Kodachadri trek: Everything you need to know  


Kodachadri Mountain Peak is the hidden gem in Karnataka’s Western Ghats Shimoga District that is ready to be explored for its diverse geographical nature. The Peak is situated 1343 meters above sea level and acts as a curtain raiser to the Kollur Mookambika temple. 

Kodachadri Trek is famous for its trekking journey through lush Greenland, paddy fields, waterfalls, and golden views of sunrise and sunset. It is the 10th highest peak in South India, drenched in monsoon rain and covered in vast greenery attracting tourists and travelers around the country to experience the serene nature of the place.

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The Best route to trek through:

trekking Kodachadri

There are two options to consider before trekking Kodachadri and enjoy the peak’s gift to its tourists as much as possible. 

Kollur which is the closest to Kodachadri is the best spot to reach the Hill. You can easily get to Kollur from Bangalore or Shimoga. From Kollur you can visit Nagoda Village which is situated at the base of the peak.

The Alternate route will be to travel overnight to  Nittur, you can book a flight to Bangalore or Mangalore then book a cab and travel to Nittur or you can board a train from KundaPura Railway Station and travel via cab to Nittur. The trek is a 12 KM route from Nittur to Kodachadri gate.

Places you shouldn’t miss in Kodachadri:

Hidlumane Waterfall

The trek takes around 8 to 10 hours(almost a day) to complete. But after completing the journey you will be amazed by its beauty. The best time to be here is after monsoon which is from October to May as the weather is pleasant and you will be able to enjoy each part of the Peak.   

It is believed that Sage Adi Shankar used to Meditate on this Peak’s top. To acknowledge and commemorate this  Sarvajna Peetha was built.further into the trek you can visit Ganesh Guha which is an ancient stone temple of Lord Ganesha built inside a cave surrounded by lots of mysteries. You can get a glimpse of Lord Ganesha’s Statue inside the Cave also. 

The most hidden yet most beautiful place is Hidlumane Waterfall which is 5 km away from the Kodachadri trek, is hidden in the center of a vast forest reserve that will be very helpful in recharging your battery as you take a dip in its purest waterfall, all your tired and exhaustion will vanish.

As you make it to the top of The Hill you can witness the golden moment of sunset or sunrise depending on your time of journey. In clear weather, you can get a glimpse of the mighty Arabian Sea.

Things to consider before going to Kodachadri:

Our suggestion is to hire a local guide, an experienced trekking unit to guide you through the adventure.

If you are unsure or nervous about trekking, rent a 4X4 jeep as there are many professionals to take you to the top of the hill. The muddy route through the jungle is infested with Leeches, so protective footwear and trekking trousers are a must for the journey.

The dense forest is a habitat for many species of poisonous snakes so ankle-length footwear is more protective than normal shoes.

Pack first aid and necessary meds, as the amenities throughout the trekking are basic. So carrying enough water and Snacks is a must for the journey. Carrying torches and insect repellent is a must. The route passes through a wild reserve, so maintaining silence and keeping littering to the minimum is safe. Carry only essential things and travel light to avoid unwanted exhaustion.

Other attractions of Kodachadri

Teertha  waterfall  karnataka

As mentioned in the first paragraph Kollur Mookambika is believed to be established by Lord Parshuram. The intricate details of the ancient design will fascinate you.

The Golden and Serene Sunset at Malpe near Udupi also forces you to extend your vacation to cover more areas surrounding Kodachadri. Agastya Teertha is a waterfall situated adjacent to Kodachadri, which can only be found by local guides. This 16th-century Nagara fort is also one of the main attractions you can visit. 

Why should you be here? 

If you are a person who loves adventure, loves the thrill of nature, enjoys the serene beauty of the forest, gets amazed by lush greenery,the sheer symmetrical ASMR of paddy fields, and enjoys the cold yet refreshing waterfall. then you must be here. Let us know when you are visiting next and share your valuable experience with us.

Ajmal Sheikh

A Travel Blogger

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