Adventure / Trekking | Nature
At a distance of 25 km from Madikeri, Mandalpatti is a spectacular vantage point situated at Mandalpatti, Karnataka. It is one of the popular viewpoints in Coorg and among the must visit places for nature lover during their Coorg Trip.
Amidst the lap of nature, Mandalpatti has recently become popular amongst tourists as the place is way from the hustle bustle of city life and offers some seclusion and calmness. The viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding plains. Colors of sunrays during sunset were magnificent with sprinklers of rain fall in sky. Trekking is an easy available option for adventure seekers at this point. The name Mandalpatti translates into head amidst the clouds or head touching the clouds owing to its elevation.
As bus facility is not available yet taking a cab or own vehicle is advised from Madikeri to Mandalpatti. One can drive till a certain check-point within the forest and cover the rest 3 km by trekking. It takes only 30 minutes to reach on the top not so high and after reaching on the top there is a watch tower from there you can see Mandalpatti hills and a very good view of Mandalpatti town. It is better to equip oneself with all the required materials before starting the trek as there are no shops. Thus even the basic items like water and food need to be carried. One can also avail the jeep from the base point of Mandalpatti.
It is best avoided during monsoons, as trekking or travelling uphill in the rainy season can be accident prone and risky. The ideal time to visit the place is during the summer (March- June) given that the cool breeze atop the hill is soothing and refreshing. If one loves the cold mountain weather, winters are also an ideal time to visit the hill station when the place is generally covered with mist but Mandalpatti promises captivating scenic and refreshing atmosphere.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry: Rs. 25 for Person, Rs. 1500 for Jeep (Max 6 persons)