Trekking, such a fun activity! Living in India we are fortunate enough to have access to massive biodiversity, from innumerable mountain ranges to National parks and lakes indigenous villages, waterfalls, and caves. India has it all. Life in the 21st century is quite stressful, to have a balanced life short breaks are necessary for everyone. Trekking helps to escape the concrete jungle of city life in exchange for being surrounded by mother nature. One of the famous treks in the Western ghats is the Tadiandamol Trek, located 274 kilometers from Bangalore is a must-visit destination for everyone. let’s see more about it,
About Tadiandamol Peak.
The district of Kodagu popularly known by its former name ‘Coorg’ is all beautiful, it is often referred to as ‘Scotland of India’.
It falls under the most talked about treks among trek lovers and adventure seekers in Karnataka and South India. The beauty of Western ghats attracts tourists from around the country and foreign to this destination. The Tadiandamol Trek provides amazing opportunities to its doers. Right from the starting point of the trek to its summit, you will be blessed with breathtaking views of the area around with an otherworldly calm and serene atmosphere. The Tadiandamol Trek is a moderate trek on the difficulty level and can be done in just a day. The trek kick starts from Kakkabe and the 5 km long trail (one side) will take you through the thick patches of Shola forest, small waterfalls, river streams, famous coffee plantations, the historic Nalkand palace, lush meadows, and vast green fields. The trek is most loved by wildlife photographers and nature enthusiasts as due to its location in a wildlife sanctuary it is a hub of flora and fauna. One can counter the coffee and pepper plantations along with various varieties of trees throughout the trail. There is no stay option at the summit, you will have to descend on the same day so try to start the trek early in the morning to return on time as you will be coming through the forest trail.
Best time for Tadiandamol Trek
The best time to undertake this beautiful trek is from September to February as the temperature remains comfortable and the weather will be clear enough to witness the lush valleys. However, to explore the region in its full glory, you can do this trek post-monsoon or even during monsoons. But one thing you should be keeping in mind before doing this trek in the monsoon is that the region receives heavy rainfall so it might become extremely hard for budding trekkers to complete this trek. During summers( April to June) the Tadiandamol Trek is not accessible because the thick forests of the trail are prone to wildfires.
How to reach Tadiandamol
The starting point, Kakkabe is pretty reachable by roadways. If you are in another state the nearest airport is the Mangalore airport ( 175km away) and Mysore ( 150km), these airports are well connected with major cities. By roadways take the Bangalore Mysore highway to reach the start point.
Other destinations to explore nearby Tadiandamol Trek
If you have some extra time left with you, start by exploring the start point of Tadiandamol Trek, which is Kakkabe, a village popular for its honey production and rich diversity. Pay a visit to the Padi Igguthappa Temple, Chelavara Falls, Karada, and vast coffee plantations of Kakkabe.Another important attraction near Tadiandamol Trek is the Virajpet which is the second town of the Kodagu district. Here, one can find plenty of things to do. It houses Nagarhole National park, wonderful Abbey falls, one of the oldest churches of Karnataka, ‘ St Anne’s Church ( 220 yr old), and several temples like Ayyapa Temple, shiv temple, and Thirunelli Maha Vishnu Temple. For Adrenaline junkies other treks like Kopatty trek and Malethirike hill trek.