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Kodachadri Hills

Kollur

14.8/5(16 Ratings)

Kodachadri Hills Overview

Ranked 1 of 13 sightseeing in Kollur

Kodachadri Hills are covered with dense forests in the Western Ghats and form the background to the Sri Kollur Mookambika Temple. The words Kodacha or Kodashi mean hill that have been combined with a Sanskrit word, 'Adri' to call the mountain as Kodachadri. The Kodachadri mountain peak is located in the centre of the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary and is approximately 1343 m above the main sea level.

This mountain peak, which is bordered by dense evergreen forests on all sides, is suitable for watching sunrise and sunset. It is also an ideal place for trekking as it has a 12 km long trail leading to Nittur.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Jitesh Gangatkar

Jitesh Gangatkar5.0/5

1 review

Best for trekking

After 3 hours of climbing the scenery is just beautiful and it's worth it. This is the place requires high stamina if you want trekking experience .. It takes alomost 8km to reach the top of the mountain called kodachadri gudda .. Or you can go by local jeep service but its bit costlier because the there is a mud road to reach kodachadri temple is horrible. So careful about it.

Karthik Nandhyala

Karthik Nandhyala4.3/5

6 reviews

A memorable experience

This is situated in kollur, Shimoga district Karnataka. Kodachadri is a very good place for nature lovers, trekking enthusiast, adrenaline addicts etc. Best time to visit this place is between Oct-Feb. There are 3 routes to reach the peak1. Via santosh hotel2. Via Hidlumane falls3. Via JeepWe were group of 4 we choose route 3 as we had travelled so many places in the previous day's and we took a Jeep near kollur temple at 8:30am and it was Rs 250 per person and the drive experience to the hill was just an amazing part of our trip and from the Jeep stop we had to walk for around 45min to reach the peak and there is a temple of Shankaracharya at the peak but we missed the sunrise as we choose route 3 and the Jeep will wait only for 2 hours so we had only 2 hours to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the hill but the time we spent is life time memorable.Trek difficulty :moderateCarry shoes, 2L water bottles, snacks, warm clothes, torches, first aid kit etc.

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  • A memorable experience
  • A memorable experience
  • A memorable experience
  • A memorable experience
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Sahana Sullia

Sahana Sullia4.3/5

24 reviews

Going in a group is best experience

Being a NCC candidate had been here, one of the best memorable trekking. Awesome sunrise to visit, had been to the hilltop by walk and there are some other transportation facilities to take you till midway if you can't walk but walking 15 km stretch from base to top in a group's best experience.

Sreenivasapuram Gopi

Sreenivasapuram Gopi5.0/5

4 reviews

Beautiful trekking experience

It all began in 2014 January, we are friends 3 in number and started talking about some places and then we came across Kodachadri trek, and started gathering information about it and started our journey on 10th January from Kanchi to Bangalore and then from there to Kollur. We started our trek on 11th of Jan. There are many routes we took the long one which is 18 km for one way, it was very beautiful experience it was easy at first and then it started when the forest route started it was very dense forest. And before reaching the grasslands there we came across a waterfall, we reached the top at 6 o'clock and they said that camping was not allowed and then again with some locals help we climbed the other peak near to it and camped there it was very beautiful experience. In the morning we had a beautiful view of sunrise there, where there are no human traces around and after that we started climbing down the hill in a jeep there. This was the trek which fueled my passion towards travelling.

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  • Beautiful trekking experience
  • Beautiful trekking experience

Subramanyam Sreeram

Subramanyam Sreeram5.0/5

5 reviews

A good place for trekking

Kodachadri is a place where ever trekker should visit. The best time to visit is intended from the month of October to May. It is bit costly if you are going by the jeep from Kollur so it is better to trek. It is of 8km trek from base to the peak. At the base of the mountain there is a checkpost where you have to get permission to trek.Things to Carry: Food, Water, Trekking Shoes, Tent and Warm clothes in the season of Winter

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  • A good place for trekking
  • A good place for trekking
  • A good place for trekking
  • A good place for trekking
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Rakeshkumar Katthi

Rakeshkumar Katthi5.0/5

1 review

Kodachadri: Ultimate off-road biking track

Everyone has written about how to reach, about the attractions on top of the hill. I would say this place is extraordinary track for Riders, the road to the top makes it feel impossible to ride but beauty is achieved after crossing hurdles itself, so the road is a hurdle between your will and the nature, once you clear this hurdle you got to see the amazing landscape that you capture with your bike.Im a solo traveller, I took this challenge knowing the condition of the road to the top, I was on my Bajaj Pulsar 150cc, as I completed the climb, I felt it was heaven which I reached after crossing hell on road. The place is quite relaxing, to take an umbrella to avoid the hot sun. Taking a bike and solo driving on your beasts give you ample of good and best time of your life to be spent on top of the hill. You have no restriction of reaching the Jeep back on time.This place is also birthplace River Kollur. I suggest or take it as a challenge for bikers, if you really think you are best in biking, then I give it a damn, I promise you will take name of your God while climbing up and down. While biking these roads, it's you who decide which rock to cross so that your vehicle bottom portion is not hit by the same rock and you don't have ample time to plan your route as you ride these last 8Kms for more than an hour. Jeep is ultimately safest ride but still you got to go through this road to enjoy the ULTIMATE.You can stop at place where you wish take a Selfie with your beast.

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  • Kodachadri: Ultimate off-road biking track
  • Kodachadri: Ultimate off-road biking track
  • Kodachadri: Ultimate off-road biking track

Praj Prasadan

Praj Prasadan5.0/5

2 reviews

Excellent to visit

Excellent place to visit, not much people, good place especially for religious visit and research and meditation. Excellent place for meditation.

Chethan Bhat m

Chethan Bhat m5.0/5

1 review

Ultimate trekking spot

Located about 21kms from kollur, it's one of the best trekking spot in the state of Karnataka. Jeeps are available (~1800rs)to reach till certain hight. (accommodation and food are available at this place) but to reach the peak of the hill trekking is necessary. If you're physically fit, I recommend you to go by hiking full length to enjoy the beauty of nature, greenery. On the way you can take bath at Hidlumane Falls. Also watch sunrise and especially during dense fog in early morning you feel like in heaven. Must visit place at least once in a lifetime. Best time to visit October-March.

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Sunil kumar

Sunil kumar4.3/5

5 reviews

A place must visit

Beautiful nature, nice experience to travel to that place, a place all must visit a real scenic beauty. A place where we get peace of mind, better to travel in the morning and return by evening.

Sahana Bharath

Sahana Bharath4.3/5

3 reviews

The best scenic place

A wonderful place to visit. Beautiful shooting spots. A good trekking experience to enjoy. Ganesha caves is also another attraction. Many people consider it holy. It is recommended to visit in the winters. The clouds surround the place.

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Kodachadri Hills, Kollur
Kodachadri Hills, Kollur

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Kodachadri Hills, Kollur
Kodachadri Hills, Kollur

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Vijay Anand

Kodachadri Hills, Kollur
Kodachadri Hills, Kollur

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Vijay Anand

Kodachadri Hills, Kollur