Tadiandamol Coorg Trek
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As part of its never-ending beauty and wonders, Coorg brings to you its highest point: Tadiandamol, a trek at an altitude of 5735 feet. This stunning peak is surrounded by the greenery and expanses of the Shola forests, which are broken by the beautiful blueness of the water bodies that cut through it. The word Tadiandamol in Kannada means a big mountain, which is what it exactly is.
The starting point of this trek is Nalakanad Palace, which will take you through a wide expanse of colours, sights and smells that you have never experienced before. Once you make it all the 5735 feet to the top, you are going to be rewarded by the company of nature, which will include flowers, snails, trees, streams, and butterflies. Following this gorgeous walk amidst nature, you will return to the homestay and can enjoy the company of your new trek family!
Some memories linger a little longer than others; some leave an esoteric imprint, whilst only a precious few warm you up from the inside and turn you into a storyteller. The mind-blowing adventure to ascend the peak of Tadiandamol, a mountain of such majestic beauty enveloped by an imposing atmosphere of serenity, is one such memory to gain while you enter into the New Year 2024.
Notice that this New Year seats are limited and will fill out on a First Come, First Serve basis. Also, be informed that this New Year is preceded by a weekend, so kindly check out the itinerary and book your seats at the earliest.
- Leave Bangalore by 8:30 PM (approx)
- Reach the campsite and freshen up
- Leave for Nalaknad Palace (Trek Base)
- Start the Tadiandamol Trek
- Reach Big Rock
- Reach False Peak
- Summit Tadiandamol Peak
- Have a packed lunch during the trek
- Traditional Coorg-style Dinner and Campfire
- Freshen up and Breakfast
- Visit Abbe Falls
- Visit Golden Temple Kushalnagar
- Depart for Bangalore and Reach by 10:30 PM (approx)
Non-AC Push Back Seats Vehicle
Meals Not Included
An overnight bus journey of 300 km commences from Bangalore to Coorg. We shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trekkers better.
Since you are far away from the hustle-bustle of the city now, it is time to forget all the worries that you stress about every day and get ready for the two most peaceful days of your life. Your entire group will reach the campsite early on in the day and after arrival, will take part in a wonderful breakfast and freshening up session.
The trek will start from the base village of Kakkabe which hosts the starting point of the trek that is Nalakand Palace. This starting point is 4 km away from the main road and has a curvy and slightly tricky road to navigate. Once the road to the actual trail begins, it is fairly easy to navigate and follow, even for beginners. On the road up, you will come across a waterfall and a number of streams that will be a feast for your eyes! The animals that will pass you by on this trail will range from tiny butterflies to snails. These animals will be surrounded by the fresh greenness of the surrounding forests and the calm blue of the sky.
During the journey, you will come across the Big Rock which is where you can enjoy your meal as well as take a lot of pictures of each other! Make the most of this time as it has some of the most beautiful panoramic views you have seen in your entire life.
The steep ascent up to False Point might make you feel a little out of breath but it will be totally worth it when you see the gorgeous view of the forest cover from the point. Following this point, the trail will get narrow and steeper but it will be well compensated by the beautiful blowing flowers you will see on either side.
You will start the descent back to the base camp and will finish the trek by 6 in the evening. That in no way means that the fun has ended, in fact, it has just begun. You will be provided with the lovely traditional Coorg meals which can be eaten alongside the big bonfire.
Non-AC Push Back Seats Vehicle
Stay Not Applicable
Abbey Falls, one of South India's most beautiful waterfalls, is surrounded by diverse vegetation and vast coffee and spice farms. Travelers will remember this breathtaking scene for a lifetime as the water cascades down a cliff with a height of 70 feet. The Abbey Waterfalls in Coorg attracts nature enthusiasts, photographers, and adventure seekers from all over the world with its lush green Western Ghats backdrop. A bridge that hangs over the opposite side of the falls allows visitors to view and photograph the impressive sight of water streams and white foams flowing over the ridge.
