Kemmangundli Hills in Central Karanataka is a nice forest covered hill-station near Chikmagalur

The bus broke-down at 10:30am some 6Kms before Kemmangundli

 

The short-cut trail that I took to reach Horticulture GH on top.

Trail ends near the Rest House gate

The barrier gate entry to the Horticulture Rest House campus.

The various FRH cottages on multiple levels on the hillside.

View of nearby peak from FRH




Kemmangundi is a Hillstation north of Chikmagalur. You can reach Lingadahalli from Chikamaglur (1 Hr) by 9:00am morning and then take a 9:30AM local bus from Lingadahalli to Kemmangudi  (about 1 hour ride). The bus goes thru some very scenic and green hill roads, passing many local villages and finally climbing up to the Kemnmangundli Hills through thick vegetation and forests.

Lingadahalli Village scenery .......  and Bus Stand

The bus I took from Lingadahalli to Kemmangudli on 19th April 2008, broke down some 6-Kms short of Kemmangundli.

A local social worker on a mobike gave me short lift uphill for another  1km; and showed me the short-cut Trail that leads upto Kemmangundli village huts and then further up to the Horticulture Dept's Forest Guest Houses. The shortcut saved me 5-6 kms of walk on the regular bus route, but in the process I by-passed the Kemmangundli bus-stand and arrived directly at the Horticulture's Resort.

The Rest House appears ... there are many cottages on many levels on the hillside & a basic canteen serving Thali meals.

Shaded gardens, orchids and flowers in the FRH at Kemmangundi

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