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About Kemmangundi Hill Resort

Looking for a beautiful hill station away from the mainstream crowds? In Chikmagalur, Kemmannugundi stands tall and proud, a majestic grassy hill ringed by the mighty Baba Budan Giri Range that is bursting with bubbling mountain streams, lush greenery, azure valley views, and luxuriant ornamental gardens. 

Once the summer resort of the erstwhile Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, it is also popularly called the Sri. Krishnarajendra Hill Station. It was later donated to the Karnataka Government, Department of Horticulture and now the hill station is carefully maintained, a lovely summer haven for those looking to escape the heat of the city. 

The words, ‘Kempu’, ‘Manu’, and ‘Gundi’ that make up the name of the hill station mean red soil. This is because the hill is comprised of rich red soil that is perfect to grow certain crops, coffee plants, and more! This fertile landscape has given rise to a wealth of luxuriant flora that makes your hikes a magical experience. Kemmannugundi has also earned the monikers ‘Queen of the Hills’ and ‘The Ooty of Karnataka’ because of its gorgeous views and topography. The climate here is cool and pleasant throughout the year, and for trekkers, it’s the best weather for long rambles through the forested trails. 

At an elevation of 1,434 meters above sea level, you’re treated to spectacular panoramic views of Chikmagalur. Waking up to a birds-eye view of tall trees with lofty branches, colorful birds singing as they flit from tree to tree and valley after valley of green stretches filled with wildflowers is simply a dream come true. 

Trekking in this hill station is its key drawing point. As a bonus, there is no starting point to the trek, you can access it at different points and still treat yourself to gorgeous views. Waterfalls, dams, and flora decorate the trail and you can even walk up to the sunrise or sunset vantage point and watch the sun turn the sky into different shades of vibrant colour. 

One of the wonderful spots that you’ll find during your trek is the iconic Z Point. Located through the Mullayanagiri Range, you can hop on a jeep tour or take a hike to the waterfalls and enjoy a picnic near the cascading waters. You can also head to the famous Rose Garden. Maintained by the Horticulture Department of Karnataka, many varieties of these showy blooms grow here and are a sheer delight for visitors.  Cozy up in the spacious cottages at the hill resort and spend a peaceful holiday in this quiet yet beautiful summer vacation spot. 

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Looking for a beautiful hill station away from the mainstream crowds? In Chikmagalur, Kemmannugundi stands tall and proud, a majestic grassy hill ringed by the mighty Baba Budan Giri Range that is bursting with bubbling mountain streams, lush greenery, azure valley views, and luxuriant ornamental gardens. 

Once the summer resort of the erstwhile Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, it is also popularly called the Sri. Krishnarajendra Hill Station. It was later donated to the Karnataka Government, Department of Horticulture and now the hill station is carefully maintained, a lovely summer haven for those looking to escape the heat of the city. 

The words, ‘Kempu’, ‘Manu’, and ‘Gundi’ that make up the name of the hill station mean red soil. This is because the hill is comprised of rich red soil that is perfect to grow certain crops, coffee plants, and more! This fertile landscape has given rise to a wealth of luxuriant flora that makes your hikes a magical experience. Kemmannugundi has also earned the monikers ‘Queen of the Hills’ and ‘The Ooty of Karnataka’ because of its gorgeous views and topography. The climate here is cool and pleasant throughout the year, and for trekkers, it’s the best weather for long rambles through the forested trails. 

At an elevation of 1,434 meters above sea level, you’re treated to spectacular panoramic views of Chikmagalur. Waking up to a birds-eye view of tall trees with lofty branches, colorful birds singing as they flit from tree to tree and valley after valley of green stretches filled with wildflowers is simply a dream come true. 

Trekking in this hill station is its key drawing point. As a bonus, there is no starting point to the trek, you can access it at different points and still treat yourself to gorgeous views. Waterfalls, dams, and flora decorate the trail and you can even walk up to the sunrise or sunset vantage point and watch the sun turn the sky into different shades of vibrant colour. 

One of the wonderful spots that you’ll find during your trek is the iconic Z Point. Located through the Mullayanagiri Range, you can hop on a jeep tour or take a hike to the waterfalls and enjoy a picnic near the cascading waters. You can also head to the famous Rose Garden. Maintained by the Horticulture Department of Karnataka, many varieties of these showy blooms grow here and are a sheer delight for visitors.  Cozy up in the spacious cottages at the hill resort and spend a peaceful holiday in this quiet yet beautiful summer vacation spot. 

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Jungle Lodges and Resorts (JLR) is a responsible wildlife and eco-tourism company with a strong commitment to use tourism as a genuine tool for conserving the environment and wildlife. JLR also strives hard to educate its guests by letting them experience wildlife and fragile habitats firsthand. All of JLR's resorts and camps are located in some of Karnataka's ecologically sensitive yet amazing natural destinations. A unit of Government of Karnataka's Department Of Tourism, JLR is currently managed by Indian Forest Service Officers.

