Hill Stations in Karnataka
There are many hill stations that are located in Karnataka and the majority of them are in the mountains in the Western Ghat. Some are even sites that have religious and historical significance.
Aagumbe is also known as Agumbe that sits at 826 meters and is located in the district of Shimoga. This area is full of different routes for trekking along with the jungle pool that is called Emkal Kere along with the Barkana Falls and Nishani Gudda, which is a small hill.
Bheemeshwari is a tiny town that can be found somewhere between Mekedata and Shivanasamudra falls in the district of Mandya. This is one of the best eco-friendly tourism spots in the state and is home to the finest fish worldwide along with elephants, monkeys, wild boars, jackals, leopards, otters and crocodiles.
Biligiriranga Hills is located in the southeastern part of Karnataka near the border of Tamil Nadu and it is also known as B R Hills. This area is perfect for seeing tigers and the largest group of Asian elephants in the southern part of India.
Chikkamagaluru can be found in the district of Chikkamagaluru and is found around the foothills of the Mullayanagiri mountain range. This town is best known for the tea and coffee estates that abound here.
Located in Dandeli is the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, which is the biggest sanctuary for wildlife in the state and is home to many rare animals. The animals that can be seen here, with a bit of luck, are the spotted, mouse and barking deer along with sloth bear, tiger, panther, gaur, civet cat, wild dog, elephant, bison, giant flying squirrels, jackals and langurs.
Kemmangundi is located in the Tarikere taluk in the district of Chikkamagaluru and is also called Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station since Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV used to retreat here during the summers. It is surrounded by waterfalls, streams, lush landscapes and the Baba Budan Giri mountain range.
Nandi Hills is also known as Nandidurg, which is a fortress in the hills in the district of Chikkamagaluru. The name is derived from the Nandi temple that is located on the hill, which is home to a statue of Nandi that is 1000 years old as well as Parvati and Shiva temples.