Monday, October 29, 2012

KARNATAKA RE-VISITED: KODACHADRI

The Kodachadri hill is a part of the Western Ghats and lies in the district of Shimoga. This hill range forms a lovely backdrop to the famous Kollur Mookambika Temple, near which it is located. You can easily access this place from Kollur, thanks to its proximity to the region. In fact, it is considered that the Kodachadri Hill was the original abode of the Goddess, before Sri Adi Shankara had the idol of the Goddess installed at the Kollur Temple. This hill range is part of the Mookambika Temple Nature Reserve.

At the peak it is believed that 'Shankaracharya' did meditation. And to substantiate the same you will find a 'Sarvajna Peetha' at the top.

En route to the peak you will also find a moderate sized water fall deep inside the evergreen forest of Kodachadri, which is called 'Agastya Teertha'.
The peak presents a not to be missed life-time opportunity in the evening as the sun sets in the west. You can also have a golden glimpse of the Arabian sea for a moment.



It was from Sagara, we started and reached foot of Kodachadri hills via Hosanagara, Nagara at 12 noon. From there we engaged a jeep to go up to temple about 10km along rocky mountain on a track road. It took almost one hour journey to reach with bone breaking route. The view is simply beautiful and one    wonders about the creation nature.
It was 4pm when we came down to foot of the hills when we had lunch at one Subramnaya Bhat's house ,It costs Rs 1200 to engage a jeep for ride to top and back.  
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012

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