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kumara parvata

This peak is one of the most beautiful peaks in the whole of Western Ghats. The trek is of two days. You can either start from "Bidalli" from "Somawar pet" (Coorg) side or from "Subramanya" (South Kanara) side. Route 1. From Subramanya you get a place called Girigadde on the way to the peak on the first day of the trek, then you get a old structure well known as Mantapa and from there the top is 3hours trek. Route 2.From Somwar pet reach Bidalli en route peak. On the way you get a moderate waterfall also. From Bidalli you get buses to go to Somwar Pet in Coorg.

Trekking in Karnhataka - Photo : Arindam Bhowmik
Trekking in Karnhataka - Photo : Arindam Bhowmik

This trek is one of the beautiful and one of the difficult treks in Karnataka.

Distance ... From Bangalore 300+ kms
From Nearest Town Subramanya 15+kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk 20+kms (Subramanya, Somwar Pet)
Nearest Medical Help Subramanya, Somwar Pet
Nearest Hotel Subramanya, Somwar Pet

Best Time Early Winter

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Kudremukha

Kudremukha is one of the most beautiful peak in Western Ghats and in Karnataka as well. It has a very rich biodiversity and home to certain species of wildlife which is no where else found on this planet.

 Samse is a few kilometers from kudremukh town,from where the trek starts. In about 4-5 hrs average walking time [awt], one reaches lobo mane,an old house. From lobo mane,another path goes up to the "summit",which would take 3-4hours awt to reach.

 The route passes through some lovely shola(montane) forests near the top. About 1/2 an hour below the summit,the route passes near an abandoned church and a small waterfall. One should take the time to explore the church,and also to watch out for the amazing birdlife there.
Another route is to start from Kaikamba. Kaikamba is a place between beLtangaDi and Navoor, Killur. This route converges with the other at Lobo house. Another place of interest near by is Jamalabad fort or Jamalghad kote, situated at around 1700mts from sea level, presumably built by Tipu Sultan near Navoor. Food one must carry and stay is not allowed here.

Note:
This whole area is inside the Kudremukh National Park so no one allowed to camp inside the National Park and will have to follow the guidelines of the authorities.

Also visit http://www.kudremukh.org

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Kurinajal

This peak is almost at the height of Kudremukh. It is about 20+kms from Kudremukh colony and about 10+kms from the main road to Kudremukh colony. The point where you start is about 9kms from kudremukh colony. First route, You will get down before you reach the colony after the Bhagavati forest check post, and the other route starts from village called "MaLa". where the former route takes you in a jeepable track the later is through thickets of the jungle typical to Western Ghats.

There is an old abandoned UHF receiver station here at the top, but the water is available at 1km distance downhill. If lucky you may find Bisons strolling around.

note: Since the whole area is now inside the Kuduremukh National Park, one is not allowed to stay here. And stay inside anywhere the national park is not entertained without prior permission.

other places of interest :- nature camp, bhagavati, Hanman gundi, Kudremukh, Sutanabbe Falls

Trekking in Karnhataka - Photo : Arindam Bhowmik
Trekking in Karnhataka - Photo : Arindam Bhowmik

Distance ...
From Bangalore 300+ kms
From Nearest Town Kudremukh Colony
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Kudremukh Colony
Nearest Medical Help Kudremukh Colony (19+kms)
Nearest Hotel Kudremukh Colony

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Tadiyandamol

"Highest Point" as called in Kodava language, this peak is the highest one in the Madikeri district situated near Vir raj pet about a 30kms away on the way to Napoklu, Bhagamandala . This peak just adjacent to the Makutta forest.
On the way you also get a old palace called 'Nalku Naadu Aramane'.

trek length : 1 day

other places of interest :- bhagamandala, madikeri, abbey falls , Nagara hole.

Route On a bus you have to get down at the Aramane stop which is before a place called Kakkabbe(if you are coming from Vir raj pet).From that palace the peak is around 6kms away. There is a almost road which will take you to the top if the peak. There is a stream at the foothill of the peak which is good for camping. There is a path just adjacent to the path which takes you to the peak.

