The initial plan for trekking Kuduremukha was in the month of February 2016, but due to forest fire, the Forest Department stopped giving permission, and we changed our destination to Makutta-Pattimalai. The desire to trek Kuduremukha was still unfulfilled and we were looking for the right time. Though I had opportunity to visit India during May, I did not have a free weekend. During the visit in October, there was an opportunity and I informed the team. Hari was quick enough to arrange the trek on the weekend of 8 th and 9 th October. As the aspirants were more, we had to go for a 20 seater vehicle.
This time we had decided to leave early and reach early so that we can have some rest before the trek. But it happened so that the Bangalore traffic made it impossible to leave on time and many of us had to wait for long in our respective pick up points. Once again, it was quite late by the time we left the city.
The journey was a bit cumbersome as the space in the Swaraj Mazda was cramped for 19 people. But we were excited. We were 19 and had three father-son pairs. The team was Pramod K and Chinmay, Hariprasad and Poornachandra, Bhargav and I, Sujith, Guruprasad, Gururaj, Anantha, Rajendra, Pramod R Gudigar, Varadarajan, Srinivasan, Pratap, Bharat, Yatish, Vinayak Pai and Guru.
This hill station is actually a hill range located in Karnataka’s Chikmagalur district. It is known for its grasslands, meadows and valleys that are rich in biodiversity. The trail to Kudremukh Peak is among the most famous trekking routes for adventure travellers. Naturists will also enjoy taking a walk down its tree-laden paths.Varaha Parvatha, located nearby, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is lush and its flora and fauna remains rich and diverse. Things to do here include sightseeing, horse riding or visiting Varaha Parvatha, the mountain that resembles the face of a horse. Kudremukh is a hill station that is resplendent with a rich biodiversity and offers one a picture-perfect landscape. Trekking, sightseeing and camping are some of the activities that one can be part of at this weekend getaway from Bangalore that lies just seven hours away from the city. You are sure to relax your taxed mind and rejuvenate here.
Horanadu Annapoorneshwari temple it's very beautiful and located at western ghats of Karnataka. Next was Kudremukh my fav place beautiful scenic and nature treat we did half a trail and came back as it was getting dark. Dharmastala Sri Manjunatha Swamy temple it was Laksha Deepotsavam and Jatre(Procession of God) got a opportunity of life to see the beautiful festival and our final journey to Kukke for Sri Subramanya swamy temple. Finally journey came to an end boarded the train to Bangalore. Duration: 4 daysExpenses: 3000 per person (Includes Food, Travel & Stay)Transport: Public (Train/Bus/Taxi)
1. KudremukhKudremukh in the Kannada language means ‘horse face’ and it is so appropriately named because one side of the mountain peak, which is among the highest peaks of Karnataka, is almost shaped such that it resembles the face of a horse! Situated in the Chikmangalur district, the starting point of the trek is Samse from where the picturesque pathway leads to Lobo mane, a point just 3-4 hours from the Kudremukh Peak. Trekkers undertake another very beautiful route which starts at Kaikamba. Located within the Kudremukh National Peak, camping is not quite convenient in the area, given the conservation measures of the rare flora and fauna in the park.
The fever caught me the next day. But my mind was not ready to accept it. So we headed to kundadri with our adventures. It was a exciting place same as that of kudachadri but the road was too good for us. The scenic beauty was too good and we left there with some photographs. We headed straight to Kudremukh. I was a bit exhausted by the time but paracetamol and glucose powder refueled me.i found a bunch of electric posts in the road side as the best bed in the world.We reached kudremukh by noon. We were sad to here about the high profile iron mining of that beautiful place. We didn't mind to explore the place and we headed straight to charmadi. A picture from Facebook got us there. But the picture was a hard reality as it was just some photographers artistic mind. But we enjoyed the place as it was out only for back home. We reached Kerala boarder by 5:30 after passing a series of towns in eastern Karnataka. We planned to take the easiest route home but we dropped it because we had no idea about the route. We headed straight to kanjagad and reached nh 17 which was out easiest way back home. I was completely exhausted before Kannur. A black tea, paracetamol, glucose brought me back. We bumped into some freaks riders at see petrol bunk from kannur. They were heading from Goa. We cruised the highway at maximum speed as the only thought in my mind was that "home was the best place in world".