Trips and Itineraries for Kattinahole
Up above the world so high at Kodachadri - A trek !
Trek to Kodachadri
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We now had to steadily climb around the edges of the mountain having thick cover of forest interspersed with waterfalls. I kept on bathing in the waterfalls that came across my way only to know that none of them was the real waterfall. I trekked bare foot after that because I didn't want to waste time in wearing and removing my footwear. After another 20 minute hike, we finally reached the main attraction of the trek - Hidlumane falls and what a pretty sign it was. The joy on our faces knew no bounds. It was simply breathtaking. Since it was monsoon season, there was enormous supply of water-flow and certainly gushing and icy cold, even at 12:00 A.M. The pure and cold water doesn't need a second invitation - one simply shouldn't miss it. The force of the water felt as if being barraged by bullets. And of course, it was the much needed massage for journey ahead. After the refreshing bath, we climbed further up through the winding forest. At one spot, coordinators had to climb up first and lend support for us to go ahead. I was exhausted to a great extent after the 45 hr long stay under the waterfall. For the first time during the trek so far, we got tired and our legs pained from steady and steep climbing. At around 1 P.M we finally left behind the last of our forest trekking and that meant that the leeches were left behind too for the time being. But more steep climb awaited us through the grasslands. After a bit of up and down between hills and a sighting of Kodachadri with its jeep tracks opposite our hill, we settled down to have lunch on a rocky bed with a stream nearby. The stream was actually flowing under the rocks before breaking out and forming a small pool and allowing trees to grow around it. Anyone having extra eateries shared it across the group - another highlight point of our awesome togetherness. Lunch was finished in a jiffy and within the hour we were up again towards our destination. After another huffing and puffing climb for 15 minutes, we joined the jeep tracks of Kodachadri. The view from the tracks was again exhilarating, the scenery enriched with misty clouds now starting to engulf all around. The Sun though continued to play hide and seek. The photography sessions followed.
Weekend Getaways from Kattinahole
197 Kms from Kattinahole
Best time to visit - January,September,October,November,December
About 100kms west of Mysore, the hilly hamlet of Kodagu (formerly known as Coorg) is located in the evergreen highlands of the Western Ghats. This charming district beckons tourists with its spice gardens, cardamom forests and a sea of coffee plantations. Travel to Coorg for the wide array of adventure activities. Raft through the white rapids of the Barapole river, trek across the grasslands of the Kopatty-Kalugundi trail or quad biking through the Chevalara falls. For those seeking a more relaxed experience, fishing at the Valnoor and Bheemeshwari fishing camps or simply wandering through coffee plantations are some of the most sought after things to do in Coorg. The 17th century Madikeri Fort where the revered Tipu Sultan once held court, and the Omkareshwar temple are among the most famous attractions of the district’s headquarters in Madikeri. While you are here, also visit Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, the largest Tibetan settlement of south India. Go here for a pleasant evening intermittent with monastic hymns, prayer bells and a motley of Tibetan handicrafts.