Kudremukh National Park
 

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Kudremukh National Park - Chikmagalur

 

The Kudremukh National Park is the largest declared Wildlife Protected Area (600 sq. km) of a tropical wet evergreen type of forest in the Western Ghats. The park shares its boundary with Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary on the western side and is linked to Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary through a narrow stretch of Reserved Forests on the southern edge.

The highest point in the range i.e., the Kudremukh peak has an altitude of 1892m. The peak resembles the shape of a horse face, hence the local name Kudremukh meaning face of a horse. The habitat of this park covers grasslands to evergreen thick shola forests, making it an ideal avian and non-avian habitat. Hanumangundi or Soothanabbi waterfalls is a fall located inside Kudremukh National Park .

Kudremukh National Park comes under the Global Tiger Conservation Priority-I, under the format developed jointly by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and World Wide Fund-USA.