Kemmangundi and Hebbe Falls Trek

Situated at an altitude of 1434 meter, Kemmangundi (also known as KR hills) had been a favorite destination of wodeyar dynasty of Karnataka due to its salubrious climate through-out the year. This hill range is also known for its unique beauty in respect of geological and geographical exposures. In recent years, Kemmangundi started luring a large number of trekkers and wild life enthusiasts.  Being undocumented and unknown for years, the hidden treasure of Kemmangundi hills are now astounding the explorers. Kemmangundi is also an important reserve of Iron ores in Karnataka.
Lush green landscape near kemmangundi
                                        
Lush green landscape near Kemmangundi
Journey in brief

Bangalore-Tarikere

Caught Shimoga express from Bangalore that reached Tarikere early in the morning

Booking in sleeper compartment is easy in this train
Sleeper Fare: 208 Rs

Tarikere- Lingadahalli

Getting a bus from Tarikere is a pain.  Not frequent connectivity

 

Lingadahalli- Kemmangundi

By Auto (150Rs)

Trek to Hebbe Falls

 

Trekking map Chikmagalur
                                    
Trekking map Chikmagalur
A=Tarikere, B= Kemmangundi, C= Baba Budan Giri, D= Mullayanagiri, E=Chikmagalur
How to reach Kemmangundi:
Captivating Surroundings near kemmanagundi
                                   
Captivating Surroundings near kemmanagundi
Route one:
Bangalore-Birur- Lingadahalli- Kemmangundi
                         OR
Bangalore-Tarikere- Lingadahalli- Kemmangundi

This one the most convenient and recommended route to Kemmangundi. If you are coming from Bangalore, You can get down at Tarikere or Birur (These both are railway stations and also lie on Bangalore-Shimoga highway). After reaching Tarikere or Birur, You will have to struggle for commutation till Kemmangundi. There are no government busses (KSRTC) on this route. The first private bus starts from Tarikere to Kemmangundi is at around 8:00 AM. This bus goes via Lingadahalli. Private busses are not frequent on this route.

Another alternative is to first get a bus to Lingadahalli from Tarikere or birur. After that Kemmangundi is some 12 km from Lingadahalli, You can either go via private Auto (150Rs) or wait for direct bus to Kemmangundi.

Private bus timings from/to Kemmungundi (These busses are run by a private operator SRMS)
First bus to Kemmungundi from Lingadahalli: 9:00 AM
First bus from Kemmungundi to Lingadahalli : 10:00 AM
Last bus to Kemmungundi from Lingadahalli: 2:30 PM
Last bus from Kemmungundi to Lingadahalli: 4:30 PM

Bus frequency: Once in 2 hours, There are no busses and other connectivity from/to Kemmangundi in the night.
A Misty woodland near kemmanagundi
                                       A Misty woodland near kemmanagundi
Route two:
Bangalore- Chikmagalur –Mullayanagiri - Baba Budan Giri/AttigundiKemmangundi

 

This one is the most scenic drive that one can have amidst Western Ghats. It’s only recommended if you are going by private transport. You can easily reach Chikmagalur from Bangalore (There are many busses). From Chikmagalur, take state highway 57 till Kaimara and then take left towards Mullayanagiri/Baba Budan Giri. There are very less private busses (one in three hours) from Chikmagalur to Baba Budan Giri those go via Mullayanagiri base (Sarpadhari). But after Baba Budan Giri , there is no public transport that goes till Kemmangundi. I enquired with some locals about public transport on that route and they quoted that the road condition is very poor and it lies in Bhadra Tiger reserve so they do not prefer to take that road. This road was used while commuting on horses. However there is also a 1 day trekking route from Baba Budan Giri to Kemmangundi.

First bus from Chikmagalur to Baba Budan Giri: 7:00 AM
Last bus from Baba Budan Giri to Chikmagalur: 5:00 PM
Kemmanagundi from a distance
                                        
Kemmanagundi from a distance
Another alternative (A hybrid of route first and second)
Bangalore- Chikmagalur- Lingadahalli- Kemmangundi

By Train: Tarikere (35 km) is the nearest rail-head.

