Kotebetta measures around 5400 ft and is the 3rd highest peak in Coorg after Tadiyandamol and Brahmagiri. kotebetta is about 22 from Kms Madikeri and is located in Madapur which is in between Somwarpet and Madikeri.
The trek to the top of Kotebetta is around 10 kms from the base. There is a Shiva temple on the peak of the hill. Kote Betta means Fort Hill
Kotebetta is an awesome place to trek and the best season for trekking is from October to March. No permission from the authorities is required to trek the hill (yet). A good local guide will definitely come in handy during the trek.