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Kudremukh National Park, Kudremukh
Kudremukh National Park is the prime attraction of Kudremukh, which is located in the Western Ghats. Declared as national park in 1987, it covers an area of approximately 600 metre square. It was Dr. Ullas Karanth, the renowned environmentalist, who presented the report that compelled the Government of Karnataka to declare the tropical evergreen wet forest as a national park.
The site has been reserved under the 'Global Tiger Conservation Priority-I' and has been announced as a Wildlife Protected Area. In addition, the Kudremukh National Park has been included in the format set up by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and World Wide Fund – USA. It is home to animals like sambar, lion tailed macaque, wild pig, tigers, wild dogs and leopards. In order to explore the entire national park, tourists need prior permission from higher authorities.
Accommodation is available in proximity of Kudremukh National Park, which includes forest rest house. Tourists who are planning to visit this national park can take local buses, autos or rickshaw.