinds of guests. Adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers or the wildlife fanatics; they all are sure to find something for their kind of perfect holiday.

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