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Karnataka Hill Stations

The most underrated state in South India, Karnataka has plethora of sightseeing options for travelers. Most tourists are lured by the beaches in Goa and the landscapes of Kerala without ever realizing that the state of Karnataka offers both clear waters and myriad landscapes. This unexplored destination of South India has so much to offer for those who are looking to break free from their hectic schedule of work. A nature lover’s wonder and a paradise for wildlife explorers, Karnataka will definitely surprise you with its charm once you are here. We bring you some of the best hill stations of Karnataka that will rejuvenate your senses.

Nandi Hills
Nandi Hills, also known as Nandidurg or Nandi Betta is an ancient hill fortress situated in a district called Chikkabalapur in Karnataka. Besides being picturesque and serene, it is also popular among the adventure seekers. Some breathtaking scenery, rare flora, cool fresh air and peace, makes the hills the perfect place for a holiday.  The ancient Dravidian temple dedicated to the Nandi statue that is located here is responsible for the hills getting their so-called name.

Coorg
A beautiful blend of scenic and serene, Coorg is blessed with a spectacular landscape with misty hills, lush green slopes and dense forests. Being here is going to be a treat to the eyes, soul and mind. Visitors can enjoy a gentle stroll around the hill station and relax in the soothing environment whilst connecting with nature.  There are waterfalls, national parks, temples and sprawling coffee plantations to explore. Various activities like rafting in the Barapole River to trekking through the forest trail are also available for the adventurous souls.

Agumbe
Situated in the Shimoga district of Karnataka, Agumbe is one of the most picturesque hill stations. Also known as the Cherrapunji of South, Agumbe is associated with rainforest, medicinal plants,trekking and photography. The scenic landscape encompassing Western Ghat Mountains and waterfalls attracts trekkers and outdoor lovers.

Kemmangundi
Also famous by the name Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station, Kemmangundi is rich in natural beauty and makes for a perfect getaway from the chaotic urban life. The beautiful landscape adorned with cascading waterfalls and mountain streams makes for a capture worthy sight. One of the must-visit spot is the Hebbe Falls, which is not only the most beautiful natural sight, but also believed to cure skin diseases. The highlight of this hill station is the Z Point, which offers the best views of the sunset, Mullayanagiri peak, and the Rose and rock garden that is home to a variety of flower species.

Kodachadri
Declared as a natural heritage site, Kodachadri mountain peak is considered as a biodiversity hotspot. The peak of Kodachadri is stuated in the middle of the Mookambika National Park and home to several endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna such as Malabar grey hornbill, Malabar langur and Malabar pied hornbill. Kodachadri is a quiet and peaceful place, surrounded by gorgeous landscape, including dense forests, waterfalls and lush green Western Ghats. Wildlife enthusiasts will be impressed by the diverse flora and fauna at the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary. Other must-visit attractions here include the Sarvajna Peeth temple, Arasinagundi falls, Belakallu theertha waterfalls, and the 18th century Nagara Fort.

These hill stations will definitely soothe your senses to the core, and you will cherish every moment fo being here.



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