Distance ... From Bangalore 250+ kms
From Nearest Town 30 kms (Vir raj pet)
From Nearest Petrol Bunk 20kms (napoklu)

Nearest Medical Help ~20kms (Kakkabbe)
Nearest Hotel ~50kms(Vir raj pet)

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Kodachaadri

This is the highest peak in Shimoga District. At the peak it is believed that 'Shankaracharya' did meditation. And to substantiate the same you will find a 'Sarvajna Peetha' at the top.

En route to the peak you will also find a moderate sized water fall deep inside the evergreen forest of Kodachadri, which is called 'Agastya Teertha'.

The peak presents a not to be missed life-time opportunity in the evening as the sun sets in the west. You can also have a golden glimpse of the Arabian sea for a moment.

Fact File

Geo ... place {kodachaadri} in Hosa Nagar taluq in Shimoga district in West Karnataka.

trek length : 1 day

other places of interest :- Arishina Gundi Falls, Agastya Teertha,

Route From Bangalore catch a bus to Kollur (South Kanara Dist.) From Kollur catch a bus which goes towards Nagara (Shimoga Dist.), and get down at a place [a 45 minute journey].To your right you'll find a mud road where you can find a sign indicating the way towards kodachaadri. On the way you will find a small tea shop (kaka angadi) after one hour walk. There you will also find a small stream nearby for the early morning business. From here it is roughly 5 hours of trek to the peak. Just half-an-hour before the peak you will find a temple, which is an ideal place for camping.(for budget conscious trekkers like us). There is also a travelers bungalow nearby.

From the temple a slight deviation would lead to 'Agastya Teertha'. The route will take you inside dense forest it is advisable to take help from locals and not to venture at night.

Best Time : October to March.

Distance ...
From Bangalore 300+ kms
From Nearest Town Kollur 20kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Kollur
Nearest Medical Help Kollur
Nearest Hotel Kollur

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narasimha parvata

After a overnight Bus journey to Sringeri from Bangalore a 20+min local bus travel will take you to a place called Kigga. (frequency is 30+min approx) From kigga (the last stop for the bus) there are two ways .1: towards Sirimane Waterfalls and 2: towards Narasimha Parvata.
Since this peak is inside the Kudremukh National Park you will be asked to pay some entry fee at the top. It is better you talk to a forest department official in kigga itself for any enquiry etc.
It is 4.5hrs (awt- average walking time) from here to the peak. After kigga the water point is just before the summit of the peak. Fill your water bottles here. You are not allowed to camp inside the national park, though you can go to the next water point after the peak and camp there.

  From the peak if you see in the north west direction you will find a tower of certain relay station of Aagumbe, your destination. If you see to a little right to that you will find a bald patch of significant area between the forest, this place is the paddy fields of the Mallandoor village. There is a big valley between Narasimha parvata and Mallandoor. Keeping this in mind as the destination for the next days trek the wild track begins going through the forest and across the valley. Though there is plenty of water in the valley , there is only one or two water points in between. This trek to the Mallandoor village is about 6-7hrs awt (if you don't get lost in the forest).You may not find any paths in the jungle. Even if you find them they are bound to mislead you.
  (Plan B: instead of camping just after the Narasimha parvata, get down to the valley and camp there. This way you would have covered a good distance of the next days trek.)
  After the valley it is only climb uphill in the forest , so keep your eyes open as there is a good chance of getting lost. Take extra food items just in case and a good compass.
  The next day you once you reach the village you can stay in the village school premises. From here it is 2.5+hrs awt walk to Agumbe. On the way you have to take deviation to go to the Barkana View point and Jogigundi. Ask a localite to guide you. The Barkana view point gives a splendid bird's-eye view of the Barkana falls and the great forest of the Western Ghats. Jogigundi is a place where a stream forms a waterfall. and good camping area. Now it s being littered allover.

