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- Kemmangundi


Kemmangundi is a hill station in Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka , India . It is located at a height of 1434m above sea level. This was the summer retreat of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV and as a mark of respect to the king, it is also known as Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station . Ringed by the Baba Budangiri Range and blessed with silver cascades, mountain streams, and lush vegetation, Kemmangundi's beautifully laid-out ornamental gardens and enchanting mountains and valleys views are a treat to the eye. The spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan is a photographer's delight. For the adventurous at heart, Kemmangundi offers many peaks to scale and intricate jungle paths to explore.

Kemmangundi (or Kemmanagundi) derives its name from three Kannada words - Kempu (red), mannu (soil) and gundi (pit) and means a place with red soil.

Enchanted by the scenic and pleasant environment of the Baba Budan Hills , Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV was inspired to build his summer resort at Kemmangundi. He later donated this resort to the Government of Karnataka. The Horticultural Department of Karnataka now develops and maintains the resort and its surroundings.

Places to see

Raj Bhavan :-

Raj Bhavan is a guest house located in Kemmangundi and offers a spectacular view of the surrounding hills. The view of the sunset from Raj Bhavan is something to be cherished.

Z point :-

Z point is a vantage point at Kemmangundi and can be reached by a steep uphill trek of about 30 mins. from Raj Bhavan and is another favourite place of people who want to view a spectacular sunset.

Rose garden :-

Rose garden, as the name suggests is a garden of roses maintained by the Horticultural Department. Various varieties of roses are cultivated here.

Hebbe Falls :-

A downhill trek of about 8 km from Raj Bhavan takes one to Hebbe Falls where water streams down from a height of 168 meters in two stages to form Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls).

Kallathi falls :-

Kallathi falls is about 10 km. from Kemmangundi. On the road from Kemmangundi to Tarikere , a deviation takes one to Kallathi falls . It is also known as Kallathigiri falls and Kalahasthi falls . Water cascades from a height of 122 metres and the temple here is attributed to times of the Vijayanagar empire. According to a local legend, this place is associated with the Hindu sage, Agastya .

Distance:- 295 km North West of Bangalore
By Road: -

Kemmangundi is about 53 km. by road from the district headquarters of Chikkamagaluru town. From the state headquarters of Bangalore , one can try the following routes to reach Kemmangundi:

  • National Highway NH-206 till Tarikere and then taking a deviation to Kemmangundi via Lingadahalli (270 km)
  • National Highway NH-206 till Kadur and then taking a deviation to Chikkamagaluru and from there to Kemmangundi (300 km)
  • National Highway NH-48 till Hassan and then taking the Hassan - Belur - Chikkamagaluru - Kemmangundi road (330 km)

Each one of the above routes offers a scenic drive through the mountain roads of Chikkamagaluru district and should be explored.

By Rail: -

Nearest Railway Station is Tarikere (35 km. away)

Route:- NH4 to Nalamangala then NH48 to Hassan via Kunigal then state road to Kemmannagundi via Chikmagalur and the Baba Budanagiri Hills.
When to go:- Just after the rains, from mid September to February.
Tourist offices:- KSTDC(bookings and info) Badami House, NR Square, Bangalore Tel: 080-2275869, Fax: 2352626 Email: kstdc@vsnl.in
Where to stay :- Nature Nirvana (Home Stay)
No. 1353,
Church Road,
Next to Hotel Embassy,
Chikmagalur - 577 101
Mobile: 9844042152
Tariff Range: Rs.3000/- to Rs. 6000/-

The Taj Garden Retreat
K M Road, Jyothinagar,
Chikmagalur - 571 102
Tel: 08262-220202, 220404
Fax: 08262-220222
Email: tgrgm.chk@tajhotels.com
Web site: www@tajhotels.com
Tariff Range: Rs. 4500/- to Rs. 5200/-

The Planters Court Hotel
P. B. No. 109, K M Road,
Chikmagalur - 577 101
Tel: 08262-235884
Fax: 08262-231169
Tariff Range: Rs. 412/- to Rs. 1237/-

Hotel Mount Palace
Indira Gandhi Road,
Chikmagalur - 577 101
Tel: 08262-237050
Tariff Range: Rs. 300/- to Rs. 650/-

