The Kudremukh National Park is located at a distance of 96 km from the district of Chikmagalur in Karnataka state, South India. Nestled in the Western Ghats, the park is spread over an area of over 600 sq km of land and at an altitude of 1,894 m above sea level. The entire park is covered by thick forests with various species of flora.
This Park was named after the eponymous peak, which is shaped like a horse face. It began its existence as a Reserved Forest in 1916, and was designated a national park in 1987. The town of Kudremukh is primarily an iron ore mining town where the government run Public Sector. It is noted for its scenic beauty. Owing to the dense forests, sighting wildlife can be challenging, though the area is rich in wildlife.
The entire park is covered by thick forests with various species of flora. Eucalyptus, casuarinas, acacia auriculiformis and Grevillea Robusta are some of the species of flora found here.
A wide array of wildlife consisting of tigers, leopards, wild dogs, Malabar giant squirrels, common langurs, sloth bears, gaurs, porcupines, sambar, spotted deer, barking deer, jackals, giant flying squirrels and mongoose, the park is a nature lover’s delight. The park is also home to several species of birds like the Malabar trogon, Malabar whistling thrush, great pied hornbill and the imperial pigeon.
The park is a haven for trekking enthusiasts with a number of winding tracks ranging from the easiest to the most difficult one.
Best time to visit:
Open year round, the best period being Nagarhole National Park October to May and December to February
Visitors are advised to get in touch with officials of the sanctuary for complete information entry timings and fee.
There are a lot of accommodation options around Bannerghatta National Park to accommodate outsiders or tourists. Visitors are advised to get in touch with us to get know about accommodation and other facilities along with charges.
By Air: The nearest airport is Mangalore.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is in the city of Mangalore.
By Road: Kudremukh National Park is well connected by road and is easily accessible from various cities: Bangalore (360 km), Mangalore (130 km), Chikmagalur (95 km), and Sringeri (20 km).