For those who are looking forward partaking in some adventure next weekend, we offer this 2 days trek to Kodachadri Hills in Shimoga district. The peak is situated at a height of 1343 M and it is the 10th highest peak in Karnataka dotted by thick forests and rich fauna.
Start the trip from Bangalore after getting picked up from different spots that would be informed prior. Tread along the rugged, challenging and fascinating trails and on the top of the peak, you will see the stunning nature.
Capture the best colours sky shows during the sunset from such an elevation. Visit Shivappanaika's Fort at Nagara and Hidlumane Waterfalls during the trip.
The package includes food, accommodation, guide, and transportation from Bangalore to the location and returns. Total Trek Distance:14 KM (To and Fro) Difficulty Level: Moderate (No prior experience of trek required)
Minimum number of people required: 1
Details on this Activity
Get an overnight journey for Kodachadri Trek from Bangalore after getting picked up from the different spots at different time given below.
07:30 PM - Pick-up from Baroda Bank, Koramangala Water Tank. Opp. Mr Beans – Home Cafe.
08:00 PM - Pick-up from New Shanthi Sagar hotel, Domlur
08:45 PM - Pick-up from Lifestyle, Magrath road
Reach the campsite around 06:00 AM and freshen up.
Around 08:00 AM, begin your journey of Kodachadri trekking to Kumble Village and Hidlumane Waterfalls after breakfast.
Relax for some time near the waterfall.
Proceed trekking to the top of the Kodachadri peak and have lunch on the way up.
Enjoy the serenity at its best from the top and spend some good time there.
Descend to the campsite after sunset.
Retire for the night after dinner.
Wake up early and freshen up.
Pack your bags and check-out from the campsite around 09:00 AM.
Start travelling to Nagara Fort.
Enjoy the glimpses of an elegant fort and after sometime commence your return journey of Kodachadri Trek
Have a self-sponsored lunch en route.
Wind up the trekking to Kodachadri tour and get dropped back to Bangalore.
Reviews on this Activity
fazil haq 6 months ago
"I had a great tym for two days 1 night. As I have no experience in hiking and trekking before, I am so worried about the trip at the beginning!\nThanks POOLA for guiding and encouraging in a great way."
Swastik Uprety 7 months ago
My first ever trekking experience and I could not have asked for a better one. Booked for this trek just 2 days before, solely based on other trekkers' reviews and amazing pics they have posted on Thrillophilia website. Moreover, it was going to be a solo trek for me and quite obviously, I had so many questions and apprehensions but after experiencing one hell of an trekking expedition, what I could say is 'If you want to go for a trek, just go for it, don't think too much and you won't regret later'.
Firstly, the tempo traveller which picked us up from Bangalore was quite comfortable and clean. Colin, who was our host for the trek initiated some ice breaking sessions at the beginning of the travel itself so that we all become familiar to our co-trekkers. Once we reached homestay at the destination point, I would say the arrangements were quite decent. Of course, we could not expect lavish facilities in an economical trip but must say, it had all that we truly required, good food, hot water shower, spacious balcony for all fun activities and amazing view outside. We were literally in the middle of the forest. Only thing that was a little turn-off for me was that the bedsheets were giving foul smell and 8 of us were sharing a single room so that one had to be patient to allow fellow trekkers for the use of washroom. However, please note there were separate rooms for guys and girls.
