18 Best Trekking Tours in Shimoga - 2020 (with 4251 Reviews)

If you cannot resist the calling of a trail then a trekking tour in Shimoga should be part of your next holiday plan. It is a charming hill station in Karnataka with stunning landscapes and gorgeous waterfalls. The salubrious climate with lush green rainforests is a haven for a nature lover. The land is full of scenic trails dotted with streams and waterfalls. Dare to tread along the rugged fascinating terrain with varied flora and fauna. After all, memories made in the mountains stay in your hearts forever.

 

Shimoga is blessed with a varied landscape and has something for every traveler. The iconic Jog falls with a faint cover of clouds, an unforgiving gush of water and an occasional hint of the rainbow make it one of the most sought after trekking trips in Shimoga. The spectacular laser light show is a treat to the eyes. A hike to the golden lake town of ‘Honnemaradu’ by the backwaters of Sabarmati River has stunning views of sunrise and sunset. A walk through wilderness will lead you to the ‘Sakrebailu elephant camp’ where you can play and splash water with the elephants. The ‘Kedali trek’ is for history buffs with the ancient Rameshwar temple which houses a treasure trove of intricate carvings and sculptures. A lover of the wilderness, head to the jungles of ‘Agumbe’ and get surrounded by emerald green trees and enchanted by the ethereal beauty of rainforests.

A trek to the Kundadri Hill and the Jain temple is a heavenly experience for adventure lovers with rich woodlands. So log off, shut down and go over the mountains through the woods for the best trekking tours in Shimoga.

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The Kodachadri Trek | Flat 20% off 2D/1N ₹ 2000 5.0 star View Details
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Sharavathi Backwaters Island Trek, Shimoga 2D/2N ₹ 3450 5.0 star View Details
Rainforest Exploration Tour to Agumbe 3D/2N ₹ 10500 4.0 star View Details
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The Kodachadri Trek | Flat 20% off Best Seller
The Kodachadri Trek | Flat 20% off

2D/1N

Shimoga

TREK DISTANCE    14 km (to and fro) TREK DATES    27th - 28th Feb 2020 | 1st - 3rd Mar 2020 | 4th - 6th Mar 2020 | 5th - 7th Mar 2020 TREK LEVEL    Easy-Moderate MAX ALTITUDE    1,343 meters above sea level TRAIL TYPE    Dense Tropical Rainforests, Waterfalls, Meadows and Cliffs About the Destinations: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: Average - Challenging
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Kodachadri Trek, Shimoga | Book @ Flat 20% off Best Seller
Kodachadri Trek, Shimoga | Book @ Flat 20% off

2D/1N

Chikmagalur

About the Kodachadri Trek:For those who are looking forward partaking in some adventure next weekend, we offer this 2 days trek to Kodachadri Hills in Shimoga district. The peak is situated at a height of 1343 M and it is the 10th highest peak in Karnataka dotted by thick forests and rich fauna. Start the trip from Bangalore after getting picked up from different spots that would be informed prior. Tread along the rugged, challenging and fascinating trails and on the top of the peak, you will see the stunning nature. Capture the best colours sky shows during the sunset from such an elevation. Visit Shivappanaika's Fort at Nagara and Hidlumane Waterfalls during the trip. The package includes food, accommodation, guide, and transportation from Bangalore to the location and returns.Kodachadri Trek Total Distance:14 KM (To and Fro)Difficulty Level of Kodachadri Trekking: Moderate (No prior experience of trek required)Minimum number of people required for trekking to Kodachadri: 1
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Sharavathi Backwaters Island Trek, Shimoga Featured
Sharavathi Backwaters Island Trek, Shimoga

2D/2N

Shimoga

About the Activity:Disconnect yourself from the obnoxious city sights and revive in the midst of flawless carvings of nature, enough to keep your hearts at ease.Set your destination as Sharavathi Valley for your next weekend for embracing the pure form of nature unique and unseen anywhere else.To join this two day trekking trip, get picked up from the different locations around Bangalore on a Friday night and take an overnight journey to reach the untiring spot rich with dense greenery, the perfect array of high hills and the unaltered backwaters.Sharavathi is a paradise for nature lovers, so this trip would come up with a great deal of energy, peace and enthusiasm to all those protectors of this wonderful portrayal.Stroll around the best parts of Sharavathi, visit the flamboyant cascade, Unchalli Falls, indulge in a breathtaking swimming and experience happiness at its peak while you camp amid the wild thickets.Total trekking distance would be 12 KMs.
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Rainforest Exploration Tour to Agumbe
Rainforest Exploration Tour to Agumbe

