Attractions to explore near Kudremukh Peak
The second highest peak in Karnataka. Kuduremukha literally means 'horse-face' (in Kannada) and refers to a particular picturesque view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse's face.
An 800-year-old temple. The principle deities and protective gods are from both Hinduism and Jainism. The temple is considered unique since it belongs to the Shaiva sect of Hinduism. The priests are Madhwa Brahmins, who are from the Vaishnava sect, and the administration is run by a Jain family called the Pergades.
A settlement nestled in the thickly forested Malenadu region of the Western Ghats mountain range. Owing to its high rainfall, it is referred to as "The Cherrarapunji of the south". Agumbe is associated with rainforest conservation efforts, documentation of medicinal plants, trekking, and photography. There is also a sanctuary for King Cobra here.
A spectacular temple of Lord Manjunatha on the Kadri hills. It is said to be built during the 10th or 11th century and was converted to a complete stone structure during the 14th century. The bronze (panchaloha) idol of Lokeshwar, about 5 feet high present in the temple is considered as the oldest of the South Indian temples. It has an inscription dated 968 A.D, engraved on the pedestal.