Gaalipata a Kannada film was shoot at this place. It’s a winter we were not expected that we would see some greenery around Mandalpatti but we were not much disappointed and we were really excited in the evening lights and sunset. We had been to this place by walking the complete 5km from mandalpatti start gate.
Mandalpatti located around 18 km away from Madikeri, the road to mandalpatti is on the way to Abbi falls, once you started to travel on the way to Abbi falls road, you will see the road direction to mandalpatti, left deviation for Abbi falls and right deviation for mandalpatti, once you reach the mandalpatti gate you have to park your vehicle OR you have to take a ticket to your vehicle to reach mandalpatti Point, but the road condition is not so good to take non-utility vehicle, also you can hire a jeep to reach the mandalpatti point (Rs 600 -/- for up and down), we have parked our vehicle nearby and started to trek to reach mandalpatti point, of course we are trekking enthusiast, on the way we have tried to capture some macro shots, while passing nearby a pond we have seen elephant scat ! I appreciate Madikeri is a tourist place but it doesn’t make sense that they are charging fee at mandalpatti point even though you have paid for your vehicle as a ticket or you hired a jeep !
Sun is getting red we were prepared to take some good snaps of sunset, we are really surprised and satisfied as an amateur photographers and I would say mandallpatti made our trip as complete and a perfect end for a fantastic day.
How to reach mandalpatti
From Madikeri just pass on Abbi falls road for a kilometer you will see the two deviation and the right one will take you to Mandalpatti.
|On the way.....|
|A View from Mandalpatti|
|Tried to capture the macro|
|A Pond Near Mugilu pete|
|Mugilu pete View point|
|From the View point|
|All set to Sunset|
|Do not stop the Shutter until last light|