Looking for 2 days get away from your city and escape your work schedule? You are exactly in the right place! What earth has given is immense and living heaven. We ought to explore them and admire them for their beauty. Dense woods, fresh air, a carpet of meadow, valley of blossoms, tranquil streams, mood-lifting sunrises, and much more on the wait. All we need is to catch sight of it and cherish it forever. Here I am who would take you to one such paradise and I am pretty sure you would be surprised to know our motherland is no less than any heaven on earth.
Below is all you need to know about the Kudremukh trek. And two days off your schedule, of course!
Kudremuh is considered an iconic trek in India and the third-highest in the state of Karnataka after Mullayyangiri and Baba Budangiri. the name was born out of the picturesque view of a side of the mountain. It resembles the face of a horse and is thus named “Kudremukh” which literally means “Horse face”. towering 1,894 meters above sea level, the Kudremukh trek is a perfect collection of landscapes and enchanting views, torrent streams, shrubs of bamboo, breath-taking waterfalls, and lush vegetation. Historically it’s named “Samseparvath” since it has access from Samse village. The trek comes under the second-largest wildlife, Kudremukh National Park which protects the majority of western ghats. Apart from grasslands, woods, and several small streams, green hills, and misty valleys, it is home to varieties of flora and fauna.
Though it is regarded as slightly challenging, the rewards from it are bound to be cherished throughout your lifetime!
The Kudremukh trek has become the place for the Bangalore city dwellers.
The trek starts with your presence in Kudremukh National Park early in the morning. You start scaling up to the peak by mid-day. You traverse through the woods to reach the top. I am sure you will be captivated by the views and put up a wide smile across your tired face. Returning to the camp, you retire to bed after a hot served diner and a cozy bonfire under millions of stars. On the next day dedicate yourself to the waterfall because no shower can give you what waterfalls can give! Inner peace and harmony y’all!
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The Horse Face
Kudremukh trek attracts tourists and trekkers from all the way to show off its reason for existence. Nature is amazing and undoubtedly the best of God’s creation. Else I wonder how the mountain could get the shape of a horse’s face?! the structure is definitely the mannequin of the horse’s face from its side.
Into The Woods
No place on earth can compete with the majestic western ghats. The ghats are jam packed with the grassland and shrublands referred to as Shola. Consider yourself lucky because you would traverse through this paradise to reach the Kudremukh peak. Deer, lion-tailed macaque, Malabar giant squirrel, leopard, common langur, etc own the ghats. At monsoon, leeches would accompany you throughout the trek!
The Rolling Green Hills
Out from the Shola, you are entering another part of heaven, the mesmerizing and never-ending rolling hills. The spectacular sights of the hills and misty valleys will completely win you over. Though during monsoon, sheets of mist spread over the hills, the valley would steal moments to show it off to its viewers. That’s definitely another splendid view to not miss.
Sightseeing and Waterfalls
A roundabout tour to the national park is highly recommended along the trek. A jaw-dropping portrait of wildlife would be before your eyes. You can encounter almost 10 water streams throughout your trail. You would be taken aback by the pureness of the beautiful Somavati River. Waterfalls can be heard from far away. The sound of the waterfall will ensure your excitement never goes down. Like falling from heaven, you would redefine your day after a tiring trek under the waters. Kudremukh trek is definitely an ideal plan if you are looking for a new weekend. You would cherish its beauty and it’s coffee, of course!