Kemmannugundi is a beautiful hillstation to visit in Tarikere
taluk, Chikmaglur district. 'Kemmannu' means 'red soil' and 'gundi' means 'pit' or 'hole'. This was the
summer palace of Krishna raja wodeyar.
Raj Bhavan and Z point are the two places where you can enjoy the
sunset. There is a rose garden in RajBhavan. You can book the rooms at RajBhavan which will be a good place to stay. Otherwise
you will get rooms just below the top.
Hebbe falls is another main attraction 8 km away from
the rajbhavan where you can reach by mahindra jeep which are available at kemmannugundi. They will charge around
700 rs per trip which is worth giving.
Even you can go by bike.But if you are lucky enough, then only
you will reach back without any problem. (Tough road). The falls is too good and one should not miss that.
kallathi falls is another falls of around 120 metres height nearby
kemmannugundi which you can cover.
Bangalore--->Tumkur (NH 4)--->arsikere--->beerur--->Kemmannugundi--->Hebbe
Roads are good either ways.We reached Kemmannugundi on
7th march 2009 via Arsikere and came back on the next day via Chikmaglur, Hassan.
members : praveen, subbu, vasudha, swaroop, ganapati, sneha
went by : bike