Kotebetta Trek is a popular tourist spot in Coorg. Located in Madapur which come in between the towns of Somwarpet and Madikeri, Kotebetta is at a height of approximately 1620m above the sea level. At a distance of 22 km from Madikeri, the Kotebetta is the third highest peak in Coorg region after Tadiyandamol and Brahmagiri.
The word Kote Betta means Fort Hill. It has been named because of its appearance which resembles a fort. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at the peak of the hill.
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At the border between the Dakshina Kannada and Coorg districts, one can easily reach Kotebetta Trek. At a distance of 10 km from Hattihole, the peak is perfect place for trekking. Once at the peak, you are offered with breathtaking view of the area around. The trek starts from the Hattihole and ends at the peak. Coffee estates on the route make your trekking all the more enjoyable.
An awesome place for trekking, Kotebetta Trek is best for the activity during the months of October to March. Although, one doesn’t require any permission from the authorities to trek the hill, it is better to have one guide to help you throughout the trekking. Make sure you are equipped with all kinds of necessary things for the trek such as torch; wear proper shoes, insect repellents along with a first aid kit.
Apart from trekking and sightseeing, the region of Coorg offers it tourists various other kinds of options as well including waterfalls, museums, forts, lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, etc.