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Specifications

RESORT NAME KOFFI TRAILS
LOCATION Srimangala, South Coorg
Distance from Bangalore 265 KMS
TRAVEL TIME 4 Hours 30 Mins
ACTIVITIES Campfire, music, Night Jeep safari, Tholpetty Jungle safari, trekking, plantation walk, White Water Rafting, High rope Activities.
FACILITIES 3-Bed room Bamboo Cottage, Home stay, Golghar (Dining area), Lake, Tented accommodation
SIGHT SEEING Irrupu falls, Banasura Sagar Dam, Kuruva island, Thirunelveli temple, Kabini elephant camp, Edakal caves, pookat lake.

Description

Location : Western Ghats, Karnataka, Southern India.

Weather : Coorg experiences moderate climate with pleasant winters, warm summers and heavy monsoon.

Known For: Scenic Beauty.

One of the obvious advantages of staying in a Homestay in Coorg is that it is cheaper compared to Hotels. But by staying in a Home stay you can have many other benefits.

These family run Home stays are safe for Independent women travelers and visiting families. A big plus point is that the local families will be able to help you to arrange a reasonably priced Car Rental or may be able to guide you to the nearby Tourist Spots. A host with whom you stay will be able to give you valuable tips and guidance so that you can save a lot of time and enjoy your travel. Staying with a local family also will help to understand about the local culture and cultural sensitivities. Also some of you can try giving a helping hand in kitchen and learn cooking some of the South Indian Dishes, especially the local coorg style dishes like kadubu, puttu, pork, etc.

Facilities

  • 3 Bed room Bamboo cottage and 2-Bed room coorg style home
  • Machan ( Dining area)
  • Lake
  • 24hrs hot water facility
  • Tents
  • campfire
  • music
Food
Authentic Coorg Cuisine. Non Veg dishes like Pork Curry & Kadukittu (Rice Steamed Bumplings), Chicken Curry, Kadabu & Akki Rotti (Rice Roti)

Drink
Homemade Wine & Today. Homemade wines and Today are available on request.
 

ACTIVITIES

Eco tourism programme’s
Elephant Camp Visit Balle Elephant camp, Kabini
Bird watching (7 am. to 10 am) Tholpetty, Kabini, Nagarahole
Trekking (3 hrs, 6 hrs) Pakshipathalam, Brahmagiri hills, Abailu anti-poaching camp
Jeep safari Tholpetty Wild Life Sanctuary
Tribal Folklore Kabini
Paid Forest Camp Abailu anti-poaching camp

In-House Activities

  • Lake
  • Indoor & Outdoor Games
  • Bonfire

HIKING TRAILS

Trek to Karekaadu falls (Abailu Anti-poaching camp) – 25 KMS from Koffi Trails
The Jenukal Gudda (Honey-stone Mountain) is the second highest Peak in Karnataka. The place is known as “Hodachalli”.

The place is very calm and lush green surrounded by thick jungle and coffee estates and is truly a great trekking place.
From the top of Jenukal Gudda on a clear day, one can see the coast of Arabian Sea in Mangalore.
Location Brahmagiri, South Coorg, Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore to Campsite 280 KMS
Hike Time 2 - 3 Hours ( To & Fro)
Trekking Distance 3 KMS (one way)
Difficulty Moderate
Elevation 5276 Ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Evergreen Forest, waterfalls, lake and wild Life
Forest Department Permission Required

Trek to Pakshipathalam – 35 KMS from Koffi Trails

Location Brahmagiri Hills, Thirunelly, Wayanad Dist. Kerala
Distance from Bangalore to Campsite 255 KMS
Hike Time 8 Hours ( to-n-fro)
Trekking Distance 16 KMS ( to-n-fro)
Difficulty Difficult
Elevation 1740 mtrs / 5705 ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Distant view of Ettina buja, Amedikallu, Ombattu Gudda, densely covered kabbinale forests, Waterfalls, streams, scenic beauty, and panoramic view of western Ghats, 700 year old Bettada Byravehwara temple

