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Top 17 Hill Station Attractions in Karnataka

Tripiwiki : 03 Dec 2020
Karnataka has been ranked as fourth most popular destination for tourism among states of India with highest number of national protected monuments. It is home to 507 of the 3600 centrally protected monuments in India. Karnataka is know for it's rich ancient sculptured temples, modern cities, the hill ranges, forests and beaches. Hampi, Mysore, Jog Falls, Agumbe are few of the top sites to visit.

Following are the Top 17 Hill Station Attractions in Karnataka

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Agumbe

Agumbe (1 out of 17 places to visit in Shimoga)

Agumbe is a scenic small village located near Thirthahalli in Shimoga district of Karnataka, India. This hill station is part of the amazing Western Ghats mountain range and it is know for the heavy rainfall, sunset point and trekking. It is also know as "The Cherrapunji of the South" after Cherrapunji, in Northeast India as the Agumbe ghat is covered with mist almost all the time. Agumbe is near the Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kudremukh National Park. Agumbe lies in a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Agumbe ghat road gives a breathtaking experience and is know for it's number of hair pin curves. The reserve forests around Kundapur, Shankaranarayana, Hosanagara, Sringeri and Thirthahalli are collectively referred to as the Agumbe Rainforest. During rains, Agumbe and the surrounding region come alive with several waterfalls namely Kunchikal Falls, Barkana Falls, Onake Abbi Falls, Jogigundi Falls and Koodlu Theertha Falls are some of the popular ones. Agumbe is located at approx 32km from Thirthahalli, 93km from Shivamogga, 61km from Udupi, 98km from Mangalore, 112km from Chikmagalur, 208km from Coorg, 348km from Bengaluru, 324km from Goa.

Baba Budangiri (2 out of 17 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Baba Budangiri is a one of the beautiful mountain in the Baba Budan range of the Western Ghats, located in the Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka, India, Baba Budangiri is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims. It is famous for the Dattatreya Peeta ‑ a Hindu temple and a Muslim dargah both in the same underground cave. The main peaks in this range are the Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri. Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in the Baba Budangiri range. With a height of 6317 ft, it is the fourth highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. These peaks naturally form in the shape of a crescent moon and makes an idyllic landscape for the photographers and nature lovers in Chikmagalur. There is a trekking trail between Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri. Trekkers can enjoy scenic beauty like plain, lush green, forests and rolling hills. Another prominent attraction of Baba Budangiri is the famous Manikyadhara Falls and the wild Kurinji flower blooms which happens every 12 years at this mountain. Baba Budangiri is located at approx 33km from Chikmagalur, 276km from Bengaluru, 115km from Shivamogga, 217km from Mysore, 184km from Mangalore, 438km from Goa.

Bananthimari Betta (3 out of 17 places to visit in Ramanagara)

Is an hillock Located at a distance of 3 kms from Kanakapura near Bangalore. The hillock is around 2090 feet in height. surrounded by lush green fields with patches of flower. Best time to visit Bananthimari Betta is during October to March when the weather is pleasant.

Bheemana Eri Gudda (4 out of 17 places to visit in Uttara Kannada )

A Must Visit Sunset View Point In Sirsi. 30 kms from Sirsi, Uttara Kannada district. Vast expanses of unspoilt/untouched greenery, hill after hill as if they are waves. Less than 1km walk to summit, easy walk. There is no facility available. No tea, not even water. Even it's difficult to find one to ask the route

Biligiriranga Hills, BR Hills, B R Hills, Chamarajanagar (5 out of 17 places to visit in Chamarajanagar)

The Biligirirangana Hills, commonly called BR Hills, is a hill range situated in south-eastern Karnataka, at its border with Tamil Nadu (Erode District) in South India. The area is called Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary or simply BRT Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a protected reserve under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. Being at the confluence of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats, the sanctuary is home to eco-systems that are unique to both the mountain ranges. The site was declared a tiger reserve in January 2011 by the Karnataka government, a few months after approval from India's National Tiger Conservation Authority.

Gopalaswamy Betta (6 out of 17 places to visit in Chamarajanagar)

Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, is a hill (betta in Kannada) located in the Gundlupete Taluk, Chamarajanagar district of the state of Karnataka, at a height of 1450m India and is extensively wooded. It is also the highest peak in the Bandipur National Park. It lies in the core area of the Bandipur National Park and is frequented by wild life including elephants. Dense fog predominates and covers the hills round the year and thus gets the prefix Himavad(in the language of Kannada) and the temple of Venugopalaswamy (Lord Krishna) gives the full name of Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta.

