The G Cam – Trek to Kodachadri, Karnataka

by Vinaya HS on December 29, 2006

in Travel

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Yep. After a brief hiatus, The G Cam is back – this time bringing you mesmerizing photos from the Kodachadri Mountain Range in the evergreen Western Ghats of beautiful Karnataka. Drop a comment if you like what you see. Handing over to Goutham for the rest of the post.

Images Copyright © 2006 – Infinity, Goutham.

Hidlumane falls. Is it Hitlumane or Hidlumane? The former word has a meaning, but most of them pronounced it as Hidlumane. What’s in a name after all?

Trek to Kodachadri

A shot of the sprawling grasslands one gets to see while climbing down Kodachadri. You will miss these if you take the jeep track.

Trek to Kodachadri

It’s always beautiful when its bare.

[Prompting someone to comment: "Goutham, you should trademark your comment! It's high time the ladies understood this."]

Trek to Kodachadri

Sunrise from Kodachadri – this guy made us wait for almost an hour. It was 6:48 am by the time we could catch the first glimpse. Most Sunday mornings, I wouldn’t have bothered to get off my bed.

Trek to Kodachadri

Sunset over the great Arabian Sea.

Trek to Kodachadri

Idol of Lord Ganesha – inside a small cave – on the way to sunrise point.

Trek to Kodachadri

Phew! Nice catch. Being drenched in sweat, I had almost ignored these beauties.

Trek to Kodachadri

That’s it for now. Hope you enjoyed the photos.

Previous editions of The G Cam:

  1. Mesmerizing Karnataka
  2. From Kodaikanal With Love
  3. Beauty and the Beast

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Vishu December 29, 2006 at 10:08 AM

super magga…(for vinaya…some flashback)…i really liked the grasslands walla photo..and look at the sky in the photos..very beautifull

Vinaya HS December 29, 2006 at 11:29 AM

Flashback maadkondu enu prayojna no?

Venky December 30, 2006 at 12:45 AM

Good pictures, Nice job Vinay. I envy you ;)

Vinaya HS December 30, 2006 at 2:18 AM

Actually, you should envy Goutham. He was the one who went on the trek, although I will be dragging him to do it again.

Bharath January 2, 2007 at 11:46 AM

Hi Vinay, The PICS are really cool !!!

Remember me, I met you once with Avinash in FORUM…..

Actually i googled for nammura hotel…. your site was listed atop…
and finally i landed here.

Great you guys can find time for all these !!!!!

Vinaya HS January 2, 2007 at 2:01 PM

Hi Bharath. Sure I remember you. We also discussed about Avi’s driving behavior! You need to make time man. Small pleasures in life.

shank January 18, 2008 at 6:53 PM

pictures not available.

jay February 21, 2008 at 11:50 PM

hi vinay, we are planning to go to Kodachadri next friday. could you please give me any contact # if u have to stay over there

Balaje July 15, 2008 at 3:17 PM

hi Vinay,

This place looks exciting and not known by many people.

Need a help…

Can you pass on any no’s which i can get in touch for stay…

thanks ya.


Kaavya September 30, 2008 at 9:04 PM

Err well I was also searching some stay in Kodachadri…seems like there is no luck…
Pictures nalli preview not available…yaake?

Suhas Bangera December 22, 2008 at 1:51 PM

Hi there,
We r planing to go to kodachadri. We do not kav much knowledge abt that. Could u plz let us know where exactly we can stay over there? we r nearly 80 people.. plz help
Suhas Bangera Manglore

Anonymous January 14, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Kodachadri is a mountain peak (altitude – 1343 m above sea level) in the Western Ghats in South India (Karnataka State). The name is a corruption of the Sanskrit word “Kutakachalam” in local Kannada language. Kodachadri forms a picturesque background to the famous temple of Mookambika in Kollur. Situated in the middle of the Mookambika National Park, it is home to several endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna. The rain forests loom in a perpetual layer of mist around the peak. Around the peak, the shola forest is also there.
Patalagere resort is a unique place situated at the footsteps of the Kodachadri hill. It has many cottages,which will give you the warmth of staying very close to the nature.Considered to be the starting point of trekking, It would be very ideal to start your journey from here. The management will also arrange vehicles ,which will take you to the top of the hill.

This resort has cottages,which are very reasonable in price.
(Rs 400/- Per head including food (breakfast, lunch,dinner). 24 hours checkout)

For availability of cottages contact-9008087087 or send mail to

harsh July 11, 2010 at 9:07 AM


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