Kodachadri Trek from Hyderabad

Agumbe Rainforest & Kodachadri Jeep Trails


Agumbe Rainforest & Kodachadri Trek from Hyderabad

– Trek through the wilderness of western ghats, lush green rain forests while getting wet under gushing waterfalls, witnessing amazing landscapes of Kodachadri and Agumbe rainforest.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Weekend Trip/Trek
    • Activity Level Moderate
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Agumbe Rainforest & Kodachadri Jeep Trails.

    Hello Hyderabad!

    There aren’t too many treks in India that can match the beauty of Kodachadri. The trek will take you through thick forest, sprawling grassland, huge trees, lush green vegetation, and stunning views of surrounding mountain peaks and valleys. Another main attraction of the Kodachadri trek is passing via Hidlumane waterfalls. It’s a routine for trekkers to get wet in the fresh cold water, spend some time experiencing the gush, re-energize and resume trekking. 

    At one point, one would literally walk along the ridge of the mountain which is a thrilling experience. Translated “Jasmine of hills”, Kodachadri trek is at a different level altogether. The hike, though it’s awesome, will take its toll on your body. So we shall take a Jeep ride back to base camp.

    If there is any place that can match Kodachadri in terms of natural beauty, it is none other than Agumbe Rainforest. A whole new ecosystem comes to life when monsoons hit western ghats. Agumbe rainforest has once even surpassed Cherrapunji of Meghalaya as the place with the highest rainfall. It rains so much that, all the lakes & streams overflow, they form plenty of waterfalls (some of them as gigantic as Jog falls, which is in the same district) and forests soak enough water that feeds rivers till next summer. 

    Agumbe is also called King Cobra capital because of the highest density of snakes found here. However, they usually do not come on our trek path, and trekkers are cautioned to wander into the forest. It’s not surprising to find common non-venomous snakes like a green vine, different species of frogs, reptiles, and other amphibians.

    Few etiquettes to follow on this weekend trip:

    • Just surrender yourself to raw nature.
    • Enjoy the visual feast.
    • Smell the wild, get wet & get muddy.
    • Forget everything else, even the mobile signal

    Highlights of Kodachadri & Agumbe Trip:

    • The mesmerizing Kodachadri Trek
    • Hidlumane waterfalls
    • Bumpy Jeep ride (no trekking down)
    • Hidden waterfalls (Rainforest Special experience)
    • Silent Lake (Rainforest Special experience)
    • Kundadri Hill (The highest peak of rain forest)
    • Malgudi Days house

    As we are amidst a pandemic, please go through the following blog of Travelling in the times of COVID-19 and COVID FAQs before deciding to join the trip.

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    1. Day 0 Schedule
      • Start from Hyderabad around 6:30 PM
      • Board AC bus to Shimoga, a town in Karnataka, at different pick up points in the city, overnight journey
    2. Day 1 Schedule
      • Reach Shimoga, board our private vehicle.
      • Freshen up and have breakfast at a restaurant. Note that there is no shower facility now. We are heading to waterfalls anyway during Kodachadri trek.
      • Head to the base of Kodachadri, start the hike after grabbing your packed Lunch from our Organiser
      • Trek through the jungle, take a dip in Hidlumane waterfalls en-route, experience amazing landscapes as you hike up through the grasslands, mountain slopes and rich vegetation
      • Walk on the thrilling ridge to view a stunning valley as you approach the peak of one of the most beautiful mountains
      • After conquering the mountain, relax with the cool breeze hitting your face
      • If lucky, witness the amazing sunset on clear days
      • Take a bumpy Jeep ride back to the base
      • Reach homestay, campfire with long conversations, well deserved hot dinner
      • A social gathering with light music till late night
    3. Day 2 Schedule
      • Start the day with misty weather, fresh morning breeze of western ghats, have a nice breakfast
      • Jungle walk of 1 km to take a dip under the pristine waterfalls of western ghats that is Agumbe special. Have lunch overlooking the falls
      • Head back to the homestay
      • Visit a giant lake in the lap of the rainforest, marvel at the beauty of mother nature
      • Pack your bags, and say bye to our homestay
      • Visit peaceful Malgudi days house in Agumbe village, relive those memories if you watched that series, finish Lunch.
      • Drive up to the Kundadri hills – The highest point in Agumbe mountain range, have a sneak peek of extremely beautiful and dense Agumbe rainforest filled with rich vegetation, pristine rivers, and gigantic lakes.
      • Drive back to Shimoga and reach by night, catch the return Bus to Hyderabad.
    4. Day 3 Schedule
      • Reach home in the morning.
      • Share your unforgettable experience of Kodachadri and Agumbe with your friends and family
    5. Seasonal variations: ...
      • June to Oct (monsoon months): Thick clouds, persistent rains, leeches, plenty of water in waterfalls. The wild and wet season for Kodachadri and Agumbe. Water everywhere!
      • Nov to Feb (winter, pre-summer): Clouds playing hide and seek, misty landscapes, a good amount of water in waterfalls, peaceful sunsets, the rainforest views are pretty clear, pleasant weather to climb, Bonfire at night gives great experience in the middle of a forest.
      • March to May (summer): Gets dry, still there’s water in falls and streams. We usually stop doing Kodachadri and Agumbe by the end of March.
    6. What's next after booking your trip: ...
      • A Whatsapp group will be created for all the registered folks night before the trip.
      • You may say hi to other travelers and get prepared for the trip.
      • We will set expectations about the trip, remind you of important Terms & Conditions.
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    About Trip

