There are 4 or 5 trails within and around the property of various difficulty levels. Most of the trails lead out to vantage points which offer excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing on the Sigur plateau and hill slopes that descend into the plateau.
Scramble up boulders to reach the Beermukku temple, take the winding road back through woodland and grassland, gearing yourself up for a chance spotting of junglefowl, peacock, hares or gaur... The Beermukku temple is an old Shiva temple and is located at the top of hill commanding a great view of the Sigur plateau and beyond. With a pair of binoculars one can spend an hour scanning the horizon to view Masinagudi, local temples, and maybe a herd of elephants.
Walk down the winding jeep track, pause before entering a glade – the bushy patches might conceal fowl, a bear or even an elephant - and come to a spectacular viewpoint. Take up a vantage point and scan the grass and woodland downhill for animals. Walk back using a Sambhar deer path, see hidden watering holes that animals use and hike up to the bungalow for some hot tea and snacks.
We’ve put up machans at select spots for the keen wildlife enthusiast. A couple of the machans have been put up in spots where we’ve seen a lot of bird activity. The silent observer can view the canopy at a close range and witness the daily avian dramas. The bird photographer, with some luck by his side, could get good shots of the Asian Fairy Blue bird, Bulbuls, Parakeets and Woodpeckers.
Dress Code for Trekking
Track suits, Jeans or Trousers, Shirts of Dark shade or T-Shirts, Shoes with flexible rubber sole.
Track suits, Jeans, Trousers, Salwars, Shirts or T-shirts of dark shade. no saree or skirt.