Nishani Motte / Betta is relatively unknown peak in the range of Bhagamandala (Talacauvery) range, Coorg. It is about 335 Km from Bangalore and The trek distance from the base point Talacauvery is around 13 – 14 kms.
Starting out in rich shola forests and meadows the trail follows an impressive ridge walk to the summit. The peak offers a spectacular view of the layers of the Brahmagiri range.
The Nishani Motte trek is guided by well versed Tala Cauvery Forest Department guide who are well aware of the route and wild animal zones. The challenges, location, view, distance and overnight journey from Bangalore makes it an ideal destination for weekend getaways.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bangalore – Nishanimotte – Bangalore|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Friday – 7.30pm|
|RETURN TIME||Sunday – 10.30pm|
|MANDATORY THING TO CARRY||• Two litres of water bottles
• Rain coat – if in case it rains
• A torch
• Good Traction Shoes
• Turkish Socks
• Personal medical kit
• Extra trousers and inner-wears
• One cover sheet – Good to have one
• A cap
|WEAR||• Cargo/track pants -2
• T-shirt -2
• Shoes, Socks
• Personal medication kit
• Rain Coat/Poncho
Start from Bangalore – reach Bhagamadala – get ready for trek at shared toilets – Start the trek after having breakfast – then to the base of Nishani Motte – trek to the peak – return to base – camp at the base – camp fire.
Next day – visit to Bhagamandala Village Tour – Bhagamandala Temple – back to bangalore.
Nishani Motte trek path is a part of Tala cauvery Wildlife sanctuary which is home for several wildlife animals. So, it is strongly recommended that a guided support is the Forest Department Guide. In which Nature walkers helps you to coordinate with the Forest department for trekking permission also.
|destination||Nishanimotte, Bhagamandala Village, Karnataka|
|duration||2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS|
|age||12 – 45 Years|
|group-size||30 People Max|
|difficulty level||Easy to Moderate|
|trek distance||18 KM|
Leaving from Bangalore at late evening. We request you to have some light food before travelling. This trip would be an overnight journey to Bhagamandala Village (via Virajpet) which is about 335 km away from Bangalore, in which we would have an informal introduction and have fun
We will reach Bhagamandala in morning. Fresh up at the shared toilets and Set up for the trek after a nice breakfast
9.30 am – 10.30am – Nishani MotteBase
After Breakfast we would take a bus ride of about 4 km from Bhagamandala to the Base of Nishani Motte.
10.30 am – 12pm – Jeep road path
The initial trail of the trek is bit broad jeep road which leads you to the jungle. While passing through the dense forest, it is advisable to pass peacefully without disturbing the nature or its animals.
12 am – 1.30pm – Anti-Poaching Centre
We will be reaching Forest department’s anti-poaching centre and there we will have our packed lunch.
1.30 pm – 3.30 pm – The Peak
There are several view points on this trail but the one from the top always win our hearts. The lush-green forest view from the top inspires you with its beauty and vastness.
4.00 pm – 5.30pm – Descent
The final check point of Nishani Forest is APC (Anti – Poaching Centre). There we will be camping for the night. We will be cooking our own food in the forest department’s APC. After dinner will have camp fire.
Next Day :
1) Koramangala Water Tank, Sarjapur Main Road, Near St.John’s Hospital. – Reporting Time: 7.15 PM, Departure Time: 7.30 PM
2) New Shanti Sagar Hotel , HAL Road, Near Domlur Bridge. – Reporting Time: 8.00 PM, Departure Time: 8.15 PM
3) MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal. – Reporting Time: 8.45 PM, Departure Time: 9.00 PM