It is a dream land of adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. It is a place where nature has showered all its grace in the form of fantastic landscapes which made Kemmanagundi as an outstanding and incredible hill station. It also shares its legacy with the tallest peak in Karnataka called Mullayanagiri. It is popularly known as KR hills as Mysore Maharaja Krishnaraje Wodeyar, used this place as his summer retreat. This beautiful hill station is proudly standing around 1434 meters above the sea level. It is a destination of seclude and solitude. The thick green forests, unpolluted cool breez, sublime climate, gurgling springs and chirping of birds are excellent spectaculars of Kemmanagundi. It is a wonderland revitalizes the body, mind and soul. It is a earthy heaven to take nature walks and to spend a rrelaxing evenings. Trekking is the most loved activity here. With its abundant nature beauty, landscapes, sizzling waterfalls and streams, it gives an unforgettable trekking experience.
Places to visit
It is spectacular vantage spot which can be reached by steep uphill trekking. Sunset from this point is the fabulous experience to trekkers.
It is an imposing waterfalls in Kemmangundi, cascading from 122 meters of height. It is also known as Kalahasti falls and Kallathigiri falls. It is a renowned religious destination for both Hindus and Muslims. One can find an ancient temple which was built in-between rocks during Vijayanagara kingdom.
It is a secluding and a solitude attraction in Kemmangundi, gushing from 168 meters height. The water is well known for its medicinal properties and visitors prefer to take bath in this falls to get cure from skin diseases. It is a most relaxing and peaceful picnic spot.
It is a famous tourist attraction. It is perched on rock. One can find a variety of flowers and plants here. Serene Sunset can be experience from this rock garden.
Shiva Temple and Rajendra Hills are the other known picnic spots in Kemmanagundi.
How to reach Kemmanagundi
Mangalore airport is 190 km from Kemmanagundi is the nearest airport.
Tarekere railway station in Mangalore is about 15 km from Kemmanaundi is the closest railhead.
Kemmanagundi is well connected by number of public and private transport buses to reach from all nearby cities of Karnataka.
In summer 17-34°C and in winter 12-29°C. From October to March is the ideal time to visit Kemmanagundi.