3D/2N

Shimoga

About the Activity:Fixed departure date: 10th February, 2017Take part in a very different tour next weekend to Agumbe, one of the must visited places in South India. It is a rainforest sprawling across the Western Ghats beautifully and possessing a wide collection of rare species of mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians.Check this 3 day package which gives you a set of cherish-able memories inside a thick rain forest famous for the heavy rainfall and known as the Cherrapunji of South India.By extending an extravagant time to those who love nature, Agumbe shares some of the relishing views of the forest canopy with numerous streams inside.Listen to experts who have great knowledge about the ecology and eco system prevailing in Agumbe and feel more excited when you spot some of the very unique animals found only here.An inevitable splendid weekend getaway would be waiting for you eagerly. The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
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Trek to Kodachadri with Kayaking
Trek to Kodachadri with Kayaking

2D/1N

Shimoga

About the activity: Get picked up from Bangalore and head for an enchanting trek to Kodachadri with your loved ones.To make the trek interesting, you will take the Hidlumane route where on the trek you can explore waterfalls and proceeding further in to the wildlife zone, you can spot wildlife and the forest area make for a good sight. Moving further upwards, you can spot the jeep track which joins the main route towards Kodachadri.The peak is again 2 kilometers from this place and when you trek to the tip, you will see the Shankara point or Sarvajna Peeta. View the sunset on the background of Arabian Sea and explore the different areas around the place and revel in pure adventure.Conclude your trip by getting dropped back to Bangalore. 
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492 Ratings

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Trek to Kodachadri Peak
Trek to Kodachadri Peak

2D/1N

Shimoga

About the Activity:Trek to Kodachadri is an exciting invitation to all those who love to make their weekends eventful. So for those are looking forward to partake in some adventure, this 2 days trekking trip would be suitable.The peak is situated at a height of 1343 M and it is the 10th highest peak in Karnataka dotted by thick forests and rich fauna. Also, it is the center of attraction of Mookambika region, so that it beckons multitude of seasonal travelers and hike lovers.On this trek, you will tread along the rugged, challenging and fascinating trails and on the top of the peak you will see the stunning nature.Visit the different waterfalls and Nagar Fort as well during the trip. The package includes food, accommodation and transportation from Bangalore to the location and return.
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197 Ratings

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197 Ratings

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Trek to Sharavathi Valley
Trek to Sharavathi Valley

2D/1N

About the Activity:Fixed departure date: 25th January, 2018Shimoga district has plenty of serenity in it, but the Sharavathi river valley is something that can be considered to be an ecological paradise.The Sharavathi river is the highlight over here that starts at Ambuthirtha and goes through Thirthahalli taluk and it flows north-west and drops down in the Ghats at the Jog Falls.Get picked up from Bangalore to indulge in the trek. The valley is evergreen to semi-evergreen forest along with moist deciduous type of forests.Visit the Sharavathi Backwater which is about 60 KM in length and about 15 KM wide. This backwater consists of lots of islands with thick vegetation and a lot of wild life in it including some rare birds.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
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69 Ratings

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69 Ratings

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Narasimha Parvatha Eco Trek near Agumbe in Shimoga
Narasimha Parvatha Eco Trek near Agumbe in Shimoga

2D/1N

About the Activity:Fixed departure: 23rd SeptemberNarasimha Parvatha in Rushyasringapura near Agumbe in Karanataka state is known for the unaltered greenery and incomparable serenity enhanced by the presence of chilled climatic conditions round the year.This who crave fro solitude can blindly select this tallest peak in Agumbe ranges which is at a height of 3772 feet gives you ultimate while during trekking or rock climbing.The trip starts from Bangalore and through out the activity, there will be an expert to accompany you who knows about the environment and the landscape in detail.A visit to Jogi Gundi / Siri Mane waterfalls adds more enthusiasm to the whole trip.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation which is inclusive of pick up and drop off.
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39 Ratings

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39 Ratings

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Sharavathi Valley Trek from Bangalore
Sharavathi Valley Trek from Bangalore

