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Kodachadri - Designed For The Hardy


Located 1343 metres above sea level, Kodachadri houses one of the most famous temples in India, the Kollur Mookambika Temple. The Kodachadri mountain peak rises from amidst the dense forest and this place is situated in the middle of the Mookambika National Forest in the Shimoga district. It lies about 400 km from Bangalore.

The Trails And Other Attractions - Tourist Places In And Around Kodachadri

The goddess resides at the peak, which is barren due to frequent and strong winds. Apart from being home to the most endangered flora and fauna, this forest also offers a great trekking track. Trekking here is fairly difficult, although it is ideal for beginners. Kodachadri is known for its picturesque surroundings and the forest houses Malabar langurs, king cobras, hyenas, bison and pythons.

One of the main reasons why Kodachadri is famous is because it is termed as the Sarvajna Peetha. It is said that the great philosopher Adi Shankaracharya had performed his meditation here.

Best Time To Visit Kodachadri

The ideal time to visit Kodachadri would be around October-March and travelling through jeeps on these rough roads would be the best way to travel. Jeeps will be available for hire from Kollur. During your trip to Kodachadri, though, watch out for leeches as these are a problem in places with thick vegetation.

How To Reach Kodachadri

Summer season is the ideal time to visit Kodachadri.

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How to Reach Kodachadri

  • By Road
    To reach Kodachadri, travellers first have to go to Nagodi Village, from where the trekking begins. There are no buses available for this village, so tourists have to go from Bangalore to Shimoga or Udupi. Public transport, such as jeep, taxi, cab and bike, are available from here to travel to the village.
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  • By Train
    Kundapura Railway Station is the nearest railhead to Kodachadri, situated at a distance of about 148 km. The railway station is well connected by regular trains to major nearby cities and towns
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  • By Air
    Mangalore International Airport is the nearest domestic and international airport to Kodachadri. Earlier known as the Bajpe Airport, it is situated at a distance of about 166 km from Kodachadri. The flights connect to major Middle East destinations, along with various other destinations
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