Tadiyandamol Peak - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Adventure / Trekking

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Distance (From Coorg): 41 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): Full Day

Place Location: Near Kakkabe

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: 1. Carry enough water if you are planning to camp on the peak.
2. It is very cold and windy on the peak and it's important to carry strong tents incase you are planning to camp.
3. Beware of the wild elephants, ensure your campfire runs throughout the night.
4. Nalknad Palace is on the way to Thadiyandamol Peak and can be visited together.

At a distance of 7 km from Nalaknad Palace and 41 km from Madikeri, Tadiyandamol Peak near Kakkabe is a tallest mountain peak in Kodagu. Tadiyandamol is one of the top things to do in Coorg and also a well-known destination for trekking in Karnataka. It is one of the top attractions you must include in Coorg package

Lies at an altitude of 5730 feet, Tadiyandamol is the second highest peak in Karnataka after Mulliyangiri in the Baba Budan Range. The name Tadiyandamol literally means tallest mount in Kodava. With gentle, velvety green slopes, Tadiyandamol is one of the most exquisite treks in Karnataka and one which is also known to a few.

It is a 14 km trek both ways, takes you through the vast expanse of the Shola forests, endless lush green grasslands and streams. The peak can be approached from the Nalakand Palace (7 km) which is at the base of the hill. It is of historic importance as it was built by Dodda Veerarajendra in 1792 to shelter his army against the British. It is a day trek which makes it even more doable for city folks- whether avid trekkers or beginners. The trek from Nalaknad Palace to top of the peak is moderate and takes around 3 - 4 hours one way.

September to May is the best time to trek Tadiyandamol. It is advisable to hire a guide to trek the peak. Several home stay options are available near Nalaknad Palace and Kakkabe. No permission is required to trek the Tadiyandamol peak. Camping is allowed on the peak. Camping at Tadiyandamol Peak amid gusty winds is a completely enthralling experience.