Nestled at a height of 1434 meters, Kemmanagundi is a lavish hill station in Tarikere Taluk of Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka. A spectacular hill station surrounded by Baba Budan Giri Range with cascading waterfall, mountain streams and lush green vegetation, Kemmanagundi will surely rejuvenate and revitalize your mind, body and soul. Trekking, nature walks and bathing in the numerous waterfalls are some of the best things to do here. Some attractive places of interest include the Rock Garden, Z-Point and Hebbe Falls.
How to Reach Kemmanagundi from Bangalore
Attractions in Kemmanagundi
A perfect destination for tourists seeking solitude from the hustle-bustle of city life, Hebbe Falls is a gushing waterfall that ascends from a height of 168 meters. A popular picnic spot, Hebbe Falls are known to have medicinal properties & therefore tourists prefer taking a bath here. These waters are believed to have the power to cure common cold and skin diseases.
Also known as Kallathigiri Falls & Kalahasthi Falls, Kalhatti Falls is an imposing waterfall that cascades from a height of 122 meters. Kalhatti Falls is famous as a religious destination for Hindus. As per mythological legends, the famous Hindu sage Agasthya is associated with this place.
Nestled on the peaks of Kemmanagundi, the Rock Garden is a well laid out passageway carved out of rock. Rock Garden is home to a variety of flowers and famous for its fabulous sunset views amidst the lush green mountains and plains. Sunset is the ideal time to soak in the beauty of the garden, which gives a perfect end to your day.
Also known as Bababudan Hill, Rajendra Hill is extremely rich in iron ore. Nestled at a height of 1448 meters, Rajendra Hill is one of the highest peaks in Karnataka encompassed by coffee plantations. Watching mineral ore getting transported through a 5 kilometer long ropeway is a interesting sight.
A stunning vantage spot in Kemmanagundi, Z Point offers breathtaking and serene views of the sunset from a steep hilltop. In order to reach the pinnacle of Z Point, you will have to undertake a steep hill trek of 45 minutes from Raj Bhawan. Z Point offers a panoramic Ariel view of the far-off Shola grasslands in the rolling western grasslands.