Starting at around 10pm from Bangalore, we reached the homestay at around 5am on Saturday. We rested for few hours, had our breakfast at around 7.30 and kicked off our trekking at 8.00. To begin with, it was just a normal road with forest on either sides but soon comes the path literally through the dense forest and since it was the time of monsoon, it was drizzling a bit and the forest was full of leeches clinging onto us at every step and trying their level best to suck our blood. We were quite vigilant to get rid of them and once they were being difficult to be removed, we were using salt. Just sprinkle a little salt on them and they will detach from you instantly. After an intriguing forest journey battling those leeches, we found ourselves on a grassy open field. We then scanned our body and shoes for any more leeches and once we were clear, marched ahead through the paddy fields to the rocky terrains with water flowing by your side. Soon, we reached a small water fall area. We took some pictures at that spot and when I was thinking that we would probably go back and resume our journey from some other point, I felt quite adventurous when I came to know that we were actually going to cross the water canal and climb up to the top through the super slippery rocks by the side of the fall, all the way to the top where actually the main water fall lies. My advice is not to step on the green patches on the rocks covered with mosses, those are damn slippery and since there was nothing where you can take the support or cling onto, one have to be really careful that they don't slip through these rocks. After some uphill climbing, we finally reached to the, so far the most amazing spot, right at the main waterfall area. Without thinking twice, we rushed under the fall and trust me it felt so damn good and relaxing. It became even more thrilling when our host guided us to the small cave formed right behind the fall. It was definitely not easier to get inside with the water hitting you so hard that you could not see or breathe properly for few seconds but I felt victorious when I reached inside the cave finally and to witness the waterfall from inside the cave was a different experience altogether.
Once we were done with the waterfall, came the part of journey which involves a lot of steep climbing through the forest and mostly the trails were on the edge of the hills, where we had to be careful not to slip not unless if you want to experience a free fall :-) And soon we were out on the open area again but this time it was on the steep slope of the hill and it was quite tiring to reach to the peak of the hill fighting with the muscle cramps. Nonetheless, each part of journey was fun and even more pleasing when we got to see diverse landscapes. Once we reached the peak, rested for a while, had our lunch and then started our descent downwards. The lunch box which included tomato rice was provided at the homestay in the morning itself. Soon, we were again under the attack of leeches but must say we fought bravely one more time. We then resumed our trek through a much easier lane to reach to a tea point and had a tea break. Then, came the last part of our trek, which was 1.5 kms uphill climbing to reach to Sarvajna Peetha, a small shrine dedicated to Adi Shankara. This part was even more fun as it rained heavily and the entire area was covered with fog that we could hardly see few yards ahead. Moreover, the wind was blowing so strong that sometimes I felt that it would carry me away with it. Since that spot was where our itinerary ended, we all felt so jubilant, took some pictures and then again descended back to the tea point, where a jeep took us all the way down, back to our homestay. Not to forget, the jeep ride was so damn fun that it sure would give you some chills and adrenaline rush, the reason being there's no proper road and the way the jeep's driven through the rocky, muddy and bumpy surface, it would be a memorable ride.
Once we reached homestay, took bath in hot water shower and got rid of our wet clothes. We then played no. of group games like Mafia and Uno, had the dinner and called it a day. Woke up next day (Sunday) with few body aches, cramps and leech bite marks but eh! nothing could ever beat the amazing experience we had the earlier day. Wounds and pain will heal but the memories will last forever. We then had a breakfast at around 7.30 and departed back to Bangalore at 8.00. We stopped at Nagara Fort at around 30 kms from homestay, took some pics and resumed our journey.
So all in all, it was a great experience getting close to the mother nature and far from these modern gadgets for a day. Besides the amazing trek we had, I would always cherish the camaraderie I shared with my co-trekkers in such a short span of time and I would really like to thank Colin, our host for organising such a wonderful trek and making us so comfortable throughout the entire trip. Colin was associated with the vendor team and as a satisfied customer, I will definitely look forward to more of such trips with the same vendor for sure. With all this, I would happily recommend my all trekking enthusiasts to go for this trek and I can vouch that you will come back with nothing but all smiles and tons of fascinating memories with you.
