Kudremukh is one of the top twenty five hot spots in the World and popular bio-diversity conservation, located in Chikmagalur district in Karnataka at an elevation of 1894 meters from sea level. The meaning of Kudremukh is ‘Horse-Face which refers the picturesque view of mountain that resembles face of horse. It is well noted for its scenic beauty of nature and a dense deciduous forest which is rich in wildlife. The thick forest ranges enthralls and entice the visitors. It is an enjoyable place for trekking through lush greenery teemed with grassy slopes, interspersed rivers, charming cascades and rare orchids. Visit to Kudremukh is delighting experience for nature lovers.
Places to visit
It is a thrilling paradise for trekkers and an ideal place to explore the unseen beauty of the forest and mountain ranges. It is located at an altitude of 1894 meters above the sea level. It is hot picnic spot and a well-known destination for navigators.
It is an imposing waterfalls in Kemmangundi, cascading from 122 meters of height. It is also known as Kalahasti falls and Kallathigiri falls. It is a renowned religious destination for both Hindus and Muslims. One can find an ancient temple which was built in-between rocks during Vijayanagara kingdom.
It is a secluding and a solitude attraction in Kemmangundi, gushing from 168 meters height. The water is well known for its medicinal properties and visitors prefer to take bath in this falls to get cure from skin diseases. It is a most relaxing and peaceful picnic spot.
It is a holy abode of Lord Shiva located on the banks of River Bhadra. It is a famous religious destination of Hindus. Devotees believe that visiting this place brings them auspiciousness. Pleasant climate, private resorts and Pancha Theerthas are the major attractions of Kalasa.
Lakya dam is located acroos the tributary of River Bhadra called Lakya. It measures 100 meter in height. It is well known for its picturesque backdrop of shoal forests, sizzling rivers and hilly terrains.
Gangamoola, Kudremukh National Park, Horanadu and Kemmangundi are the other popular destnations in and around Kudremukh.
How to reach Kudremukh
Mangalore airport is nearest one, around 130 km from Kudremukh.
Mangalore railhead is the nearest railway station to Kudremukh.
Kudremukh is well served by plenty of buses which are connecting Kudremukh to almost all major and minor cities of Karnataka.
In summer 30-35°C, Winter 17-20°C. Kudremukh is best visited from October to March.