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HILL STATIONS OF KARNATAKA

Famous Destinations : Coorg, Chikmagalur
Major Attraction : Natural Delight and Trekking
Adventure Station : Coorg and Kodachadri
Heritage Hill Station : Nandi Hills
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Coorg : Location – 260 kms from Bangalore.
Best Time to Visit – April to November.
Major Attractions – Madikeri Fort, Trekking, Angling, Golfing, Sunset from Raja's Seat.
Excursions – Abbey Falls : 5 kms, Nagarhole National Park : 96 kms, Mangalore : 170 kms.
How to Reach – Closest Airport is Bangalore (260 km), Mangalore (135 km). Mysore (146 kms) has the nearest railhead. The Mysore - Mangalore highway (NH48) passes through Kodagu.
Chikmagalur : Location – 240 kms from Bangalore.
Best Time to Visit – September to March.
Major Attractions – Kondadarama Temple of the Hoysala dynasty, Jamia Mosque, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Trekking.
Excursions – Kudremukh : 95 kms, Sringeri : 98 kms, Kemmanagundi : 54 kms.
How to Reach – The nearest airport as well as rail junction is Mangalore (170 kms).
Nandi Hills : Location – 60 kms North of Bangalore.
Best Time to Visit – Throughout the Year.
Major Attractions – Tipu's Drop, Yoga Nandishvara Temple, Amrita SamovarBhoga Nandishwara Temple, Parasailing and Paragaliding.
Excursions – Chikkaballapur : 9 kms, Muddenahalli : 15 kms.
How to Reach – Nearest Airport and Railhead is Bangalore (60 kms). A samll station can also be found at Chikkaballapur (9 kms).
Don't Miss : Indulging in Five hour trek to reach Kodachadri peak.
Kodachadri : Location – 300 kms from Bangalore.
Best Time to Visit – October to March.
Major Attractions – Trekking, Bird Watching and Mookambika temple, Arishina Gundi Falls, Agastya Teertha.
Excursions – Lollur : 20 kms.
How to Reach – The nearest airport is at Bangalore (300 kms). Tourists can catch a bus and get down at Shimoga. From there a 45 minutes trek will take you to the Kodachari peak.
Unique Attraction : Tipu Sultans's Drop in Nandi Hills – It is said that from this 600 feet high cliff, prisoners were pushed to death.
Kudremukh : Location – 95 kms South of Chikmaglur.
Best Time to Visit – October to March.
Major Attractions – Gangamoola Cave, Jamalabad Fort, Lakya Dam, Radhakrishna temple, Trekking in the Unexplored areas, Kadambi falls, Kudremukh National Park.
Excursions – Kalasa : 20 kms, Karkala : 50 kms, Mudigere : 75 kms,
How to Reach – The nearest airport as well as rail junction is Mangalore (130 kms).


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Kudhremukha, Karnataka
Panoramic View of Kudhremukha in Karnataka

Karnataka Hill Station – Sitting Pretty in Nature's Lap

Explore the beauty of the famous hill stations of Karnataka with Shubh Yatra. Enjoy a trip of the popular holiday destination of Karnataka – hill stations forming a major travel attraction in Karnataka. Famous hill destinations and hill sites in Karnataka are know for their scenic attractions, monumental heritage and for various adventure and trekking options.

The hill stations of Karnataka are famous for their unique charm and natural bliss that envelopes them. Lying on mountain tops most of the have remained camouflaged, that is away from the modern influence and commercialization. Dense forests, deep ravines and interesting sunsets and sunrises are all the components that make Karnataka hill stations a quiet and peaceful place to sojourn in. Hill station tours of Karnataka are an important holiday package that is promoted by Karnataka tourism.

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Coorg – India's Answer for Scotland

Coorg is one of the most famous hill station of Karnataka marked by its pruned coffee plantations, plethora of flora and fauna, well manicured gardens and a nonpareil element that rejuvenates the human senses. If you are a bird lover then there are around 300 rare species of avian to welcome you. While on vacation to Coorg one can also indulge in safari in the Nagrhole National Park, just 94 kms away. Monumnetal attractions include Madikeri Fort and museum, which was built in the 19th century. The Omkareshwar temple noted for its architectural amalgam of Islamic and gothic style is worth visiting. To add to the natural delight, the Abbey falls are located just 5 kms away. This is also an famous adventure destination where tourists can enjoy trekking in Brahmagiri, Tadiandamol and Pushpagiri peaks and enjoy other sports like rock climbing, aero sports, nature camps and river rafting. At a distance of just 225 kms from Bangalore. However, the closest airport is at Mangalore (135 kms).


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Chikmagalur – Travel the Dizzy Heights

Embellished with monumental heritage, churches and temples, and impeccable trekking routes, Chikmagalur is the hill station to be this summer. Full of scenic surprises and at a height of 1900 mts above sea level, Chikmagalur owns the highest peak of Karnataka, Mullain Giri. Look for the Kondadarama Temple of the Hoysala dynasty famed for its Dravidian styles of architecture. The magnificent Jamia Mosque and the St. Joseph's Cathedral are worth visiting too. The major attraction of Chikmagaalur includes trekking in the rugged mountain trails, aromatic coffee gardens and the salient mountain stream will win your hearts. At a distance of 170 kms from Mangalore, Chikmagalur can be reached via airways. From then on tourists can hire luxury buses.

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Chikmagalur
Peaceful Hill Station of Chikmagalur

Other Hill Delights – Crowing Glories of Karnataka

Karnataka has some very spectacular hill stations which are the ideal holiday destination. Travel to Nandi Hills that is just 60 kms from Bangalore as is termed as an ideal weekend gateway. Visit the Tipu's drop which has historic significance and aBangalore, the gateway to South India highlights various excursion trips to the nearest wildlife sanctuaries and pilgrim destinations.lso see the heritage attractions. Kodachadri is a peaceful hill destinations where tourists can enjoy some idyllic retreat. At a distance of 20 kms from the town of Kollur, this is also an ideal place for trekking, bird watching and picnicking around magnificent falls.
Kudremukh is one hill station of Karnataka where there is a lot to explore. Rich in natural habitat and adorned with rare orchids, this famous hill station is the most picturesque of all.

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Karnataka is in possession in some of the most famous hill station where tourists can enjoy peaceful retreat. Since they are located at high altitudes, they have remained uninfluenced by modern times.

Enjoy a holiday trip to the Coorg hill destination in Karnataka. This is the most popular hill city that highlights heritage Madikeri Fort, trekking, angling and golfing. Do not miss enjoying the sunset view from Raja's Seat.

A visit to the calm hill station of Chikmaglur, 240 kms from Bangalore is enjoyable. Monumental heritage of temples, mosque and church are the main attraction of this city of Karnataka.

All those who want to enjoy para sailing and para gliding should take up the hill tours of Karnataka and head towards Nandi Hills. One must visit the Tipu Sultan'a drop, from where, legends claim, that prisoners were pushed from the 600 feet high cliff to death.

An interesting cave attraction can be seen in Kudermukh, that is just located at a distance of 95 kms from Chikmaglur. Tourists are advised to enjoy a 5 hour long trek to the Kodachari hill along with enjoying bird watching and picnicking around waterfalls.

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