Distance ...
From Bangalore 350+ kms
From Nearest Town 16+kms(Sringeri) From Nearest Petrol Bunk 16+kms(Sringeri)
Nearest Medical Help Kigga, Sringeri
Nearest Hotel Sringeri

Best Time Winter to early summer

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Edakumeri

This is a station on the railway track known as "green route" from Sakalesh Pura to the Subramanya Road station This railway station is a unique beautiful spot in the whole railway track because of the dense green forest in which it is situated. This stretch of the track with length about 52+kms has around 50+ tunnels and bridges with length varying from few meters to 0.5km and height varying from few meters to few hundred meters. Not to forget numerous streams en route.

This is one of the most picturesque spot (route) in the Western Ghats of the South Kanara . You can either start from the Sakalesh Pura or Subramanya Road Station.
There has been conversion of the track to broad gauge and no trains run on this track nowadays. And the old railway stations are mostly abandoned.

other places of interest :- kukke subramanya, Kumara Parvata, sakalesh pura

Distance ...  
From Bangalore 300+ kms
From Nearest Town Subrmanya 30+kms, Sakalesh pura 20+kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Sakalesh Pura
Nearest Medical Help Sakalesh Pura
Nearest Hotel Sakalesh Pura

Best Time late Sept to early March is a good time for all kinds of treks in Western Ghats

Approach ...
Railway track trek can be done either from Subramanya or from Donigal (starting point from SAkleshpur side). It depends on you to choose from which side you'd like to trek. Starting from Subramanya being a little convenient (one can avoid odd hours).

One can start from Subramanya railway station in the morning to reach Shirabagilu (~10kms, one will see a closed to abandoned rly station for the stay here overnight. or One can still trek further (depending on her/his capacity. assumed here is firs timer's pace) and stay along the track (there are quite a few huts).

Next day trek upto Edaku'meri (~12-14kms). One can stay at the railway station. Next day trek upto Donigal (another 6-8kms) and catch a bus to Sakleshpur). This way make it a 2.5 day trek. Escape route: You can cross river to reach road (from Edaku'meri) and catch a bus instead if trekking to Donigal.

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Eco-Trek: Bedaguli to Jodigere to Bylore

Operated by: The Eco - Development Committee reporting to Chamarajanagar Wildlife Division, Karnataka Forest Department

Trek-in-brief: This is a two day trek. The trek starts from Bedaguli. After about three kms of walking you will find a two faced rudraksh tree, a rarity, in a place called Kendemaradapala. An ascent starts and you have to pass through research plantations, wet decidous and shola forests. Halt of the first day at Jodigere in a pucca building being used as an anti-poaching camp. Second day you will travel towards Triple point. This point is a cairran made on the ridge line dividing the three forest divisions of Chamarajanagar, Kollegal and Sathyamangalam. From here a valley is crossed and you reach Bettadahalla. Walking all along the boder of Karnataka and Tamilnadu you will see one of the most beautiful and rich forests in the whole world. You will reach Bylore after walking for 13 kms from Jodigere.

Difficulty level: Difficult

Must watch or know about:

Leeches - There are many of these on the entire route. One has to be aware of them.

Kendemaradapala - A rare tree bearing two-faced rudraksh.

A brush with history when you visit the Sharavana's fort, where you can observe very old relics (more than 500 years old).

Visit Bellimuriyare (in Tamil nadu). This place has rocks formed in a peculiar manner and hollowness of these rocks were used to make silver bracelets in the past.

Beetekan - An unbelievably beautiful and rich forest full of rosewood on the Karnataka-Tamilnadu border.

Observe lush green grasslands, shola and evergreen forests

You maybe able to see wild elephants in large herds. Pay attention to the bewildering range of flora and fauna.

Route details:

First day: Bedaguli - Kendemaradapala - Jodigere (first day halt in the evening)

Second day: Triple point - Bettadahalla - Beetekan - Bylore

Schedule:

Day one: Start from Bedaguli at 2:30PM. Trek to Jodigere. Time to be taken is three hours of trek to reach and halt at Jodigere.

Day two: Departure from Jodigere at 8:30AM. Five hours of trekking to reach Bylore. Either a night halt or dispersal as circumstances demand.

Distances and Duration:

Number of days: Two days

Number of night halts: One night at Jodigere. If needed extra night halt at Bylore.

