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Kudremukh

Kudremukh

Kudremukh or horse face hill is one of the most popular trekking spots in Karnataka. At 1,905 m above sea level the reaching peak is quite tiring for those who start from the river below. Most trekkers aim for the Ganga Moola inside Kundremukh National Park from where the Tungabhadra and Netravati Rivers originate, setting up their base camp at the nearby town Kalasa.The Kudremukh National Park is just 10 km from the town and is made up of beautiful evergreen forests. Game sightings are common as well as experiencing the wilderness. Most nature camps offer accommodation for up to 10 people. The area is closed to visitors in the months of March and April because of the high incidences of forest fires, reopening only in May.Kudremukh is also plantation country with an abundance of coffee and tea gardens besides those of cardamom and arecanut. Other interesting places to see include the Panchatirtha- the five sacred ponds of Rudra tirtha,Vasishtha tirtha,Amba tirtha,Varaha tirtha and Naga tirtha.Also close at hand is the Bheemana Kallu – a rock with Sanskrit inscriptions which is supposed to have been placed by Madhavcharaya a proponent of Dwaita philosophy. The Girijambe temple nearby hosts an annual festival,Girija Kalyana to mark the wedding of Kaleshwara and Girijambe.

How to Reach
Air: The nearest airport is at Bangalore.
Road: Driven from Bangalore through Sakleshpur towards Mudigere .

Where to stay
Silent Valley Resort, Chandan Hotel, Bhagwati Nature Camp.