Kudremukh National Park

The national park of western ghat near the district Chiklagalur lies the Kudremukh national park. The park is nestled between the Narasimhar Parvat to Jamalabad fort. The lusty beauty in the abundant mountains covered with flora and fauna is the delicacy of this national park. Kudremukh means horse face in Kannada language which derived from the peak on which it lies near to. This thickly covered forest is separated into four ranges named Kudremukh, Kalasa, Shimoga and Kerekatte. Tea and offee plantations are being carried out in this park’s inside area. This park receives high amount of rainfall which creates this evergreen surrounding.

Wildlife animals namely leopard, tiger, spotted deer, barking deer, jackal, giant flying squirrel, wild dog, Malabar giant squirrel, sloth bear, gaur, porcupine, sambar, and common langur is roaming inside the park. More than 195 type of birds can be spotted in this thickly covered park. Some of the renowned species include Malabar trogon, Malabar whistling thrush, great pied hornbill and the imperial pigeon. Snakes and tortoises are spotted in a small number also.

Travel Tips

  • A permission is required for trekking from the Forest Range officer.
  • December to May period is the best time to enjoy the view of the wild animals of the park.
  • Carry light cotton clothes during summer, light woollen clothes during winter in grey shades which can create camouflage.
  • Avoid littering the area with plastic bags or chemical materials.
  • Do not create loud noises or talk in loud voice. This will create distraction in the animal’s mind.
  • Avoid going to the area which is restricted.
  • Do not take a stroll or walk in the area by your own.
  • Take light foods and bottled water along with you.
  • Foods are available at the resort sites only.
  • Wear sunglasses, sunscreen and caps during summer time.
  • Take rainproof clothes during rainy season.
  • Keep off all type of flashes of mobile camera and video camera.
  • Carry repellent creams to avoid the stings of the insects.
  • Carry emergency medicines and kit always.

When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
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  • 34° Max
  • 30° Min
  • 15.2 mm
  • Light cottons
Things to do

Trekkers will enjoy their trip at this park for the plenty trekking sites. Wildlife exploration of the park can bring enjoyment also.

Getting Around

Best way to explore the area is by foot. One can hire private cars to enjoy the surroundings also.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • Nearest major airport is Mangalore. Domestic carriers are connecting this city with other major metro cities of India on regular basis.It is at a distance of 130 kilometres.
  • Nearest major railhead is Mangalore where trains of Indian railway is connecting this place with other parts of India.
  • Kudremukh National Park is well connected by road from Chikmagalur, Mangalore and Sringeri. The park is approachable from Bangalore via Chickmagalur, or from Mangalore via Karkala.

Surrounding Attractions

Heavy rainfall is creating several small streams in and around this park. Kadambi waterfall and Hanuman guddi waterfall is the greatest attraction which is drawing tourists in a large number. Trekkers come to have the adventurous experience in the rolling hills of this park. Ganga Moola, SringeriSharadhaPeethamare the major pilgrimage sites surrounding the area.

Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire: 101

Ambulance: 102