Total distance to be trekked: 22 kms

Distance to be covered on the first day: Nine kms - from Bedaguli to Jodigere

Distance to be covered on the second day: Thirteen kms - from Jodigere to Bylore

Facilities: One gets to stay at Bedaguli in the Forest department's guest house. At Jodigere, there is a forest department guest house with bare minimum facilities. Your first day halt will be here. Boarding and lodging is provided by the Forest department on payment according to the tariff.

How to reach Bedaguli (the start point):

From Bangalore: Travel to Chamarajanagar by bus - 210 kms

From Mysore: Travel to Chamarajanagar by bus - 65 kms

From Chamarjanagar: Travel to Bedaguli by bus - 65 kms.

There are two buses scheduled to ply from Chamarajanagar to Bedaguli. One departs at 1:30PM and reaches Bedaguli at 4:30PM. The other departs at 2:30PM and reaches Bedaguli at 5:30PM. Enthusiasts are advised to stay overnight at the Bedaguli forest guest house available on prior booking to start the ensuing trek the next day on time. If you have your own transportation then from Chamarajanagar take the Sathyamangalam (Sathy) road to reach Punjur gate. From Punjur gate take a deviation to reach Bedaguli Forest guest house

How to depart from Bylore (the end point):

To Mysore: Travel to Kollegal and then to Mysore by bus - 120 kms

To Bangalore: Travel to Kollegal to Bangalore by bus - 200 kms

To Chamarjanagar: Travel to Kollegal and then to Chamarajanagar - 95 kms

Contact details:

Deputy conservator of forests,

Chamarajanagar Wildlife Division

E-mail: dcfbrtwildlife@mysterytrails.com

Phone: 08226-222059

Fax: 08226-222059

Please check the links above for the route map and tariff. Also, check the photo gallery for this route.

Important note: Please ensure that you do read the guidelines and be prepared accordingly if you have got a route booked. We insist on following certain norms which have to be imposed upon one and all due to the nature of our work.

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Eco-Trek: BRT to Chenni halla

Operated by: The Eco - Development Committee reporting to Chamarajanagar Wildlife Division, Karnataka Forest Department

Trek-in-brief: Of all the eco-trek paths that we have lined up for now, this trek is by far the easiest. This is designed as an introduction to feel the joys of trekking. This was a path used by pilgrims to go to the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple. As you start from BRT you are on a footpath towards a village called Devarahalli. You are now on the way to observe some of the best and the most important medicinal plants to be found anywhere in the world. As you near Chenni halla the destination, you can see more than 25 graves that belong to the megalithic age. Observing these ruins (whatever that has survived greedy tomb raiders) will give a sense of wonder about the human race in general. These ruins like the pyramids of Egypt will evoke the mysterious aspects of existence. Needless to say, a dash of history is in store for you.

Difficulty level: Easy

Must watch or know about:

Some of the best and most important medicinal plants can be seen growing in this area. A portion of this forest is covered under the Foundation of Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), national centre of excellence for medicinal plants and traditional knowledge.

Megalithic graveyards

Pachyderms in herds

Herds of Bisons

BRT temple

You are advised to make own arrangements for lunch as this is not part of the trekking programme

Route details:

Start from BRT forest guest house - walk through a jungle trekking path - reach Chenni halla - walk to Gangavadi through Devarahalli

Schedule:

Report to the Yelandur Forest office at 6:00AM. Eco - Development Committee (EDC) members will welcome guests and lead them to the BRT forest guest house by 7:30 AM. If you have own vehicle then the EDC member will travel in the same. Else, travelling to BRT will be by bus. After reaching BRT, start trekking to Chenni halla and exit through Devarahalli. Reach Chenni halla around 12:30 to 1:00 PM. Walk to nearby Deverahalli. From Deverahalli, walk for two kms to reach Gangavadi and then take a bus to Yelandur. Please note that you are advised to make own arrangements for lunch. Lunch is not part of this eco trek path programme.

Distances and Duration:

Number of days: This is a one day trek

Total distance to be trekked: 10 kms

Facilities:

The forest guest house at BRT can be used on paying as per government tariff. Check the tariff page for details. (This accomodation is not included in the tariff for this trekking path.)

