Been a home of several kingdoms and dynasties Karnataka has been richly contributing to developing the rich and amazing culture, traditions and heritage of the country. In South India tourism Karnataka holds a prominent tourist destination. The state was formerly known as the Mysore and renamed in 1973 as Karnataka. Filled with many amazing tourist destinations and natural abundance, Karnataka boasts some of the most amazing hill stations which enhance the beauty of South India Tourism. Here are some of the most amazing hill stations in Karnataka that will fill you with some unforgettable memories of your life.
If you are a nature lover, then Kemmangundi is just a place for you. The places lie in the majestic ranges of Baba Budan. The Kemmangundi hill station in Karnataka is also often called as Sri Krishnarajendra hill station. The ranges of Baba Budan houses the second highest peak in the state namely Baba Budangiri. People can find many charming and scenic garden in this hill station. One of the prominent gardens is Rock Garden, Karnataka. Many adventure enthusiasts can enjoy the trekking in here along with the picnic spots and nature walks.
A beautiful, pleasing and awesome place which is serving as a paradise for all coffee lovers, Chikmagalur is a beautiful hill station in Karnataka. Due to the huge plantation of coffee, the place is often called Karnataka’s own coffee land. Travellers who visit the place in and around the place can enjoy the spectacular views of tall mountains and surround around the place. For enjoying Indian wildlife tour you would explore the lush and dense forests along with the deep valleys and much more. A place is a perfect option for all adventure lovers. Many tourist attractions such as religious folk, Siddheshwara temple and Jamia mosque and many more are located near the place.
It is listed as one of the most beautiful hill stations in Karnataka. Madikeri, because of its amazing natural beauty is also called Scotland of India. The hill station has got its name from its former king Haleri King Mudduraja who ruled here from 1633 to 1687. The place is still holding the heritage of the previous era which makes this place a prominent tourist attraction. The place is a heaven for all nature lovers with the presence of lush huge hills, waterfalls and dark jungle. Some of the major tourist attractions in Madikeri, Karnataka are Mark Church, Raja Seat and Okkareshwara Temple.
Here is one more jewel that is located in the Shimoga Valley of Karnataka, it is Kodachadri. The hill station of Kodachadri in Karnataka is covered with lush green forests. One can also enjoy the rich bio-reserve called Mookambika National Park. The national park houses rich species of flora and fauna which includes some really endangered species such as Malabar Pied Hornbill, langur and many more. Kodachadri houses cool weather throughout the year.
It is also a beautiful option as a summer retreat in South India. You can also enjoy the presence of dense forest wrapped around the hill station of Gangamoola. This is a bit of beat hill station for travellers. Often called the Varsha Parvata, the place is lying on the edge of Kudremukh National Park and has its close proximity with the many tourist attractions such as Bhagavathi temple and many more.