Located 1343 meters 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 'Sarvajanapeeta'. 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