How to reach BRT (Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple - the start point):

From Bangalore: Travel to Yelandur and then to BRT by bus or take a direct bus to BRT - 210 kms

From Mysore: Travel to Yelandur and then to BRT by bus or take a direct bus to BRT - 85 kms

From Chamarjanagar: Travel to Yelandur and then to BRT by bus - 60 kms

How to depart from Chenni halla (the end point):

To Mysore: Walk two kms from Deverahalli to reach Gangavadi. From Gangavadi take a bus to Yelandur. From Yelandur take a bus to Mysore - 65 kms

To Bangalore: Deverahalli to Gangavadi to Yelandur. Bus to Bangalore from Yelandur - 210 kms

To Kollegal: Deverahalli to Gangavadi to Yelandur. From Yelandur bus to Kollegal - 25 kms

To Chamarajanagar: Deverahalli to Gangavadi to Yelandur. Bus to Chamarajanagar from Yelandur - 28 kms

Contact details:

Deputy conservator of forests,

Chamarajanagar Wildlife Division

E-mail: dcfbrtwildlife@mysterytrails.com

Phone: 08226-222059

Fax: 08226-222059

Please check the links above for the route map and tariff. Also, check the photo gallery for this route. Important note: Please ensure that you do read the guidelines and be prepared accordingly if you have got a route booked. We insist on following certain norms which have to be imposed upon one and all due to the nature of our work.

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Eco-Trek: M M Hills to Naaga Male

Operated by: The Eco - Development Committee reporting to Kollegal Forest Division, Karnataka Forest Department

Trek-in-brief: This is a difficult but very rewarding two day trek. An important pilgrimage place - Male Mahadeshwara Hills is the start point. You go through beautiful and mythically mentioned landscapes. You will pass through the lands where the legendary bandit Veerappan had hideouts at various points. The first day's stop will be at Naagamale. Second day you will start trekking towards Palar on the beautiful paths endowed with ample beauty of nature.

Difficulty level: Very Difficult

Must watch or know about:

This is a difficult trek. Enthusiasts are advised to be physically fit to undertake this eco trek path

Look forward to staying with the warm and loving people of the forest on your night halt at Naagamale. This may open up a few more perspectives towards living.

Mythological importance of M.M. Hills

See the Shiva temple at Naaga male, where it is believed that a serpent in the form of a rock guards the linga from the rays of the morning sun

Scenic landscapes. One of the best photo-ops in all these eco treks we have planned for you or for that matter anywhere in the world

Shola forest patches at the top of Ponnachi Boli

Elephants, Bears, Deer and Panthers can be sighted

More than 50 kinds of birds have been recored as observed in these areas

Route details:

First day: M.M. Hills - Heliyur - Indiganatham - Tekne, Naagamale (first day halt in the evening)

Second day: Naagamale - Parasalnatham - Palar (Night halt or disperse)

Schedule:

Day one: Start from M.M. Hills at 8:30AM. Six hours of trekking to reach Naagamale. Night halt at Naagamale

Day two: Destination Palar. Start from Naagamale at 8:30AM. Six hours of trekking to Palar.

Distances and Duration:

Number of days: Two days

Number of night halts: One night at Naagamale. If needed extra night halt at Palar.

Total distance to be trekked: 24 kms

Distance to be covered on the first day: 14 kms - from M.M. Hills to Indiganatham to Naagamale

Distance to be covered on the second day (To Palar): Eight kms - from Naagamale to Palar

Facilities: Your first night halt is at Naagamale. There are no guest houses or camp sites at Naagamale. Here you have to stay with the hospitable locals. This is part of the local people development initiatives of the forest department.

