Chomakund Hills: If there is a site where I have to post my enthralling experiences at Chelavara Falls and Chomakund Hills These Scenic Hills and the adjacent waterfalls are one among the most beautiful yet lonely places I have visited in recent times. The Chomakund Hills and Chelavara Falls are located at approximately at 16 kms from Virajpet in Coorg district. The Chelavara falls is said to be one among the beautiful but relatively unexplored water falls in Coorg. The water here plunges in two different streams. The Chomakund hills with its scenic beauty and view point is located 2 kms further inside from the waterfalls. Thin mist surreptitiously makes its way over flickering blades of grass in Chomakundu’s tender green hill meadows. The entire valley is replete with fog that seems to never dissipate. Chomakund hill peak is magnificently wet, dewy and wonderful all year through. No matter what your prior trekking experience or age, this could be a trek for anybody. Chomakund is on the border between Karnataka and Kerala in the districts of Kodagu and Kannur, respectively. It is part of a hill range that consists of the better renowned Chelvara, only two kilometers away. The terrain of Chomakund forms a trail with open grassland that is dry in the summer and thriving in the monsoon and winter months. This trail begins at the base of the hill and you don’t need a guide to traverse it. If you are traveling from Chelvara, on your right is Kabbe Hills and to your left would be Chomakund. It is easy to differentiate the two. Kabble is enveloped by a set of thick trees that somehow leave the peak barren and bare, while Chomakund is – essentially – open meadow-like grassland. Chomakundi is a trek ideal for people of all ages and experience because of its ‘climbability’. Where the trail begins, at the foothills, is a pond. Weaving its way through forest, grassland and breathtaking landscapes - Chomakund is a magnificent trekking trail. In all, depending your prior experience and speed, the trek to the peak at mid-pace should take an average trekker about an hour and a half. The longest that this trail can stretch to would be five to six kilometers. You can see wild elephants and if you are lucky, you may spot the elusive leopard. It is also possible to trek Chomakundi in the night, if you are accompanied by a guide. Do not miss the Chelvara Falls that you can find only 16 kilometers away from Virajpet. Roaring into its natural pools, it is a quaint beauty all by itself. While here, do not forget to make the great trek to Sunset Point where you can take in the fading evening or rising morn. The view from Chomakund’s hilltop itself is exalting. Above the clouds with fleeting glimpses of the Arabian Sea in the distance, Situated at a height of 1610 mts.
Elevation: Prominence: Listing: Coordinates: Location: Chomakund, Virajpet, Palangala, Karnataka, India Parent range: Western Ghats Easiest route: Hike
Timings:Opening: , Closing: Distance:From Madikeri 39.5 km
How to Reach: Duration of Visit: 5- 8 hour (approximately)