The Kudremukh National Park is spanning over a 600.32 square kilometer area of the Chickmagalur and Udupi Districts in the Dakshin Kannada region of the Karnataka state. Home to over 13 popular trekking trails, this National Park is spread around the Kudremukh Mountain Range at a distance of 95 kilometers from Chickmagalur. Kudremukh is also the name of a small town situated 48 kilometers from Karkala and 20 kilometers away from Kalasa Town.
The weather is most pleasant here from October to May after the rains, however, a salubrious climate prevails throughout the year. The Park is consisting of dense hilly forests and evergreen or semi-evergreen vegetations towards the coasts, is mostly surrounded by lush tea and coffee plantations at all times. Shoal Grasslands are found at higher altitudes along with plantations of Eucalyptus, Casuarinas, Acacia Auriculiformis and Gravillea Robusta. Although, abundant with wildlife sighting can be challenging, however, this National Park is well known for the scenic beauty it encompasses. The Tunga, Bhadra and Nethravathi Rivers originate here and flow freely through the Parklands.
A drive through these forest ranges can be enchanting and exhilarating experience with an added interest in the presence of the Kadambi Waterfalls. The fauna found within the Park include the Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Gaur, Spotted Deer, Mongoose, Jackal, Wild Dogs, Lion Tailed Macaque, Langur, Barking Deer, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Giant Flying Squirrel and Porcupine. The Birdlife spotted in the Kudremukh National Park mainly consist of the Malabar Trogon, Great Pied Hornbill, Malabar Whistling Thrush and the Imperial Pigeon. Mangalore is the closest Port, Airport and a Railway Station located at a distance of 130 kilometers from the Kudremukh National Park.