Kemmanangundi is a picturesque hill station ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range and adorned with water cascades, mountain streams and lush green vegetation. Situated in the Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka, it was once the summer retreat of King Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV . Some of natures remarkable features that can be experienced here are the panoramic views of mountains and valleys and a spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan. Vantage points such as Z point, Hebbe Falls, Kalathi Falls and Mullayanagiri peak can be reached by trekking. There are beautifully laid out ornamental flower gardens that are feast to the eyes. Bhadra reservoir and Muthodi game sanctuary are more tourist attractions nearby. Best option for reaching here from Bangalore or Chikkamagaluru would be private transport by road. Kemmanangundis pleasing climate throughout the year attracts tourists. Post monsoon months are a good opportunity to view the waterfalls here at the peak of their glory.

Best time to visit: September to May
Languages spoken: Kannada
Climate: Moderate weather all year round with average monsoon during the months from June to August
Natural wonders: Z point, Hebbe Falls, Kalathi Falls, Mullayanagiri peak, Shanthi Falls
Places to visit: Rose Garden, Temple on top of Mullayanagiri

Temple Trails of Karnataka-Part 2-MULLAYANNAGIRI PEAK


We were now off to Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka with a height of 1,930 metres(6,330 feet). It is said to be the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. The route from Chikmagalur town to the peak is a thrilling drive with fantastic views all along the way.

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