Hebbe Falls (7 out of 17 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Hebbe Falls is one of the exotic waterfall situated near famous hill station Kemmangundi in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, India. Hebbe Falls drops down from a height of 551 ft. It falls in two stages are named Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls.). This waterfalls are inside a coffee estate and can be reached either by walk or four-wheeler. There is a jeep services available from near by check post. Entry Fee. 400 per person to ride in the jeep; 3200 for 8 person to ride in the jeep. The check post is the entry point for the falls. It takes an hour to cover the trail in a jeep while walking takes longer time. Hebbe Falls is one of the most sought after destinations in Chikmagalur that attracts nature lovers and adventure seekers. There are many trekking routes available for trek lovers. Falls is just 10km away from famous hill station Kemmannugundi. Kemmannugundi is a hill station and one of the highest peak of Karnataka, India. It is 1434m above sea level. The station is ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range. With cascades, mountain streams, lush vegetation, waterfalls, trekking routes, garden at the top and valleys view points, it is of the major tourist attraction in Karnataka, India. There is a spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan. Hebbe Falls, Kallathigiri Falls, Z-Point are the must visit attractions on the route. Kemmangundi is located at approx 63km from Chikmagalur, 73km from Shivamogga, 274km from Bengaluru.

Kemmangundi (8 out of 17 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Kemmannugundi is a hill station and one of the highest peak, located in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, India. It is 1434m above sea level. The station is ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range. With cascades, mountain streams, lush vegetation, waterfalls, trekking routes, garden at the top and valleys view points, it is of the major tourist attraction in Karnataka, India. There is a spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan. Hebbe Falls, Kallathigiri Falls, Z-Point are the must visit attractions on the route. Kemmangundi is located at approx 63km from Chikmagalur, 73km from Shivamogga, 274km from Bengaluru.

Kodachadri, Kodachadri Trek, Shimoga (9 out of 17 places to visit in Shimoga)

Kodachadri is a mountain peak in the Western Ghats, located near Nittur in Shivamogga district of Karnataka, India. it is 10th highest peak of Karnataka. Kodachadri is know as one of the best trekking place in Karnataka. There are different routes to reach the Peak of Kodachadri and the difficulty varies highly with respect to the route chosen. One can also chose a jeep ride service to reach the top of the hill. However it is challenging to reach the peak in monsoon due to heavy rains that make the routes slippery, but to enjoy the natural beauty monsoon season is the best time to visit. The sunset watched from Kodachadri peak on a clear day is an enchanting experience. Super scenic place. Even if you need to climb a bit it's worth the climb. In one of the route you will get to see a beautiful Hidlumane Falls, which you wont' be able to see by jeep ride. Kodachadri is located at approx 16km from Nittur, 37km from Kollur, 112km from Shivamogga, 213km from Karwar, 166km from Mangalore, 296km from Goa, 413km from Bengaluru, 210km from Hubli, 639km from Pune.

Kudremukh (10 out of 17 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Kuduremukha a beautiful small village on a mountain range, located in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, India. Kuduremukha is Karnataka's 2nd highest peak after Mullayangiri with 1,894 metres above sea level. The name Kuduremukha means 'horse-face' in Kannada and its said that a particular view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse's face. It is home to some of the best coffee plantations and picturesque mountain views, rivers, grassy slopes makes it one of the best place for camping and trekking in Karnataka, India. Best time to visit is during the monsoon and the winter. There are many trekking trails around different peaks, Most treks around Kudremukh start at Lobo's Place. Kudremukh is located at approx 106km from Chikmagalur, 93km from Udupi, 100km from Mangalore, 331km from Bengaluru, 195km from Madikeri, 145km from Shivamogga, 78km from Agumbe.

Kundadri Hill (11 out of 17 places to visit in Shimoga)

Kundadri is a beautiful hill top in the agumbe forest range, located near Agumbe, in Shimoga District of Karnataka, India. Amazing sunrise and sunset can be experienced at this place. Hill top lies 3,200 feet above sea level is less crowded and undisturbed by tourists. A 17th century Jain temple dedicated to Thirthankara is located on the top of the hill and the place is known to have given shelter to one Acharya Kundakunda during earlier centuries. One has to drive half an hour from agumbe to reach this place. . Two small ponds formed by the rock on one side of the temple provided water to earlier sages. The regular Kundari trek route takes you around streams to the dense jungle offering spectacular views. Kundadri is located at approx 18km from Agumbe, 32km from Thirthahalli, 93km from Shivamogga, 80km from Udupi, 116km from Mangalore, 347km from Bangalore, 342km from Goa. 689km from Pune.

