At a distance of 25 km from Madikeri, Mandalpatti is said to be a spectacular viewpoint situated at Mandalpatti, Karnataka. It is one amongst the favored viewpoints in Coorg and among the must visit places for nature lover during their Coorg Trip.
Amidst the lap of nature, Mandalpatti has recently become popular amongst tourists because the place is much from the hustle bustle of city life and offers some seclusion and tranquility. The viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding plains. Colors of sunrays during sunset were magnificent with sprinklers of rain fall in sky. Trekking is a simple available option for adventure seekers at this time. The name Mandalpatti translates into head amidst the clouds or head touching the clouds as a result of its elevation.
As bus facility isn't available yet taking a cab or own vehicle is suggested from Madikeri to Mandalpatti. One can drive till a particular check-point within the forest and cover the remainder 3 km by trekking. It takes only 30 minutes to reach on the top not so high and after reaching on the top there is a watch tower from there you can see Mandalpatti hills and a really good view of Mandalpatti town. It is better to equip oneself with all the specified materials before starting the trek as there are not any shops. Thus even the essential items like water and food got to be carried. One also can avail the jeep from the bottom point of Mandalpatti.
It is best avoided during monsoons, as trekking or travelling uphill within the season are often accident prone and risky. The ideal time to go to the place is during the summer (March- June) as long as the cool breeze atop the hill is soothing and refreshing. If one loves the cold mountain weather, winters also are a perfect time to go to the Hill station when the place is usually covered with mist but Mandalpatti promises captivating scenic and refreshing atmosphere.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.