Kodachadri in Shimoga district of Karnataka is everything that a nature-lover can ask for. It has an inherent magical charm to it. It is a biodiversity hotspot and is declared as natural heritage site. Now, a popular trekking destination, Kodachadri attracts adventure seekers from across India.
The trek which starts from the jeep stand at Kattinahole takes you through thick jungle trails, a beautiful waterfall, lush green meadows & a wriggly jeep track before you reach the peak. Sarvajna peeta, a temple dedicated to Adi Shankaracharya situated at the peak marks the end of Kodachadri trek.
Though Kodachadri trek is best done between the months of September to February, it is nonetheless worth visiting throughout the year.
Kodachadri brims with beauty & comes alive in monsoons. A monsoon trek in Kodachadri is an exquisite affair that's not to be missed if you are the kind of person who jumps in joy when it rains.
Geography- It is the 10th highest peak in Karnataka & is characterized by shola forests which are typical to this region.
Best time to visit- August to February is the best time to trek Kumara Parvatha as the place will be brimming with greenery in the monsoon & post monsoon season.
How to Reach-
Bangalore- Tumkuru- Tipturu- Arasikere- Kadur- Tarikere- Shivamogga- Hosanagara- Nagara- Nitturu (Total Distance- 394 Km)
Total Trek Distance- 14 Km (Approx.)
Trek Difficulty Level- Moderate
Altitude- 1343 Meters
Nearest Town- Kolluru
Other places to visit near Kodachadri-
Kolluru Mookambika Temple (Distance from Kodachadri- 37.4 km)
Nagara Fort (Distance from Kodachadri- 29.5 km)
Siganduru (Distance from Kodachadri- 51.3 km)
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