2D/2N

Shimoga

About the Activity:Located 350 km from Bangalore the untouched Sharavathi valley is an ideal destination to explore, discover, and have a mesmerizing experience in a tranquil surrounding.Start your trip from the mentioned pick up points, Indira Nagar 09:30 PM, Domlur 09:45 PM and Magrath road 10:00 PM on 22nd April 2016.Reach the Antargange camp site at 07:00 AM  and enjoy the delicious breakfast provided in the campsite.Start your 22 km trekking experience on the rocky formations which makes it an ideal spot for hiking at 08:30 AM and hike towards Veegi falls.Explore the majestic mountains and the spectacular fall's. Then enjoy the delicious lunch, followed by a trek up the valley. Reach the campsite around 05: 00 PM  and rest near a campfire for an rejuvenating experience accompanied by your dinner.As the sun rises from the hill start the day with a refreshing breakfast and take walk to a nearby waterfall.After the hike depart back to Bangalore. During the journey the lunch is at your own cost.You'll reach your drop point around 10:00 PM on 24th April 2016 at your favored location.This trek enables you to witness rare nocturnal sights along the way, bask in the panoramic views of the night sky from the peak and enjoy a lively bonfire session.
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23 Ratings

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23 Ratings

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Nature Homestay near Sharavathi Backwaters
Nature Homestay near Sharavathi Backwaters

2D

Shimoga

Karnataka as a state is an overall package of adventure to experience, sights to behold and have the best time of your life in the best of stays around the area. You will find something to dazzle you at every turn and city, And one of the most dazzling areas of Karnataka is the city of Shimoga, some 300kms from Bangalore. Based on the banks of the river Tunga, the city of Shimoga is a popular gateway to the amazing hills of western ghats. A little over 70kms from the center of Shimoga is the small town of Giubbadogu. Being a neighbor to the beautiful regions of Jog Falls, Bhatkal and Sagar, the beauty of this place is somewhat synonymous to them all. And a gem in the middle of this lovely place is this homestay based pretty close to the renowned Sharavathi Valley, which is also a highlight for this stay as you will be trekking for adventure activities to the valley from the homestay. And an added advantage to that is seeing the sunset as you are frolicing in the backwaters of Sharavathi and a sunset in the most beautiful surroundings possible.HighlightsSharavati Backwaters Trek - (6 to 12 kms - Customizable trek)Sunrise from Sharavati valley view pointSharavati Backwaters visitSwimming in Sharavati BackwatersEvening stroll and Sunset point visitIndoor games like Carrom, Chess etc
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38 Ratings

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Into the Wild at Agumbe
Into the Wild at Agumbe

3D/2N

Shimoga

About the Activity:There is no need of introducing Agumbe in Shimoga since it is the famous tourist destination in South India for last some years. The main reasons for its fame are the rainforests and the serenity prevailing everywhere.Here, during the upcoming long weekend, you are invited to join a group of nature enthusiasts to explore the wilderness hidden in the mist covered Agumbe known as the Cherrapunji of the South. This is a three day tour with trekking, sightseeing, waterfall visits, sunset views, natural walks, beach strolls in Udupi and much more. You will be picked up from Bangalore on Friday at night and then the trip starts. Agumbe and Udupi are eagerly waiting to welcome you with the most natural attractions any place can display.Along with camping in the midst of wilderness, you are free to capture the best moments of your life that merges with the purity of nature at these two places.On the last day, you will be indulging in some adventure activities and water sports at the beach in Udupi and later you will be taken back to Bangalore to wind up the tour.
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35 Ratings

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35 Ratings

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Trek to Kodachadri, Shimoga
Trek to Kodachadri, Shimoga

2D/2N

Shimoga

About the Destination: Declared as one of the natural heritages in Karnataka, trek to Kodachadri is the gateway to the undulated beauty of Shimoga district. With a height of 1,343m, this peak boasts of being the 10th highest peak in Karnataka and is often called as a trekker's paradise. Though the peak is barren, its surrounding is extremely rich in flora and fauna and also serves as a home to several endangered species. As the peak is located in the heart of the Mookambika National Park, it also attracts plenitude of seasonal travellers, nature lovers and others with a spree to discover the bountiful beauty of Shimoga's nature. Also, the once a meditation ground of Adi Shankara, the vicinity is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Hindu devotees. About the Departure: Within the 2 days of this departure, you can delve deep into the pristine beauty of Shimoga and its natural marvels. Making way through the rugged, challenging and fascinating trails, this journey will finally take you to the magical Kodachadri Peak. Along your way to the peak, you can also visit several other attractions as well. This includes some of the popular and stunning waterfalls within the region, sunset point. Not just this, you can also experience night jeep off-roading during your trek to Kodachadri and satiate your adventurous requirements!
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120 Ratings