Matanga Hill (12 out of 17 places to visit in Bellary)

Matanga hill is truly amazing hill in Hampi. You need to walk about 30 to 40 minutes. Early morning is the best time to visit this place. There are no safely measure in the hills. So need to very careful while climbing. One of the best place for trekking. Beware of monkeys

Mullayanagiri, Mullayanagiri Trek, Chikmagalur (13 out of 17 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka located on Chandra Dhrona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, India. With a height of 6,330 ft It is the fourth highest peak between Nilgiri hills and Himalayas next to Vavulmala, Chembra Peak and Banasura Hill. Mullayanagiri is one of the best trekking places in Karnataka and one can also reach the top of the hill by any vehicle. You have to walk the last part of the peak, which has approx 380 steps and this will really tire you out. The view from the top is amazing and it's very Misty and windy. There is small port on to with a temple at the center. That gives a 360* view from the top, perfect place to witness stunning sunrise and sunset. Mullayanagiri is lcoated at approx 25km from Chikmagalur, 120km from Shivamogga, 268km from Bengaluru, 209km from Mysore, 216km from Mangalore, 197km from Udupi. 435km from Goa.

Pushpagiri, Kumara Parvatha, Dakshina Kannada (14 out of 17 places to visit in Dakshina Kannada)

Pushpagiri also know as Kumara Parvatha is one of the highest peak in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Located near Somwarpet on the borders between Dakshina Kannada , Kodagu and hassan districts. With 5,617 ft, It is 4th highest peak in Karnataka. Hill is part of the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary. Pushpagiri is the second highest peak of Kodagu District or Coorg. This beautiful peak is surrounded by forests on all four sides, which makes it heaven for adventure and trekking lovers. Trekking is the major attractions here, one needs to register their names at the checkpoint before starting the trek, however, there is no entry fee, it is highly suggested to hire a guide at Bidahalli or Heggadamane villages for a smooth trekking experience. Kumara Parvatha is located at approx 27km from Somwarpet, 60km from Madikeri, 260km from Bengaluru, 140km from Mysore, 152km from Mangalore, 417km from Kochi, 491km from Goa, 609km from Chennai, 864km from Pune, 818km from Hyderabad.

Savandurga (15 out of 17 places to visit in Ramanagara)

Savandurga hill is a one of the largest monolithic hill, located in Ramanagara district of Karnataka, India. With he height of 1227 m above mean sea level, The hill is considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia. Hill top provides a breathtaking views of the surrounding area and the view of The Arkavathi river passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli reservoir and on towards Manchanabele dam. On top of the rock, there will be a fort and a Nandi statue. This places is popular tourist attraction for one day trip in and around Bangalore and heaven for trekking and adventure lovers. Savandurga is located at approx 50km from Bengaluru, 122km from Mysore, 388km from Chennai, 625km from Hyderabad, 487km from Kochi, 500km from Belgaum.

Tadiandamol, Thadiyandamol , Coorg (16 out of 17 places to visit in Coorg)

Tadiandamol is the highest mountain peak of Coorg, located on Western Ghats ranges of Madikeri in Kodagu district, Karnataka, India. It is the third highest peak in Karnataka which attracts the major tourists across the region. The peak presents amazing opportunities for trekking lovers. The Nalaknad palace at the foothills is an important historical landmark and it's a starting point for the trek. It is a place of interest for trekkers and naturalists. The climb to the top and back can be completed as a day hike. This hill top provides the breathtaking views of the area around. The best season to visit the peak is during the months of December to May. Tadiandamol is located at approx 40km from Madikeri, 218km from Chikmagalur, 137km from Mysore, 267km from Bengaluru.

Talakaveri (17 out of 17 places to visit in Coorg)

Talakaveri is the place that is generally considered to be the source of the river Kaveri. It is located by Brahmagiri hill (not to be confused with the Brahmagiri range further south) near Bhagamandala in Kodagu district, Karnataka bordering Kasarkod district of Kerala. It stands at a height of 1,276 m. above sea level. However, there is not a permanent visible flow from this place to the main rivercourse except during the Monsoon. A tank or kundike has been erected on a hillside by kodavas, at the place that is said to be the origin. It is also marked by a small temple, and the area is frequented by pilgrims mainly it is the worship place of kodavas. The river originates as a spring feeding this tank, which is considered to be a holy place to bathe on special days. The waters are then said to flow underground to emerge as the Kaveri river some distance away. The temple has been renovated extensively by the state government recently [2007]. On Cauvery changrandi day (the first day of Tula Masa month , according to the Hindu calendar, which normally falls in mid October) thousands of pilgrims from neighboring flock to the river's birthplace to witness the rise of the fountainhead, when water gushes up from the spring at a predetermined moment. The cauvery changrandi (Sacred bath in the Tula month) is observed across pilgrim towns in Kaveri's banks.


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