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Kodachadri Trek - Jasmine of The Hills

Multiple days 09:00 PM - Kodachadri · Kodachadri · Bangalore

Nestled deep in the Western Ghats in the district of Shimoga and holding its place as the tenth highest peak in the State, Kodachadri is home to lush green jungle trails through dense tropical forests, picturesque waterfalls and mesmerizing landscapes. Located in the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary, it also forms the perfect backdrop to the Moola Mookambika Temple, believed to be the place of origin of Goddess Mookambika. Catching a glimpse of the evening sun set into the Arabian Sea from its peak offers an enchanting experience a combination of mountain and ocean, that very few peaks in the Country can boast of.

DAY 0: Leave from Bangalore at 21:00 Hrs

DAY 1: 

  • 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 Camp fire

DAY 2: 

  • Visit Nagara Fort
  • Reach Bangalore by 21:30 Hrs (approx)

INCLUDED:

  • Transportation (Non AC) to and fro from Bangalore
  •  Food(Veg) – 2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch & 1 Dinner
  • Sharing basis accommodation in homestay.
  • Jeep Ride
  • Forest Permits
  • Experience that you gain

NOT INCLUDED:

  •  Any kind of insurance
  •  Personal Expense(snacks, mineral water etc.)
  •  Anything not included in the inclusions above

THE TRAIL:

There are mainly three trails to the peak apart from several other less explored ones. The most popular, as well as the most challenging, is the one via Hidlumane Falls starting from either Sampekatte or Marakuttaka and is the one you’ll be taking on your trek to the peak. This trail is relatively steep and rugged and requires you to make your way through thick forests, gentle streams and quite literally climb a waterfall which becomes a whole another ballgame during peak monsoons. Despite the efforts, the journey to the top is one you’ll remember and be proud of as you’re transported to another world, with magical sights, untouched forests and challenging climbs at every corner.

The other relatively easier trail is the one from Karakatte via Santhosh Hotel, Valur (Trek Route 2 in the image above). Private vehicles can easily come up till the tiny settlement housing the hotel and one can begin their trek from here which takes around 4-5 hours to reach the peak.

The third trail is actually a jeep route and is the longest of the three and is one which you’ll be taking on your descend from Kodachadri.

All three trails eventually culminate at the Moola Mukambika temple which also houses a PWD guest house that serves as an important landmark on your way to the peak. From here the peak is around 2 kms.

Day 0 – Depart for Kodachadri

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 your fellow trekkers better.

Day 1 – Trek to Kodachadri (via Hidlumane Falls)

The cosy 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 a 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 for 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.

Day 2 – Visit Nagara Fort

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 Kabaddi with your trek mates. The options are endless when it comes to while away your time here before heading back to Bangalore and concluding the trip with Plan The Unplanned with a lot of good memories and friends made.

NOTE:

  1. Consumption of alcohol, intoxicants, and smoking would not be tolerated during the entire course of the journey. Kindly co-operate with us to make the experience more fun.
  2. Put Litter in its place, do not trash the mother earth.
  3. Plan The Unplanned shall not be responsible for any of your belongings, valuables, jewelry etc. Kindly do take care.
  4. In the case of traffic delays or breakdowns expect a few delays in reaching the destination.
  5. All the meals will be Veg if included

 

Pick Up/ Drop Point

Following are your pickup/drop locations. You could let us know which would be appropriate to you before the trek in advance. Also note, the drop points would be the same as pick up.

  1. Fabindia – House No. 54, 17th Main Road, Opp. Madivala Masjid, Koramangala 2nd Block, Sidharata Colony, Santhosapuram, Koramangala 2nd Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  2. New Shanti Sagar Hotel – Old Airport Road, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  3. KTM Mekhri Circle – Mekhri Circle Junction, Raj Mahal Vilas Extension, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Kindly note the timings for the above pickups, would be updated to you a day before the trek.

Things To Carry

We request you to kindly carry the following. It’s better to be prepared rather than not prepared.

  • Yourself (That’s most important – after all you paid us!)
  • Rucksack (Just stuff your things in!)
  • 2 water bottle – 1 litre each (Dehydration is much needed.)
  • Torch/Headlamp (It’ll be really dark at night.)
  • Portable charger (You might just want to keep your phone aside, but then, selfies toh banta hai!)
  • Deodorant (You shouldn’t stink!)
  • Paytm balance (Thanks to Demonetization)
  • Money (You’ll not need it, but do carry some!)
  • Energy Food ( Chocolate bars, Electrolyte drinks – Glucon-D, etc ) (You can carry some extra – we don’t mind to share!)
  • Raincoat / Bag cover (Of course, you don’t want your rucksack to get all wet!)
  • An extra pair of clothes, socks, undergarments, T-Shirt (And we don’t want you to walk in drenched clothes!)
  • Flip-flops (Just to laze around the campsite.)
  • First Aid Kit (along with personal medicine as per your requirement)
  • Toilet kit (Not much would be required – just your toothbrush would do)
  • Towel (Oh! We believe in saving water. Let’s ditch bathing for two days!)

OPTIONAL: AUX CABLE, UNO, BLUETOOTH SPEAKER,  GUITAR/ANY MUSIC INSTRUMENT, or any other games.

Pick Up/ Drop Point

Following are your pickup/drop locations. You could let us know which would be appropriate to you before the trek in advance. Also note, the drop points would be the same as pick up.

  1. Fabindia – House No. 54, 17th Main Road, Opp. Madivala Masjid, Koramangala 2nd Block, Sidharata Colony, Santhosapuram, Koramangala 2nd Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  2. New Shanti Sagar Hotel – Old Airport Road, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  3. KTM Mekhri Circle – Mekhri Circle Junction, Raj Mahal Vilas Extension, Armane Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Kindly note the timings for the above pickups, would be updated to you a day before the trek.

Things To Carry

We request you to kindly carry the following. It’s better to be prepared rather than not prepared.

  • Yourself (That’s most important – after all you paid us!)
  • Rucksack (Just stuff your things in!)
  • 2 water bottle – 1 litre each (Dehydration is much needed.)
  • Torch/Headlamp (It’ll be really dark at night.)
  • Portable charger (You might just want to keep your phone aside, but then, selfies toh banta hai!)
  • Deodorant (You shouldn’t stink!)
  • Paytm balance (Thanks to Demonetization)
  • Money (You’ll not need it, but do carry some!)
  • Energy Food ( Chocolate bars, Electrolyte drinks – Glucon-D, etc ) (You can carry some extra – we don’t mind to share!)
  • Raincoat / Bag cover (Of course, you don’t want your rucksack to get all wet!)
  • An extra pair of clothes, socks, undergarments, T-Shirt (And we don’t want you to walk in drenched clothes!)
  • Flip-flops (Just to laze around the campsite.)
  • First Aid Kit (along with personal medicine as per your requirement)
  • Toilet kit (Not much would be required – just your toothbrush would do)
  • Towel (Oh! We believe in saving water. Let’s ditch bathing for two days!)

OPTIONAL: AUX CABLE, UNO, BLUETOOTH SPEAKER,  GUITAR/ANY MUSIC INSTRUMENT, or any other games.

Trek Dates
  • 26th-28th Oct 2018
  • 2nd-4th Nov 2018
  • 9th-11th Nov 2018
  • 23rd-25th Nov 2018
  •  7th-9th Dec 2018
  •  21st-23rd Dec 2018
  • 28th-30th Dec 2018
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Kodachadri, Valur, Karnataka 577452

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dates Friday, 26 Oct 09:00 PM - Sunday, 30 Dec 09:30 PM See all dates

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