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Kudremukh National Park, Chikmagalur

Kudremukh National Park Overview

Kudremukh National Park covers an area of 600.32 sq kms and is 1,894.3 m above sea level. Surrounded by the Kudremukh or the Horse Face Range overlooking the Arabian sea the national park has deep ravines and steep precipices offering the perfect locale for many animals and birds. If you are looking forward to spend some days in the cool and salubrious Kudremukh National Park you can travel by air or railways to Mangalore and then take the road and cover 130 kms to reach the park. Kudremukh is well connected by road to Chikmagalur, Mangalore and Sringeri. As you start exploring the Kudremukh National Park you will come across varieties of flora and fauna. Covered with evergreen forests in the coastal plains and grassland in the elevated areas plantations of eucalyptus, casuarinas, acacia auriculiformis and Grevillea robusta are found here. Tea and coffee plantations are also found here. With good guides you can set out early to catch the tiger on its prowl, leaping leopards, jackals and wild dogs on their trail. You can spot the lion tailed macaque or the sloth bear, gaur, sambar and the spotted bear. Barking deer, Malabar giant squirrel, giant flying squirrel, porcupine and mongoose are also found in the wilderness. Kudremukh National Park has some rare avian species too. Around 195 species are found here and they include rare birds such as Malabar whistling thrush, imperial pigeon, great pied hornbill and Malabar trogon.

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