This stunning waterfall was formed by the confluence of multiple small mountain streams, which gives it a more spectacular appearance. Abbey Falls meets the river Kaveri or Cauvery as one of its tributaries after tumbling down the cliff. About 200 stairs lead from the entry point to the waterfall, which is in a lush environment with coffee and spice farms. Photographers are able to capture the beauty of nature in the panoramic scene. Abbey Falls is a hiking paradise for those who want adventure, and it's a wonderful place to soak up peace and quiet in the midst of nature if you love the outdoors.
Abbey Falls has a fascinating past as Jessy Falls in the past. The lush surroundings and abundant flora and fauna of Abbey Falls intrigued the first British priest in Coorg. As a result, he gave the location the name Jessy Falls in honour of his daughter. The region was governed by the Indian Government when the British Empire ended. The fall's picturesque vistas and lush surroundings, meanwhile, were obscured by the woods. Later, Neravanda B. Nanaiah acquired this property from the government and set up additional coffee and spice farms nearby. It is a secluded property with breathtaking views. The breathtaking natural splendour of the location came into view as the wilderness and forests began to be cleared, exposing the people to the captivating waterfalls and streams. Abbey Falls is now the top tourist destination in Madikeri, Coorg.
Located in the city of Kushalnagar, the Namdroling Monastery is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost institutions for the promotion, study, and preservation of Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhism. You might get lucky and join one of the 300 resident monks in prayer, an experience that goes far beyond anything you've ever imagined.
After this visit, the trip back to Bangalore will commence.
Come with us on this amazing journey to this beautiful location, and leave behind the stresses of everyday life. We guarantee that as you lay eyes on the waterfalls and verdant vegetation that Coorg has to offer, you will feel like your problems are more than 5735 feet away!
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What’s life without adventure? Isn’t the real purpose of life to travel, to experience new places, and witness the sunrise from new mountaintops? This thought is what united Jatin and Tarun over a cup of chai, in spite of being from two unrelated backgrounds (CA and IT). They knew each other since the time Jatin was helping Tarun learn the ways of the wilderness through weekend treks and outings with another traveling group. Their love for traveling and trekking together motivated them to start something of their own. Thus was born “Plan The Unplanned”, where travel goals come true. Under the Companies Act, Plan The Unplanned is incorporated as Unplanned Journeys Private Limited They started their journey on unsteady ground, much like any other company, but they shared an infatuation for travel and adventure with their customers, which amplified their determination, and thus, Plan the Unplanned family keeps getting bigger every day! Just about any travel idea can come alive with Plan The Unplanned…treks, adventure activities like rock climbing, kayaking, rafting, backpacking trips across the country, cultural outings, photo walks; everything that fellow travelers need, to explore the great outdoors together. Well now that the wanderlust has kicked in and you can already see a vacation in your nearest future, here’s what we have to offer!
To and fro Transport from Bangalore ( Non A/c )
Accommodation in Homestay on multiple sharing basis ( separate for men & women )
2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Karnataka Forest Department Entry Fees
Local Guide & Outdoor Leader from Plan The Unplanned
Experience that you gain
Any meals not included above
Any kind of personal expenses
Any kind of insurance (health, medical, life accidental, etc )
Anything not included above
THINGS TO CARRY
- Soft Copy of your Aadhar/Voter ID (Mandatorily required for permits)
- Small backpack to carry your essentials during the trek
- Power Bank
- Warm Layer
- Water bottles – 2 (1 litre each)
- Lunch Box & Spoon to carry your packed lunch
- Raincoat/Bag covers in case of rains
- A comfortable pair of shoes with good grip for trekking
- Flip-flops for lazing around the campsite
- Torch/Headlamp to be used at night
- Portable chargers for your electronics
- Extra pair of clothes to change into once wet
- Polybags to pack your wet clothes
- Extra cash for meals not included in the itinerary
Policy and Terms
For Departures from Bangalore: In the event that YOU cancel your trek, this is the cancellation policy we follow
- If you cancel before 7 days – 90% of the amount will be refunded
- If you cancel between 3 – 6 days – 50 % of the amount will be refunded
- If you cancel between 0-3 days – No Refund
- *Intimation Period means the number of days before the tour is scheduled to start
- **Cancellation Fee is the amount of money that will be deducted from the total billing amount before offering the refund.
