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Retread Your Life by Visiting Kudremukh

Updated on November 10, 2013

Miles away, there is a retreat for your eyes that effect all the body pleasantly. Some of the retreats include Peaky Mountain ranges, lush green hills, shimmering waterfalls, gorgeous lakes, etc. all make the environs of Kudremukh more angelic. Yes, the place is Kudremukh or we can also spell it as Kudremukha which is located at Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka, India. This place is full of mountain ranges and displays a picturesque view of the hillside.


Kudremukh literally means ‘horse face’ as the mountain ranges looks like a face of the horse from a particular distance. Lush green hills, forests, grasslands, etc. make this land more beautiful. Due to all these qualities, it comes under the Western Ghats.

This Karnataka town was declared by the British administration as a Reserve Forest to preserve it from burning down and deforestation practices. But, now the area is known for its iron-ore mining and the high hill mountains.

This place is particularly popular for its bio-diversity conservation as it contains a large number of national parks. All the parks are rich in flora and fauna. Dense forests surround the land where you can explore the wildlife in a natural environment. The fauna that you may find here include the Malabar civet, wild dogs, lion tailed macaque, sloth bear and spotted deer. Driving past through the forest is another experience that you can enjoy over here. Elephant ride, jeep ride, etc. are available there.

This place is also known for its three famous rivers, these are the Nethravathi, the Tunga and the Bhadra. These rivers are an ideal place for boating and other water sport activities. Swimming, rafting, snorkeling, etc. attracts a large number of youngsters to this place. Kadambi waterfall is another wonderful place that draws a large number of crowds towards it.

Kudremukh is also an ideal place for trek lovers as the place has a number of hills, grassy slopes that loved most by the trekkers. Around 13 trek routes are there that makes the travel interesting as the routes vary from easy to difficult. Four of the routes are Samse to Kudremukh to Samse, Navoor to Hevala to KUdremukh to Navoor, Navoor to Kudremukh to Samse and Horanaadu to Sringeri.

Placid environs, cool climes, cozy air, breathtaking sights, all make the visitors clinched to this place for a long time. So, it is a right place for those who are tired with their daily routine and wants to refresh their mind by getting to some cool place.

Some of the interesting places to visit here are Kudremukh National Park, Gangamoola, Lakya Dam, Hanuman Gundi Falls, Kudremukh Peak, etc. There are many more places and things to see that bounds people to this place for a long time.

Thus, Kudremukh is the best place for nature lovers, poets, artists, oldies, youngsters or for everyone as the beauty surpasses all around that loved by all. Between October and May is the best time to visit this place as during this time nature is at its best. It is a buzzing hill station among the globe trotters.

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      Prithima Sharma 3 years ago from Delhi, India

      Yes agusfanani, it is a beutiful place. Thanks for visiting my hub.

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      agusfanani 3 years ago from Indonesia

      What a beautiful place Kudremukh is. It makes a perfect place for retreat.