There are forest department guest houses at M.M. Hills and Palar which can be availed of by paying according to tariff

At M.M. Hills you can stay at the Malai Mahadeshwara Temple guest houses that have to be booked in advance. Please visit www.mmhills.com for more details

How to reach M M Hills (the start point):

From Bangalore: Travel to M.M. hills by bus - 210 kms

From Mysore: Travel to M.M. hills by bus - 130 kms

How to depart from Palar (the end point):

To Mysore: Travel via M.M. Hills by bus - 160 kms

To Bangalore: Travel via M.M. Hills, Kollegal by bus - approximately 270 kms

To Bangalore: Travel via Mettur, Darmapuri by bus - approximately 290 kms

Contact details:

Deputy conservator of forests,

Kollegal Division

E-mail: dcfkollegal@mysterytrails.com

Phone: 08224-252027

Fax: 08224-252027

Please check the links above for the route map and tariff. Also, check the photo gallery for this route.

Important note: Please ensure that you do read the guidelines and be prepared accordingly if you have got a route booked. We insist on following certain norms which have to be imposed upon one and all due to the nature of our work.

Eco-Trek: Bheemeshwari To Chellurehill

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Operated by: The Eco - Development Committee reporting to Cauvery Wildlife Division, Karnataka Forest Department

Trek-in-brief: Water, hills, boat ride, river crossing and an easy walk form the parts of this eco trek path. You will have to cross the Ganges of South India - river Cauvery to start the trek. You will be taken around the Chellure hill and back to the start point - Bheemeshwari elephant camp.

Difficulty level: Easy

Must watch or know about:

Masheer fish

Coracal ride to cross river Cauvery

Lunch to be packed or to be had at Jungle lodges and resorts on prior booking. Lunch is not part of this eco trek's tariff

Route details:

Start from the elephant camp site near the Jungle Lodges and Resorts called Cauvery Fishing Camp. Cross the Cauvery in a coracle. Trek through a jungle path around Chellure hill. Cross the river again to reach the camp site. To visualize this trek path please refer the route map and you will know that this is a circuitous trek.

Schedule:

Start at the camp site around 8:00 AM - trek through the jungle around Chellure hill - back to the camp site around 1:00 PM. Please note that you are advised to make own arrangements for lunch. Lunch is not part of this eco trek path programme.

Distances and Duration:

Number of days: One

Total distance to be trekked: 7.5 kms

Facilities: The forest department's camping site at Muthathi is a very good place to stay. Please fill the contact form to enquire about the availability.

The jungle lodges and resorts has excellent camping facilities in this area. You can contact them through phone on +91-080-25597021 / 24 / 25 or by email: info@junglelodges.com

How to reach / depart to / from Bheemeshwari (the start point):

From Bangalore: Travel to Bheemeshwari by bus - 100 kms

From Mysore: Travel to Bheemeshwari (via Malavalli and Halagur) by bus - 90 kms

This is a round trip from Bheemeshwari around Chellure hill and back to Bheemeshwari. The start point and end point are the same. Refer to the route map for details.

Contact details:

Deputy conservator of forests,

Cauvery Wildlife Division, Kanakapura

E-mail: dcfcauverywildlife@mysterytrails.com

Phone: 080-7522537

Please check the links above for the route map and tariff. Also, check the photo gallery for this route.

Important note: Please ensure that you do read the guidelines and be prepared accordingly if you have got a route booked. We insist on following certain norms which have to be imposed upon one and all due to the nature of our work.

Eco-Trek: Elephant Camp To Muthati

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Operated by: The Eco - Development Committee reporting to Cauvery Wildlife Division, Karnataka Forest Department

Trek-in-brief: Conducted by the Cauvery wildlife division of the Karnataka forest department, this is a one day trek. Starts at the elephant camp near the cauvery fishing camp of Jungle lodges and resorts. Next you reach the peak of Soligere hill in the Basavanabetta hill range. You will now be at 1125 mts above mean sea level. Standing at such an elevation, you will be able to see an aerial view of many landmarks like the Shimsha and Shivanasamudram hydel projects. Descending from the peak you will reach Soligeri village. On reaching destination at Muthathi you can visit the famous Hanumantharaya temple.

