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About Kodachadri Experience
Team : Naveen, Ravi Kiran, Ranjan, vijay, Hemanth, jeevan, chandan friends of hemanth will be updated soon.
Kodachadri is in Shimoga district, 1343 meters above sea level. A beatific hill abode that overlooks the panoramic Western Ghats. you can see arabian sea from the topnm of the hill. It is clothed with splendid evergreen forests. The place is 115 kilometers from Shimoga town, but very near to the famous temple town of Kollur.We started of from Bangalore in a train to shimoga town, from there we toke a bus to Kollur at alighted at a point in the ghat called Karakatta Gate and started our trek.The initial walk throught the forest path, listening to the music of the birds was really serene. After walking through the plains for almost 3 and half hours we reached an inhabited area, with a malayali hotel there, where you can get puttu and kadala (steam cooked rice cake and chana). We gobbled up a lot and headed to climb up.It was only a matter of time before we started feeling the heat. Initial ascend, though steep, was through the shades and was less sapping.During a short walk a mountain side, covered with grass, almost turned gold by the shining sunlight, we caught our first glimpses of the hill top. By evening, we reached the foothills, were there is a guest house and a couple of small houses. We booked our accomodation and rushed up to watch the sun going down It was indeed a race with the sun. All of us where inexplicably tired, but still managed to drag on. In the end, we managed to reach there in time, with enough time to spare to catch glimpses of the beautiful sunset. We spent the night in the foot hills trying to setup a small campfire. Later on had a nice dinner and went to bed praying to be able to get up in time for the sun rise. Overall the trek was one of the hardest and most exciting I had