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Brahmagiri Hill, Kodagu (Coorg)

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Brahmagiri, is a mountain range in the Western Ghats of south India. It is situated on the border between Kodagu district in Karnataka state in the north and Wayanad district of Kerala state on the south. Brahmagiri Hill, at 1608 m height, is a scenic tourist attraction. The top of Brahmagiri Hill is well forested and has a lot of wildlife.Thirunelli Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, lies on the Kerala side of Brahmagiri. This temple is known as Dakshina Kasi or the Kasi of the South. The temple was constructed in an ancient style and includes 30 granite pillars. According to legend, the temple was constructed by Lord Brahma himself.Pakshipathalam at an altitude of 1740 m is another attraction on the Kerala side. Pakshipathalam has a cave that is said to have been used by rishis in ancient times. On the Karnataka side it is also known by the name of Munikal cave.Iruppu (or Irpu or Lakshmana Tirtha) Falls of the Lakshmana Tirtha River lies on the Karnataka side of Brahmagiri. According to legend, when Rama and Lakshmana were searching for Sita, they became thirsty. Lakshmana shot an arrow into the Brahmagiri from which the river sprang. Rama is said to have dedicated a Shiva Kshethra known as Rajeshwara Temple on the banks of river Lakshmana Tirtha. The Lakshmana Tirtha river eventually flows into the Kaveri River.
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  • If you are visiting Thalkaveri aka birth place of river Kaveri, this place is very next to it. Walking distance but you walk upwards! :D Its a hill and something like 500 steps to go up. I feel its no...  more »
  • Plan to visit early morning as it was quite hot at the bottom post lunch. We had removed footwear for Talakaveri temple and climbed to the peak bare feet on stone steps. It defies logic as to why we h...  more »
  • We have during a 2-day trekking under the guidance of 4 guides of Muddy-Boots, this beautiful mountain climbed. Mighty views, beautiful nature. Enjoyed the supper prepared on open fire and consumed under the stars. Afterwards, relax in comfortable tents, slept with the trumpeting of elephants in the distance. What can a man even more wish???
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