If your next take on an adventure is Nishani motte of Coorg-kudos to you! Nishani Motte trek might not be the most Instagrammed place or internet-famous Western ghats trek, but what is sure is that you will find yourself in love with Coorg, like never before.
This monsoon expedition is an easy to moderate level hike of around 15kms and is nestled in between Bhagamandala forest range and the Brahmagiri wildlife sanctuary. If you have been to any of these places before, you would have probably started picturing the mesmerizing scenics by now. It is a one-way trek, so the trail won’t repeat while descending. So isn’t this one more exciting reason to choose this trek?
The monsoon raises the difficulty level as the pathway gets muddy, filled with leeches, and makes it difficult to climb. The trail towards the end is very steep, almost vertical, and thus, adding a tinge of adventure to make it up to the crest. And there the view would sweep you off the ground.
Magnificent view of mountain ranges of Karnataka and Kerala can be seen from here, with the river Cauvery flowing, perfecting the scenery. It’s a view that’ll surely strike a chord in your heart and make a mark on your mind.
Following are the pick-up points & timings:
Please select your preferred pickup point from the drop-down list while booking. Any change in Pick up locations/ timings would be updated via mail 24 hours before the start of the trip
Drop-off points shall be the same as the pick-up points
An overnight bus journey of 300 km commences from Bangalore to Bhagamandala. We shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know your fellow trekkers better.
We start this trek post breakfast. Right after it, we start off the journey and get the approvals from the local forest department. Quickly the trek leads to take care of the Trek Permits and a Forest Department Guide is sent along for the trek and we are all set!
We then drive to our trek start point which lies in the middle of the forest, surrounded by trees. As we start the trek you will start noticing the weather and landscapes changing so quickly that you won’t know whether to take off that raincoat or not yet maybe! We then pass through rocky patches, open grasslands, and sometimes combinations of these.
Wide Panoramas and different colors of green stay with you all along, sometimes the mist clears for a moment to surprise what its been hiding and bam! You are back to the white screen again. This place is very close to the state border that you can see mountain ranges of Kerala and for a part of the trail, you are technically in Kerala. Cows and dogs are the ones who always cross our path, you find elephant dung very often on the route but it’s hard to actually spot them as they prefer to stay inside thick forests during the day time.
Once we reach the peak we make sure we spend enough time to relax, get heartful of the views, and to soak in the beauty of western ghats.
As we descend, we reach a perfect place to have our long-awaited lunch. It is a forest checkpoint and has a shelter and water to freshen up. Quickly after lunch, we will set off to enjoy the Panoramic view of the sunset and reach the homestay before it’s dark.
Overall it’s a great experience to indulge yourself in if you admire mountains, animals, forests, clouds, and not to forget packed lunch.
The toughest part of day 2 is all about getting out of that bed after the whole bonfire games and fun the previous night. We know it’s hard but trust us what’s planned for the day is totally worth it. The first thing on the list is Talacauvery, which is a short drive from our homestay but the weather, smooth roads, and trees make it feel even shorter. Talacauvery is the place that is generally considered to be the source of the river Kaveri and a holy place for many, one note here is that the temple is strict with their dress code and we insist you to follow the same to keep things smooth.
As soon as we are done with the temple, we set off towards Iruppu falls and the ghats make sure you still have that good view from your window. It is a 10 min walk to reach the falls and once we reach there you can happily get into the water as. Changing facilities are also available here. The return journey back to Bangalore will begin soon after this visit and we aim to reach home by midnight.
The interesting thing about traveling alone is that you get to meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and towards the end you are no longer strangers. Hence solo travelers are always welcome to join us on our trips. Read more about solo travelling here and get inspired! https://www.plantheunplanned.com/solo-yet-accompanied/
Safety and security is our priority at all times. Hence it is absolutely safe for women/girls to join us on our treks and travels. Our trek leaders accompany the team at all times, and our campsites are secured and safe for accomodation. We also have female trek leaders who accompany on most of our treks.
Yes, we do have options for picking a traveler on board with a few locations provided they are on the route to our destination. Following are the same:
Croma Store, Sony World Signal
Trinity Circle Metro Station
Yeshwanthpur Metro Station
Goraguntepalya Metro Station
Nayanadahalli Metro Station
Well, most of our treks are usually confirmed by Thursday and you would receive a BON VOYAGE mail that would contain details as regards Pickup Points ( Location and Timings ), Outdoor Leader ( Point of Contact ), Do’s and Don’ts. You’ll be added to Whatsapp Group for all the further updates.
Details for availing discounts are mentioned in the following link, https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/
The general cancellation policy for weekend treks from Bangalore is listed below
For all the above points you can transfer your ticket to anyone so that you could save your hard earned money
“Transfer to a future date is only possible only if you cancel between 3-6 days before the trek date and not on the day of departure or a day before”
For other trips and travels with us, and detailed terms and conditions check the following link : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy
Great and energetic trek leads. They make sure everybody is comfortable and get the experience you are looking forward to have.
Each trek with PTU would have something new to offer.
As a person who barely exercises, I was extremely sceptical when we decided to go on a 17km trek. But the extremely supportive and energetic crew and a very well planned trek put my fears to rest. Had a lot of fun and made a lot of friends . The homestay gave us a taste of authentic Coorg food, and the bonfire with the ghost stories followed by star gazing is something I would cherish forever. The Buddhist monastery with their lush gardens was an added bonus to the trip. The calm and serenity of the prayer hall filled with the wondrous bird chirps was an out of the world experience. Would definitely recommend it to all the nature lovers out there. Special kuddos to our trek guides Tanmay, Akansha and Amit for ensuring we all had a good time and for taking a head count after each and every stop