District : Chickmagalur State : Karnataka

KEMMANNUGUNDI

55 kms north from Chickmagalur town on the Baba Budan range is the scenic hill station of Kemmannugundi called K.R hills, after the Wodeyar king Krishnaraja Wodeyar - IV who made it his favorite summer camp.  Situated at a height of 1434 meters and surrounded by thick green forests.  K.R Hills makes and ideal health resort.  Beautifully laid out ornamental gardens, salubrious climate throughout the year and the panoramic view of mountains and valleys are just a few of the attractions.  Kemmengundi Rajbhavan is also seen in the photo.  Horticultural Department is maintaining the beautiful gardens here in the top of the hill station.

 

Where to Stay : Horticulture Department GuestHouse

                       Forest Guest House

                       P.W.D. Guest House

Kallathagiri Water Falls:

This water fall is very  near to the Kemmengundi hill resort  where the water cascades down from a height of 122 meters amidst fascinating scenery. A legend associates this place with sage Agastya and the local temple in a gap between rocks, is attributed to the Vijayanagara times.

Where to Stay : Horticulture Guest House @ Kallahathi falls

Hebbe Falls:

Just 8 kms away from Kemmannugundi is hebbe water falls where water gushes down from a height of 168 meters in two stages.      

 

 

 


AMRITHAPURA

67 kms north of Chickmagalur, Amrithapura is known for the splendid Amrithapura temple built in 1196 A.D by Amriteshwara Dandanayaka, a general of the Hoysala ruler Ballala II.  Delicacy of touch, originality of design and fine features have made this temple one of the notable structures of the Hoysala period. 20 kms. to the west of Tarikere town is Somapura, another of the pancha-kshetras on the banks of river Bhadra.