Kodachadri is one of the beautiful mountain peaks of Karnataka. It is located in the west of Shimoga district, with an altitude of about 1343 meters above the sea level. It is also recognized as a natural heritage site by Karnataka government.

Literal Meaning of Kodachadri is “Jasmine of Hills” in the native language of Karnataka. The Place is famous numerous waterfalls and mountain peaks and One of the most famous waterfalls – “Hildumane Falls” is located right in the center of the valley.

The stunning views from the peak and a magical beauty of sunset make this places unique compared to other mountains peaks of Karnataka. And a night journey makes it’s an ideal weekend getaway close to Bangalore that one can venture into.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Bangalore – Kodachadri – Bangalore
DEPARTURE TIME Friday – 7.30pm
RETURN TIME Sunday – 10.30pm
  • Start from Bangalore

First Day

  • Reach Kodachadri Base
  • Fresh up and breakfast at homestay
  • Trek from homestay to Hidlumane falls
  • Reach Peak
  • Sun set
  • Reach Peak
  • Sun set viewpoint
  • Jeep ride back to homestay
  • Dinner & Bonfire

Next day

  • Travel to Shivappa Nayaka Fort, Nagara (Nagara fort)
  • Back to Bangalore
  • Two liters of water bottles
  • Rain coat
  • Torch (with New Batteries)
  • One cover sheet – Good to have one
  • A cap
  • Cargo/track pants -2
  • T-shirt -2
  • Shoes, Socks
  • Personal medication kit
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain Coat/Poncho
To and Fro journey Accommodation
Two breakfasts (Saturday, Sunday) One lunch on peak (Saturday)
One dinner (Saturday) Bonfire
Guide Jeep ride to homestay
Forest permit Snack/Power packs for trek
Lots and lots of FUN.
Lunch (Sunday)
Dinner (Friday/Sunday)
Any personal purchases.

Additional information

locationKodachadri, Karnataka
duration2 DAYS – 2 NIGHTS
age12 – 45 Years
trek distance14 KM
difficulty levelModerate to Difficult

Day 0:

Leave from Bangalore late evening. We request you to have some light food before traveling. This trip would be an overnight journey to Kodachadri in which we would have an informal introduction and have fun


Day 1:

Nitturu is a small village at the base of Kodachadri hill which is about 394kms away from Bangalore. The trek is considered to be moderate for beginners. And a night journey from Bangalore makes is more convenient for the trekker to explore this place and return back to Bangalore.

The trek contains everything from the forest, waterfall, green meadows, farm, rocky path, and peaks. The Kodachadri peak is popular for its sunrise and sun set. As we are starting our trek in the morning we would be able to witness the sun set from the peak.

After fresh-up and hot breakfast, we would start our trek. The jungle route of the trek is little ahead from the homestay on the jeep road. The jeep road is straight up to the peak. After taking a right into the jungle we would trek till the Hidlumane water fall.

On the route of Hidlumane water fall, we would be crossing through a small hut where you can refresh yourself with fresh butter milk.

All worries fade away when cold water of fall touches your body. No other wonderful event would excite you there then adding a nature shower into your travelogue.

Stepping ahead into the jungle and soon will able to hear the sound of flowing water and view of “Hidlumane water fall” will be there to welcome us. All the pain and trouble will vanish once you get splashed by water at Hidlumane Waterfall.

The trail gets a bit steep after the water fall through the dense forest of Kodachadri. Will keep walking into the open meadow. The village is seen from here if it is not cloudy. Will reach to Lunch point and enjoy our lunch.

A steep inclined walk to the peak and the sunset from the peak would definitely remind you that nothing comes for free in this world. If Nature gives you a stunning view of sunset then it would also take some of your sweat as payback. After spending a quality time at the peak. We would hold our time at the peak for the sunset. The view of the sunset from the peak would hold all your clocks and alarm and remind you that life and nature combining makes a perfect couple.

We would descend to homestay from peak in a jeep ride for a much awaited hot dinner and of course camp fire.


Day 2: Return

Next day, after breakfast we would hop on our bus to Shivappa Nayaka Fort.

Spend some time at the fort and then back to Bangalore.

1)       Baroda Bank, Koramangala Water TankOpp. Mr Beans – Home Cafe.

Reporting Time: 7.15 PM, Friday, Departure Time: 7.30 PM, Friday

2)       New Shanti Sagar Hotel,  HAL Road, Near Domlur Bridge.

Reporting Time: 8.00 PM, Friday, Departure Time: 8.15 PM, Friday

3)       MG Road, Hard Rock Cafe near Anil Kumble Signal.

