• Trip introduction

    On this hill trek in the southern Sahyadris, you will trek through dense forests, swaying paddy fields, green coffee estates and a wildlife reserve. You will cross fallen trunks, covered in moss and even scramble over slippery rocks. You will scale up to the top of Nishani Motte on a steep trail and you are rewarded with unhindered views of the layering mountains and hills of Coorg, in addition to the Cauvery River that flows along, making this a postcard-perfect scenery. Sample some freshly picked coffee, straight from the estate and you will also enjoy a night under the starry sky. This is a perfect weekend getaway for those looking for an adventure in the untouched hills of Coorg.


    Nishani Motte is the lesser known mountain peak of Talacauvery in the Branhmagiri range of the Coorg region. With scenic landscapes and mystical views, Coorg is known as the 'Scotland of India'. The trek starts from Bhagamandala forest range and then treads through the paddy fields, coffee estates and into a wildlife reserve before culminating on the mountain peak. It is a haven for nature lovers who will spot a variety of flora and fauna in the rich biodiversity of the Sahyadris. Spot rare birds chirping in the rain drenched branches and you will also see a variety of full-fruited mushrooms sprouting around the forest. The Coorg region is also famous for coffee production and is the second largest coffee producer in the country after Sakleshpur in Karnataka. If ripe, you can taste the freshly harvested coffee beans, plucked from the estate.

    Destination highlights

    Scale up the virgin hills and mountains of Coorg. | Negotiate steep ascends to the summit of Nishani Motte.| Trek through dense forests, a wildlife reserve, paddy fields and coffee estates.

    Activity Details




    15 kms

    8 hrs

    15 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Nishani Motte Trek: Drive to Coorg

    You will be picked up from the specified pick-up points in Bangalore, starting 21:30 hours and then driven to Coorg. It is an overnight journey to Coorg and is a good time to get some rest before the trek. Carry light snacks and a small bottle of water for a comfortable journey. You will reach the homestay at 05:00 hours.

    Overnight in the bus.

    You will be picked up from Bangalore and driven to the homestay at Coorg. It's an overnight journey, so do carry some snacks and a water bottle, as well as a light blanket or shawl to keep you warm.

    Day 1 Milestone



    21:30 PM


    No meals will be provided today.

    Veg|Non veg
    Day 2 of Nishani Motte trek: Summit day
    Day 3 of Nishani Motte trek: Drive back to Bangalore
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made 0-24 hours before the departure date of the Nishani Motte Trek: No refund.

    For cancellations made 24 hrs or more before the departure date of the Nishani Motte Trek: 90% of trip cost, minus any transaction charges, will be refunded.

    For no show, due to any reasons, including personal reasons, miscommunication with booking website/operator: No refund.

    For changes in itinerary during the Nishani Motte Trek due to unforeseen conditions: Alternate feasible activity will be provided, but no refund will be given.

    If the trek is cancelled by the operator due to weather changes, wildlife movements, permission issues before the departure of the Nishani Motte Trek: 100% refund will be given.

    Rules on trip

    Smoking or consumption of alcohol or any drugs is strictly prohibited on the Nishani Motte Trek.

    A strict no littering policy must be followed by all participants.

    Participants consuming alcohol, misbehaving or causing delays will be immediately banned from the rest of the trip. Their return costs will be at their own expense and no refunds will be given in such a case.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator will not be responsible for any loss including damage to property, injury or death during the Nishani Motte trek.

    No insurance is included in the trip cost.

    In case of damage or loss of any equipment belonging to the operator, the responsible traveller has to bear the cost.

    There are designated pick up and drop points for the Nishani Motte trek; please make your own arrangements for transport to the specified pick-up point accordingly.

    Transport for the Nishani Motte trek is organized by third party transport agencies and is not under the control of the operator; participants are requested to co-operate in case of minor delay in pick-ups and drops, if any.

    The bus will also pick you up from Marathahalli - opposite Kalamandir (21:30 hrs), Silk Board bus stop, opposite Pizza Hut (22:00 hrs), BTM - Udupi Garden bus stop, Near A2B (22:10 hrs), Banashankari bus stop (22:30 hrs), RR Nagar - Gopalan Archade, Mysore road (23:15 hrs)
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    • Nishani Motte Trek Bangalore Trek Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests Coorg Rafting The Great Next
    • Nishani Motte Trek Bangalore Trek Monsoon Trek Sahyadri Forests Coorg Rafting The Great Next
  • Includes / Excludes


    • Return transport to Bangalore

    • All rafting equipment required
    • 1 session of rafting (weather-dependent)
    • Accommodation in homestays
    • Campfire
    • All meals from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on Day 3 (all veg, with one non-veg option for dinner)
    • Guide for activities
    • All applicable taxes


    • Insurance

    • Personal expenses including telephone calls, tips, portage charges, etc.
    • Cost for packaged water, soft drinks, etc.
    • Additional costs incurred due to weather or other unforeseen situations.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Quick dry track pants
    • Long-sleeved T-shirt
    • Trekking shoes
    • Cotton socks
    • Light hoodie
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery
    • Wrist watches and electronic gadgets
    • Suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Return transport to Bangalore by private shared vehicle
    • One night in homestay
    • Campfire
    • All equipment and gear required for rafting

    You need to get

    • Backpack with raincover
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • Sturdy water bottle
    • Energy bars, dry fruits and chocolates
    • Torch
    • Personal toiletries
    • Camera (if you like; with fully charged batteries)
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun cap
    • Sweater for the night
    • Dettol solution
    • Keep a few poly bags handy for your belongings in case of heavy rain
    • Extra pair of clothes
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals
    • Insect repellent

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.