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Things to Do at Kemmangundi Hill Resort

  1. Enjoy a frothy cup of coffee as you listen to the quiet sounds of the forest.
  2. Go for a nature walk and identify the different types of wild flora.
  3. Take a jeep ride to Hebbe Falls and watch the glistening droplets fall from a great height.
  4. Trek to Z Point and have a picnic at this green, watery paradise.
  5. Love roses? Make your way to the famous Rose Garden and delight yourself with the vista of the roses in full bloom.
  6. Take a solo ramble through the woods and discover the secrets of this hill station by yourself.
  7. Sight the feathered wildlife of the skies as you go on a Bird Watching Session.
  8. Go on a waterfalls trek and uncover the hill streams and waterfalls of the region.
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Things to note at Kemmangundi Hill Resort

Amenities 

  • Hot water facilities
  • In-house restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 electricity
  • Charging points

Exclusions

  • All other adventure activities
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Meals and snacks (Available at additional cost)
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusions

 

Please note: 

  • Price for Children: Children (accompanying parents) between the ages of 5 and 12 years will receive a 50% discount on their stay
  • Each room is twin-sharing. If a guest is booking single occupancy, you will be purchasing the entire room and will be charged as such.

 

Cancellation Policy:
All request for cancellation of confirmed booking have to be received through email (Used while booking) or in writing.
10% of the tariff , if cancelled 15 Days before check in date/time.
50% of the tariff , if cancelled between 48hours to 14 Days before check in date/time.
No refund for no show & if cancelled less than 48hours before check in date/time.

 

Post/Preponement Policy:
One Postponement / Preponement is free if requested 15 Days before check in date/time (Once postponed /preponed there is no further change or cancellation).
20% of the tariff , if requested between 7 Days to 14 Days before check in date/time.
50% of the tariff , if requested within 24hours to 7 Days before check in date/time.
No preponement/preponement modification will be given if requested within 24 hours to check-in date/time.

 

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What customers are saying:

  • Wonderful place. Excellent climate and good food at the restaurant, try pepper chicken, chicken fried rice.  In certain ways, it’s better than Ooty and Kodai and Munnar as they are overcrowded nowadays.
  • The place is right in between the jungle. The trek was awesome. The staff is really courteous and they help you with the places around to visit.
  • You'll feel like you are living inside a forest, so peaceful and relaxing. Definitely one amazing experience and a must-visit place to stay if you are in Kemangundi. I'm sure now that JLR'S taken over the cleanliness and hygiene will top the priority.
Kemmangundi Hill Resort Location
Location: Kemmangundi

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Kemmangundi Hill Resort Itinerary

Day 1

1:00 pm

Check in, settle down and freshen up

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Nature Walk

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tea/ coffee

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dinner

Day 2

6:00 am

Wake-up call

6:15 am - 6:30 am

Tea/ coffee

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Nature Walk/ Bird Watching

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast

10:30 am

Checkout


Kemmangundi Hill Resort reviews

    

3.7

(100 Reviews)

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    Shikha Singh

    03 October 2024

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Had an early morning breakfast here - limited but decent options. Nice coffee. There is no other restraunts nearby. You will also get good Hebbe Falls Jeep from here.


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    Noorul Khan

    08 January 2023

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Source location for multiple activities like off road Jeep safari ride to Hebbe falls, z point trekking etc. It's karnataka govt managed resort and is fine for stay. Had quick breakfast and coffee in their restaurant and it was good.


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    Parthasarathi C

    12 January 2023

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Reaching there - About 300 km from Bengaluru. Once you get out of the city limits the road is very scenic. Just followed Google maps. Most of the road was excellent. There was some roadworks going on at a few places but otherwise really … Read more on Tripadvisor



Kemmangundi Hill Resort FAQs

No, alcohol isn’t served at the resort. However, you can carry your own and enjoy it in your rooms. 

Kemmannugundi is 53 km from Chikkamagaluru, 17 km from Lingadahalli, and 71 km from Shivamogga by road- The nearest National Highways, NH-206 or NH-48, connect to Bangalore. There is another route via Mullayyanagiri and Attigundi, a scenic drive.

Here are some tips on what clothing to wear when visiting the camp: 

  • Dress for comfort, avoid bright colours, and stick to muted shades of green, black, grey, and brown. The more you blend in with the background, the better.
  • Don’t forget to carry your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and torch.

The nearest railway station is 33 km away at Tarikere, Birur and Kadur.

No, the camp is not pet-friendly. 

Yes, there is an in-house restaurant at the camp. Guests can order meals at an additional cost. 

We try to avoid plastic items as much as possible at the camp. If you do bring any plastic items, ensure you don’t litter and carry the plastic back with you. 

The nearest airports are Mangalore (212 km) and Bangalore (277 km).

Anything else you'd like to know?

Message us at [email protected] or call us at +91-8971202915


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