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This is the highest peak in Shimoga District. At the peak it is believed that 'Shankaracharya' did meditation. And to substantiate the same you will find a 'Sarvajna Peetha' at the top.

En route to the peak you will also find a moderate sized water fall deep inside the evergreen forest of Kodachadri, which is called 'Agastya Teertha'.

The peak presents a not to be missed life-time opportunity in the evening as the sun sets in the west. You can also have a golden glimpse of the Arabian sea for a moment.


Fact File
Geo ...  place {kodachaadri} in Hosa Nagar taluq in Shimoga district in West Karnataka.

trek length : 1 day

other places of interest :- Arishina Gundi Falls, Agastya Teertha,

Route From Bangalore catch a bus to Kollur (South Kanara Dist.) From Kollur catch a bus which goes towards Nagara (Shimoga Dist.), and get down at a place [a 45 minute journey].To your right you'll find a mud road where you can find a sign indicating the way towards kodachaadri. On the way you will find a small tea shop (kaka angadi) after one hour walk. There you will also find a small stream nearby for the early morning business. From here it is roughly 5 hours of trek to the peak. Just half-an-hour before the peak you will find a temple, which is an ideal place for camping.(for budget conscious trekkers like us). There is also a travelers bungalow nearby.

From the temple a slight deviation would lead to 'Agastya Teertha'. The route will take you inside dense forest it is advisable to take help from locals and not to venture at night.

Best Time : October to March.
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Distance ...
From Bangalore 300+ kms
From Nearest Town Kollur 20kms
From Nearest Petrol Bunk Kollur
Nearest Medical Help Kollur
Nearest Hotel Kollur
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Notes of Experience : There are many hotels in Kollur which provide bad food. Conserve your breakfast plans till kaka angadi.