It was an impulsive decision which turned out to be an exhilarating experience. I was planning to go on a trek from long back but could not get a chanc...
Fantastic experience , trek to kodachadri is one of the greatest experience for each one of our group. most of the people from our group was first tim...
|TREK DISTANCE||14 km (to and fro)|
|TREK DATES|| 18th - 19th Dec | 25th - 26th Dec | 30th - 31st Dec
|MAX ALTITUDE||1,343 meters above sea level|
|TRAIL TYPE||Dense Tropical Rainforests, Waterfalls, Meadows, and Cliffs|
The outskirts of the state of Karnataka are blessed with some of the most amazing landscapes that are home to numerous peaks and waterfalls. One amongst them is Shivmogga, also known as Shimoga. Famous for its numerous waterfalls and mountain peaks, it is one of the most ideal nature getaways close to Bangalore that one can embark on. The destination rests peacefully on the banks of the Tunga River, making up for its soothing and salubrious climate.
In the varied beauties of this awesome destination lies the Kodachadri Peak, which boasts of lush green forests on its summit. The peak also holds the distinction of being a Natural Heritage site as declared by the government of Karnataka. Nestled amidst the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Kodachadri is located at 1,343 meters above the sea level. Designated as the 10th tallest peak in the state and a precious natural heritage location, Kodachadri trek boasts of compact forests, beautiful waterfalls en route gorgeous jungle trails, and picturesque landscapes.
The name of Kodachadri is derived from the words Kodacha and Adri, which in the local language means home of the hill jasmine flowers. The peak of Kodachadri is a perfect canvas like the backdrop to the famous Mookambika Temple and also the Mookambika National Park. Being in the heart of this National Park, there are various opportunities for wildlife and trekking enthusiasts. Kodachadri Trekking offers the adventurists the opportunity to explore the lush green hillside views and celebrate the wonders of nature.
The peak is also home to a stunning range of Biodiversity such as Malabar Langoor, Malabar Pied Hornbill, and Indian Rock Python among many others. On the Kodachadri Trekking experience, you can experience the best of what this land of the varied beauties of nature has to offer and experience the serene environment with camping right in the middle of the woods.
Duration of the Tour: 1N/2D
Altitude: 1343 m
Temperature Range: Fluctuates according to the season with heavy rainfall for 8 months in a year. Summers generally sees a temperature ranging between 25 °C to 35 °C.
Meal Types: Veg, (Breakfast x2, Lunch, Dinner, tea/coffee/snacks)
Activities: Trekking, Campfire
Difficulty Level of Kodachadri Trek: Average - Challenging
Get an overnight journey from Bangalore after getting picked up from the different spots at a different time given below.
First Pickup: Indiranagar, Near CMH Park at 8.30 PM
Second Pickup: Domlur, New Shanthi Sagar Hotel at 8.45 PM
Third Pickup: Goraguntepalya Metro station at 9.30 PM
Reach the campsite around 06:00 AM and freshen up.
Around 08:00 AM, begin your journey to Kumble Village and Hidlumane Waterfalls after breakfast.
Relax for some time near the waterfall.
Proceed trekking to the top of the peak and have lunch on the way up.
Enjoy the serenity at its best from the top and spend some good time there.
Descend to the campsite via jeep ride after Sunset.
Retire for the night after dinner.
Wake up early and freshen up.
Pack your bags and check-out from the campsite around 09:00 AM.
Start traveling to Nagara Fort.
Enjoy the glimpses of an elegant fort and after sometime commence your return journey.
Have a self-sponsored lunch en route.
