mountain with the most picturesque view has its name as Kudremukh after the
horse-face shape due to which it has gained much popularity as a tourist place.
It is famous for both its biodiversity and scenic beauty including the
varieties of flora and fauna. This hill station is famous amongst the people of
Bangalore andis located in the Chikamagalur district of Karnataka. It still
stands in all its mighty inspite of the threats that it faces due to the
changing ecology. It has become a famous biodiversity hotspot with its natural
beauty attracting many trekkers and naturalists alike. It is located at the
height of about 1894 m above the sea level and has a lot of mountainous paths
to trek on. Another peak known as the VarahaParvatha at the height of almost
1458 m above the sea level is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
the Western Ghats
along with its beautiful scenery, gives out a lot of options to trek on. This
peak located along the western Ghats gives out a lot of opportunities for the
tourist to go in search of the wildlife in the mountains. This trek along the
path of Kudremukh mountain takes you alongside the wildlife sanctuary where a
large number of animals including, tigers, leopards, wild dogs can be seen.
This trek begins at the foot where Mullodi is situated. After going up on a one-way
road, you reach up to the peak situated at 1894 m above the sea level to get
the most breathtaking view of the surrounding area. The various streams and
waterfalls can be spotted during this trek. The aromatic coffee plantation can
also be noticed around this area. During the trek, one can spot the famous
waterfall, the Hanuman Gundi Falls. Among the high standing mountains, this
fall is a water cascade to take away your breath.
Well, not many
options can be found for the foodies. However, the famous dhabas and
restaurants give out the delicious food available. The local South Indian
dishes include the Dosa, Idli, Uppittu, Kesari Bath, Vangi Bath and other
traditional Mysore sweets like Mysore Pak, Chiroti, etc.
Day 1- Get
to Kudremukh. Check-in at a nearby hotel. Go out for the famous Kudremukh trek
after a good breakfast. Get on the top of the peak about 1894 m above the sea
level and enjoy the breathtaking view. Visiting the Kaleshwari Devi temple and
Kalasa pond after completing the trek. The temple is also found to be dedicated
to Lord Shiva, and the pond is considered to be a sacred pond. Then by evening,
get back to the hotel.
Day 2- Visit
the KudremukhNational Park and enjoy flora and fauna in the park. One can spot
various amount of wildlife in the national park and hence enjoy the view. The Hanuman Gundi Falls is also one of the places which
can be visited while going through the national park.