A must-do in Karnataka for every hiker, you traverse through dense forests and steep hills, but it’s admittedly very gratifying. Half way through the hike, you’ll touchdown a priest’s house. A generous host to all trekkers on this trail , Mr Mahalingeshwar Bhatt or “Bhattru” as he is fondly called, stop by for his hospitality and modest meals. After all, he does feed endless troops of famished hikers who camp here en route the peak. For the past 40 years, Bhattru has also been vital in working towards preserving and protecting the forest reserves in that region. Do spend the time asking about his work in conversation. Plus, he’ll talk to you about anything under the sun. The man’s wisdom and his multi-lingual persona will surely charm you even if the trail doesn’t!
#UniqueFactor: Bhattru Mane and his anna-sambhar
Where: Subramanya Village, Sullia Taluk, Coorg
Price: INR 3,950 per person per night
Distance from Bangalore: 280 kms
Book yourself a trek here.
All prices are inclusive of travel, accommodation, food, forest department charges.