Yedakumeri / Green Route Trek

Adventure / Trekking

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Distance (From Mangalore): 100 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Days

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / + Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: 1. No permissions are required for trekking.
2. This is medium level trekking and prior trekking experience in not mandatory.
3. Trekking runs through tunnels, so carry a powerful torch with extra batteries.
4. No or Very limited accommodation facilities at Donigal, Yedukumeri & nearby places. Get equipped with all camping necessities.
5. There are no good camping spots before Yedukumeri, it's important to reach Yedukumeri before dark.

At a distance of 100 Kms from Mangalore, 30 Kms from Kukke Subramanya, 65 Kms from Hassan & 80 Kms from Chikmagalur, Yedakumeri is a beautiful place in the Western Ghats & a wonderful trekking destination.

A trekking along the abandoned meter gauge railway line between Donigal and Yedukumeri (17 Kms - 8 Hrs) is a unique experience and is popularly referred to as 'Yedakumeri Railway Trek' or 'Green Route Trek'. This route is nature lovers & photographers paradise.

The trek route has several curves, tunnels and bridges. The mountains stretch with more than 25 waterfalls and several small streams. Trekking usually starts from the Dhonigal (on Bangalore - Mangalore route) and run along the tracks to Yedakumeri. Camping can be done at Dhonigal & Yedakumeri stations. Trek can be extended till Kukke Subramanya (16 Kms extra).

Donigal can be reached by Bus/Cab from Sakleshpura (which is connected by Bus with Bangalore via Hassan) - 10 Kms away.

Pre & post monsoon is the best time.