Kodachadri is a mountain peak located in the western ghat, in the Shimoga district, in the Indian state of Karnataka. This peak is located at an altitude of 1343 meters above sea level. The peak has taken its name from the word, “Kodacha” which basically refers to the hill of Kutaja flowers and Adri. Both these words combined together Kodachadri. The government of Karnataka has declared the peak as a natural heritage.
The Kodachadri mountain peak lies in the background of the well known Mookambika temple in Kollur. There are many routes through which one can reach the peak of Kodachadri. The peak receives an annual rainfall of 500 cms to 750 cms and it rains for almost eight out of 12 months. The peak is located right in the middle of the Mookambika National Park and is believed to be a biodiversity hotspot,.
This is also home to many dangerous as well as prevalent species of flora and fauna. The peak cannot be seen from a lower ground level as it is barren. The common animals that can be seen here are the Paradise flycatcher, Indian Leopard, Indian Elephant, Malabar Langur, Indian rock python, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Hyena, Malabar Pied Hornbill, , Indian Tiger and Gaur.
|Visit Duration||4 to 5 hours|