Kodachadri Trek is one of the most sought-after trekking events from Bangalore. Kodachadri is located at a distance of 422 kilometers from Bangalore and is known for its thick forests, rich paddy fields, green meadows, and misty mountain air. Kodachadri Trek will be a 2 days/1 night event from Bangalore organized by our experienced trek leads.
The name Kodachadri derives from two words – kutaja and chadri which translates to the hill with jasmine flowers. It is said to have gotten the name due to the number of Jasmine plants on the hill.
The main attraction of Kodachadri Trek is the breathtaking Hidlumane Falls, a stream which forms seven falls, the highest being the hardest to reach. One can also see the western coast from the peak during the non-monsoon seasons.
The rain forests loom in a perpetual layer of mist around the peak. The top of the Kodachadri hills not only offers mesmerizing views but you can also see the West Coast if it’s not cloudy during your visit. A view of the rivers joining the sea from the peak is unforgettable.
Departure and Return Location
Kodachadri Trek distance
15 kms to and fro
Kodachadri Trek Difficulty
Moderate to difficult
Kodachadri Trek Duration
6 to 7 hours
Day 0 (Friday)
Day 1 (Saturday)
Day 2 (Sunday)
This is the day you are going to meet strangers (who will turn friends and even best friends by the end of the trip). We will be assigning pick up locations, ideally the closest to the pickup point you tell us. Once we pick everyone up, we will be distributing a form for you to fill up your details and then proceeding to have an ice breaker session.
Expect some fun activities which will help you get to know your fellow travellers a bit more. After the session, our event guides will brief you about the itinerary for the following day, post which you can get some shut-eye. We recommend you get some rest, especially since you have the Kodachadri trek the next day.
Once we reach the homestay, we will be allocating rooms while you sip on a hot cup of tea or coffee. We suggest you save the shower for after the trek in the evening and you can just freshen up instead and head for a delicious breakfast. While the Kodachadri trek will be fun, it is primarily a rain trek and it would be great if you can wear comfortable, quick-dry top and bottoms and shoes which offer a good grip. We will be carrying salt and Dettol to help avoid leeches.
Once we start the Kodachadri trek, we will be walking through a dense forest, crossing it and through beautiful paddy fields to reach a small tea shop where you are free to enjoy some chikki or biscuits. Once done, we will begin the climb up the gorgeous Hidlumane Falls which runs in seven cascades. After we reach the top of the falls, proceed for a bath and splash around in the pristine waterfalls and start the trek to the government guest house. We will be stopping here for a simple, but fulfilling, hot lunch, great after the cooling dip and the rain trek.
After lunch, we will start the next leg of the journey to reach the top where you will be greeted by a sight of lush green grasslands as far as the eye can see. If we are lucky and there is no rain, we should be able to see the backwaters and the west coast from the hilltop and even the sunset and pay respects to the ‘Sarvajna Peetha’ of sage Shankaracharya. We will then proceed to reach the guest house and take a jeep trip down to the homestay. Expect a fun, bumpy and memorable ride. We are often told by our travellers that they love this part of the Kodachadri trek.
After we reach the homestay, we will be greeted with hot snacks, tea and coffee. You can proceed for a hot shower and gather around for a campfire if the weather permits. However, don’t worry if there is no campfire because our organisers have plenty of fun games and activities to keep you engaged till dinner and even after if you are up for it.
We wake up to a hot breakfast, tea and coffee, a bit of lazing around and exploring the homestay surroundings and proceed to pack. Before starting our journey back to Bangalore, we head to the historical Nagara Fort which is covered entirely in the grass. We will be spending some time at the fort and climbing it. Worry not, the climb is minimal but offers a great view of the town below. The destination is also great for your insta pictures, so bring out those phones and cameras.
After we are done, we will start the journey back to Bangalore with a stop for lunch and tea which will be self-sponsored and not a part of the trip. We should reach Bangalore by early night and will be dropping you back to your pickup locations.
1. What is Partial Payment? If partial payment is done, how to pay the remaining amount?
A: Partial payment is an advance paid to block your slot for a particular event. The remaining amount of the event to be paid online/cash on the day of the trip.
2. What kind of transport will be arranged by Monks on Wheels?
A: Monks on Wheels will be arranging an Non – AC tempo traveller or a minibus depending on the group size.
3. From where will the transportation be arranged?
A: The transport will be arranged from Bengaluru.
4. Where will be pick up points be in Bengaluru?
A: Monks on Wheels will be providing multiple pick up points in Bengaluru and the same will be conveyed with timings 2-3 days before the event.
5. Where should we join, in case we are coming on our own transport arrangements?
A: Once your registration is confirmed, Monks on Wheels shall provide the exact location of our venue 2-3 days before the event.
6. Is there any age limit for Monks on Wheels’ trips?
A: Monks on Wheels do not restrict the age as each individual has their own capabilities. But we would strongly recommend you to contact us so that our travel expert can give you a better idea of the trip.
7. What kind of events are these?
A: These are group events open to all categories of people.
8. How safe is it for women travelers?
A: Yes, It is completely safe for women travelers. Monks on Wheels events are done keeping certain standards and safety measures. We will always send a minimum of two trip organizers for all our events (many of them women trek leads). For a better understanding of how we manage trips, read these reviews by our solo women travelers.
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9. What is the ratio of Men & Women in your events?
A: Monks on Wheels usually have more women travelers joining our trips. However, sometimes the ratio will be almost equal.
10. Do you have women trek organizers in Monks on Wheels?
A: Yes, in fact, most of Monks on Wheels trek leads are women.
11. What type of venue will it be for the overnight stay? Whether accommodation will be separate for men and women?
A: Monks on Wheels keeps certain quality standards where we provide venues like homestays or campsites that are good and hygienic with neat and clean washrooms. And yes, we always provide separate accommodation for men and women.
I am a techie who loves traveling and adventure. I was looking for a way to travel around, live the adventure and still not burn a hole in my pocket. Well then i heard of Monks on Wheels from a friend and decided to give them a shot. My first trek with the group to Kodachadri hills and it was amazing. The food and home stay was humble yet decent. The bunch of trekkers and the organizers are helping, responsible and fun. Trek expenses are also reasonable. And of course the trek is just awesome with a brand new experience every time. I would definitely recommend them, especially their weekend treks.
MOW! You guys are the best! Had an awesome time. Looking forward to travelling with you guys again!
Traveling with monks on wheels has been the best travel experience of my life.” It is not where you travel that matters. It is whom you travel with that does”. Planning and coordination by the MoW team is always the best!!
This was my first trek with Monks on Wheels, and they organised this trip beautifully and with lots of love.
I have traveled with them multiple times. I was a solo traveller but due to there Uber cool ice breaker sessions ended up meeting super cool people. Kudos to you Monks on Wheels ??