Tadiyandamol Hill beckons trekkers

Tadiyandamol Hill beckons trekkers


A view from the top of Tadiyandamol Hill in Kodagu.

Tadiyandamol, the highest cliff of Kodagu, is known for nature’s bounty and attracts trekkers. Tadiyandamol roughly translates to ‘tall, broad hill’ in the local dialect.

It is the highest peak in the Kodagu district and the third highest in Karnataka after Mullayyanagiri and Kudremukh.

To embark on the trekking adventure, trekkers have to trail through lush green plantations and here and there water bodies cross the path. The path does not make one feel tired as one looks at the beauty of the surroundings. 

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the trekking activities were suspended for a few months.

Trekking activities resumed

When the trekking activities resuming, people from all age groups have started their trekking adventure.

The number of people during the weekends and holidays is on the rise. 

Trekkers from not only Karnataka but also from outside the state and country visit Tadiyandamol. 

With verdant valleys in all directions, the views all around from the top mesmerise the trekkers. 

The trekkers enjoy a whiff of cool breeze at the top with the clouds playing hide and seek. Trekkers visit the spot even during winter and summer. 

Distance and height

Tadiyandamol cliff is 48 km away from Madikeri. The height of the cliff is 1,717 metres and one has to cover 10 km to reach the cliff via Nalkunadu palace in Yavakapadi.

One can enjoy the beauty of nature while traversing the trekking trial via Kabbinakadu. 

After reaching Kakkabbe via Napoklu, one must locate Yavakapadi village. Jeeps are also available for rent from Kakkabbe. After driving for six to seven kilometres, the rest of the way can be covered on foot. 

Panoramic view

The panoramic view of Tadiyandamol during monsoon is totally different. One come across several waterfalls cascading down the hillock en route.

Several researchers also visit the cliff to study biodiversity.

To check the pollution, the forest department has laid down a few restrictions on the trekkers.

The trekkers have to pay Rs 100 and ensure that they do not dump plastic and other waste en route.

“Tadiyandamol is a paradise for the trekkers,” said Prof Pattabi of Mangalore University, who had trekked along with a team recently. 

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