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Kemmanagundi Travel Guide

Beautifully decorated gardens and developing mind congesting flowers, a beautiful hill station, Chandra Drona Parvatha as Hindu puranas described it; Kemmanagundi is in the hill chains of Baba Budan Giri which has the bequest of bearing the Karnataka’s tallest peak Mullayanagiri.

The Krishnaraje Wodeyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysore utilized this place as the imperial summer retreat, as the consequence of which the hill station has got its second name as KR hills. Kemmanagundi, the name is gained from three Kannada words, Kempu, Mannu and Gundi literally stands for red, soil and place respectively, together means a place with red soil.

Located at height of 1434 m, Kemmanagundi is fabulously luxuriant and has sensational weather all around the year. Kemmannagundi is prominent, with very thick forests, excellently flowing springs, breezy mood and calm ambience. The Royal Horticultural Society of Karnataka has its foundation at Kemmanagundi. It has marvelously laid out appealing gardens and bird's-eye greenish sight of the mountains.

Kemmanagundi is an ideal place to have peace of mind, get away from the modern interfering cities with pollution, the busy roads, never ending crowds and traffic jams of the cities. Quite tranquil natural place, mixed with lush green forests, Kemmanagundi is sure to revitalize and regenerate the tourist, physically, mentally and spiritually. Cutting down the rock face leaving it to hazy, the awe-inspiring waterfalls, the terrains with dense forests, cool shady walking ways, really a puzzling experience. One can drop hours in moving around this uncorrupted and undiscovered paths and quiet glens, where one can do picnic, wander and converse with nature.

Kemmanagundi is a squeamish place to make holiday in any season. The monsoon is quite prominent, with waterfalls takes its pride with chaffering over and amidst the trees and confronting the rough rocks, with fresh look after the powerful rains. Kemmanagundi has that amusing capacity to carry one from the daily strains and stress.

Trekking, bathing and fun swimming are extended at this place for the adventurous people. Other appealing places of interest include the Rock Garden, Hebbe Falls and Z -Point.

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