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Hill Stations in Karnataka

Coorg/Madikeri - Mudduraja Keri was the capital of the Kodagu king Mudduraja in 1681. Later it came to be known as Madikeri. It is the headquarters of Kodagu District standing at a height of 1170 m above sea level. Makikeri is famous for its coffee and oranges.

Agumbe Hills - A winding ghat road and its spellbinding view ascends to an altitude of 826 m. Here lies Agumbe, situated around 32 km from Thirthahalli in Shimoga district. The site is noted for its alluring sunsets. Viewed from a platform the many hues of twilight and the setting sun are at their best during the months of November, December and January.

B. R. Hills - 120 km from Mysore & 247 km 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 km. All round are deciduous trees. And roaming amidst the long grass and tall trees are animals. Plenty of them! So if you're looking for a cool time with a little bit of wild excitement thrown in, welcome to B.R. Hills. Wake up to the chirping of birds & humming of bees. Breathe in fresh, clean air. Take a stroll through the sylvan surroundings. And let the cool breeze blow your cares away.

Gopalaswamy Betta - Perched at a height of 1454 m the relatively unknown Gopalaswamy Betta is an idyllic and especially beautiful hill station tucked 75 km away from Mysore. Enveloped in mist most of the time, the hills are literally an abode in the clouds giving one an ethereal feeling of walking in them. As the mist rises from the hillock, the surroundings become visible offering breathtaking glimpses. There are many scenic valleys, gorges and hills like Neeladri, Hamsadri, Garudadri, Pallava and Mallikajunagiri.

Kemmanagundi - 215 km from Bangalore is Chickmagalur town. 55 km 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 m, is surrounded by thick forests and a salubrious climate the year. It has beautifully laid out ornamental gardens and panoramic view of the mountains.

Kudremukh Hills - 95 km 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.

Nandi Hills - Nandi Hills, at the southern extremity of a long range of hills extending from Bellary to Kurnool districts, is a popular hill station (1615 m), 68 km north of Bangalore. It was a popular summer retreat even in Tipu Sultan's days. Tipu's Drop, a 600 m high cliff face, provides a good view over the surrounding country.

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