Kuduremukh is a mountain range and name of a peak located in Chikkamagaluru district, in Karnataka, India. It is also the name of a small hill station cum mining town situated near the mountain, about 48 kilometres from Karkala and around 20 kilometres from Kalasa. The name Kuduremukha literally means 'horse-face' and refers to a particular picturesque view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse's face. It was also referred to as 'Samseparvata', historically since it was approached from Samse village. Kuduremukha is Karnataka's 2nd highest peak after Mullayangiri.
The overnight journey takes you through the lush green towns of Karnataka. The route from Chikmagalur towards Kudremukh can be the most beautiful route that connects Kudremukh National Park. The ideal time to start the hike for the kudremukh peak which is 11kms away from the base camp is early morning.
Kudremukh National Park
Kudremukh National Park is spread partly over the thick hilly forests near the coastal plains on the western portion and the shola vegetation on the Western Ghats uplands, covering parts of three districts - Chickmagalur, Udupi, and Dakshina Kannada.
Hanuman Gundi Falls
Hanuman Gundi Falls, also known as Suthanabbe Falls or Soothanabbi Falls is located in the hilly surroundings of the Kudremukh National Park in the Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka.
Kalasa is a holy temple-town located in the Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka. Kalasa is home to the Kalaseshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kalasa lies 92 Kilometres South-west of Chickmagalur and is located on the banks of the Bhadra River.
Gangamoola is a hill in the Chikkamagaluru district of the state of Karnataka, India. Also known as Varaha Parvata, it is one of the hills in the Western Ghats range and is known for being the source of three rivers, Tunga, Bhadra, and Netravathi.
Lakya Dam is a check dam built across the river Lakya, a tributary of the Bhadra river. The dam was constructed by the Kudremukh Iron Ore Company.
The Janta Market of Kudremukh is the prime shopping center of the small albeit picturesque town, and one can find items of basic utility and small souvenirs there. It was earlier known as Bhadra Market
Hornadu, also known as Horanadu, is a Hindu holy locale and Panchayat village located in Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka, India. The deity at the Annapoorneshwari Temple at Hornadu is Annapurneshwari.
Jamalabad Fort is an old hilltop fortification in Killoor road, Belthangady, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka, India. It is located in the Kudremukh range of hills, 8 km north of Beltangady town and 65 km from the city of Mangalore.
Rajendra Hill, nature’s gift also known as Bababudan Hill town, is enormously rich in iron ore contents and is one of the highest peaks in Karnataka with its majestically risen peaks and is surrounded by coffee plantations.
The best time to visit Kuduremukh is during the months of December and February. The summer season in Kudremukh extends from March till the month of May, with the city experiencing heat and humidity which many tourists might find unpleasant as well as uncomfortable. The monsoon season of Kudremukh begins in June and goes on till October. The rainfall during this season greatly adds to the natural beauty of this place but tourist plans for going out might be delayed. The winters of Kudremukh begin during the month of November, continuing till the month of March, becoming a veritable tourist's delight thanks to the cool and pleasant weather which envelops the region.