Kudremukh a mountainous region in Karnataka’s Chikmagalur district got its name from Kudre, meaning horse and mukha, which means face. There is a scenic mountain which looks like a horse face, hence the locals named it Kudremukh. This region is untouched and sought after by many eco-tourists, as it has many natural wonders to explore. This picturesque forest range is home to endangered animals and birds. There is also a wide range of exotic flora in the region. The best time to visit Kudremukh is between October and May.
Places to Stay
Those wishing to visit Kudremukh can avail of the accommodation provided by the government. However, it is advisable to book the accommodation well in advance. Chikmagalur, located at a distance of 109 km, has a number of budget hotels, which are worth trying. Hotel Rajmahal (Tariff – Rs.470), The Planters Court Hotel (Tariff – Rs.995) and Soundarya Residency (Tariff – Rs.613) are some options for you.
The language spoken here is Kannada.
The festivals celebrated in Kudremukh are Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in August-September, Dussehra in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Kudremukh is famous for its sightseeing locations. These are Hanumana Gundi Waterfalls (19 km), Lakya Dam Lake (6 km), Lakya Tailing Pond (5 km) and Kudremukh Range (30 km).
How to Get There
Mangalore Airport, which is 95 km away from Kudremukh, is the nearest airport.
There is no railway station in Kudremukh. Mangalore Railway station, which is around 102 km away from Kudremukh, is the nearest railway station.
Kudremukh is well connected by both state-run and private buses from various cities and towns. KSRTC runs buses to this region from all major cities. TicketGoose.com is a well-known online bus booking site of India where you can book bus tickets to more than 4,000 destinations.