Kemmannugundi is a hill station in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka. The Baba Budan Giri Range circles the hill station and decorates it with cascades, mountain streams, and greenery. Nature lovers can visit the hill station on two wheelers, appreciating the beautiful landscape. Bangalore bike rentals offer a number of bikes on rent in Bangalore to visit other cities of Karnataka. Those who wish to can also hire scooters from bike rentals in Bangalore or can choose from a fleet of motorcycles to suit their needs.
Kemmannugundi is known for its beautiful gardens, breath-taking valleys and the beautiful view of the sunset from the Raj-Bhavan. Kemmannugundi has a mild climate in summers and winters.
Mullayanagiri is the tallest peak in Karnataka, located close to Kemmannugundi is famous for the temple built atop. Baba Budangiri is second tallest peak and has a darga and Datta Peetha religious places which help people silence the mind and sit there in the spiritual vibes, drinking in the beauty of the mountains.
Manikyadhara falls and Galikere lake is close to Baba Budangiri while the 168 km tall Hebbe Falls have located 8 km from the Raj Bhavan. The falls are divided into the two stages to form Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls). One can easily go on a trek from the Raj Bhavan to Hebbe Falls and see the magnificent falls. But since the falls have started attracting tigers from nearby areas the falls have been closed for tourists now.
The Kallathi falls lie about 10 kms from Kemmangundi and these are also known as Kallathigiri falls and Kalahasthi falls. The falls are 122 meters in height and the history of the temple built here can be traced back to the Vijaynagar Empire and is also associated with the sage Agastya.
The Rose Garden of Kemmannugundi is maintained by the Horticulture Department of Karnataka and has a number of varieties of roses including hybrid varieties. The garden attracts a number of visitors every year who are left spellbound by the beauty and fragrance of the thousands of beautiful flowers here.
Tourists who wish to see the sunrise can go for a 45-minute uphill trek from the Raj Bahavan to the Z point. It is a vantage point and offers a magnificent view of the sunrise. The Shanthi Falls are another beautiful of the hill station and are worthy of a visit.
The hill station is well connected by roads to major cities of Karnataka and a road trip from Bangalore can be an amazing experience. Those who wish to go to Kemmannugundi can get go to bike rentals in Bangalore and hire bikes of their choice. The rentals also make powerful bikes like Harley Davidson on rent or one can get Bullet on rent too.