Dinesh 9 months ago
It was my first trekking experience and Kodachadri is perfect trek for the beginners. It’s a moderate level trek. I completed my trek in June month and I think it’s one of the best time to visit. The fun part is raining and it’s a picturesque locations throughout the trek. Hidlumane falls is one of the best attraction. And thrillophilia is one of the best platform for the treks based on the low tariffs (compared to other ones)
ayush thakur 9 months ago
"I have been on a few treks and this one was quite good. Compared to the ones i have been on, I was satisfied with the accommodation, food etc. Kodachadri is a really good trek and doing it during rainy season doubled the fun. Our trek guide Antim Shukla was really good and helped in making this a memorable experience. We finished the trek in good time thanks to the groups enthusiasm. All in all a great experience. Highlight point - the waterfall and the group. "
Shanthosh Kumar 9 months ago
"wonderful experience with best guidence"
Sanathkumar R 10 months ago
Organizers were awesome! "
Rudrani Ghosh Roy 1 year ago
"Kodachadri was my first trek and it was a one such trek that couldn't be better. First we started with the forest trek, to the Hidlumane falls and then ascending to the Kodachadri peak. The experience was beautiful. The fun part was the rollercoaster ride in the Jeep. All I can say is, this trip will forever be remembered thanks to the coordinators for this amazing time. I will never forget this trek and being my first trek and being a solo traveller I had a great experience."
Suraksha G 1 year ago
"Trek was amazing!!!! I enjoyed every bit of starting from the ice breaker round to the bus journey. This is a lifetime experience. I can’t believe it was so amazing much more than I expected. Starting from a foggy day crossing small water outlets to grow in depth of long trees. passing through the mid-point it is totally rocky. We can really feel the crush of trekking. Once we reach the top. This is a #mustgotrek for all the adventurous people out there !"
ISHITA MONDAL 1 year ago
This was my first trek and my first solo trip. It completely changed my view of a lot of things. The group that I went with, and (the organisers) deserve all the credit for that. The trek was moderately difficult, in the sense that there were stretches where you could almost walk while there were portions where you literally had to climb on all fours. But the views of the lush green mountains studded with tiny cottages and topped with fluffy clouds was more than enough reward for our labours. The waterfall in the middle of the trail was a lovely surprise. After every few steps as I turned back and looked in any direction- up, down, around- I could see a completely different picture. The weather played a lovely accompaniment to the landscape, as the sun played hide and seek with the clouds, we had enough warmth and respite from the heat. The sunset was a perfect curtain drop to the climb. To top it off, the moon rose on the other side as the sun set! Not to forget, the roller coaster ride on the jeep on the way back was fun and a wee bit scary. The bonfire at the homestay added some adrenaline to the depleted stores after the trek. The short trip to the Nagara Fort the following day was the cherry on the icing, a very quiet relaxing view. The drive back to the city was filled with soothing views of the mountains, and before we knew, we were back in the city! Goodbyes were tough, but we had to say them, even though we didn't want to, because the bunch of strangers I had joined on the bus on Friday already felt like long-time friends on Sunday evening! To sum it up, it was a hectic tour, but the memories I took back with me left me wanting more.
Anu DD 1 year ago
"Went to kodachedri trek . The first impression as soon I met our outdoor guide was great. He is an amazing guy and a great person. We have always been guided by him properly and he has arranged everything with utmost care. The Tempo traveller, homestay and the trek are upto the mark. The only thing which needs a little improvement is Food at homestay as well as hill top. Apart from that, I had a great experience and met some amazing people in this journey. A trip to remember always!!!"
Vibha VN 1 year ago
"Awsome experience. its a must do trek. I enjoyed every single moment we spent there.. Whether you go single or in group does not matter it will b total fun.. And must say our guide was a amazing guy... "
priyanka priyanka 1 year ago
This was my 2nd SOLO trek through Thrillophilia. I am passionate about trekking and i feel Thrillophilia is one of the trusted platform, through them i can plan my solo trekking without any 2nd thought. Kodachadri trekking was one of my awesome experience. They experience going through Jungle, waterfall, the valley of mountain and at the end reaching to the peak of 1343m its just awesome.
