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Kudremukh National Park

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Kudremukh National Park is in Chikmagalur (district) in Karnataka.


The park consists of 600 km² of undulating mountains and tropical wet evergreen forest. It began its existence as a Reserved Forest in 1916, and was designated a national park in 1987. Kudremukh means 'horse head', and is in reference to the appearance of a mountain peak located within the park.


March to May - Temperature around 23°c to 25°C. (Summer Season) June to October - Heavy Rains. Not at all the time to visit Kudremukh. (Rainy Season) November to February - Temperature around 19°c to 25°C. Best time to visit Kudremukh. (Spring season)


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Flora and fauna

  • malabar civet cats, wild dogs, sloth, and spotted deer.

Getting there

The best way to get in is by Bus either by KSRTC or by Private bus service from Bangalore. They operate every night.

There are no direct bus service by KSRTC from Bangalore to Kudremukh. The Journey needs to to divided in to two parts, any one as mentioned below Bangalore - Mangalore - Kudremukh. Bangalore - Karkala - Kudremukh. Bangalore - Kalasa - Kudremukh.

Sugama Travels have direct overnight bus service from Bangalore to Kudremukh. Book your tickets one day in advance over phone at +918026918896.

There are no trains to Kudremukh.

Traveling around

The best way is to use the local transport available every 30 minutes or hire a taxi available at the bus stand. The taxi drivers are very well versed with the beautiful places around.


Beautiful landscapes.

Water Falls : Kadambi Water Falls, Hanmangundi Water Falls.

Natural Swimming Pools : Green Spot, MedCamp Pool.

River Originating : Varaha Thiratha, Ganga Molla.

Nature Resort: Provided by the Forest department.

Estate : Coffee estate, Tea estate on teh route to Kalasa.

Lakya Dam.

First Bridge, Second Bridge


You can buy the freshly made best quality Tea and Coffee powder. If you are lucky you could even get best quality spices for very less price.


kudremukh national park is one of the most beautiful parks in the world.Many instructions are laid down by the authority, so read the instructions before travelling in the national park.

Take the permission from the Forest Range office for a small amount of fee before going around in Kudremukh. The Forest Range Office is situated opposite to the Kudremukh Police Station.

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