In the Tarikere Taluk of Chikmaglur District is a picturesque hamlet - Kemmanugundi, also called K.R.Hills, after the Wodeyar king Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, who made it his favourite summer camp.
Situated on the Baba- Budan range at a height of 1,434 m, Kemmanugundi is the ideal place to get away from the heat and dust, the crowds and traffic jams of the cities.
Nestling amidst lush green forests, the quiet, peaceful and serene Kemmanugundi is sure to revive and rejuvenate you physically, mentally and spiritually. The panoramic views, the ornamental gardens, the songs of the birds, the rays of the sun trying to peep through the trees, all are sure to leave the visitors spellbound. Time tiptoes gently here. And as you take a walk down an inviting mountain trail, you find yourself laughing aloud - with the sheer joy of living.
Around Kemmmanagundi :
Hebbe Falls: 8 kms from Kemmanugundi are the Hebbe Falls, where water gushes down from a height of 168 m in two stages.
Kalhatti Falls: Also known as Kalahasti Falls. The water here cascades down a height of 122 m. All around the place are fascinating scenic delights. This picturesque spot is 10 kms from Kemmanugundi.
There is also a local temple here, constructed in a gap between rocks. A 'Jatra' is held here for three days every year and attracts pilgrims from far and near.
Getting there :
By Train : Nearest railhead is Tarikere.
By Road : Kemmanugundi is connected by road to Chikmaglur, Bangalore and Shimoga.