Wind up the tour after you get dropped back in Bangalore at around 10:00 PM
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Rated : 5.0
It was an impulsive decision which turned out to be an exhilarating experience. I was planning to go on a trek from long back but could not get a chance. But with Thrillophillia, it was made into reality. I was a part of the trekking group which visited Kodachadri on 20/12/2019 which turned out to be an adventure-seeking, goofy and most loving bunch of people. Our Trek lead (Habeeb) his energy was contagious. He guided us with the same energy at the start till end. He knows the route pretty well that I was effortless in following him. Everyone in the group is friendly. As I am travelling alone, I never felt lost or ignored. The itinerary and the stay are awesome. The food which was provided is satiable and filling. The transport has been changed in the last minute, but that was also great. I boarded the bus at 11:00 PM on Friday at Goruguntepalya, reached Halli Mane HomeStay by 8:00 AM on Saturday, from there we started our trek by 9:30 AM and reached Hidlumane waterfalls by 11:30 AM spent some time there and continued our journey till 2:30 PM by which we reached Devasa there we had our lunch and continued the ascend we reached Kodachadri peak by 5:30 PM and enjoyed the beautiful sunset the return was in Jeep which was a roller-coaster kind of experience and "I loved it". We reached homestay by 8:30 PM and had good dinner and spend some time near the campfire. On the next day, we started our return journey by 9:30 AM in between we visited Nagara Fort ruins. Overall it was a great hasslefree experience and a big Thumbs up to #Thrillophilia Until next time, Happy Travelling :-)
Rated : 5.0
Fantastic experience , trek to kodachadri is one of the greatest experience for each one of our group. most of the people from our group was first time trekkers though the Mountains were tough to climb host Kiran and dixit kept us motivated. took very good care of us. we were group of 8 members who joined other 4 member in the trip. we started on a weekend and reached Saturday morning got freshup had a decent breakfast and took a box of lunch with us and started to trek. after 4 to 5 km we reached hidulumane waterfalls ( best time to visit is July to December before 15 ) as water level decreases. this is one of the beautiful experience one can have. After we enjoy the waterfalls again we started to trek for another 8 to 10 km to the top. at 1 we rested near stream and had a good lunch. we reached the peak around 3 and again left at 330 and we walked all the way from jeep track. you will really need strong legs as the gravity pulls you when you are coming down.we reached homestay around 8 pm and took a hot water shower and sat near camp fire for some time and rested for the day. next day we visited nagarfort, kavludurga fort and also kavi mane( kuvempu house) it was all worth it.every one in group is so happy as the host took very good care of us. if any one planning to visit this place it's awesome .Enjoy
Rated : 5.0
Trek to Kodachadri is one of the best experiences in my life. Killer view, challenging terrain and amazing trails. The sunset and hidlumane waterfalls are to die for. Our trek was organised well and I am really thankful to Jay Prakash and Rahil ( our trek leads as well) for the constant help, for keeping us interactive, providing us a decent accommodation and travel and making this trek a safe and a memorable one. You guys are doing a great job! Totally worth the money and I did get a huge family out of this trek for free!
Rated : 4.0
Kodacheri trekking is highly adventurous and it is one of the by far the best treks I have been too. While, organising a trek by oneself can be a tiresome job, taking a trek deal simplifies lives. Meeting a lot of passionate fellow trekkers is always a great thing to look forward to during treks. As this trek can be really tedious, it is better if one equips himself wisely with good stamina and strength training before hand. Food available during the trek is awful, and it is always advisable to carry essentials like medicines and stuff for the trek. apart from food everything was very good and the views were amazing!
Rated : 5.0
Kodachadri is certainly one of the most beautiful trekking trails, one fact that I realized after spending 10 years in Karnataka. Beautiful place, loved the trekking and the entire region is so calm that it automatically de-stresses you.
Rated : 5.0
I visited there with my cousins and we had such a thrilling experience there. We bonded a lot during this trekking and had taken a lot of pictures throughout the trek. The view from the summit is breathtaking and Thrillophilia organized it very well.
Rated : 5.0
The trekking experience was amazing. Relaxing around the waterfall, trekking till the summit, enjoying the trail, capturing memories, and stunning views everything was just perfect. We had a great time camping and enjoyed a lot near the bonfire as well. The food was delicious as well. The early morning visit to Nagara Fort was great. Overall it’s worth a visit once.
Rated : 5.0
We had climbed other peaks of Karnataka as well but this Kodachadri Trek was best till date, as the views in this trekking are incomparable to any other trek here. The waterfall and the lush greenery makes it more amazing to go for.
