Tadiandamol - Highest Peak - Trekking - Coorg
Tadiyandamol is the highest peak of the district at 5,724 ft about 1748m above sea level. The highest peak in Coorg and poses an exciting challenge to seasoned trekkers. This is the second highest in Karnataka. Located in The Western Ghats. .The peak is located in the south-eastern part of Coorg and is 8 km from the town of Kakkabe which is 35 km from Madikeri. Two-thirds of it can be covered on a jeep. The topmost position is rather difficult to ascent. But if one preserves and climbs to the top, their exertions are amply rewarded and there from the giddy top of the peak they can look all around towards west and east and feast their eyes on the majestic grandeurs of the slopes. The place of interest for Trekkers. The NALAKNAD PALACE, built by Dodda Veerarajendra in 1792, serves as the base camp for trekkers who can make an overnight stay before climbing the Tadiyandamol peak in the morning. Nalaknad Palace is a two-storied structure is situated on a precipitous ridge and not easily accessible. It provided a safe shelter for the rajas from invading armies. Presently maintained by the state archaeology department, the building houses a bee-keeping center. A steep snake path from the Nalaknad Palace, leads to the Tadiandamol peak. A few kilometers away from Tadiandamol peak is Padi Igguthappa temple, one of the holiest temples for the Kodavas .The Clouds and mist in the early morning in Tadiyandamol is a pleasant for the eyes. One will definitely be in cloud 9 while watching this.
The best season to visit is during December to May.
Best Time to Trek : Early winter.
Nearest Town 30 kms (Virajpet): :: Nearest Petrol Bunk 20kms (Napoklu)
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