If you’re looking for an exciting weekend getaway from Bangalore, the time is right for a trek to Brahmagiri. The base camp of this trek is Coorg; so once you get to Coorg from Bangalore, the real journey will begin.
Lying on the borders of Coorg district in Karnataka and Wayanad district in Kerala, the Brahmagiri trek is one of the most exciting treks to embark on; it offers a great mix of nature and adventure. The hilly terrains of Coorg lead you to the vast plains and valleys of the Western Ghats. A stay in the comfortable home-stays is an absolute must upon completing the trek. Or you could also camp amidst lush greenery and enjoy around a bonfire with your family and friends.
The trek on one of the tallest hills in the state offers a rather unique experience, by virtue of being the most picturesque as well as first-time-trekker-friendly. Moreover, the trek takes you through the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary – home to a large herd of elephants – that shares its borders with Kerala. The trail also passes through numerous dense forests, endless grasslands, river streams and water falls like the famous Iruppu Falls.
It’s a two – day trek; with the Brahmagiri Hill perched at an altitude of 1,608 meters above sea level. Though you may feel exhausted by the steep climb, it’s important to make the most of what’s around you. For the most surreal experience, climb the watch tower that will fall on your way up, and take out those binoculars out to spot a bunch of gaurs and elephants grazing on the valley.
On your way down, enjoy a visit to Nagarhole National Park, for another grand tryst with wildlife. At a distance of 300km from Bangalore, Brahmagiri is the quickest and most stunning weekend escapes for an adventure enthusiast.