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Kodachadri is one of the beautiful mountain peaks 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.
Literal Meaning of Kodachadri is “Jasmine of Hills” in the native language of Karnataka. The Place is famous for numerous waterfalls and mountain peaks and one of the most famous 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 stunning views from the Kodachadri peak and a magical beauty of sunset make this place unique compared to other mountains peaks of Karnataka. Its the 10th highest peak of Karnataka. Kodachadri forms a background to the famous temple of Mookambika in Kollur. It is located at a distance of 21 km from Kollur and 15 km from Nagodi village, in Hosanagara taluk. A night journey makes it’s an ideal weekend getaway close to Bangalore that one can venture into.
Departure / Return Location : Bangalore - Kodachadri - Bangalore
Departure time : Friday 7:30 PM
Arrival time : Sunday 10:30 PM