Honeymoon in Kudremukh
Very few events in your life stir up wonderful memories. One such event is your honeymoon. If you want to make your honeymoon extraordinary and unforgettable then you should plan a trip to Kudremukh. Kudremukh is the name of a mountain peak in Chikkamagalur district in Karnataka. Kudremukh is also a small town situated in close proximity to the Kudremukh mountain range.
The mountain peak which rises to a height of 1,894 m is named Kudremukh as its silhouette appears like a horse’s mouth from a distance. Kudremukh is enveloped in rich panoply of forested cover teeming with exotic species of wild life. Nature lovers and newlyweds will find the entire surroundings very captivating. One gets an enthralling view of the Arabian Sea and the meadows and valleys all around when gets to the mountain peak. There’s an air of blissfulness and serenity in the ambience of Kudremukh that you’ll certainly feel once you reach there.
Getting to Kudremukh
Kudremukh can be most conveniently reached from Mangalore. One can take a flight from Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, and many other towns and cities and disembark either at the domestic airport in Mangalore or at the international airport in Bangalore. One can also get to Mangalore by train from any of the major cities in India. You can take a cab from either Mangalore or Bangalore. You can also get there by bus. KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) operates bus services. Private buses are also available.
The sightseeing attractions around the Kudremukh peak that you should not miss visiting are the Hanmangudi Water Falls, Kadambi Water Falls, Satoddi Falls, Magod Falls and Unchalli Water Falls. You can stroll in the sun-kissed beaches of Devbagh, Tilmatti, Binaga, Karwar, Belekeri, and many other beaches. Don’t miss visiting the Jenukallugudda Sunset Point in Yellapur. You can take a plunge in the natural water-pools of Green Spot and MedCamp. Take a tour of the tea and coffee estates that lie on the Kalasa route leading to Kudremukh. Take as many photographs as you like from the Lakya Dam. If you’re planning for an extended honeymoon trip, then do a recce of the historic towns of Coorg, Belur and Kohzikode.
The most sublime do for honeymooners is to scale the Kudremukh peak. The most suitable way for getting started is to first get to the town of Kalasa. From Kalasa, hop on a bus that’ll take you to Baalegal,the starting point of the trek to Kudremukh. From Baalegal, you’ll have to walk a distance of 12 kms to get to the Mullodi hamlet. You start hiking from the Kudremukh National Park. On the route, you’d come across the Shola woods and also pass through some waterfalls and after a while, the peak will come into full view.
Accommodation options are very limited in Kudremukh. Kalasa too has very few hotels or resorts. However, if you’re planning to scale the peak, you can consider putting up in a guesthouse in Samse town or Mullodi village. There are no other accommodation options available in Samse or Mullodi apart from guesthouses. You’d need to make reservations well in advance as there is a heavy rush during the peak season.
Best Time to Visit
The best period to visit Kudremukh is during the Spring season (from November to February when temperatures range between 19-25 centigrade). You can also visit between March and May when temperatures are mild. However, avoid visiting in the period from June to October when it rains heavily.