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    Kodachadri is a mountain peak with dense forests in the Western Ghats in South India (Karnataka State). The name comes from native word "Kodacha" or "Kodashi" which means hill and "Adri" a Sanskrit word, both combined together coined the word Kodachadri. It is also called "Kudajadri" and "Kodashi Parvatha". Kodachadri forms a background to the famous temple of Mookambika in Kollur.
    Kodachadri is the highest peak of Shimoga district. Kodachadri is home to many endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna. Kodachadri, located at a distance of 36 Km from Hosanagara is famous for its wonderful sunrise and sunset.

Where to Stay
    There is little accommodation at Kodachadri itself. Kollur (15 km) has several Guest House and lodges as well as homestay accommodation and this is a good option. Nearest Town Kundapura has Lodging accommodation. The travellers' Bungalow at Kodachadri with very very basic facilities and for reservation, contact Officer in charge, PWD, Hosanagar, Shimoga district. One or two homestays are also available near Main Road.