Kemmannugundi is a hill station in Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is 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 (KR hills). The station is ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range, with cascades, mountain streams, and lush vegetation, Kemmangundi’s has ornamental gardens and mountains and valleys views. There is a spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan.
Beautifully landscaped gardens and uprising mind clogging flowers, a scenic hill station, Chandra Drona Parvatha as Hindu puranas named it; Kemmanagundi is in the hill ranges of Baba Budan Giri. Baba Budan Giri is the legacy of bearing the Karnataka tallest peak Mullayanagiri.
Kemmanagundi, the name is derived from three Kannada words, Kempu, Mannu and Gundi literally maens red, soil and place respectively, together means a place with red soil. Kemmanagundi is incredibly luxuriant and has stunning weather throughout whole the year. Kemmannagundi is spectacular, with very thick forests, magnificently flowing springs, breezy climate and calm atmosphere.
The Royal Horticultural Society of Karnataka has its foundation at Kemmanagundi. It has wonderfully laid out attractive gardens.
Chikmagaluru district, karnataka State
Summer 17-34°C, Winter 12-29°C
How many Days trip:
2 Day trip
Jan - Feb, October - March
Near by Places:
Hill Stations, Museum, Rafting, Scenic place, Trekking
English, Hindi, Kannada
Where to Stay:
What to See:
Landscaped gardens, mullayanagiri, kallahatti falls, hebbe falls
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15 May 2012
19 June 2013