Kudremukh Tourism

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1Shaped like the face of a horse, Kudremukh
Shaped like the face of a horse, Kudremukh

HolidayIQ traveller Bhavan says, "Kudremukha peak is one the famous peak in Karnataka which is famous for trekking. The name itself indicates that Kudremukha means Horse Face. The peak actually looks like Horse's Face from the top. It's a beautiful place for trekking and very well maintained place. Wonderful place for Photographers." 

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2Capture the view from the top, Kudremukh Peak
Capture the view from the top, Kudremukh Peak

Trek the Kudremukh peak, which is about 100 km from the main Chikmagalur town. The view from the top of Kudremukh is breathtaking! a perfect shutter moment. The view is "blissful greenery of Western Ghats. A must for bikers, nature lovers and animal lovers." says HolidayIQ reviewer Sheetal. 

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3Experience The Western Ghats And The Coastline
Experience The Western Ghats And The Coastline

India as a significantly long coastline and most of it is inhabited. The climate is mainly tropical and hence a catalyst to numerous unique animal and bird species. Travel around Karnataka to experience the Western Ghats in the best way possible. 

Stay options in Kudremukh
Mid-range: Coffee Gudda
Budget: Sahyadri Bhavan

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4Trek closer to heaven at Kudremukh
Trek closer to heaven at Kudremukh

Kudremukh is a favourite among of nature enthusiasts and avid trekkers. The company is what makes this place even better!

Bhavan: Kudremukha peak in Karnataka is famous for trekking. The name, Kudremukha means Horse Face. It's a beautiful place for trekking and very well maintained. Best time to visit in rainy and winter season and beware about leeches too. Wonderful place for Photographers. Its too cold in rainy and winter season so its better to carry good jackets.


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5Secret Places You Should Go To Whenever You Feel 'Life Sucks'
Secret Places You Should Go To Whenever You Feel 'Life Sucks'

HolidayIQ Traveller Ravi Amatehali shares, "Kudremukh is Kashmir of Karnataka, I really miss Kudremukh, this is the place where it rains for 6 months surrounded with nature, rivers, and the beautiful town park. Nature camp is one of the nice place to stay in forest guest house and cottages, there are several waterfalls like Kadambi and Hanumana Gundi, Kudremukh Peak is superb for trekking. Love Kudremukh."


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Reviews (21)



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Mother Nature at its best

The ghar section starting from Mudigere up to Kalasa and from kalasa to kudremukh. It's just jaw dropping, the best season is monsoon to see waterfalls erupted just like wild mushrooms it's so picturesque one need to visit the place to feel it.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed5.0/5

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Serene birth city of mine

I was born in this beautiful place called Kudremukh. The beauty is just unexplainable. The greenery. The cold breeze- just so relaxing. Make sure you carry umbrella just in case it rains. Also, careful with the leach. Don't move around much into the greenery as the leaches may climb on to your feet without you noticing it. The roads are beautiful and little narrow. It's a thrill to drive with so much cloud but please be careful.

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  • Serene birth city of mine
  • Serene birth city of mine
  • Serene birth city of mine

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Kudremukh Overview

Kudremukh, or Kuduremukha, is a mountain peak in Chikkamagalur District, in Karnataka. A small town named after this range is located close to the mountain, 48 km from Karkala and 20 km from Kalasa. It is situated at an elevation of 1894 m above sea level.

Kuduremukha, in Kannada, means 'horse-face' and it refers to a scenic view of a mountain face that looks like the face of a horse. Traditionally, Kudremukh was also familiar as Samseparvata, because it was approached from Samse village.

The British administration declared the region as a Reserve Forest to preserve the Western Ghats from burning down forests and deforestation practices. Recently it was declared as a Tiger Reserve under the Bhadra Tiger Sanctuary.

The Kudremukh town is mainly an iron ore-mining town. The area is covered in thick shoal forests and natural grasslands. The animals found here include the Malabar civet, wild dogs, sloth bear and spotted deer among others. The drive through the forest ranges is scenic.

Three significant rivers, the Tunga, the Bhadra and the Nethravathi have their origins here with the Tunga and Bhadra rivers running all the way through the parklands. An idol of goddess Bhagavathi and a Varaha image, 1.8 m inside a cave are the chief attractions. Kadambi waterfalls also draw a large number of people.

Situated 32 km from Kalasa, the water from Hanumana Gundi Waterfalls goes down onto natural rock formations from an altitude of more than 100 feet. Reaching the falls involves some trekking. Presently there are about 13 trek routes in Kudremukh ranging from easy to difficult ones.

Kudremukh can be reached by flights, trains and buses. The nearest airport is at Mangalore, 130 km away and the nearest international airport is at Bangalore at a distance of around 350 km. The nearest railhead is Mangalore. Kudremukh can also be reached by KSRTC and private buses from Bangalore and other cities in the state.

The best time to visit Kudremukh is between October and May.

Photos of Kudremukh

Kudremukh Hill Station, Kudremukh

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Vishnu Katara

Kudremukh Hill Station, Kudremukh
Horanadu, Kudremukh

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Horanadu, Kudremukh
Kudremukh Peak, Kudremukh

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Praveen Vasist

Kudremukh Peak
Kudremukh Peak, Kudremukh

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Praveen Vasist

A pleasing view

There is so much to see in Kudremukh.

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