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120 Ratings

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2 Days/1 Night Kodachadri Trekking, Shimoga
2 Days/1 Night Kodachadri Trekking, Shimoga

2D/1N

Shimoga

About the Destination: Perched at 1,343 metres above sea level, Kodachadri is a winsome mountain peak in Shimoga, Karnataka. It displays the many charms if Western Ghats and was awarded the title of natural heritage site by Government Karnataka. A biodiversity hotspot, this is 10th highest peak of the state. About the Activity: Explore the salubrious settings of Kodachadri trekking experience. The activity is nothing short of exciting and refreshing as you make your way amidst the many charms of nature. Enjoy the trail through forests and landscapes covered in a carpet of green. Also, come across a cascading waterfall that heightens the experience. Once on the top, you can lap up great sights of the hilly areas yonder and the clear blue sky above. The trekking activity takes place over a day, starting from the morning and ending by evening. Safety is given prime importance as the ratio is one professional instructor to 10 people. Local guides are hired to ensure extra safety.
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34 Ratings

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34 Ratings

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Kodachadri Trek with Kayaking
Kodachadri Trek with Kayaking

2D/1N

Shimoga

About the Activity:Capture a seat fast in this wonderful package that comes up with adventure to the fullest that too at a breathtaking location in South India encircled by hills, forests and waterfalls.Kodachadri hills are a recurring image in every trekker's dream as it gives a good amount of adventure through out its trails and bewitching sights on the top. At a height of 1343 meters you will be after the trek that would bring to you mesmerising sunset views. In addition to it, get ready to partake in kayaking that heightens the level of thrill you expect.Also, Hidlumale waterfalls and Nagara fort add on to the precious moments you will have here.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation from Bangalore to the site and return.
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179 Ratings

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Agumbe Trekking with Waterfall Visit
Agumbe Trekking with Waterfall Visit

3D/2N

About the Activity:Fixed departure: 07th October, 2016A 3 day 2 night trekking package that starts from Bangalore to Agumbe in Shimoga promises you a lot of adventure cum thrilling experiences throughout.Countless possibilities for photography are the dominant attraction of Agumbe, a pristine greenery coupled with waterfalls and peaks. Regular rainfall adds another name to Agumbe that is Cherrapunji of South India.Spot King Cobras, amphibians and reptiles while you indulge in walking through the lush green forests which make Agumbe world renowned.Onkebi waterfalls, Kattina Madike backwater and Kundadri peak are the major points that would be covered in this elaborate trekking trip.The package includes food, accommodation in tents or rooms and transportation which is inclusive of pick up and drop off from Bangalore.
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74 Ratings

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74 Ratings

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The Sharavathi Nature Trails, Thirthahalli
The Sharavathi Nature Trails, Thirthahalli

2D/1N

About the Activity: The Sharavathi Nature Trails, Thirthahalli is an off-beat idyllic ecological paradise for all those who are stuck in the humdrums of city life. Home to numerous beautiful waterfalls, enthrall in the water beauty of this stunning region. Delight in a captivating waterfalls trek with rest of the group members – enjoy the gorgeous beauty of this evergreen forest. A happy abode to various rare species of flora such as Dipterocarpus, Syzygium, Cinnamon, Diospyros, Aglaia, endemic Palms along with the globally endangered Myrist-icasps – enjoy the natural beauty of the region while embarking on this amazing Sharavathi Nature Trails, Thirthahalli. For adventure lovers, there is much more than just beautiful waterfalls and streams. Indulge in an array of water adventures available here – get your team work into action while participating in rafting with rest of the group members. Feel your heat racing as you face the water challenging while canoeing and kayaking. Relax your mind and body by taking a de-stressing swim in the water here. Return with a bag full of sweet memories with Sharavathi Nature Trails, Thirthahalli. Meal Types: Vegetarian - Lunches (2), High-Tea (1), Dinner (1) and Breakfast (2) Accommodation Types: Tented accommodation on double sharing basis Activities: Trek to water falls, Water Activities like Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking and Swimming Difficulty Level: Easy
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25 Ratings

