If you what to take break from the daily boring routine and thinking for some enthusiastic activity, than Kodachadri can give you more.
It offers venture, darling experiences when you explore the nooks and corners of the hills.
Kodachadri is situated deep into the district of shimoga(karnataka).The place is tenth highest peak in the state located in Mookambika wildlife sanctuary.
Kodachadri trek welcomes you with the carpet of widely spread grassland, with the sound of waterfalls soothing to the ears, paddy field standing as waiting for a long to take you in its arm, with richness of different species of birds and trees appealing to come and be delighted with our charm.
Difficulty level: moderate
Trek type: Trail through forests, wildlife and grasslands
Base: Nittur /Kattinhole /vallur
Duration: 2 days
Max altitude: 4302 ft
HEY GUYS!!!LETS SEE WHAT WE HAVE TO GET EXHILARATED
its superabundant greenery, Mesa at the height of 5,735 ft (1.75 km) hotspot for trekkers.
Cloud and mist
Adding to the greenery, drama and different shades of cloud and mist tries to catch the attention of travelers.
Birds and landscape
It’s a heaven for bird lover and bird watcher. Chirping of bird can be heard from morning to evening and one can find many rare species of birds.
Come and satisfy your thirst of photography as the variant landscape are mean for it.
Series of seven waterfalls make Hidkumane waterfall. you cannot stop yourself from taking a cool bath into it or at least dip your feet into it.
If you are in Bangalore You can also see Kudremukh Trek.
HIDLUMANE WATER WITH ITS OWN BEAUTY AND CHARM
Temple of Mookambika
KODACHADRI IS A BLLEND OF BEAUTY AND HISTORY
A sacred temple situated in the foothills of kodachadri hill, on southern bank of Soupamika.
Story related with the temple is that-goddess mookambika fought and killed the demon.
Another story is that -great philosopher and theologian Adi Shankara visited the peak and meditated at the top during 7th A.D.
Since the temple is at the peak most of the time, it is covered with mist and fog.
Sunrise and sunset
If you get up early in the morning you can catch the nostalgic sunrise and at evening the sunset.
Its gives hope, faith and peace to the soul.
- Glimpse of sunset into the Arabian sea offers enchanting experience.
Places to visit at kodachadri
Sunset in kodachadri.
So how to reach!!!
Here, we have the way-
Trek can be done from villages Nittur or kattinahole or valkur side.
Kodachadri starts from Nittur which 110 km away from district shimoga.
- One can take direct bus from Bangalore or can opt a car or simply jeep is the most preferred medium for trekking.
- Mangalore international airport is nearby that makes it easier for pilgrims and travellers to reach at their destination.
Best time for trekking
Trekking can be done throught the year but during winter just post monsoon is the best time .
- During October to February trees are full of new leaves and flowers bloom ,and many migratory birds come during winter.
- Post monsoon the whole region get alive with greenery.
Where to stay?
You can take your own tent with you if you want to enjoy trek in solidarity.
PWD guest house is there that charges minimum of 150 per person and one can stay there.
- Nagara police station is located nearby but no ATM.
- Phone network is slow.
Things to take on trek:-
1.identity card of each people with you.
2.first aid kit
4.trekking poles (if required)
5.high calorie snacks
6.Electrolyte and batteries.
7.trekking shoes, poles
8.DSLR/GOPRO camera .
9.Tent according to the number of people.
10.last but not the least energy and much confidence .
1 .Trekking during heavy monsoon can be dangerous as it becomes difficult to cross the waterfall through slippy rocks and leeches are another problem too.
So don’t plan your vacation during monsoon .
But with all precautions you can make this trekking tour a memorable and mesmerising experience of you life.