Friday, March 6, 2009
Kemmanagundi and Kudremukh from Chikmagalur
Krishnarajendra Hill or Kemmanagundi is a scenic hill city on the Bababudan hill in Karnataka. From Chikmagalur buses are available for Kemmanagundi (48km), via Lingadhalli. Buses also ply from Tarikere on Birur-Shimoga-Talguppa Railway to Kemmanagundi.
You will find abundance gratification here in the midst of bountiful nature. You will never get bored. The city is nestled on top of the 1448 meter hill. Around the city there are many coffee gardens and an orchid gallery. The hill is rich with iron ore, the 5 km ropeway is used for collecting iron-ore from mines looks nice from here. Cardamom also grow here in abundance
Places to stay at Kemmanagundi:
Karnataka Tourism's Tourist Cottage, Rest Houses and Tourist Homes.
Advance booking: The Secretary, Board of Management, Mysore Iron & Steel Works, Bhadravati.
Some other places to see around Chikmagalur and Kemmanagundi:
Chennakeshav Temple (built in 1150 AD) at Mable village which is 12 km to the South East of Chikmagalur.
Kudremukh (6000 ft), another hill city is 90 km from Chikmagalur. It is a beautiful city with wonderful natural scenery. Kudremukh National Park (600 sq km) is a beautiful forest worth visiting . You will find macao, tiger, cheetah and gaur in this park.
Don’t forget to visit Kudremukh Iron Works.
Hotels at Kudremukh:
Travelers Bungalow; Advance booking: Assistant Engineer, PWD, Belur.
Silent valley corporate resort: Ph: +91 8263 274793
DB@INR 1500 – 1900
Hotel Chandan Ph: +91 8263 274209 DB @ INR 300 - 750