Among the exotic hill stations at Kemmangundi are the beautiful Hebbe falls in Karnataka. It is in Chikamagalur district in West Karnataka, 8 hour drive from Bangalore.
Kemmangundi hill station is said to be the summer retreat for the erstwhile Wodeyar ruler, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. It has beautifully laid gardens, magnificent mountain ranges and splendid valleys, and is an excellent visual treat for the tourists. One can take 8 kms trek to reach the Hebbe falls.
This falls is created by the waters from the mountains. It plunges cascades down from 250 feet to Dodda Hebbe and Chikka Hebbe, in 2 stages.
The nearest town is Tarikere which is about 35 kms from Kemmangundi. Other places of interest would be the Kalhatta Giri falls.
How to Reach Hebbe Falls
- Nearest Railway Station: Tarikere station
- Nearest Airport: Bangalore International Airport
- By Road: From Bangalore 300 kms.