Nestled amidst the lush green landscapes of Chikmagalur district in Karnataka, Kemmanagundi is a hill-station that is much favoured for its natural beauty and serenity. With its pollution-free atmosphere, brilliant waterfalls and and hilly terrains, Kemmanagundi proves to be a great place to travel to on a weekend, especially if the visitors are in Karnataka.
Also named as K.R.Hills after King Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, Kemmanagundi was a place that was much preferred by the King as a summer getaway. One owes it to him for developing the place into a visit-worthy spot. The picturesque scenes of Kemmanagundi makes way for a lot of tourists to travel there. It offers the best for both nature-lovers and adventure-seekers alike.
A weekend trip to Kemmanagundi would be an ideal way to get in touch with your adventurous side, as it offers some of the best trekking trails through the beautiful hills. In addition, the wonderful plantations, the surrounding Bababudan Ranges and the greenery entice travellers to a great extent.
Revel in Adventure
For all the adventure enthusiasts, Kemmanagundi proves to be an exceptional spot for trekking. The visitors can reach Chikmagalur and trek from there to Kemmanagundi Peak. Best time to do it would be early in the morning, as the heat is not too much.
The trek takes about two hours where one gets to enjoy the beauty of nature to the maximum extent. People can also trek from Hebbe Falls to the Z Point, with the help of guides, which is said to be an exciting trail for trekkers.
Apart from trekking, visitors can also enjoy other activities such as rope traversing, Jumaring, camping and more.
Experience Nature's Splendour
The numerous waterfalls cascading down the majestic hills, striking scenery and fresh air at Kemmanagundi has the ability to make any nature lover happy in an instant. This hill station also has coffee estates, team plantations, orange groves and spice plantations that transport the visitor into another world. Waterfalls such as the Hebbe Falls, Kalhatti Falls, Shanti Falls prove to be a visual treat to the travellers.
If the trip is planned right, one can also enjoy the views of the setting sun which is just marvelous from the Kemmanagundi Peak. Taking nature walks through the woods and enjoying the water and breeze at Kemmanagundi can undoubtedly be rejuvenating experiences.