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Kemmangundi (53 km from Chikmagalur)

Published Date: 09-May-2024

At an elevation of 1434m, Kemmangundi once acted as the summer getaway for Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. A paradise for nature lovers, this hill station is surrounded by the Baba Budangiri Range and is a delightful concoction of mountain streams, untamed greenery, gently undulating valleys and ornamental gardens. You can soak in unforgettable sunsets from Raj Bhavan or go for a steep trek to reach Z Point if you want to watch the sun come up. From Z Point, you can also photograph the Western Ghats in all its panoramic glory, while a cool breeze kisses your face. No wonder, it is counted as one of the best places to visit in Chikmagalur for 2 days.

  • Best time to visit: September to May
  • Ideal duration: 1 – 2 days
  • How to reach:
    • By Air: First, you need to fly to Mangalore Airport. Then, hire a cab.
    • By Train: Once you reach Tarikere Railway Station, take a taxi.
    • By Road: Board a private or state-run bus to reach Chikmagalur from Mangalore or Bangalore. Then, hire a taxi.
  • Tip: Be careful of the leeches if you are visiting the place during the monsoons.
  • Nearby Attractions: Hebbe Falls, Mullayangiri, Z Point, Kalathgiri Falls, Shanti Falls, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Baba Budangiri, Ayyanakere Lake
  • Nearby Restaurants: Town Canteen, Hotel Mayura Deluxe, Vishnu Delicacy

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