A team of 12 members started off for a trek to Kodachadri and to Arasinagundi Falls in Kollur. Mr Prasanna who was supposed to lead the team had to back out due to some personal work. He had booked tickets to Kollur for the 8.00pm bus. There are 2 routes to Kollur. One via Mangalore and other via Shimoga. Never take the Bus via Mangalore, which is longer and also the road around Shiradi Ghat is horrible. Since the starting point of the trek –Nittur is 22 kms away from Kollur it is advisable to take the Shimoga route bus which stops at Nittur itself. By the time we reached Kollur it was 10.00am. After freshen up and breakfast we decided to reach Nittur by jeep to save time. (Cost Rs.350/- per jeep). We reached Nittur by 12.00 noon. Our guide Mr Vijay was waiting for us at Nittur.
Our plan of trek was like this;
Trek to Hidlumane Falls 9 Kms
Hidlumane Falls to Kodachadri 7 Kms
Halt at Kodachadri.
Since we reached Nittur very late, I decided to take a jeep up to
We camped at the Inspection bungalow for the night. The charges for the food are Rs.25/- for Break fast and Rs.25/- for Lunch. In case u ask for campfire it is Rs.100/-. Next day we went to Shankar peeta and to see the sun rise. We couldn’t get a clear picture of the sunrise because of the cloudy weather. After breakfast we started getting down for our next destination –
From the falls again climb up to reach the wide path it’s a long trek of 6 Kms to the road. We were lucky to reach the Kollur main road just in time to catch the last bus to Shimoga (5.00pm) We reached Shimoga at 9.00 p m. After dinner took a bus to