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25 Ratings

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Agumbe Rainforest Trek and Camping
Agumbe Rainforest Trek and Camping

3D/2N

Shimoga

The days of visiting zoos to see wild animals are gone and done now. The new age concept of enjoying the best of wildlife is to go trekking in the forest with a guide in tow, who will tell you about every amazing creature living there. This monsoon trek to the Agumbe Rainforest near Shimoga district does exactly that for you. The main aim of this trek is to impart knowledge on the visitors as to how they can use it all to the effect of living harmoniously with the wilderness. An untouched heaven, this pristine rainforest is home to many amazing flora and fauna species, which are ready to entice your senses and make you stand in awe of evolution. You will get glimpses of Draco Flying Lizards, Flying Squirrels, Slender Loris, and the ruler of these parts of the rainforest, the King Cobra. Deemed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this tour that takes you to Agumbe, starting and ending in Bangalore. To make your stay comfortable here, you will be given very comfortable and cozy accommodation in tents, and you will also have hygienic and clean washrooms. Making the entire experience even more complete, the food here will be served in the local Malnad style with options available for both, Veg and Non-Veg.This experience of rainforest ecology will be one of the best ones you will ever have.About the Activity:Fixed departure: 15-06-2016-Agumbe, one of the most visited tourist places in South India is located in Shimoga district in the Malnad region of Karnataka.-It is called the Cherrapunji of the South due to the heavy rainfall year around. It is associated with rainforest conservation, documentation of medicinal plants, trekking and photography, and promotion of cottage industry.-With this 4 day trip to Agumbe from Bangalore, you can experience the wonders hidden inside the salubrious nature possessing lush green forests and picturesque waterfalls.-You will be accompanied by an expert Naturalist who will explain the biodiversity of this particular rainforest where you might spot a variety of rare species of flora and fauna.-Have a good time in such a beautiful place by indulging in short trekking, herping, and birding during your tour along with a peaceful stay inside a 300 year old property.-The package includes food, accommodation, and transportation during the trip.Age Limit- 12 to 45 yearsGroup Size- Maximum 30 people
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40 Ratings

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40 Ratings

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Trekking And Camping at Baralgundi Maralgundi Falls, Kodachadri
Trekking And Camping at Baralgundi Maralgundi Falls, Kodachadri

