Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could sleep on a flower bed, in the belly of nature with a small campfire beside you?
Well, Kodachadri, which means jasmine of hills - located in Shimoga is just the place you would have imagined. It is located right in the center of Mookambika national park where you can witness a variety of wild animals. It is also famous for its numerous waterfalls and mountain peaks, and a night journey makes it the most ideal weekend getaways close to Bangalore that one can venture into.
The peak is barren due to strong winds and the thick forest cover at the base makes the peak invisible from lower ground level and also several other smaller peaks and hills exist around the peak. The important animal life it holds includes Malabar langur, Malabar pied hornbill, and Malabar grey hornbill.
Start from Bangalore
reach Kodachadri Base
Fresh up and breakfast at homestay
trek from homestay to Hidlumane falls
reach Peak – sunset view-point
Jeep ride back to the homestay
Dinner & Campfire
travel to Nagara fort
back to Bangalore.
Rules and Guidelines:
* Please do not expect any luxury during the trip.
* No alcohol or loud music.
* Strictly no plastics to be thrown
* All participants have to fill disclaimer forms
* All participants must follow the outdoor leader's instructions and must not stray away from the group.
* It could be quite cold in the camp/homestay.
* Veg food will be served during the trip. We will not be able to entertain a specific choice/demand of the participant.
Things to carry:
Shoes with good grip.
Plastic covers to keep your stuff dry.
Slippers/ floaters for walking around the campsite/homestay.
Water Bottle (2 ltrs)
Any specific medicines you need.
Carry your Identification card and a passport size photo.
Extra pair of clothes.
Case 1: If the cancellation is done before 7th day from the trek date then FULL REFUND is applicable.
Case 2: If the cancellation is done before 4th day from the trek date then HALF REFUND is applicable. However, you can opt to carry forward the amount for a future event happening in the coming 2 months.
Case 3: If the cancellation is done after 1 day from the trek date then NO REFUND is applicable. But, you are allowed to transfer your booking to anybody else with prior confirmation
PS: Above itinerary is tentative and subject to change depending on the situation on the ground.
Leave from Bangalore late evening. We request you to have some light food before traveling. This trip would be an overnight journey to Kodachadri in which we would have an informal introduction and have fun
Nitturu is a small village at the base of Kodachadri hill which is about 394kms away from Bangalore. The trek is considered to be moderate for beginners. And a night journey from Bangalore makes is more convenient for the trekker to explore this place and return back to Bangalore.
The trek contains everything from the forest, waterfall, green meadows, farm, rocky path, and peaks. The Kodachadri peak is popular for its sunrise and sunset. As we are starting our trek in the morning we would be able to witness the sunset from the peak.
After fresh-up and hot breakfast, we would start our trek. The jungle route of the trek is little ahead from the homestay on the jeep road. The jeep road is straight up to the peak. After taking a right into the jungle we would trek till the Hidlumane waterfall.
On the route of Hidlumane waterfall, we would be crossing through a small hut where you can refresh yourself with fresh buttermilk.
All worries fade away when cold water of fall touches your body. No other wonderful event would excite you there then adding a nature shower into your travelogue.
Stepping ahead into the jungle and soon will able to hear the sound of flowing water and view of “Hidlumane waterfall” will be there to welcome us. All the pain and trouble will vanish once you get splashed by water at Hidlumane Waterfall.
The trail gets a bit steep after the waterfall through the dense forest of Kodachadri. Will keep walking into the open meadow. The village is seen from here if it is not cloudy. Will reach to Lunch point and enjoy our lunch.
A steep incline walk to the peak and the sunset from the peak would definitely remind you that nothing comes for free in this world. If Nature gives you a stunning view of sunset then it would also take some of your sweat as payback. After spending quality time at the peak. We would hold our time at the peak for the sunset. The view of the sunset from the peak would hold all your clocks and alarm and remind you that life and nature combining makes a perfect couple.
We would descend to homestay from peak in a jeep ride for a much awaited hot dinner and of course campfire.
Day 2: Return
Next day, after breakfast we would hop on our bus to Shivappa Nayaka Fort.
Spend some time at the fort and then back to Bangalore.
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Map & Directions
Map & Directions
Koramangala Water Tank bus stop opposite to Mr. Beans - Home Café, Sarjapur Main Road, Near St.John’s Hospital
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