Tadiandamol (Kannada: ತಡಿಯಂಡಮೋಳು, Tadiyandamolu, Kodava : ತಡಿಯಂಡಮೋಳ, Tadiyandamol) is the highest mountain of Kodagu district, Karnataka, India. It is the third highest peak in Karnataka. The Nalaknad (also known as Nalnad - meaning 4 villages) palace at the foothills is an important historical landmark. This was one of the landmarks mapped during the Great Trigonometric Survey.
Choma Kund is a valley in North Kodagu near the famous Chelavara Falls. It is about 22Kms from Virajpet town. It is also called as Somana Kadu. This hill range is only two Km away from the Chelavara falls. From Chelvara Falls, on your right is Kabbe Hill and to the left would be Chomakund Hill.
- Start journey from Bengaluru to Kakkabe near Viarajpet in a TT/Mini Bus.
- Have breakfast at Bidadi Tatte Idli restaurant.
- Reach Kakkabe by early noon, check-in to resort.
- Freshen up, have lunch and get ready for the trek.
- Visit Chelavara Falls and hike to Chomakund and Kabbe Hills.
- Return to the resort, take a hot shower, and enjoy the campfire.
- Have authentic hot dinner and take a sound sleep in the lap of nature.
- Wake up to the sounds of nature quite early in the morning.
- Have coffee/tea.
- Freshen up and have breakfast.
- Start early for the trek to Tadiyandmol Peak.
- Have lunch en route and go for sight-seeing if time permits.
- Start our journey back to Bengaluru.
Things to carry:
- A backpack of 30 liters and small day bag of 10 litres
- Good Hiking shoes/Sandals (Make sure you wear good shoes with a great grip) + socks
- Toiletries, Towels, Spare clothes
- Water Bottles - 2 litres (Compulsory)
- Snacks, Energy Bars, Fruits (There are no options of eatery nearby and during the trek)
- ID Proof
Standard Pickup Points:
- Marathahalli Kalamandir
- HSR BDA Complex
- Silk Board
- BTM Signal
- Jayadeval Hospital
- Banashankari Bus Stand
- DG Petrol Bunk
- PESIT College
Trekking comes with its own set of risks. While adventure is fun and can be extremely thrilling, nature can be unpredictable, and to help secure you during your trek, it is of utmost importance that you are covered with insurance.
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Do’s and Don’ts:
- We believe in leaving the mountains in a better condition, which is why we follow a no-litter policy on our treks. Each trekker will have to bring back the waste that is created during the trek.
- Trekking is best enjoyed when you’ve worn comfortable clothes. Try and avoid wearing Jeans, bright colours and heavy apparels as much as possible.
- A lighter backpack always helps you have a better trek, try and carry just as much as needed.
- Always be in sight of your trek lead, if you feel the need to stop for any reason at all, please keep the trek lead informed.
- If you do come across any reptiles, animals or even insects during the trek, please keep your calm and let it patiently pass by. Any kind of noise and panic will scare them as well.
- Do not venture out into the forest/waterfalls on your own as it may be dangerous.
- Trekking is a good adventure, having said that, it is our primary responsibility to take good care of ourselves and be compassionate towards fellow trekkers
- If, at any point, during the trek, you feel uneasy or unwell, please inform the trek lead immediately
- Tune in to the sounds of nature while on a trek and avoid carrying speakers or playing music during the course of the trek
- To help you enjoy the trek to the fullest, we avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol, and other intoxicants during the course of the trek
- Decision of the trek leader will be final and all trekkers must adhere to that.
What is included in the tour
- Travel: To and fro travel from Bengaluru to Kodagu in a TT/Mini Bus.
- Stay: Accommodation for a night at the resort with good amenities.
- Food: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner.
- Forest Entry Tickets.
- Guide Fees and Driver Bata.
- Personal Accident Insurance.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any other expenses incurred apart from inclusions.
- Personal expenses.
- Any additional expenses due to emergencies.
- Altitude: 5,735 ft (1,748 m)
- Distance from Bangalore: 300 km
- Trek Gradient: Moderate
- Trek Start Point: Kakkabe in Kodagu
- Trek Duration: 5-7 hours
- Trek Distance: 8 km one way
Tadiandamol Trek FAQs
How to reach Tadiandamol from Bangalore? How far is it?
There are numerous buses running from Karnataka's major cities (Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, and others) to Coorg. The bus stop is located in Madikeri's main town, 35 kilometres from the start of the Tadiandamol Trek. Please keep in mind that there is no public transportation to the base point, so you must either hire a private cab or an Auto Rickshaw.
Virajpet, which is also a well connected and closest town to the Tadiandamol trek, has a bus facility. Buses for Virajpet leave from the Satellite bus stand. Take a bus which leaves late at night so you may reach by next day morning.
Coorg does not have a railway station or an airport. Mysore and Mangalore railway stations are 117 and 135 kilometres away, respectively. The nearest airports are also in the same cities, at 144 and 132 kilometres, respectively. To get to Coorg, you'll need to take a taxi or a bus from one of the cities listed above.
If you are joining us on the Tadiandamol Trek, to and fro travel from Bengaluru to Kodagu will be arranged for you in a Tempo Traveller/Mini Bus.
How difficult is Tadiandamol Trek?
The Tadiandamol trek is an easy to moderately difficult trek. Your endurance will be tested if you are trekking from Kakkabe to Kakkabe in one day. One way, the trek will be close to 10 km. So covering around 20 kms in a single day on foot can be challenging for even the fittest of trekkers. XXX
The trek actually starts at Nalknad palace. The distance from Nalknad palace till Tadiandamol base camp is about 6 kms. There are also jeeps available that take you till the base camp from the starting point. So, taking the jeep till the base camp significantly reduces your hiking time.
However, this trek gets extremely tricky during the monsoons. The trail gets slippery, thus, wearing an appropriate pair of shoes is highly recommended.
When is the best time to go on the Tadiandamol Trek?
Tadiandamol peak can be visited at any time of the year except for the monsoon months. However, a few tourists enjoy trekking in the rain when the hills are much greener and fertile thus looking splendid.
What are the Things to carry for the Tadiandamol Trek
Given below is the list of things that you will need while you were on the Tadiandamol
A backpack of 30 litres and small day bag of 10 litres
Good Hiking shoes/Sandals (Make sure you wear good shoes with a great grip) + socks
Toiletries, Towels, Spare clothes
Water Bottles - 2 litres (Compulsory)
Snacks, Energy Bars, Fruits (There are no options of eatery nearby and during the trek)
What are some highlights of the Tadiandamol trek?
Tadiandamol is the highest mountain in Karnataka's Kodagu district. It is Karnataka's third highest peak. The Nalaknad (also Nalnad - meaning four villages) palace at the foothills is a significant historical landmark.
Choma Kund is a valley in North Kodagu, close to the well-known Chelavara Falls. It is approximately 22 kms from Virajpet town. It is also known as Somana Kadu. This hill range is only 2 kms from the Chelavara Falls. Kabbe Hill is to the right of Chelvara Falls and Chomakund Hill is to the left.