Kuduremukha in Kannada means horse face. This township was built for the Government owned Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL) for its activities. Now the mining have been stopped and a National Park have been set up with name Kudremukh National Park. The town is sorrounded by lofty peaks and dense forests on all sides. The local attractions here include Lakhya dam which containes the silt left after mining iron ore by KIOCL. The temples of Kalasa, Horanadu and Sringeri are with in a radius of 50km from here. The Kudremukh hill range is a trekkers paradise. Various trekking routes have been identified by the forest department itself. One neeed to contact the Forest department for trekking activities.
Post monsoon is the best season. August to March is the best time to visit.
Since the KIOCL company have been closed there is no stay available at the township. Kalasa, 20 km away from Kuduremukha is the nearest place with many hotels. There is a resort at Kalasa named Silent valley resort. Horanadu which is 10km from Kalasa and 30km from Kuduremukha also has lodges available.
Route 1: Bangalore - Kunigal - Hassan - Mudigere - Kottigehara - Kalasa - Kuduremukha.
KSRTC runs only one Rajahamsa to the township from Bangalore. Another way is to reach Kalasa in KSRTC and from there go 20km in private bus till Kudremukh. The Bangalore - Horanadu Rajahamsa also passes through Kalasa.
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