Chikmagalur is popular tourist destination as it has a huge number of tourist spots. Chikmagalur is really a very picturesque one, that can be best described as an paradise for relaxation, the surrounding area is known for a different landscape – from the low flatlands to the hilly regions of Western Ghats. Chikmagalur district has a huge number of coffee estates, and is rightly considered to be the coffee hub of Karnataka.
Kemmangundi, a picturesque hill station located at a distance of 55 Km from Chikmagalur on the Baba Budan Giri range of hills. Kemmangundi, at a height of 1,434 meters, is surrounded by thick forests as well as a enjoyable climate throughout the year. Kemmangundi is surrounded by the Baba Budan Giri range and blessed together with silver cascades of mountain streams as well as lush flora. Its beautifully laid out attractive gardens and charming mountain and valley views are a pleasure to the eye. Spectacular sunsets are a must see from different places in the district. For those adventurous, Kemmangundi provides a lot of peaks to climb and difficult jungle paths to discover.
Kallathigiri Falls is located at a disance of 10 km from Kemmangundi. Water cascades down from the top of the Chandra Drona hill from a height of 122 meters amidst breathtaking scenery. You can find an old Veerabhadra temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, built in a gap between rocks. This temple can be approached after crossing the waterfall.