How to Reach Tadiandamofrom Bangalore : 

Start your travel journey from Bangalore to Mandya—>Srirangapattana—>Mysore–>Hunsuru–>Kushalnagar–>Madikeri–>Kakabe. It hardly took me 4-5 hours. You can take a good tea break at Kushal Nagar. 

Good Road Conditions:

If you are planning to go via Public Transport ( From Bangalore):  then take a KSRTC bus to Virajpet from the Satellite bus stand. Then change the bus at Bhagamandala, it will take you around 4-5 hours of total journey time. Get down near Kakkabe (Aramane stop which is 2 Kms before kakkabe)

Mainly there are two routes-

1) Aramane / Palace route – Total trek distance 

2) Honey Vally route – Total trek distance 

  • If you are travelling by public vehicle, get down 2 km before  Kakabe (from Virajpet side). Get down just after the zigzag curve. You can request to stop at Aramane/Palace stop. This is your starting point for the Trek from there, you need to walk for 4kms to reach the starting point of your trek.   

  • If you are travelling by private vehicle: If you are travelling from the Virajpet route then just before kakabe you will hit a zigzag road, take left right after the zigzag curve. You need to proceed on this road for another 4 km, park your vehicle there and this will be your starting point. You can save 4km of raid walk while traveling in a private vehicle.

You will find a small water stream at the starting point of your trek. You can fill some water if required. The route from here to the foothill of the peak is around 2.6 kms. This is mud road. Keep left in Y junction. This stretch is easy. After trekking 2.6 km you will find a big rock which is a suitable place for Camping. You will find a water source nearby. If you are planning to camp then this is the best option. You will also find plenty of wood for your fire camp. It's a lot less windy in this spot vs the peak. After the Big rock,  the peak is around 1.6 km far. The trek trail is much steeper. This stretch is marked using a “purple colour” in the above map. You need to cross a small stretch of Sholla forest. Don’t try to take any shortcuts. Hardly 4 – 6 tents can be accommodated in the peak 

[Warning: On the peak, it's very windy. You check the weather report just before going. Just after the rainy season, finding wood for the fire camp will be difficult, you need to carry this from the base camp]

Tadiyandamol (Thadiyandamol) trek difficulty  :

You can hike up 4kms, then your real trek starts. The starting is easy for (2.6Kms). The last 1.5km, you can find moderate altitude trek difficulty. But as good as Tadiyandmol trek makes your leg more comfortable to trek 

Tadiyandamol peak height  :

Tadiayandamol peak height is 1740 metres from sea level. This is the second tallest peak in Karnataka and the tallest peak in Coorg.    

Thadiyandamol trek distance :

You can find different answers in different blogs. Actually, it depends on :

  • 1. Which route you are taking 
  • 2. From where you start your trek.  

In Aramane/Palace route you can start your trek from the main road The distance to Peak is 8 km on one side. Trek distance from “Trek starting point" from your private vehicle stop is 4kms. 

Best Time to trek Thadiyandamol trek peak:

November – Feb 

If you are starting from the “base next to the public bus stop then it will take around 1-2 hours to cover the initial 4Kms. Next stretch is around 2.6 km which is there till the foothill (till big rock) stretch may take 1-2 hours. The last stretch is 1.4 Kms which is steeper. It may take 2-3 hours.  The total stretch from the trek starting point from the bus stop to the peak requires 4-7 hours on one side. If you are trek from a private vehicle stand it took around 2-3 hours. 

Warning: always note your mapping place, any signboard, or identifying objects 

Camping site at Thadiyandamol trek:

There are two best places for camping : 

  • At the foothills of the peak that is near the big rock. This is the best place for camping. You will get a water source nearby. The big rock gives you protection from the water. The ground is flatter for camping. you will get wood for a campfire. 
  • At the peak, only 4-6 tents will be accommodated. So if you are trekking for a long weekend, it's better to reach early to the peak. But there is no water at the peak, so you need to carry it. Normally it's windy at the peak so just check the wind in the weather forecast.  
Warning: Please keep the campfire overnight if you are camping at the foothills. This is because of observed Elephants activity recently in this area


Safety measures during the hike. 

  • Dress in layers and always bring rain gear to prepare for changing weather. ...
  • Make sure your hiking boots fit properly. ...
  • Carry a compass and a topographic map of the area and know how to use both.
  • Pay attention to landmarks on the trail, and check your map often, even on an obvious traI
  • First aid kit 
  • Red spray or animal spray.  It helps to protect from animals 
  • Carbon fire stick 

These items should be on your hiking checklist:

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