A beautiful hill station located at the base of Mulayanagiri Range in Karnataka is Chikmagalur. The hill station is sometimes referred to as “coffee land of Karnataka” because of its several coffee plantations. Located close to the city of Bangalore, it is a popular weekend getaway for the people of India’s Silicon Valley. The highlight of Chikmagalur is the Mahatma Gandhi Park, previously known as Ratnagiri Bore. It is known for its scenic vistas.
Kudremukh Shola Grasslands
A famous peak of Chikmagalur district of Karnataka is the Kudremukh peak. The name literally translates to “Horse Face” and refers to a particular section of the peak which looks like the face of a horse. The peak and the surrounding region are known for its shoal grasslands, which are a sight unto themselves.
The dense shoal grasslands are home to plenty of wildlife, with animals such as Malabar civet, sloth bear and spotted bear regularly being seen here.
A small hill station about 60 km from Bangalore is Nandi Hills. Compared to other famous hill stations of Karnataka, Nandi Hills is a little less frequented, which adds to the charm of the place. It is known for its trekking opportunities and houses the ruins of a fort atop a hill.
You could take plantation walks in the verdant greenery or even go paragliding here. However, the best way to experience Nandi Hills is to just sit back, relax, and watch time go by. If you are looking for rejuvenation, Nandi Hills is the ideal place to be in.
One of the highest waterfalls of India are the Jog Falls in Karnataka. The falls constitute four separate waterfalls, viz. Raja Fall, the Roarer, the Rocket, and Rani Fall. It is an amazing experience just to stand there and look at water coming down at full force from a height. The surrounding greenery makes the falls one of the most beautiful tourist attraction in India.
The best time to visit the falls is somewhere around the monsoon period. Do not make the mistake if visiting the falls during the summer months. All you will be greeted with is a small stream of river falling down a cliff.