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Best Trekking Tours in Shimoga

If you cannot resist the calling of a trail then Shimoga should be your next holiday destination. 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 Karnataka. The spectacular laser light show is a treat to the eyes. A hike to the golden lake town of ‘Honnermaradu’ by the back waters 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.

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    Kodachadri Peak Trek in Shimoga
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    About the Activity:For those who are looking forward to partake in some adventure next weekend, we offer this 2 days trekking trip 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 and transportation from Bangalore to the location and return.

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    Trek to Kodachadri, Shimoga
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    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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  • About the Activity:Fixed departure date: 20th January, 2017Shimoga 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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  • About the Activity:Brace yourself to find the breathtaking panoramic view of the Kodachadri Hills in Valur, Karnataka. The 1343 meter altitude where the hills are situated at has a dense forest around. Every year the peak is explored by thousands of people.The Mookambika Temple in Kollur is quite near to the peak. It also acts as the favourite home for several endangered species of flora and fauna and thus it has the description; a biodiversity hotspot.Whet your stamina to climb the tricky terrains on this 2 day trekking trip from Bangalore and reach the top of the hill where you will be able to grasp the enormous stretches of the Western Ghats. The plethora of natural spectacle in Kodachadri won't be ending. Visit Hidlumane Waterfalls on your trip in addition to your tour of Nagara fort as well.This package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip which is inclusive of pick up and drop off at Bangalore.

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    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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    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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    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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    About the activity:The city of history and beautiful nature, spend a weekend in Shimoga with your loved ones and revel in the glory and splendour of Mother Nature! Head for an exciting island trek to Sharavathi Backwaters with your close friends and family members! Sharavati valley is also known as the "The Valley of Water" and proves to be a sight for the eyes! The town nearest to Sharavathi valley is Sagara Taluk which is 30kms before the Sharavathi valley. It has tropical rain forests spread around it adding the thrill of the unknown! Explore the unique beauty of this hilly and rocky paradise with your camera in tow and enjoy every minute that you spend here with your friends this weekend! Known for its rugged terrains and relatively easy climbs, Shimoga and Sagara will leave you in awe and give you amazing memories to cherish for a lifetime!

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  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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shreya bhayani

28 February 2017

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 :)

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Roopika Srinivas

10 October 2014

Wonderful! Truly an enchanting experience. Little did I think that this place is going to influence me so much when I signed up for this trek along with my friend. You don't have to be a pro to trek Kodachadri. The distance and different terrains makes the trek a bit difficult and adventurous. But the feeling when you reach the peak is just unparalleled! :)

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Mudit Jain

10 October 2014

Awesome experience!!!! Very beautiful place and the waterfall in between trek made the experience even more delightful. We were lucky enough that there were very few leeches :) And the last our trek guide made this experience a life long remembering experience. A must visit to Kodachadri....!!

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Kanaka Kapoor

16 October 2015

Kodachadri is certainly one of the most beautiful trekking trails, one fact that I realized after spending 10 years in Karnataka. Beautiful place, loved the trekking and the entire region is so calm that it automatically de-stresses you.

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Vishal

25 July 2017

"Great trek.. Must visit places for all the trekkers... Nice stay with good food... Best guide.. "

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Aravindhan P

27 May 2015

For the beginners Kodachadri is one of the best trek to kick start with your trekking boot-rockets as me and my friends scored out the long pending to do list with our first trek to this enchanting hills. First of all if you are a bangalorean you need to bide up yourself as the journey to Kodachadri itself will cover around 422 odd kms and then your day 1 trek starts from the base camp. The entire tiresome journey would fade away once you take a sight of the fascinating hillside with very a little human movement. The best part of our trek was the falls we found in the middle of the jungle as all in a sudden it popped up from nowhere(Disclaimer: Your energy would drain up here if you take a shower at falls as the real trek to the up hill starts from this point). We took this trek on Offseason in the month of April and was tested thoroughly for our stamina & endurance. Day 2 was fun filled with early morning kayaking, hanging bridge and some exploration on a fort. Food at homestay is too good as you would feel the same as the name states. On a note to complete its a must go trek with your friends and family :)

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Anilabh Bharadwaj

28 December 2015

Beautiful hills with an ambience to kill for. Went trekking here with a group of high energy techies who really loved the weather and the guides. Nice idea for a quick weekend getaway guys. Worth the money!!! go for it everyone!!!

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Aparajita Raychaudhury

05 October 2015

An awe-inspiring, awesome and a lot of "aww"s defined the trip! Am so glad I dared try this! The trek coordinator (Sujay) skillfully talked (and pulled) me into climbing on rocks and trees I was sure I can't (ignoring a lot of "you are nuts" comments, I must add), the team was super (we really bonded over the difficult parts of the trek & the night's camp fire), the atmosphere so peaceful, especially the morning-after visit to the completely deserted backwaters - what more do you need for a great trip? Only problem was the TT - the driver turned it in to a "Flying Machine" and a barely 5-feet tall me found the leg space on the cramped side. Sujay's informal hospitality, patience with trekking novices (and an unfit one at that), willingness to consider any and all reasonable (and unreasonable) demands (we quite literally gave him a head-ache, I believe; but he remained invariably even tempered & welcoming), flexibility about plans and the ability to keep everyone (with various levels of adventure craving and endurance/fitness) happy, safe and motivated really made this experience with Explore2Escape a memorable one. Will certainly recommend this tour and operator! (Picture Courtesy - Krishna Vasudevan & Sujay Kenchi)

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Gajbaahu Kakkar

12 April 2014

The Kundadri Peak is located 80 km from Shimoga and around 20 km from Thirthahalli. It is known for its pristine beauty. We had a great time at this trek. I so suggest this to all my friends already. I had a great trek in short. It was one of the best treks we had. I surely love this and would like to do it again sometime. Only that this place is far from my city and the travel expenses are huge.

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