Kodachadri is one of the delightful mountain pinnacles of Karnataka. It is located in the west of Shimoga district, with an altitude of about 1,343 (4,406 ft) meters above the sea level. It is also recognized as a natural heritage site by Karnataka government. 13 KMs hike gives the required adrenaline rush and gives the ultimate view of Sharavathi backwaters, lush green meadows, jeep trail and dense forest. If lucky enough you can witness the magical view of Arabian sea horizon from Kodachadri peak.
Exacting Meaning of Kodachadri is “Jasmine of Hills” in the local language of Karnataka. The Place is well known for various cascades and mountain pinnacles and a standout amongst the most acclaimed waterfalls – “Hildumane Falls” is located right in the center of the valley. All the stress and tiredness wash away when you take a dip into this beautiful waterfall. If lucky you can witness double Rainbow here.
This place is best if you are a nature lover. White-bellied treepie, Pompadour green pigeon, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Great Indian Hornbill, Black-headed Oriole, Malabar Trogon, White-bellied Treepie, Yellow-browed Bulbul, Scarlet Minivet, Painted Bush Quail, Racket-tailed drongo, Black-naped Monarch and others are among the few popular citizens of this region. Know more about bird watching in Kodachadri.
The dazzling perspectives from the Kodachadri top and an enchanted delight of nightfall make this spot one of a kind contrasted with different mountains pinnacles of Karnataka. Its the 10th highest peak of Karnataka. Kodachadri frames a foundation to the well known sanctuary of Mookambika in Kollur. It is situated at a separation of 21 km from Kollur and 15 km from Nagodi town, in Hosanagara taluk. A night journey makes it’s an ideal weekend getaway close to Bangalore that one can venture into.
- Trek up to Kodachadri peak
- Hidlumane waterfalls
- Adventurous jeep ride
- Visit to Nagara fort
Trek Distance: 14 KM (To and Fro)
Difficulty Level: Moderate (No prior experience of trek required)