Reporting Time: 8.45 PM, Friday, Departure Time: 9.00 PM, Friday

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Tour Reviews

4.91 based on 11 reviews
April 21, 2017

Good going guys

April 21, 2017


July 5, 2017

Awesome Experience with nature walkers on kodachadri trek.
a trek to remember .
cheers ,

August 10, 2017

It was a great experience with Nature walker on Kodachadri trek. Nature walker team were very supportive, everything was well managed, it was cost effective too.


August 16, 2017

My second trekking with Nature Walkers to Kodachadri on 12th Aug
Kodachadri is a mountain peak with dense forest. We started our trek in morning 10 a.m. we enjoyed trekking beside the water falls. while trekking we can see the beauty of Hidlumale falls and we had fun playing in falls. On the way we had butter milk sold in between, and crossed paddy field. By afternoon we reached grassland and had our power packs. By 4 p.m. we reached forest dept bungalow and lunch was ready, we finished having and started trekking again towards peak. As we were passing jasmine flowers welcomed us through out the peak. Finally we reached peak by 5.p.m.. It was fully covered with clouds and luckily it was not sunny. we even saw temple over there. It was so memorable, we enjoyed our trekking.
The next day we also visited Nagara fort which was fully covered in green.
Once again Im thankful for Nature Walkers and Im really happy that im also nature walker now.

November 7, 2017

Kodachadri is a wonderful place to visit. Everything was well planned. 13 Km or 15 KM trek started and ended on time. Both leaders were friendly and made sure everybody felt comfortable. While trekking we stopped at Hidlumale falls and had fun playing in falls, finally we reached peak by 5.p.m and it was memorable experience. 10 KM bumpy Jeep drive is also something I remember. Homestay was pretty basic with good veg food, enjoyed campfire and slept in a dormitory. In the morning, there were sounds of the peacock calling around Homestay though we couldn’t see one. I can’t forget while heading back to Bangalore most of them danced, played antakshari and enjoyed in the bus, it was like back to college. 

Trek with nature walkers was very enjoyable, affordable and really worth it.

My Advice – Not many hotels around this place hence don’t expect luxury as you’ll sleep in dormitory and share same bathroom. My advice is to get your own blanket and air pillow.

Kiran Kumar

February 1, 2018

Trek to Kodachadri (23-25th Dec 2016) –
My first trek and will be the most memorable one. Very well organized and well informed. Loved the fact that the local village homestays amidst the most indigenous surroundings are chosen. Every promise in the itinerary/plan kept, garnished with effusive enthusiasm and energy. I would give it a 5++ 🙂 Totally worth it. Feeling Raphsodical!!
Would love to be a part of more treks. Keep rocking NW 🙂

March 12, 2018

After our amazing experience at our first trek with nature walkers in kudremukh, we went to kodachadri. And once again I have to say it was amazing and well organized. We got to explore the pristine form of nature and it was a nice change away from the constant noisy urban life. Thanks to the amazing out door leaders Hemanth, Amrita and Pavan for constantly encouraging us throughout the trek to keep us going and giving us the best experience ever. And thanks to the amazing group of people I got to meet because of nature walkers. From the moment we got inside the mini bus till we came back home, every moment was precious. Thanks for all the games, the amazing stories we heard, and the experiences shared. I met friends like family there and would love to trek again with the same group someday.

If you are looking for a perfect weekend getaway then Nature walkers are the guys you should be going to.

May 5, 2018

Awesome experience ! Although the weather was hot, we enjoyed each and every moment. This is something which you can’t miss if you really love nature and adventure. Food at home stay was homely and hygienic. Both Saloni and Kartik were outstanding during the trip. No complaints, no regrets. Guys go for it..

May 23, 2018

The most memorable event o my lie would be this trek Thanks to Nature walkers and the outdoor leaders for packing this trip with utter perfection! The waterfall was one of the most beautiful experience. Reaching the peak of 1345ft after a track of steep slope gave a feeling of achievement like no other. The ice-breaking sessions planned throughout the trip not only helped in knowing each other but also creating a bond for a lifetime. Thank you guys for this wonderful heaven experience, and people reading this I recommend to just sign up for it without any second thoughts!

May 24, 2018

This was supposed to be my solo trip (but obviously with a new set of people) that’s what I thought while I was getting back.. Because when I got in to the bus on Friday evening I felt left out for a while but when while I was getting back I had made a bunch of new friends.. And it was possible only because of “nature walkers”.. Starting from ice breaking till bidding goodbye.. We all were thoroughly entertained and we were taken the best care..
On the whole one of the best experiences I have had..

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