Hotel Rajmahal
Indira Gandhi Road,
Chikmagalur - 577 101
Tel: 08262- 236451, 236452
Tariff Range: Rs. 350/- to Rs. 600/

Hotel Malnad Paradise
Indira Gandhi Road,
Chikmagalur - 577 101
Tel: 08262-234532, 232218
Tariff Range: Rs. 350/- to Rs. 450/-

Woodlands
Indira Gandhi Road,
Chikmagalur - 577 101
Tel: 08262-235897
Tariff Range: Rs. 70/- to Rs. 450/-

Soundarya Residency
Indira Gandhi Road,
Chikmagalur - 577 101
Tel: 08262-235257
Tariff Range: Rs. 140/- to Rs. 390/-

Giri Lodge
Indira Gandhi Road,
Chikmagalur - 577 101
Tel: 08262- 235355
Tariff Range: Rs. 100/- to Rs. 300/

J P Lodge and Restaurant
Opposite KSRTC Bus Stand,
Kadur,
Chikmagalur - 577 508
Tel: 08262-221433
Tariff Range: Rs. 150/- to Rs. 200/-

Prakash Lodge
Near Bus Stand
Chikmagalur - 577 101
Tel: 08262-230583
Tariff: Rs. 80/- to Rs. 210/-

Padmashree Lodge
Narasinga Road,
Chikmagalur - 577 101
Tel: 08262-230543
Tariff Range: Rs. 150/- to Rs. 200/

Usha Lodge
Mallandur Road,
Chikmagalur - 577 101
Tel: 08262-235704
Tariff: Rs. 60/- to Rs. 170/

Horticulture Department
Guest Houses at Kemmangudi
For reservations contact:
Special Officer
Krishnarajendra Hill Station,
Kemmangundi Post,
Tarikere Taluk,
Chikmagalur - 577 101
Tel: 08262 - 235334

Director of Horticulture
Lalbagh,
Bangalore - 560 004
Tel: 080-26571925

Special Officer,
Nandi Hills, Horticulture Department,
Chikkaballapur - 562 101
Tel: 08156-278621

Director of Horticulture, Department
Lalbagh, Bangalore - 560 004
Tel: 080 - 26571925
Tariff: Rs. 200/- to Rs. 300/-

Hotel Valley View International
Manipal, Udupi - 576 119
Tel: 0820-2572281
Fax: 0825-571327

Hotel Ashlesha
Opposite Manipal Institute Of Technology,
Manipal,
Udupi - 576 119
Tel: 0820-2572824
Fax: 0820 - 2572824
Tariff Range: Rs. 300/- to Rs. 1000/-

Hotel Green Park
Manipal,
Udupi - 576 119
Tel: 0820-2570561, 2570563
Fax: 0820-2571385
Tariff Range: Rs. 350/- to Rs. 800/-

Hotel Lake View
Alevoor,
Manipal,
Udupi - 576 119
Tel: 0820-2570100, 2572801
Tariff Range: Rs. 300/- to Rs. 600/-

Janani Hotel
Opposite Manipal Institute Of Technology
Manipal,
Udupi - 576 119
Tel: 0820-2570529
Fax: 0820-2570529
Tariff Range: Rs. 180/- to Rs. 550/-

Hotel Bhavani
Parkala Road,
Manipal,
Udupi - 576 119
Tel: 0820-2572057, 2571332
Fax: 0820-2572057
Tariff Range: Rs. 250/- to Rs. 500/-

Hotel Shantala Boarding And Lodging
Opposite Manipal Institute Of
Technology,
Manipal,
Udupi - 576 119
Tel: 0820-2572920
Fax: 0820-2572920
Tariff: Rs. 300/- to Rs. 500/-

Hotel Big Boss
Manipal-Karkal Road,
Iswarnagar,
Manipal,
Udupi - 576 119
Tel: 0820-2573215
Fax: 0820-2573216
Tariff Range: Rs. 150/- to Rs. 300/-

Shivam Boarding And Lodging
Karkala Road,
Parkal Herge,
Manipal,
Udupi - 576 119
Tel: 0820-2544760
Tariff: Rs. 160/-

 
 
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