Kodachadri Hills

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Kodachadri Hills, Maravanthe Overview

Kodachadri Hills serve as a stunning backdrop of evergreen forests to the town of Maravanthe. Located in the Western Ghats at a height of 4411 feet above the sea level, they also proves to be one of the good trekking trails, beginning at the South Kanara Forest.

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Water availability

Water is available o the way but it is advisable to carry your own water for safety reasons.

Food availability

Food is available at Hotel Santosh on the way. However you can choose to carry your own food as well.


Accommodation is avaiable a a home-stay at the base of the peak as well as on the route at the PWD Guest House.

Tips and Tricks

Things to see at Kodachari Peak: 1.Sarvajna Peetha-A small temple like strucutre where Adi Shankara is said to have meditated 2. Moolasthana- Is a temple located near PWD Guest house. It is believed to be the origin place of Sri Mookambika Devi. 3. Chitramoola- A small cave just before the peak

How to reach Kodachadri Hills

  • Rail: There are no direct trains to Kodachari. The nereast railhead is located at Shimoga which is approx. 111 kms away.

  • Road: There are no direct buses to Nagodi village, therefore you have to a take bus from Bangalore to either Shimoga (310 kms) or Udupi (400) from where Nagodi is accessible via jeep or taxi.

About Kodachadri Hills

Approx trek time : 4-5 hours

Availability of night trek : Not available

Base Camp : Nagodi Village or Nittur

Days required for the trek : 1 day

Difficulty level : Moderate

Height above sea level : 4406 feet

Nearest Airport : Mangalore

Nearest Railhead : Shimoga

Region : Western Ghats

Starting point of trek : Nagodi Village or Nittur

Type : Mountain Forest Trail

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