Hotspot: Mandala Patti, Madikeri – Trekkers’ Paradise

Sep 23, 2009

Coorg district is famous not only for the hospitality of its residents, but also for its cool and pleasant weather. The beautiful and most sought-after tourist destinations such as Abbi waterfalls, Raja seat, Talakaveri, Tibetan colony at Bylakuppe apart there is a trekking point called Mandala Patti, a good 20 to 30 kms from Madikeri towards Devasthuru Bridge and Kaalooru Hole.

Mandala Patti is one of the trekking points in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary or Pushpagiri Forest Range. Pushpagiri Forest Range spreads from Subrahmanya in Dakshina Kannada district to Somwarpet in Coorg district covering an area of 102.6 sq km. Kumara Parvata Peak stands the tallest amongst the peaks in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. 

As the roads leading to Mandala Patti are narrow, ones who have decided to make it to the beautiful spot need to be a bit adventurous too. But the adventure is worth for the way to the spot is dotted with nature’s bounty as one passes through viewing lush green coffee estates, paddy fields and mountains.

The right time to reach the spot is 12.00 noon and it is better to be back by 4.00 pm

by Mounesh Vishwakarma<br>Daijiworld Media Network
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Comment on this article

  • Jinesh, Sulthan Bathery, Kerala

    Wed, Apr 10 2013

    No doubt, it is exactly an heaven even though you visit any time throgh the year,, It was a dream 2 truck through Pushpagiri, I made it 2013 Jan 1st. Thank 2 god to felt a such Journey......JPR

  • Praveen kumar, Bangalore

    Mon, Aug 29 2011

    Its look like a hevan,
    thanks good & parents bcz you gave birth to me in hevan means karnatka

  • Manjunatha kn, kolar

    Tue, May 31 2011

    This place is really beautiful,this place is like heaven so u don't miss this place.

  • nelson, mysore

    Sat, Feb 05 2011

    Please tell me some one ... mysore to Mandala Patti exact root map send my mail (

  • Shreehari, Coorg/Chennai

    Tue, Sep 29 2009

    Even though im from I never got a chance to visit this beautiful place.... now that i have seen these pics i will definitely go the next time i go home.. thanks Daijiworld

  • jagadish, mulky

    Sun, Sep 27 2009

    Very mind blowing seenary.I love to live like this kind of place.It is one of the world's

  • soumya, mangalore/usa

    Sat, Sep 26 2009

    Its one of the beautifull place I have seen so far,i am a traveller i travel a lot,i dont think i can c anything beautifull then this,it just touch's our heart,can anyone say which is the best time to visit this place

  • jeet, mangalore

    Fri, Sep 25 2009

    mind blowing,fantabulus,mind boggling coorg sceneries,nature not disturbed.

  • rahul, mangalore/ U.K

    Thu, Sep 24 2009

    awesome pictures brother, its like wallking down the memory lane agian, thanks you so much... u made my day.., me n my friends had been there in 2006 , we lost our way , and then accidentally we landed up in a place i dont remember the name now , but the weather and the beauty of that place was astonishing , we where all mezmerized by the beauty of that place, i still remember it every mansoon , n its goes really well with pork n good old

  • Sunil Fernandes, Kota/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 24 2009

    Madikeri/Coorg is really a beautiful place. Cool & pleasant you will not feel tiredness over there while traveling. The water falls, coffee estates, natural sanctuaries, Dams, Tibetian colony all are really amazing. Those who visit Coorg must visit Bailkoppa the Tibetian’s refugee colony. You feel you are in a developed country. The development work in agriculture, farming, construction done by these Tibetian’s is appreciable. Even though thousands of tourists visiting this place daily each and every corner of Bailkoppa has been kept clean and neat by them. They have maintained and make use of the land given to them as their own mother land.

    Our politicians instead of visiting China to see & learn their agriculture work could visit this Bailkopaa and save lots of money of our country. But politicians will not put their nose to Bailkoppa because those Tibetans staying there don’t have the voting rights !!!!!!!. Thanks God because of this reason this land is not polluted by the politicians visit and interference. This may be the secret of Bailkoppa’s development. Some thing to think about……….

  • Vicca, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 24 2009

    better than Switzerland, we still have lots of beautiful places to see in India itself.

  • Kevin Mascarenhas, Mangalore/Sydney, Asutralia

    Thu, Sep 24 2009

    I think Mounesh Vishwakarma you have captured the essence of the beauty of Kodagu or Coorg. I was recently there meeting friends and did visit places around and had a great time. Keep up the good work.

  • Satish Rao M, Puttur/Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Kodagu is the Switzerland of India. Unfortunately both state and central Govts. have failed to promote it on the International Tourist Map.