Important Distances to know:
Chikmagalur-57km (Via Mullayanagiri)
Mullayanagiri-51km
Dattha peeta (Baba Budan Giri)-31Km
Hebbe Falls-13 km
Kalhati Falls-11 km

Attractions:

Hebbe Falls
                                                  Hebbe Falls

Trekking to Hebbe Falls is always on the top of bucket list for most of the tourists traveling to Kemmangundi. There are two routes to reach Hebbe falls from Kemmangundi. The first one and the most popular is a mud road where only 4*4 wheeled drive vehicles (Jeeps) can ply offering you a free bumpy ride. The total distance by this route is some 13 km (1 hour by Jeep) and if you happen to get a shared jeep, it will cost you around 250 Rs.  After 7-8 km from Kemmangundi, there is a view point to Hebbe falls.   Other than Hebbe falls, the trek in itself is a delightful walk in Monsoon when thick mist encases the entire surroundings leaving you with very short visibility. This misty deciduous forest looks scary in Monsoon and offers a pre historical slice of planet earth. Walking further, you will also see distant lakes and some small villages surrounded by paddy fields.
Thin water streams on the trek
                                         Thin water streams on the trek

Jeep will drop you 1 km before Hebbe Falls and from there you will have to walk through coffee plantation and cross the same water streams 2-3 times. You need to be cautious with leech attacks while crossing those water streams. And after all this little adventure, you will reach to the bottom of Hebbe Falls. Hebbe Falls is a multi-tiered fall and you won’t get the full length view from the bottom.  Mist and water spray will certainly drench you if you will get closer to the falls. Unlike other waterfalls, Hebbe falls is less visited due to it inaccessibility by road that’s why It’s one the pristine waterfalls of Karnataka laying amidst high range of Western Ghats and flowing silently through a dense forest.  Trekking to Hebbe falls can be an exhausting or a wounding (it leech attacks) experience but certainly a rapturous one as well.
Hebbe Falls from a distance
                                             
Hebbe Falls from a distance
Another route to Hebbe falls is a forest trail and not recommended for solo trekkers. This trail passes through thick forest of Bhadra Tiger reserve and total distance by this route is some 8 km. It’s an offbeat trek with a very high chance of sighting wild life.
 

* Its recommended to walk all the way till Hebbe falls from Kemmungundi enjoying the quietude of surroundings. It’s a very picturesque route with awe-inspiring views. Believe me; you won’t get tired of walking.
* It’s a challenge for bike riders to drive till the falls. Few patches of the route are really steep and slippery for bikes.
* Leech attack is very common, if possible carry shampoo sachets.
* Enroute to Hebbe falls on the trek; there are some small tea shop.

 

Kemmanagundi photo
                                               Kemmanagundi photo
Kalhatti falls: Kalhatti falls is 10 km from Kemmangundi. It lies on the way to Lingadahalli and in fact it is easily sighted from Lingadahalli town. There is also a temple near waterfalls. One can drive till the bottom of the Kalhatti falls.

Rock Garden: Rock garden is some 1 km far from Horticulture department. There is a road going uphill from the main office and you need to take the narrow pathway going straight from the first hair pin bend. There is sign board indicating direction to Rock garden, Shankara Shola, Shanti Falls, Z-Point. Jeeps can go till Z point on this route.

Shanti Falls: 2 km from Kemmangundi on the way to Z point
Walking through coffee estates
                                      
Walking through coffee estates
Shankara Shola: Maintained by horticulture department, production of potato seeds, flowers and vegetables.

Z Point: It’s a popular vantage point offering spectacular views of Western Ghats if traveling post monsoon. In monsoon, you won’t be able to see much due to heavy fog. Z-point is also the starting pointing of Kemmangundi - Baba Budan Giri trek.

