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Shola tadiandamol.jpg
Sholas on Tadiandamol showing Strobilanthes edges.
Elevation 1,748 m (5,735 ft)
Tadiandamol is located in Karnataka
Location of Tadiandamol, Karnataka
Location Karnataka, India
Range Western Ghats
Coordinates 12°13′3.2308″N 75°36′31.7340″E / 12.217564111°N 75.608815000°E / 12.217564111; 75.608815000Coordinates: 12°13′3.2308″N 75°36′31.7340″E / 12.217564111°N 75.608815000°E / 12.217564111; 75.608815000
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Tadiandamol (Kannada: ತಡಿಯಂಡಮೋಳು, Tadiyandamolu, Kodava : ತಡಿಯಂಡಮೋಳ, Tadiyandamol, ) is the highest mountain of Kodagu district, Karnataka, India. It is the third highest peak in Karnataka. It is located 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 literally means largest base (thadi = broad, large, huge; anda = belonging to (possessive) in Kodava; mol = hill, base, peak). It loosely means Tallest Mount,[1][2] and the name also could translate as Broad Hill.[3]

Tadiandamol butterfly (Tadiandamol neptis)

Note: Not to be confused with the Malayalam translation "Daughter of Fat Guy"

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