This is the highest peak in Shimoga District. At the peak it is believed that 'Shankaracharya' did meditation. And to substantiate the same you will find a 'Sarvajna Peetha' at the top. En route to the peak you will also find a moderate sized water fall deep inside the evergreen forest of Kodachadri, which is called 'Agastya Teertha'. The peak presents a not to be missed life-time opportunity in the evening as the sun sets in the west. You can also have a golden glimpse of the Arabian Sea for a moment.
Hill Stations in Karnataka are great retreats for those looking for solitude. Undisturbed by commercialization, Hill Stations in Karnataka are undisputedly the favorite destination for tourists. If you love the mountains and wish to spend your vacations in the unspoilt mountain terrains then you should be embarking for the scenic Kodachadri in Karnataka. Kodachadri is one of the most important hill stations of Karnataka. About 1343 metres above sea level Kodachadri Hill is in the Western Ghats. Home to many endangered species of both the animal and plant kingdom, it is every trekker's dream to trek along the mountain tracks.
The nearest base to Kodachadri hills is Kollur at a distance of 20 kilometers. Kodachadri hills form a picturesque backdrop to the famous Mookambika temple in Kollur. Kodachadri peak can be reached by a five-hour trek. On the western side of the hill it drops down straight for about 1220 meters to the vast and dense forests of Udupi. The Kodachadri hills form the largest forest in Karnataka part of which forms the Mookambika National Park. If you are planning a trip to the Kodachadri hill station in Karnataka you would be enjoying trekking the scenic mountain slopes, bird watching and visiting the magnificent falls.
Trek to kodachadri through Hidlumane falls in the monsoon is memorable and chilling experiences. The dense forests, hungry leaches, the slippery and lush green trails, creaky termites, thick clouds, tiny streams with gushing waters and creamy mists is the total package for this wonderful adventure. This dense forest is not only rich in flora but also houses for some of the wildest animals like tiger, deer, cheetah, wild cats, bears and bison.