Agasthyamala

Trek Type : Weekend

Departure Dates 2017

Dec 28 (Open) 

 

 

 

Destination
Bangalore to  Bangalore


Trek Grade : Moderate

Duration : 5 Days

Cost : ₹ 10,500/- 

Group Size : 11 members

Bekal to Kappil Beach Trek & Cruise Tour

Overview

   Located in the Kasaragod district at the distance of 6 km from the Bekal Fort, Kappil beach is a beautiful beach-backwater destination and if you want a golden slice of heaven, travel to Kappil beach, which is known to be one of the best kept secrets of Kerala. Sun-covered beach with golden sands, enclosed by the glittering waters of the Arabian Sea and thick groves of casuarinas trees, make this place a bewitching spot. If you wanna view the panoramic scene of the Arabian Sea, you can climb the nearby cliff, which is known as the Kodi cliff. It's really a visual treat and must-see spot for tourists.. 

Tourists can spend quality time at this place by indulging in some beach activities or by strolling along the seashore. It's a calm and peaceful beach where you can enjoy picnicking with your family or friends. The beach is extremely admired by beach lovers or honeymoon couples. The natural beauty and soothing atmosphere makes this place a favorite destination of those who like holidaying in a place which is free from the crowd. So, if you wanna enjoy a calm sojourn with the sun, sand and sea, the secluded Kappil beach will be an idyllic spot for you undoubtedly.. 

   

Points to Ponder during Agasthyakoodam Trek

Trekkers are all geared up for yet another trekking season to Agasthyakoodam (or Agasthyamala) that will commence on January 13. In accordance with the tradition being followed by the Kani tribal community in the region, the season commences on the Makaravilakkku day, which falls on January 13 and will come to an end on Sivarathri, which falls on February 24. All the 4,200 passes on offer were sold within two hours after the commencement of the online booking. The number of trekkers will be restricted to 100 persons a day and women and children are not allowed to trek beyond Athirumala, 6 kms away from Agasthyakoodam peak as the tribes are performing ‘poojas’/rituals during the period.

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FEW FACTS

Altitude
5735 feet. It is the highest peak in Coorg/ or Kodagu district of Karnataka.


Trail Type
Dense tropical rain forest with moderate inclinations.


Difficulty 
Easy to moderate, no prior experience required.


Trekking Distance
16kms(approximately)


Attraction
It is a must to listen to the sound of Chelavara falls. It is on the way towards hill from virajpet. On the base of hill there is Nalaknad palace built in 1792 by Dodda Veerarajendra and also Padi Igguthappa Temple, of the deity Igguthappa, is one of the Oldest temples of the Kodavs build by King Lingrajendra in 1810.


Best Season
All seasons have their own charm. The change in the colours of meadows, woods and rains always makes it appealing to the eyes of a trekker.


Advisory
During Monsoons it is advised to be prepared to tackle leeches on the way. Apart from it this region is a part of Shola forests and there has been moments of Elephants. So it is advised to be very careful for camping.


Region

Western Ghats of Karnataka


FEW FACTS

Region
Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Peppara Wildlife santuary of Western Ghats  ; State of  Kerala.


Altitude
1,868 m (6,129 ft) Above Sea level


Trail Type
Evergreen Moist deciduous forest with steep descents and ascents.


Food & Accommodation
Forest Huts to stay at Athirumala.


Trekking Distance
40 km Bonacaud to Bonacaud


Attraction's
Herbs & Medicinal plants including Arogyapacha, a medicinal herb, Flora and Fauna.


Best Season 
Mid December to March.


Entry to Santuary 
Available from Forest Department ; Trivandrum.


Advisory

  1. Dont venture into park without Prior permission.
  2. Dont start your trek after 11 am.
  3. Pay heed to the trek leader in order to enjoy a safe and sound trekking experience.
  4. Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek.
  5. Don't ever visit Agasthyamala or Agasthyarkoodam during Monsoons or in bad weather.
  6. Heavy Winds blow once you reach Pongala para.  
  7. Avoid trekking during the nights.
  8. Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the trek.
  9. The trek takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
  10. Do not pollute the environs.

Water Resources 
There are natural streams and waterfalls on the trail quench your thirst. No water available at the summit of Agasthyarkoodam.


Medical Aid
Carry your personal Basic First Aid kit.


HOW TO REACH

By Air : Trivandrum Airport ; Kerala


By Road : Reach Trivandrum and drive 70 kms to Vithura to reach Bonacaud Estate


By Rail : Trivandrum central railway station


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Contact Information

   Vishwanath : +91 97403 60365
          Nitish : +91 99453 98774

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   # 822, Dwarakawasa
         4th Block, 8th Main
         BEL Layout, Vidyaranyapura
         Bangalore-560097, Karnataka


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