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Brahmagiri Trek is set among the magical Coorg hills.

This adventure is packed with excitement, from traversing lush forests to crossing streams and rivers.

Located on the border between the Wayanad District in Kerala and the Kodagu District in Karnataka, the trek’s primary attractions include the Iruppu Falls, Thirunnelai Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and Pakshipathalam, a cave that was once a haven for rishis (sages) in ancient times.

To start your trek, head to Iruppu Falls on the Kerala side, where you’ll enter the shola forests and grasslands. The ascent is moderate until you reach the Narimale Guest House, about 6 km from the peak. From there, it’s a quick 2-hour trek to the Brahmagiri Peak, mostly on open grasslands without much ascent or descent. But don’t let your guard down just yet! The last stretch is a steep climb of about 70 degrees before you reach the summit.

The peak lies between Karnataka and Kerala, and the demarcation lines that run along the entire region are clearly visible. If you’re coming from Bangalore, it’s about a 270 km drive. But don’t worry, you can take a break at the Narimale Guest House, a 3-room building in the middle of the forest that can accommodate around 25-30 people at a time.

Once you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views of the valleys and a sense of accomplishment that only comes with completing an epic trek. And if you’re feeling up for it, why not add a Nagarhole Safari session to your itinerary? Get up close and personal with the flora and fauna of the region.

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