Tadiandamol is on one of the most beautiful, uncommercial peaks in Karnataka, it is elevated to about 1748 m and known as the highest peak in Coorg/Kodagu district. The Tadiandamol trek offers adventurers an opportunity to explore the stunning vegetation, rare mountain birds and pretty butterflies flitting from tree to tree. A panoramic view from the peaks is an eye-candy for the hikers. The trial takes you through the vast expanse of the Shola forest, It is a day trek which makes it even more doable for city folks- whether avid trekkers and hikers. A famous historical landmark “Nalknad-Palace” resides at the foothills of the mountain.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bangalore – Coorg – Bangalore|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Friday – 8.15 pm|
|RETURN TIME||Sunday – 10.30pm|
|MANDATORY THING TO CARRY||• Two litres of water bottles
• Rain coat (if in case it rains)
• A torch
• A cap
|WEAR||• Cargo/track pants -2
• T-shirt -2
• Shoes, Socks
• Personal medication kit
• Rain Coat/Poncho
Start from Bangalore – Jeep ride to base– get ready for trek at homestay – then to the base of Tadiandamol – trek to the peak – return to base – bonfire– Camp at the base. Next day – Visit Nalknad-Palace – visit to Namdroling Monastery (Golden Temple) – back to Bangalore.
|duration||2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS|
|age||12 – 45 Years|
|group-size||30 People Max|
|trek distance||12 KM|
|difficulty level||Easy to Moderate|
Leave from Bangalore late evening. We request you to have some light food before travelling. This trip would be an overnight journey to Bhagamandala in which we would have an informal introduction and have fun.
We will reach Home Stay in morning. Fresh up at the homestay and Set up for the trek after a nice breakfast.
8:00 am – 3:00 pmHop on the jeep to the Tadiandamol base. Start the trek from the base. The rough trekking path will readily ignite the trekker within you. The dense forest trail leads to the first check point of the trek – Big Rock, also used by many as camping site.
Walk past the big rock to the narrow muddy path. And continue the journey to the slightly steep stone trail.
The uneven stone path lead you in a dense forest. The steep slopes of the forest make the trek more challenging and adventures.
Nothing could be compared to the feeling of reaching the peak of Tadiandamol.
A panoramic view from the peaks makes you fall in love with nature with its vast expansion of mountain range and valleys. The top is usually covered in low, moving clouds.
We would spend some time at the peak to rest and have our packed lunch.
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We will start descending to the base for the much awaited camp fire and hot dinner and of course bonfire and then we will be sleeping in tents.
We would walk to Nalknad palace, a.k.a Naalnaad Aremane in local kodava language. The palace was built by Doddaveerarajendra in the years 1792 AD. This elegant two storeyed palace served as the last refuge for Chikkaveerarajendra before he surrendered to the british in 1834 AD.
We would start our journey to Namdroling Monastery in the bus. Namdroling Monastery is also know as Golden Temple is situated at bylakuppe in Coorg district, near Kushalnagar. It is a beautiful temple with Tibetan mythology paintings and the idols of the Buddha covered in gold.We will spend some time there and then board the bus, back to Bangalore.11 am – 10.30 pm – Return Journey to Bangalore..
1) Koramangala Water Tank, Sarjapur Main Road, Near St.John’s Hospital. – Reporting Time: 8.15 PM, Departure Time: 8.30 PM
2) New Shanti Sagar Hotel , HAL Road, Near Domlur Bridge. – Reporting Time: 9.00 PM, Departure Time: 9.15 PM
3) MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal. – Reporting Time: 9.45 PM, Departure Time: 10.00 PM