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Kudremukh is really a wonderful mountain range located in Chikmagalur district.
Kudremukh is also the name of the small hill station town located close to the mountain which is about 22 Km from Kalasa. The name Kuduremukh literally means 'face of the horse' (in Kannada language) and indicates to a specific picturesque view of the side of mountain that resembles the face of the horse. Kudremukh was also known as 'Samseparvata', historically for the reason that it was approached from Samse village.
Kudremukh was announced as a Reserved Forest in 1916 by the British Government, to stop rampant slash as well as burn cultivation practices from penetrating deeper into the Ghats.
Kudremukh is mainly an iron ore mining township spot where the government run Public Sector Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd. (KIOCL) functioned till the last decade.
Kudremukh is popular because of its scenic beauty. Entering the dense forests, sighting wildlife is usually difficult; because the region is abundant with wildlife. However the drive through the forest ranges is always enchanting as well as exciting.
Three main rivers of Karnataka, the Tunga, the Bhadra as well as the Nethravathi origin here in the location called Gangamoola. A temple of goddess Bhagavathi along with a Varaha image, 1.8 m inside a cave are the key points of interest.
The river Tunga and river Bhadra flow freely through the parklands. A Kadambi waterfall is the main attraction for anyone who travels via Kudremukh National Park.
A variety of animals can be viewed here especially Tiger, Leopard and Wild Dogs. The important Tiger prey base found inside the Park is Gaur, Sambar, Wild Pig, Muntjac, Chevrotain, Bonnet Macaque, Common Langur as well as the Lion Tailed Macaque.
Hanuman Gundi waterfalls is one of the main attractions near Kudremukh in Chikmagalur district.
Distance from Kudremukh
Bangalore: 334 Km
Mysore: 268 Km
Mangalore: 100 Km
Udupi: 89 Km
Karwar: 303 Km
Shimoga: 164 Km
Chikmagalur: 110 Km
Sringeri: 52 Km
Horanadu: 28 Km
Kalasa: 22 Km
Balehonnur: 62 Km
Karkala: 53 Km
How to get there (Kudremukh)
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport
Nearest Railhead: Nearest major Railway Station is Mangalore, which is connected by rail to many cities in India.
Road: Kudremukh is well connected by road network. KSRTC Buses are available to Kudremukh from Bangalore and Mangalore. Private and public transport buses connect frequently to Karkala, Bangalore and Mangalore.
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