Trekking Travel & Outdoors
Feb. 16 – 18, 2018
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 of the peaks is an eye-candy for the hikers.
The trail 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 in the foothills of the mountain. A perfect trek to start with and a must do trek if you are in Bangalore
MANDATORY THING TO CARRY
Leave from Bangalore late evening. We request you to have some light food before traveling. 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.
Hop 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 checkpoint of the trek – Big Rock, also used by many as the 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 leads you through 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 of the peaks makes you fall in love with nature with its vast expansion of mountain range and valleys. The top is usually covered with low, moving clouds.
We would spend some time at the peak to rest and have our packed lunch.
We will start descending to the base for the much-anticipated campfire and hot dinner and of course bonfire and then we will be sleeping in tents.
Get fresh at the homestay in the morning and have nice hot breakfast at the homestay.
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 known 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.