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Kemmanagundi

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"House of the tallest peak of Karnataka"

Kemmanagundi Tourism

A hill-station of widespread views and scents of beautiful gardens, Kemmanagundi or KR hills, is home the tallest peak of Karnataka, Mullayanagiri. These hills offer a perfect summer retreat for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The area also has trekking, nature walks and picnics. The Royal Horticulture Society of Karnataka is located here and has some of the most beautiful gardens. The Rock garden, Z point, Hebbe falls, Kalahasti falls, Bababudan hill town and the Shiva temple are a few must-see attraction here.

The name Kemmanagudi means red soil which the region is popularly known for. It was a summer retreat for the Mysore King Krishnaraj Wodeyar IV. Completely awestruck and mesmerised by the beauty of the surroundings, he donated his resort to the government of Karnataka. This place has a lot to offer right from the beautiful waterfalls to nature treks. The weather is lovely throughout the year, and you can visit it all year round.

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Suggested Itinerary for Kemmanagundi

Day 1: On reaching Kemmanagundi, you can head straight to the beautiful Hebbe Falls. Do not forget to take a dip which is believed to cure all skin diseases. After spending some time in the falls, visit the tallest peak of Karnataka, Mullayanagiri. For adventure enthusiasts, there are various treks and mountain biking routes which take you up the hills. Also, visit the Shiva temple on the way to Mullayanagiri. You can explore the small caves as well around this area.

Day 2: You can opt for an early morning trek to Z point. On the way up there, you will get to see Shanti Falls. The uphill trek is steep but worth all the effort and energy. After the beautiful morning trek, you can visit Kalhatti falls which is just 10 km away.

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Kemmanagundi, Karnataka
Hebbe Falls
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Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka 577101, India

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Kumar Kislay

3 years ago
- Being a city filled with religious and historical sites, be respectful of local traditions, and ask for permission before entering any of the temples or forts. Konkani and Kannada are the languages (Read More) spoken in Karwar, along with Marathi, Hindi, Urdu and English.
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