Tadiandamol - The Highest Peak in Kodagu !

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26th Dec 2014

Finally on the top!

Photo of Tadiandamol - The Highest Peak in Kodagu ! by Meghna N Kushalappa

The beginning!

Photo of Tadiandamol - The Highest Peak in Kodagu ! by Meghna N Kushalappa

A stream enroute Tadiandamol

Photo of Tadiandamol - The Highest Peak in Kodagu ! by Meghna N Kushalappa

Some fresh animal scat we found!

Photo of Tadiandamol - The Highest Peak in Kodagu ! by Meghna N Kushalappa

View of the hill from the base

Photo of Tadiandamol - The Highest Peak in Kodagu ! by Meghna N Kushalappa

A big rock where we rested

Photo of Tadiandamol - The Highest Peak in Kodagu ! by Meghna N Kushalappa
Photo of Tadiandamol - The Highest Peak in Kodagu ! by Meghna N Kushalappa

A random group we met at the top!

Photo of Tadiandamol - The Highest Peak in Kodagu ! by Meghna N Kushalappa

That's US!

Photo of Tadiandamol - The Highest Peak in Kodagu ! by Meghna N Kushalappa
Photo of Tadiandamol - The Highest Peak in Kodagu ! by Meghna N Kushalappa

Trekkers: Bopaiah .P, Sonali .M, Chandini .N and Myself.

Tadiandamol or Tadiyandamolu, is the highest peak of Kodagu district, KarnatakaIt is the third highest peak in Karnataka. It is located on the Western Ghats range, and reaches an elevation of 1,748 m. It is a place of interest for trekkers and naturalists. The mountain has patches of shola forests in the valleys.

The name Tadiandamol literally means largest base (Thadi = large or huge; Anda = belonging to ; Mol = hill or peak).

The peak is located in the South-Eastern part of Coorg and is 8 km from the town of Kakkabe which is 35 kms from Madikeri and 26 kms from Virajpet

Since our car could not go up till the base of the hill We started off the trek from the Nalkanad palace, which is at a distance of 2Kms from the base of 

Tadianadamol. One will not find the trek difficult because there is a clear path that leads straight to the top of the hill. It took us almost 1.5Hrs to ascend the 

hill because of its uphill terrain and took us almost an hour to descend. We walked a total of 11.46Kms (Onward and Return). The view from the top of the hill 

is worth all the pain. 

Best time to visit:

Between October and June.

Avoid trekking during the monsoon because of the deadly leeches.

Things to remember:

Carry enough water and food

Avoid noise pollution because its a wildlife area

Wear comfortable trekking shoes because it's a rocky trail

And do not forget to carry your camera!

 

The peak is located in the South-Eastern part of Coorg and is 8 km from the town of Kakkabe which is 26 kms from Virajpet.
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have u been to mandalpatti ?? Hows tat place ?
Wed 06 29 16, 06:32 · Reply · Report