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Tadiandamol – The Second Highest Peak In Karnataka


Tadiandamol is the second highest peak in Karnataka. Located in the Western Ghats, it is close to the town of Kakkabe in Coorg district. It lies right on the Kerala-Karnataka border and stands tall at 1748 m above sea level. The peak poses a serious challenge to trekkers and climbers.

Tourist Places In And Around Tadiandamol

Tadiandamol is derived from Malayalam and loosely translates as the biggest mountain. For those who are not keen on the rather tough trek, a four-wheeler can be used to traverse more than half the distance. However, the last stretch is rather difficult, though the stunning view from the top of the peak is worth the effort.

The Nalakand palace at the base of the hill is of historical importance. It was built by Dodda Veerarajendra in 1792 to provide his army with safe shelter. A few kilometres before reaching the peak, trekkers can take a halt at the ancient Padi Igguthappa temple.

The temple is regarded as one of the holiest shrines of the locals. The Shola forests on the slopes of the peak are pristine and untouched.

How To Reach Tadiandamol

Tadiandamol can be accessed easily from Kerala and Karnataka. The nearest airport is Bangalore which is 321 km from Tadiandamol the nearest railhead is also Bangalore which is 263 km from Tadiandamol. Taxis are available for the five-hour drive from Bangalore to Tadiandamol.

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Tadiandamol Summer is the ideal time to visit Tadiandamol.

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How to Reach Tadiandamol

  • By Road
    State-owned buses as well as private buses for Tadiandamol are available from Bangalore and other nearby cities and towns on a regular basis.
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  • By Train
    Mangalore Junction Railway Station is the railhead located nearest to Tadiandamol, situated at a distance of about 131 km. It is a major railhead and connects this destination to all the major Indian cities and towns. Travellers can hire taxis and cabs or take buses to reach Tadiandamol from here
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  • By Air
    For tourists coming from different cities across India, Mangalore International Airport (139 km) and Bangalore Airport (321 km) are the nearest airports. However, Bangalore International Airport is also ideal for tourists coming from global destinations, such as European, Asian, American and Middle East countries.
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