Yedakumeri Trek

"Trek on the Railway Track", as it is well known, is a stretch of track from Sakleshpur to the Subramanya Road Station. This track, that traverses some distance of the Western Ghats, had been abandoned, but now the track is being converted to broad-gauge. It forms a part of 56.80 km stretch from Sakleshpur to Kukke Subrahmanya, dotted by 58 tunnels, 109 bridges and about 25 waterfalls.
Hiking Destination Green Route Railway Trek
Location Sakleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore to Campsite 250 KMS
Hike Time 3 - 5 Hours
Trekking Distance 3 - 5 KMS (one way)
Difficulty Moderate
Elevation 3856 Ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Walking on railway line, Tunnels, Waterfalls, streams, scenic beauty, and panoramic view of western Ghats

Trek to Brahmagiri – 4 KMS from Koffi Trails

Location Brahmagiri, South Coorg, Karnataka
Distance from Bangalore to Campsite 270 KMS
Hike Time 5 Hours
Trekking Distance 7 KMS (one way)
Difficulty Difficult
Elevation 5276 Ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Mountain top, scenic beauty, Forest, cave, lake,waterfalls and wild Life
Forest Department Permission Required

Trek to Thadiyandamol 68 KMS from Koffi Trails

Campsite Koffi Trails Home stay
Location Virajpet, Coorg, Karnataka
Hike Time 5 Hours
Trekking Distance 5 KMS (one way)
Difficulty Above Moderate
Elevation 5742 Ft
Range Western Ghats
Highlights Scenic beauty, streams, distant view of Arabian sea

Sight Seeing

Iruppu waterfall - 4 KMS from Koffi Trails

Iruppu waterfall is one of Coorgs major tourist attractions. Iruppu is a sacred place and is located in south Coorg on the Brahmagiri range of hills. River Lakshmana-tirtha flows nearby. According to legends Rama and Lakshmana, passed this way in search of Sita. Lakshmana shot an arrow into the Brahmagiri hills and brought into being the river Lakshmana tirtha when Rama asked him to fetch some water.

The river descends into a water fall known as the Irupu Falls and takes a 60 meter plunge down the river amidst the lushy green mountain.

Kuruva island 41 KMS from Koffi Trails
Kuruva Islands are uninhabited and is situated in the middle of Kabani River. Kuruva Island offers a small and undisturbed forest which is suitable for a relaxing tour. The local population inhabiting the surroundings of Kuruva Island preserves the island and guides the tourists about responsible tourism. The major recreational activity that could be carried out in this island is a relaxing walk enjoying the nature’s beauty.

It is essential to note that as a part of eco tourism, partying, or picnic is not allowed in the island. But you can always enjoy the pure natural environment prevailing in this island near Mananthavady. This island is a best sample for a natural rainforest. You can also take a guided tour of this island, with the help of local guide arranged by the authorities.

Banasura Sagar Dam – 57 KMS from Koffi Trails
Banasura Sagar Dam situated at twenty one kilometer from Wayanad Kalpetta is located in the Western Ghats area. It is the second largest earthen dam in whole of Asia and is an excellent trekking spot for Wayanad tourists. It is a major tourist attraction and has the distinction of being an eye- catching picnic spot. The Banasura Sagar project is very much liked by Upavan’s multicultural tourist guests.

Banasura Sagar dam is built across the tributary Kadamanthodu of the calm and beautiful river Kabani. The reservoir is spread over a group of small, green islands. While on trip to the Banasura Sagar dam, you should never forget to take a boat trip and view the majestic Banasura Hills in the backdrop. This scenic view point will be a pleasurable experience that could be cherished for years to come.

Thirunelly temple – 29 KMS from Koffi Trails
Thirunelly temple is a Wayanad temple which serves as a remarkable spiritual tour spot. Thirunelly temple located at 9 KMS from Wild Life Resort is located adjacent to Brahmagiri hill located in Kerala. The principal deity of this temple is lord Vishnu. Thirunelly temple is positioned at about 900 meters height above mean sea level. Thirunelli is a Wayanad temple surrounded by mountains and beautiful woods.

