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Trekking in Kundadri Hills

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It a beautiful hill station famous for its Jain Temple and Jain Architecture in Terthahalli Taluk of Shimoga District. This place is named after the Jain Priest or Guru Kundakundacharya who had performed penance here in the ancient times and it is a famous Jain Pilgrimage Centre across Terthahalli.


The Hill Station by name Kundadri is at a distance of 350 kms from Bangalore in Terthahalli on Terthahalli – Agumbe Highway. This peak is made of a monolithic rock covered by green vegetation. This place attracts more Jain Followers to the temple and is a holy worship place for them and has neat path covered by the Tar till the temple and also there is Stone carved steps built to reach the temple.


For Trekking Enthusiasts this place one of good trekking trails starting from the base and heading in to the thick cover forests of the terthahalli and exhaustingly reaching the peak which is 3800 feet from ground level. The tiredness of the exhausted trek will be forgotten by looking at the fantastic viewpoints of the surrounding natural beauty and other peaks of terthahalli.


The peak apart from Jain Temple has 2 ponds in front of the temple covered by the fragrances of Lotus Throughout the year. And this place is can be visited throughout the year and can be avoided during June to Aug which is monsoon time and this place prone to receive the heaviest Rainfall as it shares border with the peaks of Agumbe precisely known as cheerapunji of South India.


From the top of the peak you can have panoramic view of the distant backwaters of the Varahi Dam, which is used for Power generation and one of the finest places to visit, on taking prior permission one can look at the process of purification of water and some of power generation methodologies deployed there by moving in the natural cave where the generating station is located.


Apart from trekking we conduct Camping in the peak to look the sunset which on a clear day you can look the orange glowing ball disappearing in the backgrounds of Arabian Sea. This is one of the beautiful destinations to view the Sunset and Sunrise. The outing alongside side is inclusive of the Trekking and Camping with Bonfire activity and accommodating you in the tents with Sleeping Bags provided and views of sunrise and sunset and visit the jain temple.


Apart from the above post completion of Kundadri, we take you in to the small waterfalls by name Ambu Tirtha which is the birth place of river Sharavathi, which originates here and flows across Linganamakki of Sagara and then to Power Generation and finally creates the second highest plunge water fall of India at World famous Jog Falls and proceeds for another Water drop at Gersoppa and finally joins Arabian Sea at Honavara.


Terthahalli is the center place for tourists who visit Agumbe and Sagara and this place also has a dense forest cover and home to many Flora and Fauna including the Great King Cobras. Also this place is where the great poet also Known as Rastra Kavi Kuvempu was born and also this place is famous for many literature and novel writers including the works of Kuvempu.



  • 09:30 pm pickup from Bangalore
  • 06:30 Reach Kundadri Base and freshen up
  • 08:30 am Have Breakfast
  • 01:30 pm have Lunch on the way
  • 04:00 pm explore Jain Temples
  • 05:45 pm reach peak the sunset point
  • 06:30 pm start Camping
  • 07:30 pm Dinner MTR readymade
  • 08:30 pm accommodation in tents and Sleeping Bags
  • 05:00 am wake up and view Sunrise Point
  • 06:00 am Trek Down and Freshen Up
  • 08:00 Breakfast at base
  • 09:00 depart to Bangalore
  • 11:35 am visit Tavarekoppa Lion Safari
  • 06:30 pm reach Bangalore


Possible Activities for Customized Outing (11+ members)


  1. Forest Trekking
  2. Team Games
  3. Archery/Target Shooting
  4. Camping with Bonfire
  5. Tented Accommodation
  6. Visit Horanadu and Sringeri
  7. Visit Kemmangundi
  8. Visit Kalathgiri
  9. Visit Jog Falls


Things to Carry


  • 1 Torch/head Compulsory
  • Water Bottle 2ltrs/head min
  • Comfortable Shoes (Rubber Sole)
  • Jackets / Raincoat at Monsoon
  • Energy Bars/Dry Fruits
  • Personal medicine (if any)
  • Camera optional
  • Sweat Towel
  • Tissue Paper
  • Eateries / Snacks
  • Comfortable clothing for activities
  • Moov Spray and Dettol (avoid leech)



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