Jade Hills being location makes it a perfect space to view the spectacular scenery as well as for bird watching. The hills and valleys around also offer superlative hiking and trekking pathways. Madikeri town is a short ride away to stock up on coffee and spices. Mandalapatti, the scenic and beautiful tourist spot is about 20 kms from Jade Hills. Also close by is the Tibetan settlement at Bylakuppe, as well as the elephant camp at Dubare. Further afield is the Nagarahole National Park also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park.
Kodagu also known as Coorg, is in the Southern Indian state of Karnataka and is located among the Western Ghats, an area that is rich in natural diversity, flora and fauna. Being a hill station, the weather is usually ambient throughout the year, except in July and August, when there is intense rainfall, but is also the perfect time for whitewater rafting and has its own unique appeal. Madikeri is the district headquarter, and Jade Hills is located 8 kms from there. Kodagu is well know for its beautiful locales, coffee, unique culture and cuisine.
The area is rich in wildlife and has three wildlife sanctuaries and one national park: the Brahmagiri, Talakaveri, and Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuaries, and the Nagarhole National Park, also known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Park.Places also worth a visit close to Jade Hills is the Tibetan Settlement at Bylakuppe, Raja’s seat and Madikeri Fort in Madikeri town– a lush garden with beautiful views, the elephant camp at Dubare ,Abbey Falls – which is a good trek from Jade Hills and Mandalapatti, located in the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary is situated 1600m above sea level and has breath-taking views and trekking trails. Further afield is Irruppu Falls, Talacauvery – the birthplace of the river Kavei, Bhagamandala – a holy pilgrimage place, Tadiyendamol – the highest peak in Kodagu and the Nalaknad Palace at the foothills of Tadiyendamol, the last refuge of the last king of Kodagu.
It is located 8 km from our homestay. The water cascades over rocks to calm pools. A hanging bridge constructed comes in handy to view the falls. There is a Kali Mata temple on the other side of the bridge and access is through a Coffee estate. During the monsoon season the water flow is very high. During the dry seasons the flow is considerably diminished. A hanging bridge constructed just opposite the falls comes in handy for the Tourists. Read More +
Bylakuppe near Kushalnagar is one of the largest Tibetan settlements in south India. The gold-coated Buddhist statues in the monastery are imposing and unique, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the Tibetans. The statues are of Guru Padmasambhava, Buddha Shakyamuni and Amitayus. They make handicrafts, carpets and incense. Visitors can shop for various tibetan artefacts outside the monastery.Read More +
This is the birth place of the river Kaveri located on the eastern slopes of Brahmagiri peak at 1350 metres altitude. The river takes its birth from a spring which is connected to a small pond beside it. The water from the pond goes underground and can be seen at Bhagamandala about 8 km below. At talakaveri Climb the 350 steeps to reach the summit of the hill to have a panaromic view of the mountain range.Read More +
Mandalpatti is one of the better known tourist spots in coorg. Once on the top of the hills the beauty of Mandalpatti is unwrapped. Makes for an ideal day trip from madikeri.Read More +