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Kundadri Hill

This hill is in the Teerthahalli Taluk of Shimoga District and is above 3000 meters above sea level. This is a very challenging trek as the path up is surrounded by dense forests and rugged paths. This is a monolithic rock structure with a variety of outgrowth. On top of the hill is a Jain Settlement and is named after the Jain Teerthankara, Kundakundacharya who is said to have performed penace here. There is no place to stay on top of the hill and you will thus have to come back to Teerthahalli. The Monsoon season is not suitable for trekking due to slippery paths.
Somewhere between Thirthahalli and Agumbe is the Kundadri hill. Steep, narrow winding roads uphill take you to the top where a Jain temple is situated. Driving on these roads in the evening with less visibility owing to rain and fog was an adventure in itself. A small pond next to the temple makes the hill top picturesque. Views from atop are spectacular I heard but was masked by thick fog that engulfed the valley.