Kundadri is a hill with dense forests in the Western Ghats located in Shimoga District Karnataka State, India.It is 70 km from Udupi city. This hill is known for 17th century Jain temple dedicated to Thirthankara and the place is known to have given shelter to one Acharya Kundakunda during earlier centuries.The main deity of this temple is Parshwanatha, 23rd tirthankar. Two small ponds formed by the rock on one side of this temple provided water to earlier sages. Government of Karnataka joined hands with a philanthropist from Mumbai to construct an all-weather road to the top of the hill.HistoryMore than two thousand years ago, a jain sage named Kundakunda Acharya stayed here and prompted the birth of this jain holy place. A temple is constructed with stone statues of jain sages. As the place is secluded, there has been efforts to damage stone statues to find hidden treasure.TransportationKundadri is at a distance of about 80 km. from the district headquarters, Shimoga and about 20 km from Thirthahalli town. From Shimoga, one has to take the National Highway NH-13 (Thirthahalli road) to reach Thirthahalli. Then take State Highway SH-1 (Agumbe Road) up to Guddekeri and then take left deviation. The total distance from Bangalore to Thirthahalli is 332 km. From Mangalore, one can take NH-13 to reach Thirthahalli. The distance from Mangalore to Thirthahalli is around 146 km. There are numerous mini-buses from Udupi to Thirthahalli. From Udupi railway station 86 km to Thirthahalli.The nearest railway station is in Shimoga. The nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport.Before you head to Shimoga, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Shimoga trip app , to make sure you see all that Shimoga has to offer, including Kundadri.
Create an itinerary including Kundadri
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Kundadri is one of the most amazing places near agumbe. Best to visit either during sunrise or sunset more »
Good views and good to pass time if you have too much on your hand and not much to do. Is not the most beautiful place in Shimoga which it self amazed me with its beauty. There are other amazing place... more »
Kundadri Hill is a hill located in Shivamogga District of Karnataka State. It’s almost on Agumbe to Theerthahalli Highway. Since it’s embedded amongst the dense western ghats and at a height of about ... more »
Heaven down to earth. This is one of the place for nature lovers. Early morning sun rises looks like ua above clouds. Best place for photography no words about climate. Best view ever. Do visit here along with family and friends. It is a Bikers spot. Do visit hereto enjoy the best view of the life.
The place is good. The roads are not good and there are pin curves. Not recommended during the summer and hot sunny days. Don't go during the afternoon. Morning and evening is better. There are no shops once you reach the top, so better take something to drink or eat before the ascent.
Visit this place during November and December to see the fog cover and to enjoy the beauty of nature to its fullest 😍
Make sure to check weather before going. Wonderful hill top for sunrise, a bit risky uphill road, majestic views possible with cloud underneath.
Lovely place... very cool and calm... Refreshes...
Places to stay near Kundadri
Plan your trip to Shimoga
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Best things to do in Shimoga
Sakrebailu Elephant Camp
Visit for: 3h
Tiger and Lion Safari, Shimoga
Visit for: 2h 30min
Visit for: 4h
Visit for: 1h 30min
Visit for: 1h 30min
Shivappanaika Palace Museum
Visit for: 1h 30min
Ikkeri Aghoreshwara Temple
Visit for: 30min
Br Hills Wildlife Sanctuary
Visit for: 3h
Visit for: 1h
Kid Friendly Attractions©
Visit for: 2h
Plans to Kundadri by other users
10 days in Kollur SEE PLAN August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Kollur BY A USER FROM INDIA May, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Karnataka BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Udupi BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Udupi BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Kollur BY A USER FROM OMAN May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Kollur BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Manipal BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Karnataka BY A USER FROM INDIA March, kids, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Udupi BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Udupi District BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Udupi BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.