Karnataka that blooms in beauty from the far stretched Western Ghats of India is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in India that has been attracting nature lovers and adventure freaks over years.
This beautiful place of serenity is famous for its beaches, palaces, temples, wildlife sanctuaries and what not. The most preferred attraction of Karnataka is its hill stations that the tourists from far and wide are attracted to. And, the most amazing and interesting thing is that the serene beauty of these hill stations are left untouched by the hazardous pollution which is why nature lovers choose this lovely place for its perfect awesomeness. The beautiful waterfalls splash a lot of color to add to the beauty of these hill stations.
Don’t forget to carry your camera when you are here as you cannot afford to lose out the beauty of all the awesome things that are present here. To add cream to the cake, the greenery of the paddy fields, the terraced coffee plantations and the lively rivers all contribute to the beauty of the hill stations.
So, here we are going to take you on a tour of these places:
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There is hardly anyone who has not heard of the awesomeness of the beautiful hill station, Coorg. Located at a height of 1,170 m above the sea level, this picturesque hill station is also the headquarters of the Kodagu District. The splashing and glittering waterfalls, the plush green flora and fauna, the wildlife adventure awaiting inside the forests, ravines, and the mist covered hills will give you an adrenaline rush. Get ready to buckle up and head for trekking if that is what you love.
Coorg is famous for its orange gardens. The highlights of Coorg includes the Dubare forest, Omkareshwara temple, iruppu falls, and abbey falls. If you are planning to trek then start from the Iruppu Falls to Brahmagiri peak, which is the best option.
Heard of Madikeri? This beautiful hill station of Madikeri that lies embedded in the lofty peaks of Western Ghats, that is surrounded by the ravines, cascading waterfalls, and eye-catching vistas of the lavish valleys is what makes Madikeri the capital of Kodagu.
This hill station is located at a height of 1700 m above the sea level and looks most beautiful during the evenings when the mist is at its peak. You can entertain yourself to trekking across Pushpagiri, Nishani Motte, Brahmagiri, Kote Betta and more. You need to take prior permission from the forest department for trekking as the place falls under the jurisdiction of the Brahmagiri wildlife Sanctuary. Apart from sightseeing the Madikeri Fort awaits your arrival.
Is there anyone who has not heard of the Kudajadri Hills that is located in the Hosanagara Taluk of Shimoga District? This is the place you need to be in if you are a nature lover and fond of hill stations. This hill station lies at a height of 1343 m and is a natural heritage site that has been attracting tourists for a long time. Also, this place carries a lot of religious significance.
The famous Mookambika temple is perched at the top of the Kudajadri hills, Also, you cannot leave Kudajadri without visiting the Belakallu theertha Waterfalls, Arasinagundi Waterfalls, Nagara Fort, Hidlumane Waterfalls, Kudajadri Trekking Route, and Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary.
Also, known as the Cherrapunji of the South, Agumbe is one of the not-to-miss tourist destinations in the Shimoga District of Karnataka. The weather and the landscapes are the appealing factors that leave people mesmerized.
Located at a height of 2,725 ft this picturesque location exhibits a lot of plants famous for their medicinal properties. You can find that the venomous snakes such as the King Cobra are in abundance here.
Apart from the hill station the place is famous for its Barkana Falls, Sunset Point, Kunchikal Falls and the Gopalakrishna temple.
Another much famous hill station, the Kudremukh gets its name from the mountain range that is popular under the same name. The place blooms with a high level of biodiversity. Also, you will find iron ores and mining one of the highlights of the place. The Kudremukh National Park is another famous spot in Kudremukh. Apart from these, another highlight is that the hill station is surrounded by the sacred ponds of Amba Teertha, Vasishtha Teertha, Varaha Tirtha, Naga Teertha and Rudra Teertha, and this is what makes it one of the popular places of Hindu pilgrimage.
Nersa is one of the least popular hill stations in Karnataka. It is located in the Belgaum District and is at a height of around 762 m above sea level.
It forms one of the delightful attractions for bird lovers and wildlife lovers from the Mahadayi Valleys inside which it is located.
The best options for trekking includes Abnali, Dongargoan, Jamgoan, Bhimgad, and Kongla. Also, bats are quite abundant in this place. You can find around 40 different species of bats here in Nersa.
In this most beautiful place in Karnataka, you will find hill stations and more to appease you.
You can make your stay comfortable at the resorts in Bandipur.