Kodachadri Trek Guide & Homestay

Kodachadri trek, 420 Kms from Bangalore in Shimoga district of Karnataka. Kodachadri trek or driving to Kodachadri peak information is given below in full details:

How to reach Kodachadri?

Driving your own vehicle to Kodachadri:

Search for “Kodachadri” on google map and google map will show you a route to Kodachadri. One can drive up to the peak of the Kodachadri hill. However, last 10 Kms of the drive is uphill. As the road condition to Kodachadri peak is not good, it is advisable to take four by four vehicle or one can easily drive with the bike. Driving with pillion might be a problem during monsoon.If you are not driving our own vehicle, there is another option to reach Kodachadri peak as well. Get down in the Kollur town and from there, you can also book a jeep to the Kodachadri peak. Kodachadri is 20 Kms from Kollur town. There are two options to hire the jeep. One, if you are in a group of six to eight people, you can book the entire jeep for around 2500-3000 rupees to the Kodachadri peak from Kollur town. Else, if you are alone, you can pay around 300-400 per head for the shared jeep.

By Jeep to Kodachadri from the Kollur town:

If you are not driving our own vehicle, there is another option to reach Kodachadri peak as well. Get down in the Kollur town and from there, you can also book a jeep to the Kodachadri peak. Kodachadri is 20 Kms from Kollur town. There are two options to hire the jeep. One, if you are in a group of six to eight people, you can book the entire jeep for around 2500-3000 rupees to the Kodachadri peak from Kollur town. Else, if you are alone, you can pay around 300-400 per head for the shared jeep.
The jeep drops you to “Kodachadri information bureau” point because the motorable road is until there. From there to the Kodachadri peak, you will have to walk or trek almost 2 Kms to the peak. The jeep waits for you for almost two hours and then you can return to Kollur town by the same jeep.

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Kodachadri sunrise

Kodachadri Homestay options:

While driving up the Kodachadri hills, you will cross Kodachadri jeep stand just at the base of the hill. Near Kodachadri jeep stand, there are a few homestays. Here are the details for some homestays around Kodachadri:

Kodachadri Trekking information:

Height of the peak: 4406 feet
Difficulty level: Moderate
Time to trek: 4-5 hours
Trek distance: 10 Kms
Best time to trek: September-March
Trekking fee/ Permission: No

Search on Google map for “Kodachadri Trek Trail, Nagodi, Karnataka 577452“. You will see the trekking trail to the Kodachadri peak. You can also download the google map offline for later use. Once you have saved your map, you can use GPS to reach the Kodachadri peak.
You can also drive up to “Santhosh hotel, Valur” a mud cottage on the way. This route is mostly mud road but not so muddy during the non-monsoon season. The Distance between the trek starting point and the Santhosh hotel is around 5.5 KMS. You can get basic facilities like breakfast, toilets here but you will have to pay for the same. The real trek begins from this location. The Distance between “Santhosh Hotel” and the Kodachadri peak is about 4 KMS.

Kodachadri Contact information:
Kodachadri temple priest: 09632847302
Rajendra (trek guide & accommodation): 09449145540
Santhosh Hotel: 08185290183/ 094838116911Kodachadri trek through forest

Kodachadri Camping information:

You are not allowed to pitch the tent at the Kodachadri peak. By sunset, you will have to return to the Kodachadri Information bureau/ the PWD house where you can pitch your tent but only after asking their permission. Sometimes, they charge for camping also like rupees 150 per head. 

Places of interest on Kodachadri:

1. Sarvajna Peetha:
Sarvajna Peetha is a small temple like structure or also called Mantapa near the peak where Adi Shankara is believed to be had meditated.

Sarvajna Peetha, KodachadriSource: Wikipedia

2. Moolasthana:
Moolasthana is another temple located near PWD Guest house or travellers’ bungalow. As the name suggests, Moola (basic/ origin) and Sthana (place). Moolasthana is believed to be the origin place of Sri Mookambika Devi.

3. Chitramoola:
Just before the peak, an almost vertical path takes you to a small cave called Chitramoola, from where the Mookambika temple of Kollur is visible.

4. Sunrise/ sunset from the Kodachadri peak

Kodachadri sunset


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31 thoughts on “Kodachadri Trek Guide & Homestay

  1. muhammad safwan p

    Hello i want visit kudajadri i want to use tent and stay ni8 in peak it have any risk

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  2. Rema

    We plan to conduct a family tour to Kodajadri during next December. There will be about 15 persons. Whether accommodation will be available at Kodajadri? Or is it advisable to return in the same jeep?

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  3. Rahul C M V

    We need jeep only to come down from peak to nittur.. Can we get it for only one way?

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  4. ullas

    Mr Rajendra chraged us a bomb for staying in pwd guest house(IB) HE chraged us 750 bucks for a dinner ,breakfast and one night stay! Where as the actual IB charge is Rs 200 and one meal is 60 Rs which would sum up to Rs 320 , this rate is actually fixed by the forest department, Rajendra is cheating all the innocent tourists 🙁
    Contact swamy – 9632600648 (in charge of inspection bungalow )

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  5. saju pillai

    I am planning to visit Mukambika temple and from their i am planning to go to Kodachadri. My Family ( With two kids 7&4). Is it advisable to travel with kids?

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  6. Ijaz ahmed

    Is there any specific time allowed for trekking?. We are planning to leave to kidachadri from bangalore in the morning.so we will reach there by noon.Will we be allowed to start trekking if we are late and stay there?

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    • trekkerp Post author

      You can start trekking any time… better you leave Bangalore in the evening or night so that you can start trek from morning and reach the peak by afternoon or evening

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    • adarsh

      can we trek in rainy season like july first week ??
      or is there are any guards like ,they dont allow in rainy season???

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  7. Vamsi

    Hey Nice information… Am planning with family next month that is October…. what would be the drive time from bangalore and how is the road from bangalore till trek point.
    Vamsi.

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