Nishanimotte / Betta is a relatively lesser known peak in the range of Bhagamandala (Talakaveri ), Coorg. It is about 300+ Km from Bangalore and the trek distance from the base point Talakaveri is around 13 – 14 KMs. With breathtaking natural splendor and a glorious history, Coorg in Karnataka poses as a must-visit hill station in Karnataka. Coorg is known for its coffee, culture, its people and awesome weather. Talakaveri is the place that is generally considered to be the source of the river Kaveri. A tank or kundike has been erected on a hillside by kodavas, at the place that is said to be the origin. The river originates as a spring feeding this tank, which is considered to be a holy place to bathe on special days.
Nishanimotte start 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 Talakaveri Forest Department guide who is well aware of the route and wild animal zones. At a height of 4,167 ft. and with company of clouds, the loudest sound you will hear is your heartbeat. The challenge, location, view, greenery and overnight journey from Bangalore makes it an ideal destination for weekend getaways. So, head to Coorg now to get the green therapy, sip the fresh coffee and live like Kodavas.
Nishanimotte trek path is a part of Talakaveri Wildlife sanctuary which is home to several wildlife animals. So, it is strongly recommended a guided support from the Forest Department. We, Nature Walkers directly coordinate with the Forest department for trekking permission.
Camping/Tent accommodation is subjective to feasible conditions.
||Bangalore – Nishanimotte – Bangalore
||Friday – 7.30pm
||Sunday – 10.30pm
- Reach Bhagamadala
- Get ready for a trek at shared toilets
- Start the trek after having breakfast
- To the base of Nishanimotte
- Trek to the peak
- Return to base
- Camp at the base
- Campfire (if situation permits)
- Visit Bhagamandala Village Tour
- Bhagamandala Temple
- Back to Bangalore.
|MANDATORY THING TO CARRY
- Two litres of water bottles
- Rain coat – if in case it rains
- A torch
- Good Traction Shoes
- Turkish Socks or double layered socks as a precaution for leech bite
- Personal medical kit
- Extra trousers and inner-wears
- One cover sheet (blanket)– Good to have one
- A Cap
- Cargo/track pants -2
- T-shirt -2
- Shoes, Socks
- Personal medication kit
- Rain Coat/Poncho
|To and Fro journey
||Lots and lots of fun and excitement.
|Any personal purchases.