''Kakkabe is a picturesque little village in Karnataka's Western Ghats & is the largest producer of sweetest honey in South-east Asia. Kakkabe is a beautiful hill station lying under the silhouette of Thadiyendamol peak, in the midst of densely populated rain forest and coffee plantations. Kakkabe is noted for its natural scenic beauty.
On a clear day, one can even view the distant Arabian sea from Thadiyendamol, the tallest peak in the region. An uneven mountain terrain interlinked with thriving coffee and cardamom plantations, sprinkled hamlets and paddy cultivation lands.
Kakkabe which is situated at a distance of about 50 km from Coorg is the highest peak in the hill station. It is among the most popular trekking destinations in south India. Surrounded by extensive greenery and coffee plants Kakkabe is a picturesque hamlet that promises the most incredible side of nature. Paradise for both nature lovers and trekkersKakkabe near Bangalore attracts tourists from different corners of the country. The town is also popular for its vast expanse of honey plantations.
For the trekking enthusiasts Kakkabe offers trekking trails to Soma Male Mallamma Betta and Kabbe Pass.
Apart from trekking Kakkabe also offers opportunities for Angling and rock climbing. A small stream called Kadanga which is 16 km from Kakkabe is the ideal place for anglers.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Best season to visit Kakkabe is from October to May.
PLACES AROUND KAKKABE
Nalnad Palace - It was built by Dodda Viraraja in 1792. It amuses visitors by its enthralling architecture and marvelous paintings.
Iguthappa Temple - It is important temple of Kodavs tribes, dedicated to Lord Iguthappa another form of Lord Subramanya. Annual farmer’s festival is celebrated in the month of March.
Tadiyendamol Peak - It is the highest peak, around 1746 meters from sea level. It offers an excellent view of entire Kakkabe region and evergreen forests. It is the second highest peak and first being the Mullayanagiri in Chikmagalur district.
Rock Climbing - A fast growing adventurous sport, Rock climbing, is packed with excitement and if one wants to experience this thrilling sport, Thadiyendamol in Kakkabe invites with its full vibrancy. This sport is a real challenging one, straining and pushing out all your energies out of you. This hill provides easy and convenient access to climbers.
Karada - Karada has one of the finest ancestral homes in the Kakkabe region and is not so far from Kakkabe center. From this place, the far-off horizon is spotted with a large number of peaks. Karada offers exciting adventure, mix of scenic beauty and maximum fun for those seeking the nature's beauty and long terrain hills.
Trekking - Kakkabe is a trekker's pleasure to those people seeking for serenity, as there a number of treks small and medium and of varying grades that is apt for most visitors. Though most trails are parasite infected during the monsoon.
Kakkabe contains a moderate temperature through out the year. Summers (March to May) ar heat with temperature move between 18°C to 30°C. Winters throughout December to February are terribly pleasant with mercury levels in 10°C to 20°C. Monsoons (June to September) receives serious rainfalls with cool sturdy winds.
Post monsoon months (October and November) ar best for bird watchers. Best season to go to Kakkabe is from October to may.
HOW TO REACH THERE
Air: Mangalore is that the nearest domestic airport, that is 135 kilometer away and city is that the nearest international airport, that is 250 kilometer away.
Rail: The nearest rail heads are Mysore (125km), Hassan (115 km) and Kannur (110 km). Mangalore is that the major junction nearest to Kakkabe. Manglore is well connected to any or all cities in India.
Road: Kakkabe is well connected by KSRTC buses; these buses bit all major cities in and around Kakkabe.
Fast Facts about Kakkabe
Famous for/as: Trekking
Languages: Kodava, Kannada
Best Season: Throughout the year
Weather: Summer 23-31°C, Winter 16-26°C
Altitude: 909 m
STD code: 08272
Distance Charts to Kakkabe
Madikeri to Kakkabe
Bangalore to Kakkabe
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