While Madikeri may seem like a more ‘on top of the mind’ town in Coorg, Baichanalli is a hamlet located in the Somvarpet Tehsil in the Kodagu District of Karnataka. Located just 30km away from Madikeri, this beautiful place is perfect for those seeking a tranquil yet exciting getaway.
Nagarhole Forest (Source – Wikipedia)
Plan your next trip to this lovely destination as it spells relaxation and delight. Enjoy a walk in the plantation, or trek along the trails. The best part of getting here is the mesmerizing drive through the Nagarhole forest. You will spot myriad deers, elephants and other wild animals when passing through this stretch. Kushalnagar is the nearest town to Baichanalli (about 1km away).
Explore the mind-blowing adventure activities
Baichanalli has plenty resorts and homestays where you can enjoy your stay. The hamlet also offers many adventure activities such as zip lining, river rafting, and more. Enjoy the scenic beauty and strike a conversation with the warm and friendly local population who are happy to help and guide you to the sightseeing places around.
Buddhist Golden Temple in Kushalnagar
Some of the popular tourist attractions nearby that you could visit include the Buddhist Golden Temple in Kushalnagar, the Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu (the elephants for the Mysore Dussehra were trained here), and the Talakaveri, which is considered to be the source of the river Kaveri in Brahmagiri hill. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy their visit to the Kaveri Nisargadhama, an island formed by the River Kaveri.
You must enjoy the local cuisine here. Home stays and resorts too offer the local delicacies – a must try is the pandi curry (pork), or the home-made chicken curry and rice. There are vegetarian options too that are available.
Things to shop in Baichanalli
Take home some coffee from the plantations and don’t miss the shopping outside the Golden Temple. From wind chimes and bells to evil-eyes and clothes too, this Tibetan market has plenty things to choose from.
How to get to Baichanalli?
The drive from Bangalore to Baichanalli takes around 4 and a half hours (distance: 238 km). You could take the Bangalore – Shravanabelagola – Baichanalli route or take the Bangalore -Shrirangapatna – Baichanalli road. Somvarpet, Kushalnagar, Madikeri are the nearby by towns to Baichanalli having road connectivity. Take a self-drive car as the sightseeing places and attractions are all in various directions and travel within the hamlet generally is best when you have your own transport. An SUV can be your best bet for this hilly drive with hairpin bends and narrow turns. So, here you go. Your weekend plan is sorted! Book your Zoomcar now.