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Kodachadri is located at a distance of 115 km from Shimoga town and 36 km from Hosanagara. Kodachadri is the highest peak (at an altitude of 1343 m above sea level) of Shimoga district in Karnataka state. Located in the middle of the Mookambika National Park, Kodachadri is home to many endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna. Kodachadri is famous for its wonderful sunrise and sunset.
The main attraction of Kodachadri is "Sarvajna Peetha" which is on the hilltop. It is believed that philosopher "Adi Shankaracharya" performed meditation at this place. The closest base to Kodachadri hills is Kollur which is at a distance of 20 kilometers. Kodachadri hills form a scenic backdrop of the famous Mookambika temple in Kollur.
It is believed that "Adi Mookambika" temple at Kodachadri village is the origin of Goddess Mookambika. This temple is said to be the original Mookambika temple, which is associated with the assassination of demon Mookasura by the lion riding Mother Goddess in nearby forests, where the demon Mookasura was disturbing the penance of the sages , devoted to the goddess.
Kodachadri hills are also a great place for Trekkers. Arisinagudi Waterfalls and Agastya Teertha Waterfalls are the points of interest nearby.
The best time to visit Kodachadri is from October to March.
Accommodation is not available at Kodachadri. You will have to stay at Kollur or Kundapura.
Distance from Kodachadri
Shimoga: 115 km
Hosanagar: 35 km
Kollur: 20 km
Mangalore: 147 km
Bangalore: 380 km
Reaching Kodachadri from Kollur
By Walk (18 km): Kollur - Karegatta - Volur - Kodachadri
By Vehicle (40 km): Kollur - Nagodi - Nittur - Gowrikere - Kodacahdri
Nearest Airport: Mangalore
Nearest Railhead: Shimoga
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