Difficulty level: Difficult

Must watch or know about:

The view from the Soligeri peak, which is a memorable one

Elephants in herds and some unique flora

The beautiful hill range and the river Cauvery flowing through the valleys of these hills

Route details:

Elephant camp - Soligeri hill - Soligeri village - Bennane - Muthathi

Schedule:

Start at 8:00AM from elephant camp and a trek for about five hours will take you to Muthathi. From Muthathi, back to elephant camp or visit the Hanumantharaya temple at Muthathi or other places of interest like Mekedatu etc.

Distances and Duration:

Number of days: One

Total distance to be trekked: 25 kms

Facilities: The forest department's camping site at Muthathi is a very good place to stay. Please fill the contact form to enquire about the availability.

The jungle lodges and resorts has excellent camping facilities in this area. You can contact them through phone on +91-080-25597021 / 24 / 25 or by email: info@junglelodges.com

How to reach Elephant Camp (the start point):

From Bangalore: Travel to Bheemeshwari via Kanakapura, Sathanur and Muthathi by bus - 100 kms

From Mysore: Travel to Bheemeshwari via Halagur and Malavalli by bus - 90 kms

How to depart from Muthati (the end point):

To Mysore: Travel via Halagur and Malavalli by bus - 90 kms

To Bangalore: Travel via Sathanur, Kanakapura by bus - 100 kms

Contact details:

Deputy conservator of forests,

Cauvery Wildlife Division, Kanakapura

E-mail: dcfcauverywildlife@mysterytrails.com

Phone: 080-7522537

Please check the links above for the route map and tariff. Also, check the photo gallery for this route.

Important note: Please ensure that you do read the guidelines and be prepared accordingly if you have got a route booked. We insist on following certain norms which have to be imposed upon one and all due to the nature of our work.

Eco-Trek: Yerekem Halla To Gopinatham

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Operated by: The Eco - Development Committee reporting to Cauvery Wildlife Division, Karnataka Forest Department

Trek-in-brief: A one day trek that requires a lot of stamina to complete. You start from Ponnachi 2nd cross. The path is a gradual slope and is not daunting to the seeker. Expect to see some of the best flora that you can find anywhere in the world. Elephants in a herd, if you are lucky, will be a treat to watch simply because of the size of the herd. After about eight to ten hours of trekking you reach the destination - Gopinatham. Here you can see the forest guest house that is almost a century old.

Difficulty level: Difficult

Must watch or know about:

You are advised to make own arrangements for lunch as this is not part of the trekking programme

Uttappinahalla - a favourite place for elephants. Considered to be homeland for elephants around this region

Gopinatham - the birth place of the notorious bandit Veerappan. The nearly century old forest guest house is worth seeing and knowing about

Very beautiful flora

Route details:

Ponnachi 2nd cross - Yerekem patti - Namadallihalla - Gopinatham

Schedule:

Reach Ponnachi 2nd cross from M.M. Hills at around 8:30AM. Start trekking towards Gopinatham. Trekking for about eight to ten hours you reach Gopinatham.

Distances and Duration:

Number of days: One day

Total distance to be trekked: 18kms

Facilities: There are forest department guest houses at M.M. Hills and Gopinatham which can be availed of by paying according to tariff

At M.M. Hills you can stay at the Malai Mahadeshwara Temple guest houses that have to be booked in advance. Please visit www.mmhills.com for more details

How to reach Yerekem Halla (the start point):

From Bangalore: Travel to M.M. hills by bus - 210 kms

From Mysore: Travel to M.M. hills by bus - 130 kms

How to depart from Gopinatham (the end point):

To Mysore: Travel to Palar to M.M. Hills and then to Mysore by bus - 165 kms

To Bangalore: Travel via Palar, M.M. Hills, Kollegal by bus - approximately 270 kms

To Bangalore: Travel to Palar and then via Mettur and Darmapuri by bus - approximately 290 kms

Contact details:

Deputy conservator of forests,

Cauvery Wildlife Division, Kanakapura

E-mail: dcfcauverywildlife@mysterytrails.com

Phone: 080-7522537

Please check the links above for the route map and tariff. Also, check the photo gallery for this route.

Important note: Please ensure that you do read the guidelines and be prepared accordingly if you have got a route booked. We insist on following certain norms which have to be imposed upon one and all due to the nature of our work.

 
 
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