Trek Duration : 12 hours to and fro
Distance : 29 km
Difficulty Level : Easy to Moderate
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Taking individuals deep inside the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, the Brahmagiri trek is a delight with its myriad offerings. The route traverses lush forests, green grasslands and countless small streams and rivers.
It is located on the border between Wayanad District of Kerala state on the south and Kodagu District in Karnataka on the north side. The peak of the hill is well-forested and is rich in wildlife. The primary attractions around this trek are the Iruppu Falls, the Thirunnelai Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Pakshipathalam which has a cave that is legendary for being a haven for ‘rishis’ primeval times.
Rail: The nearest railway stations to Coorg are Mangalore, Mysore and Hassan in Karnataka and Thalassery and Kannur in Kerala. Through these stations Coorg is connected to all major cities of India.
Road: Brahmagiri is located on the border between the states of Karnataka and Kerala. It is 60 kilometeres from Coorg and 270 kms from Bangalore. It can be acessed from Banglaore either by bus or car. From Kerala you can take an SRTC bus to Kattikulam from where you have either take a private bus or another SRTC bus to Thirunelli.
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Approx trek time : 4-5 hours
Availability of night trek : Not available
Base Camp : Thirunelli
Days required for the trek : 1 day (2 days if you decide to take a night halt at 'Narimale' Guest House)
Difficulty level : Easy-Moderate
Height above sea level : 5276 feet
Nearest Airport : Mysore (approx 120 kms)
Nearest Railhead : Thalassery Railway Station (Kerala)
Region : Western Ghats
Starting point of trek : Thirunelli (Kerala side) and Iruppu Falls (Karnataka side)
Type : Forest Trek