Kodachadri is a mountain peak (altitude – 1343 m above sea level) in the Western Ghats in South India (Karnataka State). The name is a corruption of the Sanskrit word “Kutakachalam.” Kodachadri forms a picturesque background to the famous temple of Mookambika in Kollur. Situated in the middle of Mookambika National Park, it is home to several endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna. Tha rain forests loom in a perpetual layer of mist around the peak.
This is the highest peak in Shimoga District. At the peak it is believed that ‘Shankaracharya’ meditated. And to substantiate the same you will find a ‘Sarvajna Peetha’ at the top.
En route to the peak you will also find a moderate sized water fall deep inside the evergreen forest of Kodachadri, which is called ‘Hidlumane Falls’.
The peak presents a not to be missed life-time opportunity in the evening as the sun sets in the west. You can also have a golden glimpse of the Arabian sea for a moment.
0th Day: Meet the Group and Departure from Bangalore
1st Day: Trek to Kodachadri Peak
2nd Day: Visit Nagara fort and return to Bangalore
Price (Bangalore to Bangalore)
|Triple Occupancy||3499 / Person|
Itinerary (Bangalore to Bangalore)
0th Day : Meet the Group and Departure from Bangalore
Leave from Bangalore at 21:00 hrs
(People are requested to have light dinner before departure.)
An overnight bus journey of 397 km commences from Bangalore to Kollur. We shall have a brief orientation followed by a fun-filled ice-breaking session where you will get to know more about your fellow trekkers.
1st Day : Trek to Kodachadri Peak
- Reach Homestay – Freshen up & Breakfast
- Bus Ride to Trek Start Point
- Start the Trek
- Hidlumane Falls
- Mookambika Temple
- Kodachadari Summit
- Descend via Jeep Ride
- Dinner and Campfire
The cozy little homestay near Sampekatte, which is a short drive away from the starting point of our trek is as close to home as a homestay could get and the strictly authentic local vegetarian cuisine served here is a delight to the senses and an experience in itself. Add to that the extremely friendly old couple running the place, look after your every need.
After a quick freshen up and fulfilling breakfast, we pack our bags again and get prepped for a long day of trekking. There are mainly five milestones that one needs to look out for on this trail. The first is an open field of meadow that pops up out of nowhere amidst thick forest trails. Numerous paddy fields later, the trail ultimately leads up to a house where a small surprise awaits for the tired trekkers. Spoiler alert, the challenging part of the trek actually starts from here.
The second is the much-awaited Hidlumane Falls which is a combination of seven waterfalls and making your way up each of them is an adventure on its own. However, your efforts are duly rewarded with spectacular views of the main waterfall cascading down on you from a
height of around 60 feet. The feeling of pristine water gushing over your tired bodies will be therapy, to say the least. Do refill your water bottles here as you’re going to need it for the trek ahead.
An almost vertical climb on the front face of the trail over tree roots and slippery rocks from the Kodachadri Falls leads to steeper meadows that eventually end up on the top of the very first peak on this trail. This forms the third milestone and is a good place to rest and have some much-deserved lunch.
Further, the trail diverges only to merge again until it joins the jeep trail that leads up to the Kodachadri Temple. This is your fourth milestone and is also the point from where you’ll be boarding the jeep on your way down.
From here, a rocky trail through a cliff’s edge ultimately leads you to the fifth and final milestone of the trek which is the Kodachadri peak itself. Here you will find the Sarvajna Peetha, a small temple-like structure made of stone where Adi Sankaracharya, an 8th-century Indian philosopher and theologian is said to have mediated. Apart from this, grand vistas all around and the view of the sunset over the Arabian Sea scattering a myriad of hues all across the vast evening sky make all your efforts worthwhile and fill you with a sense of achievement that no corporate targets or performance bonuses can offer.
2nd Day : Visit Nagara fort and return to Bangalore
- Visit Nagara Fort
- Reach Bangalore by 21:30 Hrs (approx)
Today, we shall head towards the Nagara Fort located in the Shimoga district of the state of Karnataka. Built-in the 16th Century, the ruins of this fort still hold on to its old-world charm and essence of heritage. The gorgeous sight of the fort that you’ll get when you are driving your way will make you stop in order to visit the fort. It’s in size not much huge but there’s something about this place that’ll just leave you awestruck.
Once here, enjoy the stunning views atop the fort, explore its ruins, laze around on its accompanying grasslands or play an exciting game of Kabadi with your trek mates. The options are endless when it comes to while away your time here before heading back to Bangalore
- Sharing basis accommodation in dormitories
- Separate rooms for men & women
- Breakfast on Day 1 & Day 2
- Packed Lunch on Day 1
- Dinner for Day 1
- All meals included will be Veg
- Non-A/C Tempo Traveller or Mini-bus with push back seats depending on group size
- Bangalore to Bangalore
- Trek Leads
- Forest Guide
- Forest Permits
- Off-Road Jeep ride from Kodachadri Peak to Base Camp
- Campfire (Dependant on weather conditions)
Lunch & Dinner on Day 2
Anything apart from mentioned in Inclusions
No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.
Free Cancellation upto 45 days before the departure date
44 Days to 30 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.
29 Days to 20 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
19 Days to 10 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost along with the booking amount will be charged as a cancellation fee.
10 Days to 6 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee.
6 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost will be charged as a cancellation fee.
No Show . No refund.
Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.
If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.
Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.
Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.
Things To Pack
Down Jacket (Main jacket)
Tshirt or Fleece
Extra pair of Socks
Rucksack (At least 40L)
Mufflers/ Neck Warmer
Extra pair of Clothes
First Aid Kit
*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season
Road trips from Bangalore under Rs 6000 by car.
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