Raj Bhavan/Dathatri Bhavan:  It’s another view point very close to Kemmangundi hill. There is a beautiful park on the hill top which also has a solar power plant. In monsoon, generally clouds enclose the entire hill and diminish the visibility to couple of meters but still it’s a favorite hangout for couples.
Near Raj Bhavan Kemmanagundi
                                          
Near Raj Bhavan Kemmanagundi

 

Stay at Kemmangundi:
Horticultural department started developing this hill station few years back and now there are good number of rooms they rent for travelers. You can get a room starting from 250 Rs. I could also see some cheap dormitories options (especially for trekking groups) just outside the horticulture campus. Some private companies are also building luxury resorts nearby. If you are traveling on weekends, please do the prior booking from Bangalore itself.

For booking during season: 080-26611925, 26571925 (Department head office Lag bagh)
For booking in non-season: 08262-24126, 235334 (Horticulture Department Guest House)

In worst case scenario, you can also stay at Tarikere (I had seen a lodge near railway station)

An Amazing view of the hills
                                             An Amazing view of the hills

Restaurants at Kemmangundi:
There is a restaurant near horticulture department that serves typical south Indian meal (50RS) which includes Sambar and rice. However there are plenty of options for tea, snacks and omelet.

 

Download printable PDF map

Download a very useful map of Chikmagalur

Please let me know if there

Please let me know if there is a furnished 3 bed room home we can hire for 10 weeks from March 15, 2015. We are senior citizens looking for extended stay .We expect visitors during our stay ,but it is mainly to enjoy nature and the environment.We prefer fully furnished home with self catering facilities.
Caretaker and help will be adequately compensated. Would appreciate any leads from you. We will have own transport from Bangalore.

Are you looking for

Are you looking for accommodation in Kemmangundi ?... generally there are government guest houses but not sure if those will be available for 10 weeks...

During my visit, I have also noticed couple of private resorts near Kemmangundi.. I would suggest you to check those out.. These private properties would be better option for you...

let me see if i can find something suitable for you..

==== Vishnu

Hi, Thanks for lot of

Hi,

Thanks for lot of information.

I am from baroda,and planning to come to Chikmagalur for Vacation during first week of November.

All trains from Baroda are reaching to the nearest railway station Birur at very odd i.e at 10:00 pm.

Can we get private vehicles to reach chikmagalur at 10:0pm in the night or are there any good Hotels to stay for one night in Birur?

Thanks

Rajiv

Yes, I think there will be

Yes, I think there will be private transport for Birur to Chikmagalur...You can get hotels in Birur as well for overnight stay... most of those would be near the railway station..

=== Vishnu

You want homestay

You want homestay con:8861091673

Where exactly this homestay

Where exactly this homestay is ? and what all are the charges ?

Hi Vishnu,   outstanding blog

Hi Vishnu,

 

outstanding blog as it motivated me to go with my friend on a raod trip and that too by Bike. Me and my friend both are planning to go by bike, this Aug 15 for three days. Can you please suggest me the route and how should we go about the place. we are planning to cover the Mullayana giri trek, hebe falls mainly, but can you please suggest me the other places i can visit in the provided time and with bike how conveinient the journey will be. WE reside in bangalore.

Plz Plz reply soooon. Thanks in advance.

Sorry for such a late

Sorry for such a late response... I was traveling to Mizoram and had no connectivity at all.... I hope you had awesome trip.. for others I think it can be easily done as a road trip from Bangalore... Route is well outlined in the blog..Drive to Tarikere first and then onwards to Kemmangundi and then to Mullayangiri... while in Kemmangundi, you can walk till hebbe falls...

With Bike it would have been fun.. specially route between Mullayangiri and Kemmangundi is very scenic to cover on bike..

=== Vishnu

hello vishnu! can i know how

hello vishnu!

can i know how did your trip go? as we are plannning to go this weekend. Any problems which you faced? 

 

I have not been to this

I have not been to this trip... its a nice time to visit these places... you can go ahead..

Hi, We are a group of four

Hi,

We are a group of four men planning on visiting Chikmagalur around 15th August (Yes, we want to visit during monsoon!). We have our car and are planning on visiting Mullayangiri-Honnamana Halla Falls-Athigundi-Bababudangiri-Manikyadhara Falls in a single day; is it possible to visit these places in a car? If so, can you help us with what route to follow? The next day we plan on visiting Kemmanagundi-Z point-Hebbe Falls (second day is either trek or again car). Need your help ASAP! Thanks in advance.

