Kemmangundi is a Beautiful hill station in the Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka. This hill station is located at a height of 1434m above sea level. It is also known as Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station. Surrounded by the Baba Budan Giri Range and blessed with silver cascades, mountain streams, and lush vegetation, Kemmangundi’s blessed with nature beauty and beautifully laid-out ornamental gardens and enchanting mountains, valleys views are a treat to the eye. The spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan is a treat to watch. For the adventur lover, Kemmangundi offers many peaks to scale and intricate jungle paths to explore.
By Road :
Kemmannugundi is 53 km from Chikkamagaluru and 17 km from Lingadahalli by road. The nearest National Highways, connect to Bangalore. There is another route via Mullayyanagiri which is a scenic drive.The nearest railway station is 33 km away at Birur.The nearest airports are at Mangalore (150 km) and Bangalore.
Places to See :
Rose garden is maintained by the Horticultural Department. Different varieties of roses are cultivated here.
A steep downhill trek of about 8 km from Raj Bhavan takes one to Hebbe Falls where water streams down from a height of 168 meters in two stages to form Big Falls and Small Falls. Jeeps are available for transportation from one particular point, They charge around 700 to 1200 rs to take you to hebbe falls, depending on the no of people. Hebbe Falls is now a Restricted Area and hence this is no longer a Tourist spot.
Kallathi Falls :
Kallathi falls is about 10 km distance from Kemmangundi. By road from Kemmangundi to Tarikere, a deviation takes one to Kallathi falls, also known as Kallathigiri falls and Kalahasthi falls. Water cascades from a height of 122 metres and the temple here is attributed to times of the Vijayanagar empire. According to a local legend, This place is associated with the Hindu sage, Agastya.