- Refund/Cancellation requests are accepted only by email at [email protected] and not via call or Whatsapp.
Note: For All The Above Refund Cases Transaction Fees/Internet Handling Charges will be deducted from the overall amount and the balance amount shall be refunded. You can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard-earned money
“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”
For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the following link: https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy
Q: I have booked the trek when will I get further updates regarding the trek?
A: Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.
Q: Would I be added to a WhatsApp Group once the trek is confirmed?
A: Yes, the Bon Voyage mail would contain a link for Whatsapp Group through which one can join and interact with fellow travelers and outdoor leaders.
Q: I'm a solo traveller, Can I join?
A: The interesting thing about travelling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end, you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travellers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/
Q: Is it safe for Women/Girls?
A: Safety and security are our priority at all times. Hence it is safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accommodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany us on most of our treks.
Q: Do I have to carry luggage all the way during trekking?
A: Not at all. You could keep all the extra luggage back at the campsite/homestay and carry only the necessary stuff for the trek (Raincoats, Torchlight, Waterbottle, lunchbox, and your valuable)
Q: Do you have Washrooms during the trek?
A: Well, you are in the mountains and none of our trails have a washroom facility during the trek.
Q: Do I have any other boarding points apart from the ones mentioned?
A: Yes, we do have options for picking a traveller on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. The following are the same: -Croma Store, Sony World Signal -Trinity Circle Metro Station -Yeshwanthpur Metro Station -Goraguntepalya Metro Station -Nayanadahalli Metro Station
Q: How do I avail discounts?
A: Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/
Q: What is "Without Travel" option during my booking process?
A: Well, if you select this option, all the travel arrangements for your entire itinerary must be managed by yourself, and Plan the Unplanned crew will not be managing anything related to your travel. We recommend you come via car for a smooth travel experience to, from and within the destination.
Q: Would I be able to postpone to a future in case I do not attend the trek on the day of departure?
A: We are extremely sorry, you cannot postpone to any future date in case you fail to attend the trek on the mentioned date for any reasons whatsoever ( family/health/work emergencies ). You can write to us at [email protected] as regards and our team will get in touch with you on the same
Q: I've never gone on a hike before, so can I do this one?
A: The Tadiandamol trek is a moderate trek. Trekking over a day and nearly 8 hours will necessitate solid leg strength as well as cardio. For those who live a sedentary lifestyle, the trip might be challenging.
Q: Can we leave the luggage at the homestay/tents?
A: Yes, it is possible to leave your luggage at the homestay/tents and carry the necessary things on your trek.
Q: What about Tadiandamol’s cellphone network and connectivity?
A: You may not have cellphone network coverage for a significant portion of your trek to Tadiandamol. The only cellphone networks that usually function along the journey are Vodafone, BSNL, and Airtel. Even yet, there are irregularities in these networks.
Q: Is the trail filled with leeches?
A: Yes, it is filled with leeches (only close to the water streams).
Q: What is the best time to visit Tadiandamol?
A: The months of November to April are the most popular for hikers on this route since they are the finest for outdoor activities. Throughout the year, the climate in Coorg is generally cool. During the summer, the days are somewhat hotter, but the evenings are cool. Winter is a popular time for hikers to climb Nishani Motte since it is cold and pleasant.
Q: Is it possible to camp anywhere along the trail?
A: No, you cannot camp anywhere along the trail.
Q: Is it possible to trek to Tadiandamol during the monsoon season?
A: Yes, it is possible to trek Tadiandamol during the monsoon season.