  • Gautam, mangalore/dubai

    Thu, Sep 24 2009

    The mountains seem like thay have a green carpet woven over them :) the clouds kissing the mountain tops is something uncomman for ppl from mangalore and i would love to relish a scenery like this with a good vehicle and camera...... appreciate your efforts in bringing out the best in our land,kudos to Daiji!!!!

  • Roque Lewis, Udyavara/Kuwait

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Beautiful greenery...beautiful locations...beautiful pictures. Thanks Mounesh Vishwakarma/'Daijiworld'

  • DOMINIC KISHORE DSOUZA, kuwait/mangalore/kulur

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Very nice PIC Good job daiji............thanks daiji .I didn't went madikeri at list i can see madikeri place.Its relay very beautiful place.I will try to go madikeri.

  • Melisha Noronha, Mangalore/ Bangalore

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Great Pics Mounesh!!! I had trekked through the rains forests once and had even stayed near the Pushpagiri falls. I must say it was an out-of-the-world experience to camp in the thick forests there.

  • Lancelot N Tauro, Mangalore/Doha Qatar

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Beautiful scenaries. Feel Cool looks like virgin island. Thanx Daiji.

  • Wilson, Balkunje/Dubai

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Wow superb thanks to you daijiiii

  • Dr. Vasudev, Udupi/Muscat

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Lovely photos. I request DaijiW to give more details of all the HotSpots in future, like route, distance, nearest hotels, any organizers of the trek, etc etc. It would help us in future to plan a visit

  • HARRY D'SOUZA, COORG/B'lore/ Abu Dhabi.

    Wed, Sep 23 2009


  • Steve, Kuwait

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Photography at its best. Big Thanks to Mounesh.

  • Paul D Souza, Mangalore/Sharjah

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Very Nice Pictures Thank u Daiji Team

  • Anil, Halealve

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Excellent pics.too good

  • S. Ramesh Babu, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Sep 23 2009 is a Heaven on the Earth...Thanks Daiji..

  • mansoor muhammad, Dammam KSA

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    very nice pictures..... whats the best season to visit there?

  • Naveen, Balkunje

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Superb photos... Keep it up Mounesh Vishwakarma...

  • ibrahim, udupi,kuwait

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    thanks for nice pics.I had been to coorg in september october months.I want just know that wheather this beautiful scenary will be in all seasons or only in rainy and winter season.Mr Eric commented about mangalore and its beauty.ofcourse mangalore and udupi are beautiful but only in two seasons.and by staying away from india,specially in middle east we are attached with this buildings and malls also dinar,dhirams.after earning these currencies the hunger of money will not be going.then going and staying at mangalore for 2 or 3 months is a dream. we have to think our native and settle there soon,to improve our culture,our health etc.

  • Dharmapal, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    I was there this vacaction, driving there is adventurous and dangerous..... use 4 wheel drive only.

  • bharath, mangalore

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    in hindi films we enjoying by seeing foriegn. I remember countries, "DEEPADA ADI KATTALU"

  • Kurt Waschnig, Oldenburg/Germany

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    The landscape is beautiful. An area to take long walks, to recover and to escape the pollution, traffic jams of big cities. India offers lots of places, areas to go on holiday and Coorg distric is a good example. Indians do not need to go abroad for holiday, they shall enjoy the beauty and nature of Coorg. This article and the photographs will attract lots of readers of Daijiworld to consider to spend some days in Coorg. Best Kurt

  • Faizal, Mangalure/Dubai

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Awesome. Insha Allah this time I'll go to Madikeri.

  • haneef, pandeswar

    Tue, Sep 22 2009

    a very good greenary nature seen by god ...... beautiful

  • Jovin D'souza, Pangla, Dubai

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Kindly provide us the hotels details suitable for our budget, cheaper and good. If anyone have more details please share with me to my mail

  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore/Ajman

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    With this kind of Beautiful God Gifted nature we do not require shopping Malls and Food Courts for our week end Visits. With such Tourist Spots, what we spend every week end in Shopping Malls and Food Courts should be well utilised to visit these spots thus getting away from the Noisy and Polluted atmosphere. There are beautiful spots in Mangalore and D.K. and if the People of Mangalore have some Love for Nature could have prevented many disasters. Now we are in the concrete junge filled with Buildings, Shoppings Malls,Food Courts, Traffic noise and Pollution thus forcing us to go far away to enjoy our Holidays.

    WE do not have to go to Europe and china or any other country to enjoy to Gifted Nature. We have enough in Mangalore and D.K. Because of Bad Infrastructure we are forced to spend our money outside Mangalore and India. When Good Sense will prevail needs to be seen.

  • Roshan, Dubai

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Karnataka's switzerland thanks Daiji for nice pics.

  • Nisha, mlore/dubai

    Wed, Sep 23 2009

    Nature at its best! Beautiful!

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