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Roopika Srinivas

5.0

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

5.0

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....!!

Overview

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. 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Arrival

    Reach Home stay at Kodachadri Base around 06:30 AM.

    Enjoy your breakfast in Home stay.

    Start trekking by taking packed lunch around 9:00 AM.

    Reach Waterfalls at Kodachadri around 11:30 AM.

    Reach Galipata spot and have lunch packed around 01:00 PM.

    Reach the peak for an amazing 360 degree view.

    Trek back to the base.

    Reach home stay around 5:30 PM and have Hi-tea.

    Relax at the bonfire at around 7:00 PM.

    Dinner - South Meals (1 item Non-Veg).

    Accommodation in dormitory/ tents with sleeping bags.

  • Day 2 -

    Departure

    Wake up and have morning tea at around 07:00 AM.

    Have breakfast at Home stay around 09:00 AM and head out for the adrenaline pumping kayaking.

    Then depart to Bangalore.

    Visit Nagara Fort on the way.

    Continue your journey to Bangalore.

    Enjoy a self sponsored lunch at Shimoga.

    Reach Bangalore around 09:00 PM and the experience ends here.

Stay

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  • Accommodation in homestay and dormitories
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  • There is a big hall that can accommodate maximum 25 people and it has two attached washrooms and two washrooms outside.
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  • There are two rooms that can accommodate eight people each at the maximum with one attached washrooms in each room.
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  • Another room with accommodation for maximum four people but only with an outside washroom.

Meal

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  • Only Veg food available
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  • 2 Breakfasts
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  • 1 Lunch
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  • 1 Hi Tea
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  • 1 Dinner

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Sightseeing
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  • Waterfall visit
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  • Kayaking
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  • Bonfire
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  • Swimming

Other Inclusions

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  • Trekking in Kodachadri with a trained guide
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  • Campfire
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  • Sightseeing and visit to Nagara fort
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  • Sleeping Bags

Transport

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  • Shared Vehicle
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  • Non - A/C Vehicle
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  • Transportation to and from from Bangalore

Things To Carry

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  • Backpack: opt for one with broad straps
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  • Rain coat/Poncho: To shield you from the rain
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  • Personal medication and toiletries
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  • Sweaters and jackets
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  • Sports Shoes: With good traction
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  • Torch
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  • Sunscreen/cap
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  • Track pants and full sleeve cotton t-shirt

Advisory

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  • Please check with your tour operator for any forest permission requirements.
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  • Do not expect luxury as we will be traversing through pristine and untamed nature.
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  • Tent accommodation can be provided on prior request.
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  • Avoid uncomfortable clothing during the activities (like sarees).
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  • Carrying jewellery or other valuables is not advisable.
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  • No smoking and consumption of alcohol before or during the activity.
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  • Plastics like chocolate wrappers, water bottles, beverages bottle, poly-ethane covers should be disposed off appropriately.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If any cancellations are made before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • No Refund Applicable

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 15 minutes of successful booking.

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    Story by Roopika Srinivas

     Rated : 5.0

    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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    Story by Mudit Jain

     Rated : 5.0

    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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    Story by Aravindhan P

     Rated : 5.0

    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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    Story by Aparajita Raychaudhury

     Rated : 5.0

    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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    Story by Dhanpati Tandon

     Rated : 4.0

    loved the kayaking experinece. rowing the boat in the river stream was really amazing...would definitly recommend every1 if you love adventure and love trying new sports

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    Story by Chakravartee Devar

     Rated : 5.0

    never thought that waterfall rappelling will be available in india until i saw this tour. it was really an amazing and unforgettable rappelling experinece. the food included in the trek was so delicious and if you're a non veg, this trek is especially for you...

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    Story by Deeptimoyee Nehru

     Rated : 4.0

    Kodachadri near Shimoga in Karnataka is the peak in the Western Ghats where you can watch both sunrise and sunset at one place. The journey to this peak is treacherous and tiring, but it is awesome. One has to trek about 18 kms from the base to the top and it would take easily 6-hours. So, be prepared to dress up for the long & tiring journey but the scenic beauty will enchant you throughout. I did trek once but love to do more times. the kayaking is the highlight of the trip which provides ultimate fun

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    Story by Rita Butt

     Rated : 4.0

    This place is very good for loners , a hill station , good trekking tracks, good view for sun set. some small and beautiful water falls and great kayaking experience.

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    Story by Mehul Daga

     Rated : 5.0

    The Kodachadri trek is one of the most awe-inspiring one I have ever trekked. The path encompass all the features of a nature trek that made the experience more enriching. The starting point was entering into a forest with wild flowers all around. On the way , in between forest we came across hidlumane falls with its pure and cold water.(Needless to say we had bath there). We steadily climb around the edges of the mountain having thick cover of forest interspersed with waterfalls. After a bit of up and down between hills and a sighting of Kodachadri ,we settled down to have lunch on a rocky bed with a stream nearby. Atop the peak at last, we were greeted with a very old looking temple made of stone and covered all around with green growings. In all , it was an splendid experience and the arrangements made by team were simply commendable. Our Guide Prasanth was superb and ideal person we could have asked for.

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    Story by Aagneya Bhattacharya

     Rated : 4.0

    Kodachadri is in itself a very pleasing a beautiful trek and coupled with kayaking, it is a combination that is simply irresistible! The landscapes are unbelievable beautiful and the adventure rush is unparalleled.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What is the Best time to go?

      Anytime during the year except Monsoon season from July to September.

    2. What kind of clothes and equipments should I carry?

      Backpack with broad straps, Rain coat/Poncho, Personal medications and toiletries, Sweater/ jackets, Sports shoes, Flashlight with extra batteries, Sunscreen/cap, Track pants and full sleeve cotton T-shirt and Torch

    3. What is the level of difficulty?

      Moderate level.

    4. Will food and safe drinking water be provided during this trek?

      Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

    5. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

      You need to be in a good physical condition before the start of the trek. You should be able to jog 4.5 kms in 30 minutes to make your lungs strong to bear the high altitudes. Minimum age for this trek is 12 years.

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