Kudremukh in a glance :
Kudremukh is a mountain range and name of a peak located in Chikkamagaluru district, in Karnataka. Kuduremukha is Karnataka’s 2nd highest peak after Mullayangiri.
How to Reach Kudremukh:
By Air :
Mangalore International Airport is the nearest domestic and international airport to Kudremukh. The airport is situated at a distance of about 90 km from Kudremukh.
By Rail :
Mangalore Railway Station is the nearest railway junction to Kudremukh, a distance of about 100 km. It is linked to all the major cities and towns in India. From here, tourists can opt for taxis and cabs or take buses to reach Kudremukh.
By Road :
Frequent buses are available across the city.Tourists can take deluxe Volvo, air-conditioned and luxury tourist buses from Karkala (50 km), Mangalore (97 km) and Bangalore (330 km) for Kudremukh.
Places to visit in Kudremukh
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Also known as the Varaha Parvatha, this mountain at a height of 1458m above sea level is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The source of the Rivers Tunga, Bhadra and Nethravati lie here.
Hanuman Gundi Falls :
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Gushing down from a height of more than 100 feet onto natural rocks, this calm and serene site is an attraction for those looking for a laidback day amongst nature’s beauty.
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Home to the Adi-Shaktyamaka Shri Annapoorneshwari Temple, this holy city attracts pilgrims and Hindu devotees. The temple is dedicated to Annapoorneshwari, represented by a pure gold statue within the temple. The blessings of this deity grant abundance of food for the devotee.
Janta Market :
The Janta Market of Kudremukh is the prime shopping centre 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
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Literally meaning water pot, this town is famous for its temples, especially the Kalaseshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This town has mythological ties to the wedding of Shiva and Parvati.
Kudremukh National Park :
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This national park is placed under the Global Tiger Conservation Priority and it has been declared as a Wildlife Protected Area.
Kudremukh Peak :
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At an altitude of 1894 m above sea level, the Kudremukh Peak is a paradise for trekkers and naturists alike, with its mountainous paths and floral and faunal diversity.
Lakya Dam :
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Built across Lakya, a tributary of River Bhadra, it is having a height of 100 m. It was built as a dam of silt by the Kudremukh Iron Ore Company to collect wastes from their mining operations.
What to Eat in Kudremukh :
There aren’t too many options for food and cuisine in the area. However one can find a few resorts, restaurants and local dhabas serving some delicious South-Indian food. One can relish local delicacies such as Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath, Akki Roti, Jolada Roti, Idli, Vada, Sambhar, Kesari Bath, Ragi MudMudde, Uppittu, Vangi Bath and traditional and local sweets like Mysore Pak, Chiroti etc.