Our trip to Kudremukh National Park From Mangalore
Tour Route - Mangalore - Kudremukh National Park
Total No of days - 2
Dated - January 2014
Behind the wheel & Contributor
Kudremukh National Park is around 130 kms away from Mangalore and a place to unwind, with nature. Its a weekend trip to these lovely places that energises our hectic schedules. The Drive is bliss, good roads and the nature truly scenic.
Not much of a descriptive person well let me stick to the essentials. After a 2.2 hour journey with breaks we reach this secluded forest area, the forest is all green, calm and vibrant. The clear water of Tunga flows by, we reach our stay the Bhagawati Nature Camps inside the park and settle down. Now a few photographs :-
Bhagavathi Nature Camp managed by the forest department at Kudremukh National Park. Accommodation are available in tents and dormitory and don't expect any luxuries here! Not even hot water!!!. A wonderful experience staying with nature without any connectivity with the outside world and sometimes with no electricity, the place runs on solar energy.
To book you can call 09480736064, Harish (RFO, Kudremukh), once booked you will have to collect the letter and make the payment at RFO office in KIOCL township which is 10 kms further from Bhagavathi Nature Camp.
One has to buy all the groceries and vegetables for the stay, can be carried or bought from KIOCL township. The kitchen staff at the camp will cook for you.
No loud music, no camp fire and remember the law of jungle prevails.........The photographs could speak more
What to do
Trekking is the main activity which can be done here. Some trekks are :-
Gangadikallu - 5 km trek oneway around 10 km from the camp. Deers can be seen in plenty, Lakya dam is visible from the peak. Be prepared to welcome leeches enroute.
Kurinjaal - 7 km trek around 14 km from the camp. Plenty of birds enroute.
Gangamoola - 1 km trek and is the origin of three important rivers, the Tunga, the Bhadra and the Nethravathi
Jamalabad Fort: An 18th-century fort built by Tipu Sultan and named after his mother, Jamalbee.
Best time to visit
is Oct to Jan and early June. Greenery lovers can make it in Monsoons too.