The history of Thirunelly temple dates back to 3000 years and the temple has granite columns to protect it. There is stream by the name Papanashini nearby Thirunelly temple. Papanashini is considered to destroy the sins of pilgrims who take bath in it. Thirunelli temple in Wayanad is a must see for Hindu pilgrims visiting Kerala.

Kabini Elephant camp, Balle - 57 KMS from Koffi Trails
This falls under Nagarahole National Park, on the banks of Kabini backwaters. The road is HDKote- Mananthawadi state highway. The camp is one of its kind training camps to re-train the elephants.

What time to visit?
10 AM – 12 PM or 3PM – 5 PM: The feeding time, when they come to the camp from the forest.

Here entry is free and will be open to public from 7am to 6pm. There is something special about this place and what exactly is that, would be clear when you will see these huge creatures being fed their snack. The sight of elephants standing in a row, resting their trunks on wooden poles uncomplainingly and waiting for their turn to get the snack is amusing.

Waynad View Point 87 KMS from Koffi Trails
This is the first point when we enter into the enchanting place - the district of wayanad.... Its excellent to be here in the evening to see sun setting down the earth and equally breath taking if you can manage to reach this place by early morning to see the sunrise... You can see the misty clouds hovering over the hill tops yet the U pin bended roads to reach the hill top enthralls your instincts...

Chain Tree 85 KMS from Koffi Trails
Chain tree Wayanad has an interesting story behind it. Chain tree is a fascinating tourist spot. This chain tree is neighboring to Vythiri. You need to visit this chain tree to know the myth behind this spot. Chain tree Wayanad is a large Ficus tree.

The specialty about the large Ficus tree in Wayanad is that it is bound by a prominent chain. This serves as a source of a dramatic local myth. As per the myth, Karinthandan, an adivasi youth guided a British Engineer to the perilous mountain region to Wayanad. But in order to take the full credit for the discovery, it seems that the Engineer murdered Karinthandan. After his death his soul haunted the subsequent visitors to Wayanad. It seems that a priest chained the bothersome spirit into this tree. Wayanad tourist should visit this chain tree to know more about its background. This chain tree closer to Vythiri is a legendary tourist spot in Wayanad.

Edakkal Caves 83 KMS from Koffi Trails
If you are an art lover do not miss out Edakkal caves while visiting Wayanad. Edakkal cave is a captivating prehistoric cave located near Sulthan Bathery. The excellent rock engravings found on the cave walls have drawn attention of worldwide historians and archaeologists. Edakkal caves comprise of three distinct sets of petroglyphs. Archaeologists suggest that these cave etchings date back to at least 5000 years. Edakkal caves have been inhabited at various historic stages.

In Malayalam, Edakkal literally refers to “a stone in between”. The term Edakkal is used to denote how the cave is formed in a fissure in the rock.

Some consider the carvings as handiwork of Kurumbars tribes of Wayanad. This cave is indeed an archaeological treasure with undiscovered historic facts. This cave is also an excellent trekking spot. Edakkal cave in Sulthan Bathery is an excellent historic treasure which is yet to be completely explored.

Pookot lake - 82 KMS from Koffi Trails
Pookot lake Wayanad at a close distance to Vythiri is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous tourist spot in the entire location. The lake is cuddled up in the surrounding lap of mountains. The tall trees and dense woods that surround the pathway of the lake provide a memorable visual treat. There is also a freshwater aquarium near the lake which displays colorful and beautiful fishes.

Near Pookot lake Wayanad there is a Children's Park and shopping centre for handiwork and spices. These shopping centers are maintained by District Tourism Promotion Council. These facilities provide recreational activities to the visitors. Children will love this excellent calm and beautiful location and will enjoy the colorful display of fishes.

