Thursday, 7 August 2014

Kudremukh and Lakya Dam, Kudremukh, mudigere taluk, Chikmagalur

Last day we traveled towards Kudremukh from Balehonnur via kalasa, road was pretty good we were completely addicted to driving in monsoon rain, you will notice a very few tea growing areas in Karnataka and you will get better tea in a good price which is refined in the same area. Shola Grasslands and forests in the Kudremukh National Park gives eye catching scenery, iron ore factory " Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd.. " is now closed after a tremendous fight from the public and environmentalist's, visiting to the factory is been prohibited, now the factory is being demolished and the debris is getting cleared, you know for how much it was auctioned !!! it is 230 crore Indian rupees, 
There is a pollution control dam near Kudremukha which is named as Lakya Dam the debris and the residues was released to this dam, polluted water was filtered to some extent, Whatever now the good thing the mining is completely stopped it's time to keep the nature clean and safe for next generation.

Mudigere - Kalasa - Kudremukh

Samse Tea Estates

Monsoon in pleasant


kudremukh Panorama
A view of Kuremukh Iron ore factory

Lakya Dam
Lakya Dam Entrance

Lakya Dam a view

Lakya Dam

Debris in Lakya Dam

This road was built many years ago and is still in good condition

From Lakya Dam

Shola Forest kudremukh

Kudremukh forest area

Shola Forest Panorama

Inside the Lakya Dam
Lakya Dam Panorama
Shola forest

Kudremukh Forest

A view from Lakya Dam
Shola forest


Seen on the way


  1. Tumba chennag ide.. some of the pictures are very captivating..

  2. I stumbled onto your blog while browsing .. very well captured photos. You brought back some old memories in me :) Good stuff. Keep it on !

  3. wonderful photos that do justice to kudremukh beauty