2D/1N

Bangalore

A trek around the Baralgundi Maralagundi Waterfalls is an amazing way to fulfil your yearnings for an adventurous trip. Laced perfectly with the beauty of nature, this 2D/1N trek takes you through dense forests, rugged terrains and finally to a picturesque cascade. Starting an overnight journey from Bangalore at around 10pm, arrive at the basecamp located at the foothills of the Kodachadri range in Shimoga by 6am next morning. After having a hearty breakfast, relax for a while and attend a briefing session with the trek facilitators. Taking you through dense and lush forests, rugged terrains and picturesque surroundings, the enthralling trek to the Baralgundi Maralgundi peak begins at 8am. Comprising a total distance of around 5km (each ways), this climb takes around 3-4hours to complete; relish packed lunch on the way. Upon arrival at the peak, witness the stunning sights and the panoramic view of the Kodachadri Range. Post this, trek down to a nearby campsite located around the Baralgundi Maralgundi Waterfalls. Witness the captivating beauty of the cascade and relax around the campsite. With the advent of the evening, enjoy the mesmeric views of the sunset and before calling it the day, savour on a delicious dinner and the camp followed by overnight stay at the camp. The next morning, after having breakfast in the camp at around 6am, start descending back to the basecamp. Upon arrival at the basecamp, freshen up and have lunch. Post this, relax for a while and depart the camp and embark on the return journey to Bangalore. Duration: This enthralling trek would cover around 7km within 10 hours of uphill and downhill trek Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
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12 September 2018
Excellent
"One hell of a crazy trek this one. The views were just splendid, and the organisers had it all charted out, and were extremely helpful. \n\nAn initial route through the forest is what we go through which is not that tiring, but after this stretch we move on to the most difficult part of the trek, where we come across the Hidlumane falls and we need to trek in quite a difficult terrain. Post all this stressful climbing, whatever the view you get is unmatched, all that pain, even though there physically, would have vanished mentally.\n\nBest to trek during monsoon or after the monsoon has receded to an extent as the hills are completely covered in green until the eyes can see. It's a treat for the eyes to feast on watching the western ghats in full glory."
04 September 2019
Excellent
My first ever trekking experience and I could not have asked for a better one. Booked for this trek just 2 days before, solely based on other trekkers' reviews and amazing pics they have posted on Thrillophilia website. Moreover, it was going to be a solo trek for me and quite obviously, I had so many questions and apprehensions but after experiencing one hell of an trekking expedition, what I could say is 'If you want to go for a trek, just go for it, don't think too much and you won't regret later'. Firstly, the tempo traveller which picked us up from Bangalore was quite comfortable and clean. Colin, who was our host for the trek initiated some ice breaking sessions at the beginning of the travel itself so that we all become familiar to our co-trekkers. Once we reached homestay at the destination point, I would say the arrangements were quite decent. Of course, we could not expect lavish facilities in an economical trip but must say, it had all that we truly required, good food, hot water shower, spacious balcony for all fun activities and amazing view outside. We were literally in the middle of the forest. Only thing that was a little turn-off for me was that the bedsheets were giving foul smell and 8 of us were sharing a single room so that one had to be patient to allow fellow trekkers for the use of washroom. However, please note there were separate rooms for guys and girls. Starting at around 10pm from Bangalore, we reached the homestay at around 5am on Saturday. We rested for few hours, had our breakfast at around 7.30 and kicked off our trekking at 8.00. To begin with, it was just a normal road with forest on either sides but soon comes the path literally through the dense forest and since it was the time of monsoon, it was drizzling a bit and the forest was full of leeches clinging onto us at every step and trying their level best to suck our blood. We were quite vigilant to get rid of them and once they were being difficult to be removed, we were using salt. Just sprinkle a little salt on them and they will detach from you instantly. After an intriguing forest journey battling those leeches, we found ourselves on a grassy open field. We then scanned our body and shoes for any more leeches and once we were clear, marched ahead through the paddy fields to the rocky terrains with water flowing by your side. Soon, we reached a small water fall area. We took some pictures at that spot and when I was thinking that we would probably go back and resume our journey from some other point, I felt quite adventurous when I came to know that we were actually going to cross the water canal and climb up to the top through the super slippery rocks by the side of the fall, all the way to the top where actually the main water fall lies. My advice is not to step on the green patches on the rocks covered with mosses, those are damn slippery and since there was nothing where you can take the support or cling onto, one have to be really careful that they don't slip through these rocks. After some uphill climbing, we finally reached to the, so far the most amazing spot, right at the main waterfall area. Without thinking twice, we rushed under the fall and trust me it felt so damn good and relaxing. It became even more thrilling when our host guided us to the small cave formed right behind the fall. It was definitely not easier to get inside with the water hitting you so hard that you could not see or breathe properly for few seconds but I felt victorious when I reached inside the cave finally and to witness the waterfall from inside the cave was a different experience altogether. Once we were done with the waterfall, came the part of journey which involves a lot of steep climbing through the forest and mostly the trails were on the edge of the hills, where we had to be careful not to slip not unless if you want to experience a free fall :-) And soon we were out on the open area again but this time it was on the steep slope of the hill and it was quite tiring to reach to the peak of the