Hebbe Falls, located 8 km away from Kemmangundi, is a favourite site for solitude seekers. The waterfall that is 168 metres in altitude is situated in Kemmangundi. Like other spring falls in the region, the water stream is believed to cure skin disorders. Enriched with minerals, the water stream is also a source of drinking water in the region.
Hanumana Gundi Falls
Hanumana Gundi Falls is situated in Kemmangundi National Park between Kudremukh Road and Lakya Dam. The 100 ft waterfall can be accessed from 400 steps that are climbed down from the main road to reach the site. Visitors can indulge in exploring and hiking activities in the region along with witnessing the beautiful waterfalls.
Kalahatti Falls, one of the major tourist spots of the region, is located at a distance of 10 km from Kemmangundi. The 122 m high waterfall along with its beautiful surroundings is a favoured tourist spot. Waterfall is also popular with some other names like Kallathigiri Falls and Kalahasthi Falls.
It’s 38 km north-west of Chikmagalur town. The sanctuary is surrounded by Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Giri, Gange Giri, and Baba Budan Giri hills and has the tributaries of the Bhadra river flowing through it. The various wildlife can be found in this sanctuary-like gaur, elephants, tiger, leopard, sambar, chital, spotted deer, boar, porcupine, muntjac, birds like the peacock, parrot, partridge, pigeon, munia, and bee-eaters, and reptiles such as King Cobras and Indian Rock Pythons.
The district is a great attraction to all kinds of people – trekkers, pilgrims, travellers, tourists, and research enthusiasts. The beautiful waterfalls of Kalhatagiri, Hebbe, Shanti, Manikyadhara, Sirimane and many more seasonal waterfalls have won the hearts of travellers. The Muthodi and Bhadra forests provide habitat to various species of birds and animals and attract tourists. Sringeri, Horanadu, Kalasa, Balehonnur are the famous holy places.