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Shola tadiandamol.jpg
Sholas on Tadiandamol showing Strobilanthes edges.
Tadiandamol is located in Karnataka
Location of Tadiandamol, Karnataka
Elevation 1,748 metres (5,735 ft)
Location Karnataka, India
Range Western Ghats
Coordinates 12°13′N 75°40′E / 12.217°N 75.667°E / 12.217; 75.667Coordinates: 12°13′N 75°40′E / 12.217°N 75.667°E / 12.217; 75.667
Easiest route hike

Tadiandamol (Kannada: ತಡಿಯಂಡಮೊಳ್, Malayalam: തടിയന്റമോള്‍) is the highest mountain of Kodagu district, India, and the second highest in Karnataka. It is located on the Western Ghats range, and reaches an elevation of 1,748 m. It is a place of interest for trekkers and naturalists. The mountain has patches of shola forests in the valleys.

The Nalaknad (also known as Nalnad - meaning 4 villages) palace at the foothills is an important historical landmark. This was one of the landmarks mapped during the Great Trigonometric Survey.



Tadiandamol and adjoining peaks

The name Tadiandamol is derived from the Malayalam language literaly meaning broadest and tallest (thadi = broad, anda/yende(as pronounced in the language) = mine and mol = tall).But loosely it means I am the tallest.[1] But some sources also refer mol as hill in Malayalam.[2]The name also implies Broad based hill.[3]

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