Rated : 5.0
This was the best thing we had done while our visit to Karnataka. The trekking trail was beautiful and worth going for. As an adventure lover, we loved trekking and the difficulty level of this trek is challenging. We enjoyed our visit here.
Rated : 5.0
Kodachadri is a mountain peak in Karnataka’s district of Shimoga. It is a 2 Days trek which is average. While trekking one can adore the beauty of this place. The sunset that I got to see was mesmerizing. It was a clear day and that made our trekking much better as we can experience the beauty of that place.
The Kodachadri trekking package will include vegetarian meals for your culinary needs. You will be served with a healthy breakfast in the morning of both the days and lunch and dinner can be availed on the first day of the trekking tour. You will also be supplied with snacks and refreshments in the course of your trek.
Yes, you can go for Kodachadri trek, even if it's your first time. The difficulty level of the Kodachadri trek is easy to moderate and hence any trekker with good physical fitness can complete the trek. You will also be provided with a professional guide, who will make sure you do not go wrong with your trek.
Yes, Kodachadri trek is open throughout the year and can be trekked any time. However, the best time to go for Kodachadri trekking is during the winter months of September to January.
The Kodachadri Trek is moderately difficult and doesn't require a lot of prior experience. The trek can be divided into 3 sections. Starting from Sampekatte or Marakuttaka to Hindlumane falls. This section is much steeper and involves trekkers to pass through dense tropics.
The second section is via Value to Karrakatta which is less steep and involves a number of resting areas. The last section is basically a vehicular ride through Kodachadri.
The trek towards Kodachadri starts from Nittur which is 12 KM away. For the person having average fitness, the trek will take around 8-10 hours to get completed.
The trail will take you through many forests filled with lush green surroundings and Valor Village, which will act as a stop where you can have some food and refill your bottles.
No, camping in Kodachadri is strictly not allowed. Prior arrangements of staying at the PWD guest house has to be made in order to stay at the peak. There are also several homestay options available near the starting point of the trek that trekkers can book in advance.
Between the months of September to January, the area has pleasant weather and gets filled with the best Flora and Fauna. Around this time, you can easily enjoy the beauty of this peak and vivid surroundings.
Around this time, the temperature remains around 20 degrees, making it easy for the trekkers to complete the trail.
Found between the Shimong-Kollu, Kodachadri is well connected to the highway route between Bangalore, Chennai, and Mumbai. Bus service from these places is also available to Kodachadri hills. You can also take the train with Kundapura being the nearest railway stop at a distance of 50 KMs. If you plan on travelling by air, the nearest airport is Mangalore at about 150 km from Kodachadri Hills
Yes, in fact between June and September is the best time for the trek. It is monsoon season during this time which makes the weather perfect for long treks. However, if a high amount of rainfall is noted it is advised not to indulge in the trek as it can be dangerous.
The total distance covered is around 14 km. This includes jeep rides and trek. The total time the trek can take is between 4 to 5 hours. It is divided into 3 sections each with a low to moderate level of difficulty.
Yes, Solo female travellers can experience Kodachandri trek without any hassle. There are various guides and instructors present during the trek and individual accommodation with a safe environment is also provided in Kodachadri.
Yes, the weather is cold and perfect for a trek in October month. Various tropics and waterfalls are at their prime time making this trek a blissful experience.
Having a moderate difficulty level, a trek to Kodachadri is safe as well as scenic. If you have all safety gears with you and have an average fitness level, you can easily enjoy the trek without feeling any fatigue.
From Shimoga, Kodachadri can be reached by covering a distance of 75 KM. You can cover this distance in around 2 and a half hours of travelling through a road. You can also opt for trains, which run on a regular basis from Shimoga to Kodachadri.
From Bangalore, Kodachadri is around 416 KM away. You can fly to Mangalore, which is the nearest Airport to Kodachadri, after which you can take a train to Kundapur, which is 76 KM away from Kodachadri. The remaining distance can be covered by taking a bus or other four-wheeler.
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