Kodachadri place for trekking, off roading only 4x4, A natural heritage!!!

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29th Aug 2015
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Kodachadri is a mountain peak with dense forests (elevation - 1,343 meters above sea level) in the Western Ghats in South India (Shimoga Dist. Karnataka State). It is declared as natural heritage site by Government Karnataka and it is 10th highest peak of Karnataka.

There are different routes to reach the Peak of Kodachadri and the difficulty varies highly with respect to the route chosen. However it is challenging to reach the peak in monsoon due to heavy rains that make the routes slippery. Kodachadri receives an annual rain fall of 500 cm to 750 cm and it rains for about eight months in a year.

Trekking to Kodachadri peak starts from Nagodi village or Nittur, Shimoga village which are located at the base of Kodachadri. A night tented stay can be undertaken near peak with the permission of Forest Department, Govt. of Karnataka. In case of need, there is an inspection bungalow maintained by the government of Karnataka and a temple priest's house, with simple food on request. There are few other accommodations at Kodachadri. Kollur (21 km) has several guest houses and lodges as well as homestay accommodations. The nearest city, Kundapura, has good lodging accommodations.

TRANSPORTATION

From Bangalore, one has to go to Shimoga (285 km) and from there, one can take public transport to reach Nagodi village (Hosanagara Taluk). From Udupi, it is three hours journey to Nagodi village, from where trekking starts.[citation needed]

Kodachadri peak is connected with an all rough jeep road (partially metalled) on which only jeeps can travel. As this hilly road is not maintained properly, only expert local jeep drivers can take the jeep to the top. Jeeps are available for hire at Kollur and at Kattinaholevillage near Kodachadri base. Motorcycle riding on this highly uneven, steep, mud track with sharp hairpin curves with gradients, may be challenging and risky. However, Government departments have commenced construction of a quality road to top, after a stay (by private tourist operators) opposing construction of road is vacated(during 2011) and this proposed work includes overall development of Kodachadri area. Kundapuris the nearest major railway station which is in Mangalore-Mumbai Konkan railway route.

On the way from murdeswara to Kodachadri it was 15km to reach our destination to Kodachadri Hills, We have seen a helicopter landing place. Ohhhhh we got a chance to park.... Cloudy whether made me capture the image all thanks to Zoom car............

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