    • This trip involves basic facilities in terms of food, travel, and stay without any luxury, whatsoever.
    • This is a group trip with shared model. It may not suit everyone – especially for those expecting privacy and comfort. It best suits for people who wish to socialize.
    • Please do not book this trip if you are not okay with above points.


    • Non AC sleeper or AC Seni Sleeper bus for Hyderabad-Shimoga to and fro travel. (Based on the availability.)
    • Private non-AC vehicle for local travel for 2 days.

    Things to carry:

    • Toiletries, moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, 
    • A lightweight large Backpack for the trip (no suitcase, no trolley)
    • A small backpack for the trek (to carry a Lunch packet, water bottle, snacks, etc)
    • Photo identity proof with address (Aadhar/Passport/Voter ID)
    • Poncho or rainproof jacket with a hood (from June to September)
    • Track pants, full sleeve T-shirt for the trek
    • Cap/Hat (to avoid getting tanned)
    • Sunglasses (to keep your eyes fresh)
    • Power bank, charger, camera, binoculars (if you wish to)
    • Proper water bottle for your trip. You may fill at our homestay
    • Disposable garbage covers (To separate used/unused, dry/wet clothes)
    • Good grip trekking shoes or sandals
    • Your personal medications, if any
    • Pair of water wear to take a dip in the waterfalls
    • Carrying a handwash/sanitizer/tissues will help during the trip
    • Carry your jerkin/sweater – it can get cold at night
    • Carry a lil bit of cash for Sunday Lunch, Dinner, and misc. Expenses
    • Don’t carry expensive items. You are responsible for your own belongings.

    Pick up points:

    • MGBS bus stop at 7 pm

    What’s next after booking your trip:

    • A Whatsapp group shall be created on the trip day and Vehicle & Trip Leader details will be shared.
    • This trip involves traveling with strangers and night stays (if any). Please be mindful that:
      • It is mandatory to share your personal information with the team along with a copy of your government approved ID card.
      • You will need to share your co-traveler(s) details if you have booked more than one seat.
    • Live location of the vehicle will be sent in the group once it starts at the first point.


    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Kodachadri Agumbe Package InclusionsItems that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel
    • Homestay in the heart of Rainforest (separate rooms for each gender, and clean washrooms)
    • Food: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner (all veg)
    • Lifetime experience of all places mentioned in the Highlights
    • Bonfire
    • Organizer(s) from MT
    • A lot of peace of mind
    Kodachadri Agumbe Package ExclusionsItems that are excluded in the cost of tour price.
    • 1 Lunch, Dinner
    • Any misc. expenses not mentioned in the inclusions above.

