(Last Updated on : 18/11/2015)
Hill stations in Karnataka
demonstrate distinctive natural landscape beauty. In fact, the state itself is an amalgamation of varied physical features. On one hand, there are the sea beaches and on the other end, the travellers will come across lofty mountains. These hill stations in Karnataka offer picturesque beauty, dense forests and an opportunity to try out adventure sports. There are no steep slopes but the hill stations in Karnataka have vast expanse of greenery. Some of them are also famous for sanctuaries and national parks. The travellers will not only enjoy in the lap of nature but they will also be able to relax in a healthier environment. Some of the hill stations of Karnataka are Coorg, Agumbe Hill Station
, Kundadri, Kodachadri Peak
, Nandi Hill
Kodagu or Coorg is the capital of Madikeri
. The town is situated at a height of 1525 meters. Coorg has a feeling of antiquity that is clearly reflected from its laid-back attitude. Located in the Western Ghats Mountain Range in India
the slopes of this hill station in Karnataka are covered by forests. Its natural splendour attracts tourists from all over the world.
Once a summer retreat of the kings this hill station has become one of the favourite holiday spots for the tourists. The neighbouring jungle provides trekking trails for the nature enthusiasts. Situated at a height of 1434 meters it abounds in natural beauty.
Kundadri has a picturesque hill station that is a haven for adventure lovers. In case one is planning for a quiet vacation on hills this would be the perfect place for the tourist. As is the case with al hill stations the views that it offers are excellent. Whether one is watching the sunsets or taking a stroll inside the jungle, the beauty will definitely spellbind him or her.
Located at the Western Ghats (Western Ghats Mountain Range in India) it is one of the most beautiful places in Karnataka.
This hill station, too, is well known for its scenic beauty. The place is situated at a height of 1343 meters.
B R Hills
With an altitude of over 1000 feet this hill station in Karnataka is believed to be 2000 years old. Cascading waterfalls stunning sunsets and deciduous forests in this region make it a lucrative tourist destination in Karnataka. For the adventurers this is a perfect place as it has many trekking trails. Another interesting feature of BR Hills is the tribal area where the tourists may gather information about them. B R Hills Sanctuary
is situated near the B R Hills.
It is an ideal place to escape the scorching heat of the sun. Located at an altitude of 1455 meters above sea level it offers a panoramic view of the adjacent area.
The place has derived its name from Nandi bull, which is worshipped in many parts of India.
This hill station in the Chikmagalur District
of Karnataka is famous for coffee plantation. It is believed that coffee seeds were planted here for the very first time. Besides its scenic beauty is breathtaking.
Agumbe Hill Station
This hill station is popular worldwide for its stunning views. Blessed with a rustic ambience it receives visitors all through the year. In Karnataka Agumbe is more popularly known as the Cherrapunji
of the South because of the amount of rainfall it receives.
Sunsets are the major attraction here.
The town of Virajpet
also spelled as Virajapete is the second town of Kodagu District in Karnataka. It is the main town of the Virajpet taluka, in the south of the district. Virajpet town is situated in the Kodagu District of Karnataka.
It is considered as the main town of Virajpet Taluka. Virajpet is located at a distance of 30 km from the district headquarters Madikeri, it shares its geographical borders with the major towns of the district - Ammathi, Gonikoppal and Ponnampet.
is a hill station town in Karnataka. It is a popular tourist destination. Madikeri lies on the Karnataka State Highway 88 that runs from Mysuru to Mangaluru. It is 120 km from Mysore and 136 km from Mangaluru. From Bengaluru
, the state capital of Karnataka, one can take the State Highway 17 (Bangalore - Mysore Highway) and take a deviation just after the town of Srirangapatna to join State Highway 88 towards Madikeri.