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. About 1843 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. Kollur is the ideal base to explore the hills and trekkers generally join the Mookambika Nature Camp which is 4 kms south to Kollur.
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.
The best time to visit the hill station of Kodachadri at Karnataka is in the period within October to May.
Kodachadri is at a distance of about 400 kilometers away from Bangalore. It is very near to Shimoga which is situated 120 kilometers away. From Bangalore you may take the National Highway No. 4 upto Nelamangala and then change track to to National Highway No.48 till Hassan State Highways will take you to Shimoga via Chickmagalur, Tarikere and Bhadravati. More to the west from Shimoga is Kodachadri, almost three hours away.
Shimoga is the closest railway station while Mangalore happens to be the nearest airport.
Kodachadri is one of the most important hill stations of Karnataka.