Wild Life:

Tholpetty Wayanad Sanctuary - 20 KMS from Koffi Trails
Tholpetty Wayanad is a Wildlife Sanctuary situated at thirteen kilometer distance from Thirunelly. Tholpetty Wayanad is on the road to Kodagu located in Karnataka. Wayanad wild life sanctuary Tholpetty is located at one end of Muthunga. The Sanctuary at the lower end of Muthunga and Tholpetty Sanctuary comprise Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

Children will enjoy visiting this sanctuary and seeing different kinds of wildlife and avifaunal species. The elephant population of the sanctuary is close to 900. Other kinds of animals that can be seen in the sanctuary are spotted deer, boar, langurs, and bisons. Tourist guide who will guide you through the sanctuary is found at the entrance of this sanctuary. A two hour safari by jeep is arranged by the forest department into the park. The timings allotted for tourists to explore this sanctuary is between 7 to 9 AM in morning and 3 to 5 PM in the evening. It is mandatory that a guide should accompany you.

Wayanad wild life sanctuary Tholpetty is a brilliant trekking spot where you can explore a lot. The types of deers seen here are red deer and spotted deer. You can also view wild boar, peacocks and peahens. During their courting season, male peacock exhibits its brightly colored tail fully wide open. You can also spot Indian Bison and monkeys. Some rare kind of snakes can also been seen in Wayanad wild life sanctuary Tholpetty located near Mananthavady.

Major Attractions: Asian Elephants and Gaurs.
The best season to visit: November to May, when animals from the neighboring Bandipur, Nagarhole and Mudumalai frequent this sanctuary due to scarcity of water elsewhere.

Safari in Tholpetty

INR 550 Per Jeep (Can accommodate up to 7 people) INR 75 per person Camera Fee Extra

Timings

7 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 5 pm.
The Safaris in the Nagarhole National Park - 29 KMS from Koffi Trails
For wild life explorers, there are innumerable options to move around the park. Jeeps can be rented to take a drive through the park. To have a more intricate view of the park, you can opt to go for an elephant ride. Hiking trails here can be very exciting but this excitement is restricted to a small area as you may become prey of a tiger with bright eyes, waiting for you behind the bushes. If you ask, the best way then jeeps are the obvious answer.

Safari in Nagarahole : Entry fee is Rs 300 per head ( Bus Safari)
Timings :7 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 5 pm.

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary – 95 KMS from Koffi Trails

Location : About 16 km east of Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad district, north Kerala.
Best time to visit : June to October.
Attractions : Freely roaming elephants, deer, etc.

An ideal destination to watch herds of wild elephants, Muthanga is contiguous with the protected area network of the Nagarhole National Park and the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in the neighbouring State of Karnataka and Mudumalai of Tamilnadu. This area spread over 345 sq km is rich with fauna and flora, and comes under Project Elephant.

Elephants roam freely here and tigers are sighted occasionally. Various species of deer, monkeys, birds etc also live here. The trees and plants in the sanctuary are typical of the south Indian moist deciduous forests and west coast semi evergreen forests. A drive along the road to Muthanga and further, offers chances to watch these roaming animals. Elephant rides are arranged by the Forest Department.

With numerous watering holes, Muthanga has a large population of pachyderms,and has been declared a Project Elephant site. Other animals species include Leopards, Gaur, Sambar, Cheetal, Barking Deer, Hanuman Langur and Slender Loris. The reserve is also home to a small population of Tigers. In addition, there is also a bewildering variety of birds, butterflies and insects.

Begur Wildlife Sanctuary:
This sanctuary is home to many exotic species of fauna.
Location: 20 km east or Mananthavady.
What to look for?
Several species of animals like elephant , bison, spotted deer, tiger, leopard, bear and wild boar are found in this sanctuary.
Best season to visit : Dec-to May, when animals from the neighbouring Bandhipur, Nagarhole and Mudumalai frequent this sanctuary due to scarcity of water elsewhere.
 

