Saturday, March 12, 2011
Tadiyanamol - Weekend Paradise - Lost in Jungle
The trek was well planned & organised by Bangalore Ascenders club. This was my 3rd trek with BASC.
Place : Tadiyandamol.(Western Ghats)
How to reach ? Bangalore--Virajpet--kakkabe--Naalku Naadu Palace
Time: 7 hrs, over night Journey
Members: 12 People.
Started from Bangalore on 4th March at 10.45 PM, it was Tempo Traveller and the best part driver does not know the way to Virajpet. Sudhir Guided the way to place..
We reached Virajpet at 7.00 AM it already late and we got down the place was so chill... No shops were open, the team was searching for vegetable market and they purchased some good vegetables
Mean while the group got together in small hotel to have Tea & coffee. Some of the member even had Kerala food as 1st round. From there we started to move to kakkabe 20kms , on the way we witnessed beautiful Paddy fields that curves each of our memories in to fresh thoughts of the day.
Tadiyandamol means highest point in Kodava language, this peak is the highest one in the Coorg district situated near Virajpet about a 30kms away on the way to Napoklu, Bhagamandala. This peak just adjacent to the Makutta forest. On the way you also get a old palace called 'Nalku Naadu Aramane'. There are apparently 18 trek routes to get to the peak, the most common one's being the 'Honey Valley route' and the 'Palace route'. The former being a longer and scenic route and the later the shorter version that leads you straight to the peak.