The state of Karnataka is blessed with nature’s bounty,scenic waterfalls,misty clouds,green forest and rolling shola grassland. The mountain valleys of Shimoga,Agumbe,Kodagu,Chamarajanagar and Chikmagalur district are habitat for vast variety of wildlife,plants and nature landscape. Apart from the below list of top hill stations in Karnataka,some of the best hill stations also includes Kakkabe,Nersa,Sagara,Talaguppa,Manipal,Kollur,Somwarpet and Virajpet.
Coorg Country is the most beautiful hill station of Karnataka in the Western Ghats, known for cultivation of coffee and spices. The highest peak of Coorg is Tadiandamol and second highest peak of Pushpagiri are some of the most popular tourist attractions of Kodagu along with Nagarahole National Park and Abbey Falls.
Agumbe hill station is associated with rainforest,medicinal plants,trekking and photography, also known as The Cherrapunji of the South for the amount of rainfall. The Rainforest is home to India’s tenth highest waterfall known as Barkana Falls,Onake Abbi Falls and Sunset View Points.
Kudremukh is a mountain range and a mountain peak located in Chikkamagaluru district and the region of Kudremukh is also a popular hill station. Kudremukh peak is 3rd highest peak of Karnataka after Mullayangiri and Baba Budangiri, the area is declared as a National Park and Tiger Reserve.
Kemmangundi is a beautiful and picturesque hill station also known as Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station, situated and ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range. Kemmangundi Krishnarajendra Hill Station is home to ornamental gardens, spectacular sunset view, mountains and valleys.
Chikkamagaluru is one of the most charming coffee country in South India and is known as the coffee land of Karnataka. The foothills of Mullayanagiri range in Chikmagalur is famous for its lush green forests,deep dark valleys, tall mountains, and growing as a new tourist hub in Karnataka state.
Madikeri hill station also known as Mercara is one of the most beautiful tourist places in South India. Places to see around Madikeri are Omkareshwara Temple,Madikeri Fort,Mark Church and Raja Seat,a seasonal garden of flowers and artificial fountains and one of the major tourist attractions in Madikeri.
Kodachadri mountain peak and dense forest area is declared as natural heritage site and considered as a biodiversity hotspot. The peak of Kodachadri is stuated in the middle of the Mookambika National Park and home to several endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna such as Malabar grey hornbill,Malabar langur and Malabar pied hornbill.
Nandidurg or Nandi Hills is known for solid monolithic rock of granite and one of the best hill station near city of Bangalore. The beautiful Nandi Hills also known as Nandi Betta is situated about 60 km from Bangalore City and an ancient hill fortress in southern India.
The Biligirirangana hill range is a perfect getaway to experience the wilderness,wildlife and wild animals. Biligiriranganatha Swamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected reserve at the confluence of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats
Male Mahadeshwara Hills is a sacred place in Karnataka, located around 150 km from Mysore. The Mahadeshwara Temple is an ancient and sacred temple of Sri Male Mahadeshwara and one of the most powerful Shiva temple in India.