The mountain peak of Kodachadri forms the picturesque background for the Sri Mookambika Temple of Kollur. Kodachadri lies in the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary. The mountain is 1343m tall and is the highest peak in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. Arashinagundi falls and Hidlumane falls are two famous waterfalls inside the forests of Kodachadri valley. The Sarvagna Peetha or the highest point among these hills offers a majestic view of sunset. During sunset the Arabian sea can be viewed from the sunset point. There is also a sunrise point from where a breathtaking view of rising sun is made possible. The Lingamakki reservoir is also visible from the peak. There is a temple dedicated to Sri Mokkambika Devi at the top. Chitramoola is another beautiful location which according to the legend was the place where Shankaracharya met Mookambika Devi. Ganapathi Guhe is another attraction near the Peak. Kodachadri is a trekkers paradise with adventurous trekking routes through the waterfalls to the peak.
Kodachadri will be green and lively during the Post monsoon months of September to January. Visiting during these months will be the best.
The PWD guest house uphill offers accomodation and food for travellers. The contact number is:+919242892299/+919449145540 contact person name:Mr Rajendra. Few houses like Bhattara mane along the way uphill also offer accomodation. Other option for stay is at Kollur.
Route 1: Bangalore - Tumkur - Tiptur - Arsikere - Tarikere - Shimoga - Hosanagara - (Kollur) - Kodachadri.
KSRTC runs only two Rajahamsa buses till Kollur directly from Bangalore. Only one among them takes the way through Shimoga which is the shortest. KSRTC runs enough number fo buses to Coondapura,a costal town 50km away from Kollur. From Coondapura private and KSRTC buses are available to Kollur. From kollur Jeeps are available till the peak.