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Trip Starting From: Bangalore
Trip Location: 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!
Homestay Check-in, Kodachadri Trekking to the Peak
fter an early morning arrival at the homestay, which is located around 1km from the base of the peak, check-in into the allocated rooms and relax for a while. After breakfast is served in the homestay, start with a 1km walk to the base of the Kodachadri Peak; the walk also serves as a warm-up activity for the upcoming trek to the peak.
This walk usually starts from the Jeep Stand and will take you through dense and scenic jungles. While on this walk, you can also catch a glimpse of the local life and get acquainted with the beauty of the vicinity.
Post lunch; continue with the ascend towards 'Rajra Katta' and follow the jeep road and reach the Sri Mokambika Devi Temple. From the temple, continue trekking towards the straight path that leads to the peak. After trekking around 2km from the temple, you will finally arrive at the much acclaimed Kodachadri Peak.
Before it gets dark, start trekking down towards the temple and take a jeep ride back to the homestay. Comprising of sharp bends, whirly terrains and dense jungles on both the sides, this jeep ride is an adventurous experience! Arriving the homestay, relax around the campfire where dinner will be served; overnight stay in the homestay.
Departure from the Homestay, Onwards journey towards Bangalore
Waking up today morning, get freshened up with a delicious breakfast and pack your bags for the return journey to Bangalore; packed lunch will be arranged before you check-out from the homestay.
Driving around 25km from the homestay, you can visit an 18th century fort situated on a hill and beside backwaters of the Linganamakki Dam.
Post this visit, continue with your return journey towards Bangalore; en route, enjoy the packed lunch, your Kodachadri trekking trip comes to an end.
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Rated : 5.0
This mountain has always managed to pose a challenge to me whenever I wanted to scale it. However, this time around I realised that with the right kind of people, it can never be that difficult to scale even the greatest heights. Had a great time and after summitting the peak, the feeling is indescribable.
Rated : 5.0
Kodachadri is no doubt one of the most beautiful peaks in India and the trail is equally beautiful its like you are reading a good book where each and every page jst catches hold of your attention. Loved the trekking. Great experience guys.
Rated : 4.0
Superb Trekking Experience,really thankful to my gang for planning the trip.Earlier i was not sure about taking up this trip,but after successfully completing the trek it felt so great and awesome.Great place with challenging trek and beautiful scenery around it.The guides were very experienced and professional in their approach.It was an amazing trip!!!
Rated : 4.0
Kodachadri is one of the most amazing and adventurous treks near Bangalore and it was so professionally organised. Whenever, we want to make plans we just browse through the Thrillophilia website. You will find all that you need here!
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