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Kudremukh Hill Station & Trekking

Kudremukh is one of the most beautiful hill stations which is yet undiscovered and unexplored by tourists. Kudremukh also spelled Kuduremukha is a mountain range and name of a peak in western ghats at 1894 mtrs above sea level. It is also the name of a small hill station cum mining town situated near the mountain. The name Kuduremukha literally means 'horse-face' (in the local language Kannada) and refers to a particular picturesque view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse's face.

Kudremukh Images

Tourist Attractions

  • Mountain range and name of a peak in western ghats at 1894 meters above sea level
  • The place is famous for natural picturesque grass lands
  • One of the beautiful hill stations not yet fully explored by tourists
  • It is a perfect destination for trekking having around 13 trekking routes
  • Many renowned rivers like Tunga and Bhadra, Nethravathi etc. originates here
  • Kudremukh National Park
  • Hanuman Gundi Waterfalls
  • Lakya Dam
  • Jug, Kadambi falls, Kudremukh township etc.

Where is Kudremukh

Kudremukha Hill station is located in Mudigere Taluk, Chickmagaluru district of Karnataka state, India - 577142.

How to Reach

  • Nearest Town: Kudremukh, Kalasa - 21km
  • Distance From: Bengaluru - 331 km, Mangaluru - 110 km, Chickmagaluru - 107 km, Udupi - 90 km
  • Nearest Airport: Mangalore
  • Nearest Bus Station: Kudremukha
  • Nearest Railway Station: Mangalore, Udupi
  • Transport: Mullodi village is the base point for trekking. There is a state road no.66 connecting Kudremukh from Udipi and Chickamagaluru districts.

Where to Stay

  • You get good accommodation at Forest Rest houses inside the park. while you can also stay in hotels at Kalsa town.
  • Upasana Home Stay, Mavina Kombe, Samse Phone: +91-8263 249288/249488.
  • Kudremukh Inspection Bungalow. Phone:(08263) – 354148.
  • Hotel Chandan, Mahaveera Road, Kalasa. Phone: (08263) – 274209,274291.

Hire Tourist Guide

Shankarappa, is a designated guide by the forest department. He is so humble and localite. He stays with his family in Mullodi. He has a very good knowledge on the trek route to Kudremukh Peak and also the surrounding hills.

Contact Number - Landline: 08263-214221; Mobile: +91-9482493167

Where to Eat

Bhagavathi Nature Camp has a nice kitchen serving for the tourists. Kalasa town posses restaurents that serves basic but nice South Indian food.

Best Season & Time to Visit

October to December, when you will see complete green grass land. From Jan on words grass will turn into brownish color.

Things to Take Care

Permission should be taken from the Forest Department office at Mala forest check post or Balegal village. Please note If you are found wandering in the forest near the peak in the late hours without a guide or a local accompanying, the forest officers have authority to detain you.

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