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 Date 30/09/2017
End Date 01/10/2017
  • 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

Tour Reviews

4.8 based on 5 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.

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