The national park
popular for its astonishing scenic beauty is Located in the midst of mountain.
The Kudremukh National Park spreads across 600-kilometre square area was Designated
the status of a national park in the year of 1987 and is said to be the most
well preserved national parks in the state.This national park is a direct
connection to nature. You can actually touch the nature at its core here. The
lush green grasslands, high rising peaks and amazing landscapes which would be
a great background to your pictures. The flora and fauna in this region would
amaze you with its diversity.The area that belongs to a tropical west evergreen
forest is the second largest wildlife protected area belonging to the zone of
The highest mountain
peak in this national park has its resemblance to the face of a horse from a
particular side and hence, the area gained its name Kudremukha which means
horse-face in the native language.It is the second highest peak in Karnataka
with a tremendous height of 1,894 meters (6,214 feet). The Kudremukha park is
the home and habitat to many endangered and endemic species of animals and
plants, which includes mammals such as tigers, leapards and wild dogs are also
included and hence, are the primary predators of the region.
Due to its richness in
magnetite, the park was originally developed as an important iron-ore mining
town, but with the help and dedication of the conservationists’ campaign
against the adverse mining effects on the environment mining was prohibited
successfully. The national park and its lush green surroundings are a blessing
to the nature and wildlife lovers, and thereforeproviding you the best of
Western Ghats in great detail.
More on Kudremukh National Park
Diverse Flora and Fauna in the
kudremukh national park provides shelter to a number of diverse flora and fauna
and is considered as a hotspot region. A variety of fauna is this region are
spotted in this national park which includes langur, sloth bear, lion-tailed
macaque, barking deer, giant flying squirrels and much more. The national park
was marked red list by the IUCN. This region is a hotspot for amphibians,
reptiles and other endangered species.
The rain density is incredibly high in this forest and therefore
the bountifulness of almost 7000mm of rainfall every year has provided the
forest a dense cover which is mainly covered by semi-evergreen and evergreen
trees. The exotic grassland surrounds the hills of the forest providing you a
really photogenic background for your pictures.
national park being extremely wide provides home to many diverse species of
flora which are on the verge of extinction. Some of these plants are Nilambur
cobra lily and the south Indian jewel orchids are also found here which
provides the visitors and trekkers a great opportunity to have such a rare
experience. Other plants found here are silk oats, eucalyptus, acacia etc.
Things to Do at
Kudremukh National Park
to ornithologists People who are in love with bird
watching are going to find this place a paradise for their love for bird
watching. This national park has a huge variety of are birds that are found in
abundancy like Malabar whistling thrush, Malabar trogan, imperial pigeons etc.
So, if bird watching makes you go woo come here to
have an amazing experience.
Hiking and Trekking
This place is a complete package of delight for every nature lover and hikers
and trekkers. This trek would be completed in a day and rises for about
1,900 meters with amazing landscapes and beautiful cloudy skies. This place is an amalgamation of unforgettably beautiful
landscapes that would take your breath away! There are a number of alternate
routes for trekking leaving you with choices, and therefore you need to plan
accordingly.Due to the presence of wild animals visitors are not allowed
to do camping here. Camping is strictly prohibited. Also you need to take a
permit from the permit officer before you start to trek. This trek is your best choice if you want to have some
adventure in your life.
Permit at kudremukh national park
before you start your trek it is
necessary for you to take the permit from the permit office which is located at
the kudremukh town for trekking, it is really important prior to start the
trek. It is really easy for you to get the permit without any problem so, do
not take this for granted. Also, keep in mind that camping is not allowed on
the premises of the national park due to the presence of wild animals so, kindly
avoid that as it can be a matter of great offense.
Places To Visit Near
Kudremukh National Park
The kudremukh peak is one of the highest peaks in the state of
Karnataka and is a must visit site for anyone. The Kudremukh peak extends up to
a height of 1,894 meters, i.e. 6,214 feet. No doubt, it is one of the
mostastonishing locations for you to draw yourself in the true beauty of
greenery and nature. The amazing pastures of green meadows and fresh and breezy
atmosphere promises to provide you with breathtaking experiences at each and every step that you would take. Three major
rivers – Tunga, Bhadra and Nethravati flow through the land and gives you an
amazing background for pictures. There are also a wide variety of tea and
coffee plantations growing in this region where you can have a sip of your
favorite freshly made hot beverage. Few places of interest are:
Hanumana Gundi Falls (aka Suthanabbe
Falls): the immensely beautiful waterfall is
a delight to your eyes which is located on the Kalasaroadand hence, falls from
a height of 72 feet above the ground.
Kadambi Falls: the
amazing and really exotic kadambi falls would make you feel really peaceful and
provides you a relief from all the stress just by looking at it. It can be
viewed easily is you take the route of the state highway 66 and is also located
at the Kalasa road.
VarahaThirtha: A clean and lovely pond to have picnic with your
Gangamoola Hill: if you’re looking for a
place which has both religious and geographical importance then you must visit
this place as it is the origin of the three rivers namely Tunga, Bhadra and
History of Kudremukh
1916 the region of kudremukh was designated as a nature reserve to protect the
tigers during the britishera.The Kudremukh township
and the nearby regions are famous for the magnetite ore and hence is a hub for
iron-ore mining in the late 20th century. It was a major site for mining
due to its large proportion of magnetite ore and hence the Kudremukh Iron Ore
Company Limited (KIOCL) started to mine here for about 309 years but the ming
had adverse effects on the animals living there. Which in turn lead to the ban
on mining activities here and hence, the company was forced to shut down.Conservationists raisedissues on mines against the mining
in order to preserve the natural beauty of the region. The company tried to run
the business by starting resort business there but it wasn’t of great profit to
them and hence, it didn’t work out for them.
Best Time of the year To Visit
Kudremukh National Park
The best time to visit the national
park is from the month of October to may as its mostly serene and beautiful
during this time with amazing weather conditions and friendly environment. One
should avoid to visit at the time of monsoon that is from June to September as
it would be difficult for you to trek at that time of the year.
Some important Tips For Visiting
Kudremukh National Park
In order to experience a hassle free
trekking experience one should visit the the reserve forest office located at
the kudremukh town to get a better and elaborated information about the trek
and also can get the permit from there.They also
provide information about accommodation facilities.
2. During the monsoon season, be careful as it
was found that blood sucking leeches are found in a large number here.
How to Reach the Kudremukh National
is quite easy to reach the kudremukh national park once you have planned your
trip. The kudremukh national park can be accessed from various towns nearby
such as kakala or kalasa depending on the places you want to visit there.
Mangalore is the nearest major city to the national park. No train facilities
are available to reach the national park although buses are provided on a
regular basis to reach the national park. Try to plan your day accordingly.