hill fighting with the muscle cramps. Nonetheless, each part of journey was fun and even more pleasing when we got to see diverse landscapes. Once we reached the peak, rested for a while, had our lunch and then started our descent downwards. The lunch box which included tomato rice was provided at the homestay in the morning itself. Soon, we were again under the attack of leeches but must say we fought bravely one more time. We then resumed our trek through a much easier lane to reach to a tea point and had a tea break. Then, came the last part of our trek, which was 1.5 kms uphill climbing to reach to Sarvajna Peetha, a small shrine dedicated to Adi Shankara. This part was even more fun as it rained heavily and the entire area was covered with fog that we could hardly see few yards ahead. Moreover, the wind was blowing so strong that sometimes I felt that it would carry me away with it. Since that spot was where our itinerary ended, we all felt so jubilant, took some pictures and then again descended back to the tea point, where a jeep took us all the way down, back to our homestay. Not to forget, the jeep ride was so damn fun that it sure would give you some chills and adrenaline rush, the reason being there's no proper road and the way the jeep's driven through the rocky, muddy and bumpy surface, it would be a memorable ride. Once we reached homestay, took bath in hot water shower and got rid of our wet clothes. We then played no. of group games like Mafia and Uno, had the dinner and called it a day. Woke up next day (Sunday) with few body aches, cramps and leech bite marks but eh! nothing could ever beat the amazing experience we had the earlier day. Wounds and pain will heal but the memories will last forever. We then had a breakfast at around 7.30 and departed back to Bangalore at 8.00. We stopped at Nagara Fort at around 30 kms from homestay, took some pics and resumed our journey. So all in all, it was a great experience getting close to the mother nature and far from these modern gadgets for a day. Besides the amazing trek we had, I would always cherish the camaraderie I shared with my co-trekkers in such a short span of time and I would really like to thank Colin, our host for organising such a wonderful trek and making us so comfortable throughout the entire trip. Colin was associated with the vendor team and as a satisfied customer, I will definitely look forward to more of such trips with the same vendor for sure. With all this, I would happily recommend my all trekking enthusiasts to go for this trek and I can vouch that you will come back with nothing but all smiles and tons of fascinating memories with you.
09 November 2018
Excellent
This was my 2nd SOLO trek through Thrillophilia. I am passionate about trekking and i feel Thrillophilia is one of the trusted platform, through them i can plan my solo trekking without any 2nd thought. Kodachadri trekking was one of my awesome experience. They experience going through Jungle, waterfall, the valley of mountain and at the end reaching to the peak of 1343m its just awesome. #loveKodachadriTrek....!!
21 January 2019
Excellent
"Kodachadri was my first trek and it was a one such trek that couldn't be better. First we started with the forest trek, to the Hidlumane falls and then ascending to the Kodachadri peak. The experience was beautiful. The fun part was the rollercoaster ride in the Jeep. All I can say is, this trip will forever be remembered thanks to the coordinators for this amazing time. I will never forget this trek and being my first trek and being a solo traveller I had a great experience."
28 February 2017
Excellent
A must go place! We started our trek early in the morning and the journey through the jungle and waterfalls was breathtaking! There were a few steep climbs too with a scorching sun above us, but all of it is worth when you reach the peak. I would suggest to rest at the peak till evening and take the jeep ride back down, coz it is one hell of adventure! On the way back, park for a while to witness the mesmerizing sunset. It will soothe you of all the pain. The next day we had Nagara Fort on the way back. A picturesque location, i must say! With so many pics, burnt calories and smiles on our faces we returned with a bag full of memories :)
25 February 2020
Excellent
"Best location. best group of people. Enjoyed every bit of the stay though the homestay food was below average but apart from that enjoyed the trip ."
07 February 2020
Excellent
It was an awesome experience. Tour guides were very friendly and the trek of almost 14 kms was a fun to be part of.
13 January 2020
Excellent
An amazing start to the year with this trek!! Wonderful organisation. Trek leads Prithvi and Bharath were so energetic and helpful. Nice hospitality provided by the homestay, lovely trek, beautiful waterfalls, fun bonfire; what more do you ask for?
04 January 2020
Excellent
"This was one of the best trip. Trek leads"
24 December 2019
Excellent
It was an impulsive decision which turned out to be an exhilarating experience. I was planning to go on a trek from long back but could not get a chance. But with Thrillophillia, it was made into reality. I was a part of the trekking group which visited Kodachadri on 20/12/2019 which turned out to be an adventure-seeking, goofy and most loving bunch of people. Our Trek lead (Habeeb) his energy was contagious. He guided us with the same energy at the start till end. He knows the route pretty well that I was effortless in following him. Everyone in the group is friendly. As I am travelling alone, I never felt lost or ignored. The itinerary and the stay are awesome. The food which was provided is satiable and filling. The transport has been changed in the last minute, but that was also great. I boarded the bus at 11:00 PM on Friday at Goruguntepalya, reached Halli Mane HomeStay by 8:00 AM on Saturday, from there we started our trek by 9:30 AM and reached Hidlumane waterfalls by 11:30 AM spent some time there and continued our journey till 2:30 PM by which we reached Devasa there we had our lunch and continued the ascend we reached Kodachadri peak by 5:30 PM and enjoyed the beautiful sunset the return was in Jeep which was a roller-coaster kind of experience and "I loved it". We reached homestay by 8:30 PM and had good dinner and spend some time near the campfire. On the next day, we started our return journey by 9:30 AM in between we visited Nagara Fort ruins. Overall it was a great hasslefree experience and a big Thumbs up to #Thrillophilia Until next time, Happy Travelling :-)

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