Kemmanagundi Tourism

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Karthik udupa

Karthik udupa

1 review

An ultimate retreat for nature lovers

This is an must go place for those who love nature. Please have atleast 2 days to enjoy the places without hurry. Z point is the must visit place. If you are adventurous then try hebbe falls also.

Rajeev Lochanam

Rajeev Lochanamratingratingratingratingratingrating4.3/5

28 reviews

Red soil and green coverage

This is a hill place in Karnataka, it's a small place in remote location, away from city and lonely destination.

It's usp is pristine nature and cool climate, wonderful in rainy season, except waterfall and small Park, not much to see.

Only government guest house provide basic accommodation, but book in advance, else nowhere to stay, nearby. Good for a day stopover, but strenuous to reach.

Must carry food and drinks, nothing on road side. Beware of blood sucking leeches, while trekking.

Happy place for couples or dating Pairs. Appreciate peace and harmony & chirping birdsong. Worthy of a visit in summer.

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Kemmanagundi Overview

Kemmanagundi is located in the district of Chikmagalur in the Baba Budan range of Karnataka. The village of Kemmanagundi is also popularly known by the name of KR Hills, named after the Wodeyar ruler, Krishnaraje Wodeyar IV. The region is covered with plantations of coffee and tea along with thick bamboo groves forming a dense forest cover.

Things to do in KemmanagundiKemmanagundi is popular among tourists for trekking routes, lush foliage, mountain trails and other adventure activities. The Royal Horticultural Society has its foundation in Kemmanagundi that has helped in creating green gardens in the town. Attractions in the region the campus of the Horticulture Department, which has a rock garden along with an orchid house.

Other attractions here include the Z point from where travellers can have a complete view of the valley and it takes around 30 minutes of trekking to reach the point. Tourists can also try various attractive packages options to tour Kemmanagundi. Shanti Falls and Hebbe Falls are the two famous waterfalls located here that offer trekking opportunities.

Kemmanagundi enjoys a pleasant climate overall. Avoid visiting this destination during the monsoon months of June, July and August. The best time to visit the destination is from September to May.

Travelling to Kemmanagundi To reach Kemmanagundi, both public and private buses are available that connect different regions like Chikmaglur, around 55 km away, Bangalore about 295 km away and Mangalore about 190 km away, to the town. Mangalore, which is 190 km away, is the nearest airport. Tourists can hire a taxi from Mangalore by paying anything between INR 4000 to INR 5000. Tarekere is 15 km from Kemmanagundi and the closest railhead to this town.
Accommodation options in Kemmanagundi
Hotels in Kemmanagundi range from homestays and budget hotels to resorts and mountain hotels. Most of these hotels also offer transfers for sightseeing and pick-up from railway and bus stations.

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