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A Trek To Galibeedu Peak In Coorg

Galibeedu is at a distance of 274.9 km from Bengaluru and it takes 5 hours 40 minutes to reach the place based on the traffic via NH75. Galibeedu is close to Nishani Motte, another famous trekking de

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  1. Route : Bangalore - Mysore - Madikeri - Galibeedu
     
  2. Mode of Transport : KSRTC Bus from Bangalore City Central to Madikeri
     
  3. Time taken to complete the trek : 6 hours
     
  4. Difficulty level - Easy to Moderate
     
Galibeedu

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Galibeedu in Coorg is a one day trekking destination, which is not known to a lot of people. It is located at a distance of 12 km from the town of Madikeri and it is one of the lesser known trekking spots in the region. Located in the Western Ghats, this place is truly a heaven for trekkers.

Galibeedu is at a distance of 274.9 km from Bengaluru and can be reached in 5 hours and 40 minutes via NH 75. The total trekking trail is 14 kilometres and the path is relatively easier and can be attempted by beginners as well.

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There are beautiful streams along the trekking trail leading to thick and dense jungle. With a lot of greenery around, the chirping of birds and the flow of water with the rustling of leaves, the trekking would truly be an amazing experience.

Galibeedu

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History Of Galibeedu

Locals say that these mountains belonged to the Kodagu rulers Veera Rajendra and Linga Rajendra. Legends also say that Galibeedu acted as a landmark to track the entry of enemies into the Kodava Land. There is an ancient temple dedicated to Goddess Kali on the way back from the trek and you would also get to see a house standing in ruins amidst the thick forest as we climb up.

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Galibeedu

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Trekking Trail

Galibeedu has an easy to moderate trekking trail, but can get a little tricky at times. The trekking trail is a blend of thick forests, meadows, streams and roads made of tar. The first stretch until a couple of kms is narrow and gets steeper as you climb. The second stretch leads to a beautiful meadow with an absoulte delightful view of the other peaks in the Western Ghats.

The last stretch of the trail also gets steeper but the distance is very short hence, it makes the whole climb an amazing experience as you let yourselves free on the grounds once the summit is reached.

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Galibeedu

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Must Do Things During The Galibeedu Trek

  • Relish the taste of the water from the streams and fill the bottles during the climb.
     
  • Feel the view of the other peaks of the Western Ghats as you climb up and catch a glimpse of the hues and shades of green and brown.
     
  • Click amazing photographs as you feel being on the edge of the cliff.
     
  • Visit the ancient temple on your way back from the peak, experience the serenity that the temple is surrounded with.
     
  • Pick the citron fruits from the wild trees in case you find any along with the wild hibiscus flowers.
     
  • Visit the Chandramukhi River on the way back from the trek and observe the long fishes that do not cross a particular boundary.
     
  • The hanging bridge across the Chandramukhi river is also a cool attraction that is worth visiting during this trek.
Galibeedu

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Things To Carry

  • Carry water along with you, in case of no water in the streams.
     
  • It is better to carry food and other snacks along as there are no stores at all after Madikeri.
     
  • Taking a local guide would be helpful to avoid confusions during the trek.
     
  • Torch lights, wind jackets and rain jackets can be carried as the weather may change at any time.
Galibeedu

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Things To Remember

  • This is an amazing post-monsoon trek, if you wish to walk in the rains, beware of the leach bites.
     
  • If you are planning to climb up during the summer, you may have to carry sunscreen lotions to avoid sunburns.
     
  • The streams would be swelling during the monsoons. Hence, trekking becomes quite difficult during this time.
     
  • Plan this wonderful and exciting trek along with your friends to kindle the spirit of an adventurer in you.
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