Planning Nishani Motte Coorg Trek

Are you looking for a trekking trail that takes you amid nocturnal beauty yet is easy to walk through?
Nishani Motte trek is what should pop up in your mind. Nishani Motte is an easy to moderate level hike that requires normal endurance levels that starts from Bhagmandala forest Range 5-6 Km of one side trekking, which takes 4 to 6 hours. Nishani Motte trek distance totals 15 kms     

Situated in this forest range and Brahmagiri wildlife century, this trek is one of the most lesser-known Western Ghats treks that can make you fall in love with Coorg's beauty. Being a one-way trek, you would not visit the same scenic beauty while descending. So, click your selfies at every mesmerizing spot for your social media sharing. 


Your Itinerary Would Begin From a Pickup Point From Bangalore 

Reaching Bhagamandala Forest Range

Bhagamandala is situated at a distance of around 284 km from Bangalore via NH 48. This forest range is a small place in Kodagu District of Coorg in Karnataka along the river Cauvery bank. On the southern side of the trek is located in the Wayanad district of Kerala State.

From Bangalore, it will take around 8-hours to reach Bhagamandala. After reaching the forest range, trekkers need to take a permit from the forest department. From Bhagamandala, the trekking trail is at a distance of around 7 km accessible via Jeep. On the dirt road, jeep ride will take you to Tala Cauvery, the base of trekking camp.


Two-day Itinerary Nishani Motte Coorg Trek

Day Zero:

Picked up from Bangalore at around 10 pm to start your journey towards Nishani Motte trail

Day One:

  • Reaching homestay at the Coorg TalaCauvery forest range and fresh up
  • Start trekking reaching the starting point last by 8:30 am
  • Start trekking by 9 am
  • Enjoy your packed lunch during the expedition
  • Reach the crest
  • Move back to base
  • Drive down to Homestay
  • Enjoy Bangalore style dinner and bonfire, if it doesn't rain

Day Two:

  • Get up to freshen up and have breakfast
  • Reach Talacauvery & explore Bhagmanada
  • Enjoy lunch at your expense
  • Click selfies reaching Irupu falls
  • After Reaching Bangalore by 10:30 pm, head back to your homes.

I hope our efforts to help you acknowledge Nishani Motte trek's general information enables planning a quick trip here. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The History behind the Other Name of the Peak

The peak of Nishani Motte is also known as Nishani Betta, which means marked hill in the local language. During the British era, the mountain was used as the landmark to find directions to different places on the hill path. This trek provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy the stunning beauty of hills and mountains' landscape of the Brahmagiri Range. Trek in Coorg Nishani Motte is a peek in this Brahmagiri range of hills. Brahmagiri hills are 1608 m high, and its scenic grandeur houses diverse wildlife and plant life.


Be Extra Cautious During Monsoon Nishani Motte Trekking

Monsoon raises trekking difficulty level as the pathway is muddy and filled with leeches that pose difficulty in climbing. Additionally, the trail is steep, almost vertical towards the end, which raises the difficulty level for reaching the crest. Coorg trekking is famous for parasites, and please wear leech socks to avoid bites. 


Famous Tourist Attraction on Nishani Motte trek Coorg

Various deviations attract trekkers on the trail. However, it is suggested to remain with your group and follow the instruction of your guide. Coorg trek places are famous for the fog and refreshing weather

The trail to Nishani Motte, being a lesser-known trail, starts in the Shola Forest range and green meadows. Climbers can follow the ridge walk to the summit to enjoy the spectacular view of the Brahmagiri range layers. There is a provision for a stay in the forest arranged at the anti-poaching camp, or you may choose a homestay in the locals' house. If you are on holiday in Karnataka than trek near Coorg should be on your bucket list. 


Places to Visit Near Nishani Motte Trek

The Talakaveri temple and originating site of the Kaveri River are places worth visiting post-expedition. You can enjoy a holy dip at the Triveni Sangam before spotting wildlife, pristine forests and green meadows. Coorg trekking packages are available with Treks and Trails India.