Anirudh Ghaty 2 years ago
"One hell of a crazy trek this one. The views were just splendid, and the organisers had it all charted out, and were extremely helpful. \n\nAn initial route through the forest is what we go through which is not that tiring, but after this stretch we move on to the most difficult part of the trek, where we come across the Hidlumane falls and we need to trek in quite a difficult terrain. Post all this stressful climbing, whatever the view you get is unmatched, all that pain, even though there physically, would have vanished mentally.\n\nBest to trek during monsoon or after the monsoon has receded to an extent as the hills are completely covered in green until the eyes can see. It's a treat for the eyes to feast on watching the western ghats in full glory."
Shubham Kabra 2 years ago
Kodachadri Peak - Around 460 kms from Bangalore city where you can witness one of the most beautiful sunset. So let me begin from the starting - We started our journey in a NonAC bus which was quite comfortable and reached to the destination by 7 in the morning. The place where we stayed was basic, but had all the necessities, and obviously going by the price in which this trek is offered, the place was really good. We started our trek by 9.30 (a lil late from planned time) through 4 kms of forest way. We did it during a sunny day so it was bit tiring. Reached the peak around 5.30 and enjoyed the sunset for around an hour at peak. Now comes the fun part, while returning you’ve to take jeep, which is the scariest part, it’ll shake each of your bone. ???? Still, a very good experience. We returned to the homestay by 9.30. Had our dinner and then the bonfire. If you are interested in knowing a few people, this thing will excite you the most. We played antarkshari and had fun and went to sleep after a tiring day. Next day we visit the nagara fort on the way back to bangalore. Nothing great there. We reached back bangalore by 9.30 in the night. So overall it was a good experience. And definitely our trek leader/coordinators Saloni and Kartik from nature walkers made it easy for us.
Aiyaan Mohiuddin 2 years ago
"It was euphoric. "
Irene Susan 2 years ago
"it was our first trek... most memorable trek... had fun... the accommodation and food was good... "
Indraja chalumuri 2 years ago
"The trek was awesome and it could be a little difficult one for the first timers. During the uphill firstly we came across thick forests (there were leeches) and then a waterfall which was of nearly 90-100ft. We got into the falls and played for sometime. Loved the waterfalls. After the waterfalls, the trek was on a uphill which wasn't that dense, for about 2-3 KMs and then comes the Jeep route from which we can finally see the kodachadri peak. we have to walk through that jeep route for nearly 2-3kms to reach the base of kodachadri peak. From there the peak is of 2kms. here we will be coming across rocky road at first and then we will be walking on edge of the hill which is covered with fog and we finally reached the peak. it was an awesome view from.the top. stayed at the peak for about an hour and started back. we came back from the jeep route. The organisers Santosh and Bhavani Were too patient, cooperative and experienced."
Subhashree M 3 years ago
The operator had arranged us a decent and neat homestay with good local food. We a group of 40+ people started the trek around 10 in the morning and finished it by 8 in the late evening. It was a 18 km long trek to the kodachadri peak approx. 1343 metres height. It had a few steep climbs with breathtaking views. The great feeling of accomplishing the whole trek is indeed amazing. Ended the awesome weekend with a trip to Nagara Fort.
Vishal 3 years ago
"Great trek.. Must visit places for all the trekkers... Nice stay with good food... Best guide.. "
shreya bhayani 3 years ago
A must go place! We started our trek early in the morning and the journey through the jungle and waterfalls was breathtaking! There were a few steep climbs too with a scorching sun above us, but all of it is worth when you reach the peak. I would suggest to rest at the peak till evening and take the jeep ride back down, coz it is one hell of adventure! On the way back, park for a while to witness the mesmerizing sunset. It will soothe you of all the pain. The next day we had Nagara Fort on the way back. A picturesque location, i must say! With so many pics, burnt calories and smiles on our faces we returned with a bag full of memories :)