Kudremukh, literally means ‘horse-face’ and refers to a spectacular picturesque view of a side of the mountain that looks like a horses face. It is a small town in Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka and is situated close to the mountain range with the same name.
Kudremukh is a trekkers paradise with numerous treks on offer involving Samse village, Navoor, Horanaadu, Sringeri and Kudremukh. The trails pass through enchanting forests and grassy slope. The Kudremukh ranges are home to charming waterfalls, rich in wildlife and the origin of three rivers the Nethravathi, the Tunga and the Bhadra. Nature Camp in Kudremukh is one of the beautiful places to stay in and enjoy the cool and healthy climate in the lap of nature. Though spotting wildlife is challenging, the drive through these dense forests is highly enjoyable.
Best time to visit: October to February
Languages spoken: Kannada, English
Climate: Warm summers, heavy rains during monsoon and pleasant winters
Natural wonders: Hanumana Gundi Waterfalls, Trekking trails to Kudremukh, Navoor, Horanaadu and Sringeri

Temple trails of Karnataka-Part 5-KUDREMUKH NATIONAL PARK


On our way to Kudremukh, we happened to spot this beautiful little Ganapathi temple amidst lush green tea gardens at a village named Samse, 6 kms from Kalasa.
We drove further and a km later, reached Kudremukh National Park Checkpost. On giving the details of our vehicle and its passengers to the officer at the checkpost, we were issued a receipt indicating both our entry time and the time by which we had to exit the park at the western side of the reserve.

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