Though less known, Tadiandamol is one of the most beautiful treks of South India. Tadiandamol is the highest peak in the Coorg or Kodagu district of Karnataka. At an altitude of 5,735 km, the trek offers a panoramic view of the lush green hills. This stunning peak is surrounded by the greenery and the vast expanses of the Shola forests, seldom interrupted by the dazzling blueness of the water bodies making their way through it. It offers trekkers a variety of sights like rare mountain birds and butterflies dancing across the stunning vegetation filled with the aroma of coffee everywhere. Not only that, but the place also has a historical significance- the famous “Nalknad-Palace” resides at the foothills of the mountain. The palace was built around 1794 AD to commemorate the victory of Dodda Vira Rajendra over Tipu Sultan and was the last refuge of the last of the Haleri kings before he was deposed by the British. The total trek distance is of15 km and can be easily traversed by beginners.
Anyone who is new to the trekking and wants to venture into the experience should begin with this trek. This is a perfect trek for the people who want to peek into the world of Western Ghats. The trek provides a first-hand experience of mountain trekking and camping in the wilderness.
Since it is a beginner’s trek, you need no special prior experience. Although one is required to have mental preparedness and stamina before he begins the trek. Running exercise is recommended.
1. Jog/Run for 3 Kms in 30 mins and
2. Hold your breath for 20 seconds
If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.
1. How to choose a right rucksack: It is essential that you choose a right rucksack for the trek since you are going to carry it all the time while trekking. Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes while buying a rucksack.
2. How to pack a rucksack: Trekking in mountains become more fun when your rucksack is well-organized. It also makes it easier for you to carry without being much load on your shoulders. Follow the guidelines on how to pack a rucksack.
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