Kudremukh : a peak into paradise

14th September, 2015 | Article By Srijalism

A Walk To Remember :

It’s not everyday that you find yourself in the middle of a National Park. Kudremukh, once an iron ore mining town, is a hidden gem in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. The region is known for its rich low grade magnetite soil which doesn’t allow any plant growth. As a result you will see grasslands everywhere. In fact there are places green beyond measure! The presence of Shola plantation is what makes this place unique.

“If there is paradise on the face of the Earth,
It is this, It is this, It is this”

These are the words of a famous Sufi poet, Amir Khusro. He said this after visiting Kashmir. And that’s how we felt after reaching this place. The mountains are calling, Kudremukh it is!

If spending a day at a homestay in the middle of a national park makes you feel high, then Kudremukh is where your next destination lies.

Technology has taken vehicles to the next level. Today when we talk about speed everyone is busy talking about Mercedes, BMWs and Ferraris. But nothing beats a bumpy jeep ride with strangers in the midst of nature.

Dear Nature,

You never cease to amaze us. At first you give us energy and enthusiasm to start our day with the most amazing sunrise everyday!

And then you come flowing in the form of lovely streams and waterfalls. You were there to quench our thirst. You were there to rejuvenate us with your lovely drops. Dear water you are incredibly amazing!

Cz Life is a Trek :

Kudremukh National Park gets it’s name from one of the peaks ‘Kudremukh’ which means ‘horse-face’ in Kannada language. And that’s where we were headed, from the very start the walk was as pleasant as it could possibly be. There are some treks which test your character while there are some which rejuvenate you to the fullest -Kudremukh is one such trek.
“Kudremukh is nature’s gift to mankind. When you feel that you are exhausted, there are perennial streams present every few kilometers to calm your senses”

A Trekker’s delight + Camper’s heaven + Nature’s retreat

Trust us on this, you will have a hard time deciding whether to take your cameras out or to capture all the greenery in your eyes. Well the choice is yours!

The Peak :

How does it feel to reach the peak?
The Puliogre tastes more delicious than ever!
The satisfaction level is like none another.
You feel delighted about the fact that you have successfully completed walking 10 kms to reach the top!

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