Brahmagiri Trek

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Trek Duration : 12 hours to and fro

Distance : 29 km

Difficulty Level : Easy to Moderate

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Brahmagiri Trek, Coorg Overview

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.

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Water availability

There are sufficient water points on he way where you can refill your bottles.

Tips and Tricks

1. Permission from the Thirunelli Forest Range Officer and Srimangala Forest Range Officer has to be taken while trekking

Food availability

The Guest House has utensils which can be used for cooking however you are required to carry along the grocery hat you need for cooking.


There is a guest house called 'Narimale' on the way which is a Ê3 room building located in middle of fores. It has a toilet and a bathroom and can accommodate aroun 25-30 people at a time.

Trek Routes

Trek Route from Iruppu Falls The trek begins from Iruppu Falls on the Kerala side and cuts through shola forests and grassland. The ascent is moderate until Narimale Guest House. The distance from Guest house till Brahmagiri Peak is about 6 km and requires 2 hours to trek. Most of the path is via open grasslands without much ascend or descend thereofre it requires less time to cover. After neary 2 hours of trekking you will reach the bases of the peak from where there is a sharp ascend of about 70 degrees. The climb till the summit requires another 45 minutes. The peak lies between Karnataka and Kerala and the demarcation lines that run along the entire region are clearly visible.

How to reach Brahmagiri Trek

  • 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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About Brahmagiri Trek

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

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