village in Karnataka, India

Kemmannagundi is a hill station in Chikmagalur district.

Foggy day at Kemmangundi

Kemmanagundi is a scenic hill station in the Baba Budan Giri range of hills. Karnataka's tallest peak, Mullayanagiri, is also part of the same hill ranges. 55 km to the north of Chikmagalur, Kemmanagundi is also known as KR hills after the Wodeyar king Krishna Raja Wodeyar who made it his favourite summer camp. Located at a height of 1434 meters, it is amazingly verdant and has beautiful climate throughout the year.

Get inEdit

By air Mangalore is the nearest domestic Airport, which is 190 km away and Bangalore is the nearest international Airport, which is 295 km away. Mangalore air terminal is connected to Bangalore and Chennai. Bangalore airport is well connected to almost all airports in India.

By train Nearest Railway Station is Tarikere, which is connected by rail to Mangalore and Bangalore. Tarikere is about 15 km from Kemmannagundi and taxi will cost about ₹300 from railway station to Kemmannagundi. For train timings and online reservations (within India) visit the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation's website.

By bus Kemmannagundi is well connected by bus services. Private and public transport buses connect frequently to Tarikere (30 km), Chikmagalur (55 km), Bangalore (295 km) and Mangalore (190 km). A/C deluxe and luxury buses are available from Bangalore and Mangalore to Kemmannagundi, which cost about ₹4 per km.

Get aroundEdit

By tourist mini bus You can get tourist buses(mini) from Chikmagalur.

By Jeep Jeep services are available from Kemmannagundi to tourist places.


Camp at Muthodi nature camp run by Karnataka Forest Department which is part of Bhadra Tiger Reserve.


Coffee powder made from Coffee beans grown locally and Spices grown locally.



Coffee available at local restaurants and road side stalls.


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