Kudremukh is a small hill station located in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka. Kudremukh is also spelled as Kudremukha which means Horse Face. This place is famous for mineral wealth and bio diversity. Recently this place is developed as iron ore mining town. This is the birthplace of 3 rivers. They are Tunga River, Nethravati River and Bhadra River. Besides these rivers trekking which is most famous activity conducts regularly. Several verities of orchids can be seen here. Kudremukh is surrounded by dense forests. This forest is a home town to several animals such as wild dogs, Jackals, Tigers, Leopards, Malabar, Barking deer, Macaques etc…Near Kudremukh sacred ponds are located. They are Varaha Teertha, Rudrea Teertha, Vasishtha Teertha, Naga Teertha, and Amba Teertha.
What to see in Kudremukh:
Kudremukh Peak: This is the favourite spot for the Photographers. It is located 184meters above the sea level. This peak is covered by several mountain peaks.
Kadambi Falls: This place is famous for waterfalls. It is the best place to enjoy in the water.
Kudremukh National Park: It is one of the major attractions of Kudremukh. This is located in the Western Ghats. It is essential for the visitors to take prior permission from the forest officials.
Rajendra Hill: This is situated in Kudremukh region. It is the highest Peak in Karnataka state. This hill is surrounded by Coffee Plantations. Other name of this hill is Babaudan Hill. This place is rich in iron ore.
Lakhya Dam: This place is famous for lush green region. Height of this dam is 100meters. This dam covers 572 hectares of Shola Forest valley.
What to see around Kudremukh:
Kalasa: This place is famous for Kalaseshwara Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located 22kms away from Kudremukh. Kalasa is situated on the banks of Bhadra River. This is the main source for the cultivation purpose.
Annapurneshwari Temple: This is the most ancient temple located in Horanadu which is 27kms away from Kudremukh. It is believed that idol in the temple was installed by sage Agastya.
Rock Cut Garden: This is located near Bhadra Reservoir which is 93kms away from Kudremukh. It is most beautiful and unique garden in Kemmanagundi hill station. Large variety of flowers can be seen here.
Horanadu: This place is located 27kms away from Horanadu. It is famous for Adi Shaktyatmaka Shri Annapoorneshwari Temple. Adi Shakti is the worshipped in this temple. People believe that the person who visited this place will never suffer with shortage of food. Idol in this temple is made up of pure gold.
Jamalabad Fort: This was built by Tipu Sultan in 1794. It is located in Jamalabad village which is 8kms away from Kudremukh.
Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls: Height of these waterfalls is 100feet. This is most attractive place for the trekking lovers. Between October to May is the best time to visit this place. These waterfalls are popularly known as Suthanabbe Waterfalls. It is located 19kms away from Kudremukh.
Getting to Kudremukh: This place is well connected with roadways. From the cities such as Kalasa, Horanadu, Mangalore buses are available. Nearest railway station and airport is located at Mangalore.
Getting around Kudremukh: Taxis and local buses are available to visit the surrounding places of Kudremukh.
Best time to visit Kudremukh: Between October to February is considered as the best time to visit this place.
Where to stay in Kudremukh: Home stays are available to stay in Kudremukh. Government tourism is offering cottages and tent houses with all the amenities to stay in kudremukh.
Where to eat in Kudremukh: Restaurants are not available in Kudremukh. It is advised to carry food before visiting to this place. Only few snacks are available.