Tadiandamol is the highest mountain peak in Coorg, a picturesque district located in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Rising to an elevation of approximately 1,748 meters (5,735 feet), it offers one of the most rewarding and invigorating trekking experiences in this region. The name ‘Tadiandamol’ translates to ‘large mountain’ in the local Kodava language, and the peak certainly lives up to its name.
Located about 250 kilometers from Bangalore, the Tadiandamol trek has become a favored weekend activity for both locals and visitors from far-off places. The trek spans about 13 kilometers and takes approximately 4-6 hours to complete, making it a suitable day trip.
The Tadiandamol trekking trail begins at Kakkabe, a small town at the base of the hill. The initial stretch is a gentle climb through lush green coffee plantations. As you ascend, the trail narrows and winds through dense, misty shola forests. Here, you can spot a variety of bird species and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature.
The final stretch towards the peak is slightly challenging with steep slopes and rocky terrains. However, the challenge is well worth the effort when you reach the top. The summit of Tadiandamol offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the verdant landscape and rolling Western Ghats.
Tadiandamol is a trek for all seasons. The monsoon season (June to September) adds a mystical charm to the trek with gushing streams and the fresh, earthy scent of the rain-soaked forest. However, the trail can be slippery during this time, and it is advised to take necessary precautions.
Whether you’re a seasoned trekker seeking a new challenge or a novice looking to delve into the thrilling world of trekking, Tadiandamol offers a remarkable experience. With its stunning views, enchanting trails, and an ambiance of peace and tranquility, Tadiandamol promises an unforgettable adventure.