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.