Getting There

Address : Koffi Trails, Srimangala, South Coorg, Karnataka
There are different routes to reach Koffi Trails homestay
  1. Bangalore Mysore hunsur Nagarahole Wild Life Sanctuary - Kutta Srimangala Koffi Trails Homestay
    In this route you will pass through veeranahosalli wild life range, Kallahallai Wild Life range and Nagarahole wildlife range.
  2. Bangalore Mysore HD Kote Murkal Nagarahole Kutta Srimangala Koffi Trails Homestay
    In this route you will pass through veeranahosalli wild life range, Kallahallai Wild Life range and Nagarahole wildlife range.
  3. Bangalore Mysore HD Kote Balle Elephant Camp ( Kabini) Bavali Kattikkulam Tholpetty Kutta Srimangala Koffi Trails Homestay
    In this route you will pass through Metikuppe wildlife Range, Balle Range, D.B.Kuppe Range, Begur Reserve forest, Kattikkulam reserve Forest and Tholpetty Range. All the above routes are well known for Elephant herds, Indian gaur, spotted deer and if you are lucky you can spot a leopard or tiger.
To enjoy the wildlife, it is suggested to try both the routes. Reach us by Nagarahole route and while getting back to Bangalore you can go via kabini.

Distance Meter

From Bangalore KMS
Mysore 140
Hunsur 185
Nagarahole 230
Kutta 244
Srimangala 260
Koffi Trails home stay 267
Where to Eat:
365 Smiles Restaurant (Veg and Non-Veg) 9241111244 | 9738386489
Bogadi Ring Road, Bogadi, Mysore. ( opposite GLN Convention Hall)
365 Smiles is a multi-cuisine Outdoor restaurant on Mysore Ring Road, Mysore. In fact, 365 Smiles Restaurant is catering North Indian, South Indian and Chinese food to its customers.
It opens from 7 am to 11 pm. The ambience of the restaurant is very cozy with Green Lawn and Pergola Tents.
Facilities: Huge parking area and Toilets

Vaishali Restaurant
Vaishali Restaurant is one of the multi-cuisine restaurants on Bangalore-Mysore highway. In fact, Vaishali is catering traditional Andhra style food to its customers. Vaishali is a drive-in restaurant located in Mallur Hobli, Channapatna Taluk, Ramanagara District on Bangalore-Mysore highway.

Vaishali entertains vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian gourmets. It opens from 7 am to 11 pm.
The ambience of the restaurant is very cozy. It provides a very good parking space and the area is fully lit with floodlights.
Must Try : Nati Koli (Desi Murg), Leg soup and Neer Dosa.
Facilities: Huge parking area and neat toilets

Mc Donald
The world famous fast food chain is around 10kms after Maddur, driving towards Bangalore. Comes on right side. Got the usual menu. Who has appetite for western fast food, its heaven. It has everything, to make it a perfect highway stop. Facilities: Huge parking area, petrol pump and neat toilets

Shivalli Restaurant:
Shivalli Restaurant is located on the 67th KM between channapatna and maddur, exactly between Bangalore and Mysore.

Cuisine: Udupi style
Speciality: kadabu, Kharabath, Masala Dosa and Hot Filter coffee.
Facilities: Huge parking area and toilets

Baburayanakoppal
Jai Bhuvaneshwari Military Hotel The staple in this area are giant ball of cooked ragi. The Mutton chops and chicken are served separately from the gravy which is very spicy. Flavoured with cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves the meat is a blend of sweet and spicy, cooked to just the right level of tenderness.

JB Hotel has a small eating room and serves only Non-vegetarian food, but if you order vegetarian food, you will be served vegetarian Thali from a hotel across the road.

Specialities: Ragi Ball and Mutton Chops.

Out Travel Partner
For any kind of the travel requirement please contact our travel Partner.
Vehicles Available: Mini & Large Coaches and cars like Indica, Indigo, Logan, Swift Dzire, Etios, Qualis, Tavera, Xylo, Innova and vans like Tempo Travelers, Mazda & Mini Coach.
A tour in charge will stay in touch with you to make sure everything is going according to the plan and that you are enjoying holiday.
 

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