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B. R. Hills

120 Kms from Mysore & 247 Kms from Bangalore, the Biligirirangana range of hills are picturesquely situated between the Cauvery & Kapila rivers. At a height of 5,091 feet above sea level, this hill stretches from north to south for about 16 Kms. All round are deciduous trees.



215 Kms from Bangalore is Chickmagalur town. 55 Kms north from Chickmagalur town is Kemmanagundi, a scenic hill station on the Baba Budan range of hills. Kemmanagundi is also known as K.R. Hills after Wodeyar King, Krishnaraja Wodeyar who had made it his favourite summer camp. Kemmanagundi, at a height of 1,434 meters, is surrounded by thick forests and a salubrious climate the year. It has beautifully laid out ornamental gardens and panoramic view of the mountains. A beautiful scenic view Kemmanagundi is the ideal place to get away from the heat & dust, the crowds & traffic jams of the cities. Quite peaceful serene, nesting amidst lush green forests. Kemmanagundi is sure to revive & rejuvenate you, physically, mentally & spiritually. The Panoramic views, the ornamentally gardens, the songs of the birds of the birds, the rays of the sun trying to peep through the of sun trying to peep through the trees.



95 Kms from south-west of Chikmagalur town is Kudremukh (horse face) range, so named because of the unique shape of the Kudremukh peak. Overlooking the Arabian sea, the broad hills are chained to one another with deep valley & steep precipices. Kudremukh is secluded hill station which retains much of its pristine, natural beauty. Lush green forest interspersed with rivers, grassy slopes, captivating cascades and rare orchids.

Kudremukh is trek's territory. The richness of its flora and fauna waiting to be discovered. Caves asking to be explored. Ruins and traces of old civilizations inviting a study. Lovely, unspoiled places to campů.can any trekker resist Kudremukh . Panoramic View, Kudremukh Situated at 1,894.3 meters above sea level, Kudremukh is rich in iron ore deposits. The Kudremukh Iron Ore Company conducts mining operations, benefaction and transportation of the ore as slurry through pipelines to the post at Panambar near Mangalore. This has given a new life to the region into a humming modern township, without taking its natural beauty.



The cool bracing wind whips the hair about your faces as you ramble along the streets that dip and rise delightfully.A picturesque charming town situated at an elevation of over 5,000 ft (1,525 m) above sea level.Madikeri is the district headquarters of Kodagu (formerly Coorg). Dubbed as the Scotland of India, Kodagu is the home of colorful, robust, martial race - the Kodavas, said to be the descendants of the Greeks (Alexander's soldiers), the kodavas are fiercely independent. They were never conquered by either Tipu Sultan neither the British. Kodagu is famous for the generals it has produced for the Indian army. The woman are known for their beauty.

Madikeri is a great place to walk, winding lanes meander off the main street, Mountain trails promise visual delights. The Tadiyandamol, the tallest peak in the area, stands patiently, waiting to be climbed.


Nandi Hills

65 Kms from Bangalore and 1,478 meters above sea level is Bangalore's own hill station. It was Tipu Sultan's summer retreat and Tipu's fort walls still stand as testimony to history. The rivers Pennar, Palar and Arkavati originate from these hills. A flight of 1.175 steps lead from the base of the hills to the top. A popular hill resort of the Bangaloreans. The Tipu's Drop, a 600 meter high cliff, where prisoners were hurled down the precipice is an awe-inspiring sight. Atop the hill is the Yoganandishwara temple.

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