I have reached Madikeri at afternoon. After enquiry with locals I have planned to visit nearest hill station Mandalpatti which is approximately 20km from Madikeri but it takes approximately 01 hour due to hilly road. Please note that, it’s a hilly road and you can reach the point only if your car is 4x4 drive or you must hire the Jeep which you can get easily after enquiry with locals and they will charge you approx. Rs 1500 to Rs 2000 depending on your pick up point. Best to reach this point on early morning or evening to capture sunrise or sunset view respectively. You will find the breathtaking view from this point.
MandalpattiAlmost 30 minutes drive from Madikeri the stop of Mandalpatti arrives. As it’s a difficult terrain to climb they have 4x4 Jeeps waiting at the downhill which will charge you roughly around 1000 Rs per jeep. It feels like a huge amount but trust me once you are there you will foregt everything. This is one of the highlights of coorg.
Off-roading from Madikeri to Mandalpatti Peak
This is located 25-30 kms away from Madikeri town. It's a lush green mesmerizing place and the perfect place for trekking. The best way to reach Mandalpatti is via Abbey falls junction. A Jeep ride to Mandalpatti is recommended as the ride is bumpy, no buses go there. It's a great off-roading experience. It's a famous Jeep drive spot. The ride will take you 1500 RS for 5-6 people.