Kodachadri Trek, Shimoga

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Overview

The outskirts of the state of Karnataka are blessed with some of the most amazing landscapes that are home to numerous peaks and waterfalls. One amongst them is Shivmogga, also known as Shimoga. Famous for its numerous waterfalls and mountain peaks, it is one of the most ideal nature getaways close to Bangalore that one can embark on. The destination rests peacefully on the banks of the Tunga River, making up for its soothing and salubrious climate.

In the varied beauties of this awesome destination lies the Kodachadri Peak, which boasts of lush green forests on its summit. The peak also holds the distinction of being a Natural Heritage site as declared by the government of Karnataka. Nestled amidst the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Kodachadri is located at 1,343 meters above the sea level. Designated as the 10th tallest peak in the state and a precious natural heritage location, Kodachadri trek boasts of compact forests, beautiful waterfalls en route gorgeous jungle trails, and picturesque landscapes. 

The name of Kodachadri is derived from the words Kodacha and Adri, which in the local language means home of the hill jasmine flowers. The peak of Kodachadri is a perfect canvas like the backdrop to the famous Mookambika Temple and also the Mookambika National Park. Being in the heart of this National Park, there are various opportunities for wildlife and trekking enthusiasts. Kodachadri Trekking offers the adventurists the opportunity to explore the lush green hillside views and celebrate the wonders of nature. 

The peak is also home to a stunning range of Biodiversity such as Malabar Langoor, Malabar Pied Hornbill, and Indian Rock Python among many others. On the Kodachadri Trekking experience, you can experience the best of what this land of the varied beauties of nature has to offer and experience the serene environment with camping right in the middle of the woods.

Duration of the Tour: 1N/2D

Altitude: 1343 m

Temperature Range: Fluctuates according to the season with heavy rainfall for 8 months in a year. Summers generally sees a temperature ranging between 25 °C to 35 °C.

Meal Types: Veg, (Breakfast x2, Lunch, Dinner, tea/coffee/snacks)

Activities: Trekking, Campfire

Difficulty Level of Kodachadri Trek: Average – Challenging

 

Kodachadri Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 –

     

    Get an overnight journey from Bangalore after getting picked up from the different spots at the different time given below.

    First Pickup: Indiranagar, Near CMH Park at 8.30 PM

    Second Pickup: Domlur, New Shanthi Sagar Hotel at 8.45 PM

    Third Pickup: MG Road, opposite to 1 MG Lido Mall at 9.00 PM

    Fourth Pickup: Goraguntepalya Metro station at 9.30 PM

    Reach the campsite around 06:00 AM and freshen up.

    Around 08:00 AM, begin your journey to Kumble Village and Hidlumane Waterfalls after breakfast.

    Relax for some time near the waterfall.

    Proceed trekking to the top of the peak and have lunch on the way up.

    Enjoy the serenity at its best from the top and spend some good time there.

    Descend to the campsite via jeep ride after Sunset.

    Retire for the night after dinner.

  • Day 2 –

     

    Wake up early and freshen up.

    Pack your bags and check-out from the campsite around 09:00 AM.

    Start travelling to Nagara Fort. Enjoy the glimpses of an elegant fort and after sometime commence your return journey.

    Have a self-sponsored lunch en route.

    Wind up the tour after you get dropped back.

 

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FAQs

There are no particular age restrictions for trekking in Sandhan Valley. If you are fit enough and do not have any health issues, then you can trek your way up to the top and stay over night

The tarkarli beach scuba diving activity duration is for one day. The reporting time for the activity is at 9:30 AM and the departure time is at 3:30 PM. During this time, you can enjoy professional diving experience under the guidance of a professional diver.

What is Sandhan Valley famous for?

The distance between Sandhan Valley and Pune is nearly 195 km. Similar to Mumbai, one can take a train or state transport bus from Pune to Igatpuri. From there, there are lots of private vehicles available to reach Samrad village.

Here, tourists generally go for jeep travel by sharing the amount (Shared jeeps has cost Rs. 50/- per head). After arriving at Samrad village, you need to go by a private vehicle and reach the Sandhan Valley. If you’re planning for Sandhan Valley Trek, it is better to check with the locals whether it is good to go.