Tadiandamol Peak
Tadiandamol Peak
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Ria1104
By Ria1104
Highest Point of Coorg
Jan 2023
We attempted this trek while visiting Coorg. We decided to drive in two wheelers till the base point from Madikeri, do the trek and return back to Madikeri on the same day to catch the return bus. But this was not a very good decision as the trek and the long drive completely exhausted the riders and really took a toll on some people's health. In case you want to attempt this trek from Madikeri, it is best to hire a cab with a driver so that you get some rest in your return journey. Another point was it is ideal to complete this trek before the mid day but we reached the base point so late that we had to do the trek in the scorching heat. Also the road till the base point being super skiddy is a real challenge to ride there with a pillion rider. Somehow we managed to reach the trek start point at around 10 am. We got some water bottles from the only shop at the base point and started our trek. Initially we took a nearly flat path through the forest. This part was shady and enjoyable till we reached the forest checkpost. Here we had to pay Rs 250 entry fee per person. They checked our bags for liquor and any prohibited items. We even had to submit our speakers which we collected while returning. From this point we faced the scorching heat. The long trees gave path to short shrubs and these hardly shielded the sunrays. Initially we went through a gently inclined path through the shrubs with little to no shade. The time being winter we had little to no greenery around us...but the view was still beautiful. We came up till the boulder point and then the path turned a bit steep. We got a small forest section again before our final climb and it is here that we rested for quite sometime. After sufficient rest and hydration we did our final climb till the peak. This climb was super slippery and we had to be extra careful while both climbing up and climbing down this section. The view from the peak was indeed beautiful but yes, it lacked greenery due to the season. Also the lack of shade made it a little less enjoyable even for a habitual trekker like me. In spite of all these the feeling of standing at the highest point of Coorg is something which made every hardship faced in the climb worthy. I won't say the trek is difficult...it was pretty easy. We were mostly exhausted due to the heat than the actual trek. I would strongly advice people to either go on or post monsoons but if in case you want to attempt it in winter try to start the trek early morning to avoid the sun. Also please carry at least 2 litres of water in your daypack (as there are literally no water sources in the trek) and wear proper trekking shoes.

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Ria1104
Kolkata (Calcutta), India558 contributions
Jan 2023
We attempted this trek while visiting Coorg. We decided to drive in two wheelers till the base point from Madikeri, do the trek and return back to Madikeri on the same day to catch the return bus. But this was not a very good decision as the trek and the long drive completely exhausted the riders and really took a toll on some people's health. In case you want to attempt this trek from Madikeri, it is best to hire a cab with a driver so that you get some rest in your return journey.
Another point was it is ideal to complete this trek before the mid day but we reached the base point so late that we had to do the trek in the scorching heat. Also the road till the base point being super skiddy is a real challenge to ride there with a pillion rider. Somehow we managed to reach the trek start point at around 10 am. We got some water bottles from the only shop at the base point and started our trek.
Initially we took a nearly flat path through the forest. This part was shady and enjoyable till we reached the forest checkpost. Here we had to pay Rs 250 entry fee per person. They checked our bags for liquor and any prohibited items. We even had to submit our speakers which we collected while returning. From this point we faced the scorching heat. The long trees gave path to short shrubs and these hardly shielded the sunrays. Initially we went through a gently inclined path through the shrubs with little to no shade. The time being winter we had little to no greenery around us...but the view was still beautiful.
We came up till the boulder point and then the path turned a bit steep. We got a small forest section again before our final climb and it is here that we rested for quite sometime. After sufficient rest and hydration we did our final climb till the peak. This climb was super slippery and we had to be extra careful while both climbing up and climbing down this section. The view from the peak was indeed beautiful but yes, it lacked greenery due to the season. Also the lack of shade made it a little less enjoyable even for a habitual trekker like me. In spite of all these the feeling of standing at the highest point of Coorg is something which made every hardship faced in the climb worthy. I won't say the trek is difficult...it was pretty easy. We were mostly exhausted due to the heat than the actual trek.
I would strongly advice people to either go on or post monsoons but if in case you want to attempt it in winter try to start the trek early morning to avoid the sun. Also please carry at least 2 litres of water in your daypack (as there are literally no water sources in the trek) and wear proper trekking shoes.
Written 6 February 2023
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Sudheendra
Bengaluru, India5 contributions
Dec 2020
Have to take local jeeps, even though expensive, to avoid messing ones own vehicle due crass roads and steep uphill drives. This is a viewpoint with a very little trek, carrying camera was worth it. A nominal 25/- was collected by the State Govt, maybe for upkeep charges. Sunrise and Sunset are the best times to visit this place. This place is best avoided during sunny/ hot weather. Also advisable not to litter.
Written 6 January 2021
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Sujatha M
Bengaluru, India82 contributions
Nov 2020
The trek is gentle to start with but quickly gets steep. The views are beautiful - 360 degrees and above the clouds. The last km or so, is quite steep. My son and I got bitten by leeches, so please go prepared (carry salt, apply dettol/savlon on the legs). I also liked the fact that they take an inventory of any plastic that you carry and take a Rs 100 deposit and it is returned only when you come back with all of those plastic items. The trail was really free of any litter unlike other treks we have been on. The road to the base is not great, we parked about a km before the actual start point and walked up.
Written 2 December 2020
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Jatin
5 contributions
Dec 2019
Information to trekking at this place is scanty. Just get there which is pretty easy. Despite roads under repair and distances to trek increasing correspondingly, there are jeeps available that will get you there. Ultimately the trek is worth it. Its beautiful landscape
Written 12 February 2020
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Kaushik
1 contribution
Oct 2019
Go Early in the morning to avoid the sun and have sufficient water. Don't give up till you find the flag at the top of the hill.
Written 28 January 2020
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kneewarp
Bengaluru, India73 contributions
Dec 2019
The trail is 3 kms long to the top, from the forest check-post. Carry at least 2 liters of water per head - although there is a stream at camp-site that is 1.5 kms short of the peak. The serious climb starts after crossing the camp-site.
We saw children about 10-12 years enjoying the climb. For an easy going pace, 2 hours up and 2 hours down is reasonable, with an hour spent at the summit. The views and the quiet at the summit were the best parts.
Written 14 January 2020
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Sonja
Utrecht, The Netherlands49 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
We stayed at Madikeri and took the 6.45am bus (Shamla bus) to Kakkabe (private bus stand near the bus station in madikeri). From Kakkabe we took a rickshaw to the Nalkunadu Palace, where the trek started. The beginning is easy, it's a normal path. In this month there are little leeches if you just follow the path (we took a wrong turn, ended up in the bushes and we found 5 leeches per feet, so don't make that mistake..). After paying 50 rupees per person, we started the 'real' trek. Firstly you wander between the trees, after which you wander in open fields. This is an amazing view already. The last part of the trek is a bit more challenging, because you have to 'climb' a semi stiff path and the path contains of loose rocks. The end of the hike is very rewarding. The view is breathtaking and it's really peaceful. Don't miss this trek if you are in coorg!
Written 14 November 2019
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Alpesh Gajera
12 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Please go and enjoy with family or friends fantastic place in Coorg try to both experience rainy and winter
Written 3 August 2019
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ahmednassik
2 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Trekking to this peak is banned as of april 2019 due to some forest fire or something. You can go upto the starting point from where you'll get a decent view.
Written 27 April 2019
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savvyuec
Hyderabad, India587 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Decent one day trek on the easier side of the spectrum. Would be more beautiful during monsoon I guess as the streams would come alive. The trail is a mix of open grasslands with patches of the trail under tree cover.
Written 3 February 2019
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