Tourist Places in Udupi (Karnataka) – kodachadri hills

Kodachadri is a mountain  peak with  dense forests(altitude  —    1343 meters above sea level) 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 “Kutachadri” and “Kodashi Parvatha”. Kodachadri forms a background to the famous temple of Mookambika in Kollur. Situated in the middle of the Mookambika National Park, it is home to several endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna. The peak is barren due to strong winds and as such, the forest covered nature is visible all around and also several smaller peaks and hills exist. The important animal life include Malabar Langur, King Cobra, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Great Pied Hornbill,Paradise Flycatcher,EmeraId Pigeon, Tiger, Panther, hyena, Bison,Python and many more, of which  several are endangered.

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