Kodachadri Trek from Bangalore

Kodachadri Trek from Bangalore

Shimoga, Karnataka, India
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Kodachadri Trek from Bangalore Highlights

  • Scenic Beauty: Kodachadri Trek from Bangalore offers stunning views of lush Western Ghats, dense forests, and serene landscapes throughout the journey.
  • Sunset Delight: Witness a breathtaking sunset or sunrise from the Kodachadri Peak, a mesmerizing experience that makes the trek truly unforgettable.
  • Breathtaking Hike: Trek through diverse terrain, including dense forests, meadows, and steep ascents, providing a thrilling adventure for hikers of all levels.
  • Rich Biodiversity: Encounter a variety of flora and fauna native to the Western Ghats, making it a paradise for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.
  • Historical Significance: Explore the ancient Sarvajna Peetha, believed to be the meditative spot of philosopher Adi Shankaracharya, adding a cultural dimension to your trekking experience.

Kodachadri Trek from Bangalore Overview

Kodachadri Trek in Shimoga, Karnataka, is a thrilling adventure through lush forests and rolling hills. This trek is a nature lover's paradise, offering breathtaking views of Western Ghats landscapes. The highlight of the journey is reaching the Kodachadri Peak, where you'll witness a magnificent sunset or sunrise. Along the way, you'll encounter diverse flora and fauna, making it an excellent escape from city life. The trek is of moderate difficulty and is suitable for both beginners and experienced hikers. With its serene beauty and natural wonders, Kodachadri Trek promises an unforgettable outdoor experience in the heart of South India.


Quick Facts 

➔ Kodachadri is the location of the activity.

➔ Duration of the activity: 2 days and 3 nights

➔ Trekking Distance: 11 km (both ways)

➔ Trekking difficulty: easy-moderate

➔ Trekking elevation: 1343 metres above sea level

➔ Dense Tropical Rainforests, Waterfalls, Meadows, and Cliffs are the trail types.



  • Stay: Stay at a camp
  • Meals: 2 vegetarian breakfasts, 1 vegetarian lunch, and 1 vegetarian dinner
  • Activities: Trekking, Camping, Sightseeing


How to reach 

By Road 

➔ To reach Kodachadri Trek from Bangalore by road, first, drive to Shimoga, which is approximately 300 kilometers away. From Shimoga, take the road towards Kollur, covering about 80 kilometers. Kodachadri is about 20 kilometers from Kollur. The journey offers picturesque landscapes and takes around 8-9 hours.

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Itinerary For Kodachadri Trek from Bangalore


Day 1 - Bangalore to Kodachadri Base

Kodachadri base camp

  • Morning: Depart from Bangalore to Shimoga by train or bus (around 6-8 hours).
  • Afternoon: Arrive in Shimoga and have lunch.
  • Early Evening: Proceed to the Kodachadri base village (around 3-4 hours by road).
  • Night: Check-in at a guesthouse or homestay in the base village, relax, and have dinner. Prepare for the trek.

Day 2 - Kodachadri Trek

Kodachadri base camp

  • Morning: Have an early breakfast and start the trek to Kodachadri peak.
  • Midday: Reach the peak, explore the surroundings, and have a packed lunch.
  • Afternoon: Descend back to the base village.
  • Evening: Return to your accommodation, rest, and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 3 - Return to Bangalore


  • Morning: Check out from your accommodation and have breakfast.
  • Midday: Depart from the base village to Shimoga.
  • Afternoon: Reach Shimoga and have lunch.
  • Early Evening: Board your train or bus back to Bangalore.
  • Night: Arrive in Bangalore, concluding the trek.
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Kodachadri Trek from Bangalore FAQs

What is the best time to visit Kodachadri Trek from Bangalore?

The best time to visit Kodachadri Trek is from October to February when the weather is pleasant and trekking conditions are ideal. Monsoon months (June to September) are not recommended due to heavy rainfall.

Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Kodachadri Trek?

While it's not mandatory, hiring a local guide is recommended, especially for those unfamiliar with the trail. Guides are familiar with the route, local flora and fauna, and can enhance your experience.

What is the difficulty level of the Kodachadri Trek?

The trek is of moderate difficulty. It involves steep ascents and descents, so it's advisable for individuals with some trekking experience.

Are there accommodations available on Kodachadri Trek?

Yes, you can find guesthouses, homestays, and camping options at the base village and on the trekking route for overnight stays.

Are there any restrictions or permits required for the trek?

As of my last update in September 2021, there were no special permits required for the trek. However, it's advisable to check with local authorities for any updated regulations.

What should I pack for the Kodachadri Trek?

Essentials include comfortable trekking shoes, warm clothing, rain gear (if trekking in the monsoon), a backpack, water bottles, snacks, a first-aid kit, and a flashlight.

Is there mobile network connectivity on the trek?

Mobile network connectivity is limited on the trek. It's advisable to inform someone about your trekking plans and carry a fully charged phone.

Are there any nearby attractions to visit around Kodachadri?

Yes, you can visit attractions like the Nagara Fort and the Sarvajna Peetha, which are not far from Kodachadri and offer cultural and historical insights.

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  • Any cancellation made 20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 30% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 60% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 100% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be cancelled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveller an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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