The district of Coorg harbours a number of tourist spots and Mandalpatti, although not all that popular, still pulls a number of people all year around. Blessed with verdant green shola grasslands and a perfect climate to match it, Mandalpatti plays host to one of the most offbeat and picturesque trekking routes in the western ghats.
The Mandalpatti hills are situated at a distance of 30 kms from the Madikeri town which comes enroute the famous Abbey falls. There is a well connected system of roads which deviates from the Abbi falls and reaches Mandalpatti. The approximate difference in distance of both the locations is just 4 kms. The trekking route in Mandalpatti is one of the finest in the Pushpagiri range of forests, which spreads from the region of Subrahmanya to Somwarpet.
This place is truly a marvel of nature as visitors throng to the place for the early morning glimpse of the sun rising over the mist laden peaks of the western ghats. Besides, Mandalpatti usually has salubrious climate all year around except for the monsoon period, from June to mid August. It is advised to start the trek after getting equipped with all necessary provisions as there are very few places to rest or shops having refreshments along the way. The best time to visit this region is usually once the monsoon has passed and when the cold winter sets in. For all those individuals who possess a streak of adventure would surely admire the breathtaking views which can be witnessed during the winter months.