Kemmanagundi is located at a height of 1434m above sea level and is famous for its beautifully laid-out ornamental gardens, enchanting mountains and valleys views. The picturesque sunset view from the Raj Bhavan is every photographer’s delight. For those who are adventurous, the place offers many peaks to scale and intricate jungle paths to explore.
Reasons to visit Kemmanagundi
- View from Z Point: The view offers a pristine view of the Western Ghats.
- Shanti Falls:See these spectacular falls while you enjoy the trek.
- Hebbe Falls: This place is accessible by trek or by hiring 4×4 jeeps.
- Kalhatti Falls:Located 10 kms from Kemmanagundi, there is a small waterfall over elephant-shaped rocks, with a temple.
Timings to Visit Kemmanagundi: One can visit the temple between 6Am – 6Pm on all days.
Places to visit near Kemmanagundi: Mullayyanagiri (68 Kms), Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (53 Kms), Ayyana Kere (58 Kms) are some of the attractions to visit along the place.
How to reach Kemmanagundi:
By Air: Mangalore is the closest airport (80 Kms)
By Train: Birur Junction is the nearest railway station (34 Kms)
By Road: One can drive down from Bengaluru which is located at a distance of 250 Kms.
Places to stay near Kemmanagundi: There is a guest house being run by the Horticulture Department in Kemmanagundi. One can also stay at Chikmagalur district which offers many luxury resorts and homestays.