Kudremukh also spelled Kuduremukha is a mountain range in Chikkamagaluru district, in Karnataka, India. It is also the name of a small hill station town situated near the mountain, about 48 kilometers from Karkala and about 20 kilometers from Kalasa. The name Kuduremukha (as it is known by the natives) literally means ‘horse-face’ (in the local language Kannada) and refers to a particular picturesque view of a side of the mountain that resembles the same. It was also referred to as ‘Samseparvata’, historically since it was approached from Samse village. ( from wiki page )
How to reach Kudremukh :
The nearest major town is Kalasa. Nightly buses depart from Bangalore to Kalasa, from where you can take a local transport to get to Kudremukh.
If you are driving from Bangalore, take NH-4 out of Bangalore. Turn left and get into NH-48 at Nelamangala and reach Hassan. From here, turn right and go through the towns of Belur and Mudigere to reach Kalasa. Kudremukh is another 30 minutes drive from Kalasa.
The nearest train station is at Mangalore, 130 km from Kudremukh.
Trekking in Kudremukh
There are about 13 trekking routes in Kudremukh ranging from easy to tough. The most know ones among them are:
- Samse – Kudremukh – Samse. The duration fro this trek is around 4 days and 3 nights, covering a total distance of about 40 plus kms.
- Navoor – Hevala – Kudremukh – Navoor. The duration fro this trek is around 5 days and 4 nights, covering a total distance of about 60 plus kms.
- Navoor – Kudremukh – Samse. The duration fro this trek is around 5 days and 4 nights, covering a total distance of about 50 plus kms.
- Horanaadu – Sringeri. The duration fro this trek is around 3 days and 2 nights, covering a total distance of about 30 plus kms.