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Nishani Motte Trek Details

Located at a distance of 294 kilometres from Bangalore, Nishani Motte is one best places to trek. It is an exciting place for nature lovers as you pass through dense forests and bridges. You can also view wildlife here. It is one of the peaks in the Brahmagiri range of hills. The trek starting point is from the Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary.

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This trail is very straightforward at the beginning but gets steeper at the end where you will be walking at an incline of 60 degrees. The path is a bit muddy but that’s part of the fun. The trek is also worth it for its amazing and breathtaking views.

People with basic fitness levels can make it up to the peak, there is no need of any prior experience to do trek this peak. The package includes food, accommodation and transportation.

Nishani Motte Trek - An Overview

Location: Bhagamandala Village, Karnataka

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Distance from Bangalore: 294 kilometres

Famous for: Ridge walks, dense forests, viewpoints

Trip Duration: Two days, one nights

Trek Distance & Duration: 14-16 kilometres, 5-6 hours each way

Altitude: 1270 metres

Difficulty Level:

The difficulty level to trek Nishani Motte peak is easy during winter and summer and is moderate during the monsoon season due to heavy rains.

How to reach Nishani Motte:

1. If you are travelling by public transport then there are many KSRTC buses from Bangalore to Madikeri. From there you can find many KSRTC buses to Bhagamandala. The starting point from here is just 7 kilometres away.

2. If you are planning to go by road in your own car it will take around 6 to 7 hours to cover the distance of 294 kilometres.

Nishani Motte Weather Conditions:

1. During winter it is very cool and pleasant, making it a great time to visit this place.

2. It experiences severe heavy rains and is very windy during the monsoon season.

3. The summer season begins during the month of March and lasts till May. The weather is hot but does not feel uncomfortable.

The Nishani Motte Trek Route:

1. The trek starts from the Talakaveri. As you reach the point you will find a board that mentions ‘Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary’ (trek starting point) which is 200 metres before the Talakaveri temple.

2. The initial leg is covered by jeep and only forest vehicles are allowed. The jeep travels till the Talakaveri range in Kerala too, but most prefer this trail.

3. After walking for a few kilometres, you can see Kerala on one side and dense forests on the other side.

4. You need to pass through the forest to reach the peak.

5. On your way up to the hill, you can see many elephants and streams.

6. The final stretch of the trek is steeped at an angle of 60 degrees, it might be a bit difficult but it is all worth it once you reach the summit.

7. At the top of the hill you get a view of the beautiful village, Rajaji, in Kerala.

Best time for Nishani Motte Trek:

The best time to trek to Nishani Motte is during winter and just before and after the monsoon as the weather is perfect for a trek. If you are an avid trekker with good fitness levels you can trek during the monsoons as the difficulty level is moderate.

Nishani Motte Trek - Two-day Trip Itinerary:

Day 0:

1. Leave Bangalore at 9.30 pm and pick up passengers at different points in the city.
2. Reach the homestay at Bhagamandala by 6.30 am.

Day 1:

2. On arriving freshen up and have breakfast.
3. Reach the trek starting point (Talakaveri) and begin the trek at 9.30 am. All the necessary safety information will be provided.
4. Reach the top by 2 pm and have lunch there.
5. Descend the peak and reach the homestay by 7 pm, freshen up and enjoy the bonfire.
6. Have dinner and back to homestay.

Day 2:

6. Wake up at 6.30 am, freshen up and have breakfast by 7.30 am.
7. Pack your bags and head out to explore Cauvery River.
8. Leave Bangalore by 10 am and reach by 7 pm.

Things to carry:

1. Carry at least 2 litres of drinking water on the trek
2. Trekking shoes
3. Extra clothes for the two-day stay
4. Sunscreen lotion, moisturiser and insect repellent
5. Tissue paper or hand towels
6. A light jacket or poncho ,according to the season
7. A cap and sunglasses (if necessary)
8. Dry fruits, energy bars (if necessary)
9. Personal medication
10. Backpack
11. Powerbank

Inclusions & Exclusions:

The package includes the following:

1. Transport from Bangalore to Talakaveri and back
2. Accomodation with meals on 2 days
3. Expert guides to lead you through the trek
4. First-aid support
5. Forest department permissions
6. Campfire
7. Entry charges

This package does not include:

1. Meals on the bus
2. Insurance
3. Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
4. Personal expenses

Disclaimer: The information about the trek here is general. We request the trekkers refer to the details on the specific Event / Trek Booking page for specific detail.

Nishani Motte Trek - Map Location

Nishani Motte is located in the hill range of Brahmagiri. Ths is located in Bhagamandala Village in Karnataka.

3 Amazing Things to Do on the Nishani Motte Trek:

Photography: You can capture the wildlife here as you walk through the dense forests. The viewpoints also make a great place to take photographs with your trek buddies.

Camping: Camping is not permitted near the peak due to animals, but you can do it near the campsite along with some fun games and activities.

Explore Cauvery River: The other day while you are travelling back to Bangalore, you can visit this place. But the stream is only seen during the monsoons.

Safety Measures:

1. In case you have any medical issues, check with your doctor before you go for this trek.
2. Carry trekking shoes that you are comfortable to wear and have good grip. Some of the steep trails make this necessary.
3. Carry your own medication as the access the shops is limited.
4. Rest prior to the trek as there will be walking and climbing for several hours.
5. Wear appropriate clothing.
6. Follow the guidelines and instructions.


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