The highest peak in the Coorg region and the second highest in Karnataka, Tadiyendamol is a trekker’s paradise. Located at an elevation of 1,748 m, the gentle slopes and grassy terrain lure you with their scenic charm and serene ambience. A major attraction here is the Padi Igguthappa Temple. Igguthappa is the main deity of the native Kodavas and here the deity is worshipped as the ‘Giver of Grain’.
Reasons to visit Tadiandamol:
Nalaknad Palace: Nalaknad Palace was built in the late 1790s as a safe house for Kodagu Ruler Chikka Veera Rajendra who was being targeted by the British.
Trekking: Trekking from Nalaknad Palace till Tadiandamol peak is a popular adventure activity in Kodagu. The Tadiandamol treeking trail is about 7 kms one way, categorized as ‘Easy’ and can be completed in one day. Camping is not allowed on Tadiandamol, hence trekkers need to return before sunset. Trekkers will be treated to blissful views of Shola forest range and valleys.
How to reach:
Tadiandamol is 260 kms from Bengaluru and 43 kms from Madikeri. Kannur International Airport is 90 kms away. Public transport is available till Napoklu, a village 20 kms from Tadiandamol. From Napoklu jeeps may be hired to reach Nalaknad Palace, starting point for theTrek
Places to stay near Tadiandamol: Two popular home stays- Kings Cottage and Palace Estate are best places to stay at the base of this place. The Tamara Coorg is a luxury resort close to Tadianamol. More hotels and homestays are available in different parts of Kodagu district.