June 20, 2024

5 Offbeat Hill Stations in Karnataka to Escape the Crowd!

Delicious food, pristine mountains, majestic waterfalls, lush gorges, and breathtaking beautiful places in Karnataka. One can discover Karnataka, which has some of the nation’s best and most enticing hill retreats to choose from when it comes to hill stations. Hill stations in Karnataka let you discover dense woods, breathtaking natural beauty, unusual fauna, and a comfortable atmosphere, to name a few things. 

It’s time for some fresh air.

For your forthcoming vacation, take a look at this list of less explore hill stations in Karnataka.

5 Offbeat Hill Stations in Karnataka 

The next time you feel like taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life, try visiting one of these hill stations. They are all charming, which will astound you given how different they are from one another.

1. Kemmanagundi 

Kemmangundi is a serene rural region encircled by woodland and is well-known for its vivid night sky vistas from atop the Kemmangundi Sunset View Point. It has beautiful hiking paths along lush, undulating hills leading to places like Shanti Falls and the well-known Z Point Trekking Peak. Krishnarajendra Botanical Park also offers stunning valley vistas. It’s a terrific place to relax and stay in touch with nature. 

Best Time to Visit: November-May


2. MM Hills 

The pilgrimage hill town Male Mahadeshwara Betta is situated in the Chamarajanagar district in southern Karnataka’s Hunsur taluk. It is located about 210 km from Bengaluru and 150 km from Mysuru. At the height of three thousand feet, Male Mahadeshwara Betta is in the eastern section of Kollegal near Chamarajanagar, Mysore. This hill station, a favorite destination for Shaivism pilgrims, is also well-known for its adventure sports, trekking, and scenic grandeur of the dense forests ringed by the Palar and Cauvery rivers.

Best Time to Visit: Since a pilgrimage, can visit any time.

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3. Jogimatti 

A hill station and forest reserve in the Karnataka district of Chitradurga. At 3,803 feet, Jogimatti is the district’s highest peak and one of the coolest areas in the state. And a weekend getaway to the stunning Jogimatti won’t let you down at all. While exploring several excellent locations inside the reserve, you will come across dry deciduous woodlands. The British built a century-old cottage in Jogimatti, spread across 10,048.97 hectares of land, to house travelers. 

Best Time to Visit: Winter season.

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4. Nersa – One of Lesser Explored & Offbeat Hill Stations in Karnataka

Nersa, a less popular hill station, is located in the Western Ghats Londa forest range in the Belgaum district of Karnataka State. It shares a border with Goa. It is the ideal vacation spot for a wildlife enthusiast and a bird enthusiast because it is in the dense forests of Mahadayi Valley.

Nersa provides a tonne of exciting experiences. Adventure tourism is very prevalent in the hills, mountains, and valleys.

Best Time to Visit: September to May

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5. Agumbe

At the height of 2100 feet in Shimoga, Karnataka, Agumbe is a charming hill station. Agumbe, known as the Cherapunji of the South, is home to stunning waterfalls, lush forests, and various rare species of medicinal plants, including garcinia and myristica. This hill station was the backdrop for the enduring TV series Malgudi Days.

You must visit the Kunchikal Falls, Barkana Falls, Onake Abbi Falls, and Jogi Gundi Falls during the monsoon season when the hills are alive with waterfalls. Agumbe, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the starting point for many trekking routes. Do not miss watching the sunset!

Best Time to Visit: September-February

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Which of these stunning hill stations in Karnataka will you choose to visit, then? Let us know!

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