    • The itinerary is fixed. No special requests to change itinerary/schedule shall be entertained. Do not give advice(s) to the Trip Leader(s) to change the itinerary.
    • Cooperate with the organizer(s) in following the schedule set for the day (especially getting up and getting ready in the morning). This will ensure travelers won’t miss out on the real fun part that is traveling.
    • Every traveler is responsible for his/her for your own safety. Don’t indulge in any illegal or silly activity that causes harm to you or fellow travelers.
    • Do not wander into the forest away from the designated trail for treks. There may be snakes, scorpions, and dangerous animals.
    • Unexpected situations: It may happen we do not cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary because of unpredictable reasons like bad weather, landslides, wild animal presence, abrupt blocking of sites by the police/forest department, delay in travel because of an issue with our group itself, traffic conditions, etc. In most cases, if the time permits, the organizer(s) will take travelers to an alternative place. But in some cases, we may have to skip a place altogether.
    • Absolutely no littering. We swear to protect our environment.
    • No alcohol & smoking during travel, treks, and other outdoor activities. There would be a separate window and space (usually at night) to have these at the campsite/homestay for interested people.
    • Travelers are expected to respect each other and help each other. Avoid discussing sensitive matters like sex, politics, and religion/caste/race.
    • Using foul or abusive language, eve-teasing, arguing with fellow travelers/organizer(s), and/or involving in the physical assault will not be accepted and will stand a chance of being deserted by the group then and there.
    • The event will stand canceled if less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek which will be informed 24 hours before the trip start time.
    • Every traveler is expected to sign a liability/waiver form given by the organizer(s) after boarding the vehicle. This liability form will discharge Muddie Trails of any unexpected incident like injury/death/theft etc.

    Cancellation by Traveler

    • 50% refund shall be done if you inform us about your cancellation before 48 hours of the event start time. An email has to be sent to muddietrails@gmail.com to raise a cancellation request.
    • No refund/postponing is allowed within 48 hours of the event start time whatever is the reason (Health, Accident, Covid, Family crisis, Office issue, or anything else).
    • No refund/postponing is allowed for partial payment – booking fee – which is done to book your slot.
    • No refund during/after the event.

    Cancellation by Muddie Trails

    Muddie Trails may decide to cancel the event if there are less than 8 travelers signed up for the trip/trek.

    What if we don’t get the minimum number of people for the trip?
    We have 2 options in this case:
    Option 1: Complete refund.
    Option 2: Switch to any other trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.

    Cancellation due to external factors

    Muddie Trails may have to cancel the event in case of external factors that are beyond our control like Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather Conditions, Red Alerts, Political Disturbances, Bandh/Curfews, Local Issues, Road Blocks, Train cancellations, Covid-19 or any other disease outbreaks etc.

    In these scenarios:

    • No Refund is allowed.
    • 100% trip amount can be used for any other new trip of the same weekend or future weekends. The difference amount will be collected from you or paid back according to the new trip cost.
    • Once you confirm your participation on the new trip, all the above Cancellation policies will apply for the same.

    Our village homestay is a duplex house with all the basic facilities. It is located in the heart of the rainforest. The surroundings are green, calm, and rejuvenating. One can hear many birds chirping in the morning. The first floor is usually assigned to women, and the ground floor is given to men. Both floors have spacious living rooms to keep your luggage and take good rest. Mattresses are arranged in the night by maintaining 3 feet gap between each other. Both floors can easily accommodate 20 people overall. Additionally, there are 3 Quechua rain-proof tents of 2-sharing, just in case, anyone prefers to sleep outside. There is a common area with a lawn in front of the homestay which is used for the campfire and other activities.

    There are common and well-maintained washrooms in different areas of the ground floor. They have bathing as well as a toilet facility. Hot water is provided in a typical village setting by burning wood in a special chamber.

    Kodachadri falls under a moderate difficulty level. Even first-timers may attempt this trek. It is a one-way trek. Return by Jeep. Agumbe doesn’t have any trek.

    Kodachadri is just about 10 to 11 Km one way. However, we do not need to trek back as we take a jeep ride back.

    It is a trek for all seasons which is very unique. Each season has its own charm. It gives a truly unforgettable experience.

    Read the detailed Terms and Conditions here.

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