Jnyanendra.

Yes, with your own car it

Yes, with your own car it would be possible to visit the places you outlined... Mullayanagiri and Baba Budan Giri peak are accessible by road...

I would suggest you guys to start from Chikmagalur-Attigundi-Kemmangundi (Route number 2) ... Next day, you can do Hebbe falls but i don't think your vehicle can ply on that route... Will have to hire on of the jeeps...

Cheers
Vishnu Kumar

hiii vishnu.........we around

hiii vishnu.........we around 11 ppl are planning to tour for kemmanugundi and kudremukh we wanted to know many details about  1)aprox hw many kms is der in zpoint trekking          2)in kudremuk peak treak aprox hw many kms is der            3) Is it possible to treak zpoing on the 1st day and  kudremukh peak on the 2nd day   4)any other sight seeing places in kemmanugindi and kudremukh plzz do reply as soon as possible we are planning to visit on july 2nd week

Hi Sai... 1) from

Hi Sai...

1) from Kemmangundi, Z point is some 2-3 km trek...

2) I don't have any idea about Kudermukh trek..

3) YES, i think it should be possible but i think Kudermukh trek starts from somewhere else, not from Kemmangundi...

4) I don't have any idea about Kudermukh trek... About Kemmangundi, i mentioned everything...

I will see if someone from website can answer your query on Kudermukh..

=== Vishnu

hai sir, i need many

hai sir,

i need many information regarding kemmenagundi.....

we are of 12 member (girls-4 and boys-8) with our tempo travellar.

i have come doubt..

1. is it safe to travel to kemmengundi with girls?

2. which is safe place to stay at night? (safety is should be ensured as girls are there in our group)

3. is it ok to stay in govt. guest house kemmenagundi?

4. is it possbile to visit hebbe falls, Z-point, shanti falls, rose garden and some trekking in kemmengundi in 1 day?

5. current status about the hebbe falls(opened or close during our visit i,e we will visit on june 5th,2014)?

6. any guide contact number ?

7. trekking information to trek hebbe fall as wont take any jeep ?

8. any other important information about kemmengundi trekking and sightseeing?

plz reply me as soon as possible...

we are planning to visit during the month of june around 5th or 6th of june 2014.... so plzz guide as sir.

thankyou 

1) YES, Kemmangundi is

1) YES, Kemmangundi is perfectly safe... no problem going there with girls..

2) There is a guest house which seems safe..

3) YES, its fine to stay there.

4) YES, it is possible to visit all these places in single day..

5) Not sure whether it is now open for trekkers..last year it was closed for sometime..

6) I don't have any number.. will be worth checking our forums though..

7) Trekking is possible.. there are 2 ways.. one is same as jeep follows..

Cool Everything is mentioned in the article itself... let me know if you have any explicit query...

Regards
Vishnu Kumar

hai vishnu, First of all i

hai vishnu,

First of all i thankyou so much for replying me very soon. i have some other doubts i,e is about our stay bcoz we are a group of 12 members and i call that govt guest house in kemmenagundi but that number is not working. so i tried some hotels and home stays in kemmenagundi but that hotels and home stays are very costly compare to our budget they are offer a stay + 3 time food at 1500-1800 per person per night basis but we cant afford to pay that much amount so we need information about good and affordable homestays in kemmenagundi.(we can able to pay 800 to 1000 per person per night) so plz provide as information about our stays

and another thing is about our place of visiting in kemmenagundi i,e we are new to that place, so we dont know in which order can we visit the places so that we can complete our visit in time and enjoyable also . so plzzzz help us to plan our trip better that we can enjoy more with out any disappointment. provide a list of order to visit the in and around kemmenagundi.

thankyou... plz provides us all possible information.

 

regards,

S.Manikandan

Hi Manikanda... Government

Hi Manikanda... Government guest house is relatively cheap and generally its available... this number was working in the past but did not try recently... Rest other guest houses are ritzy and would be quite heavy for budget travelers i know...

I would recommend you to visit Hebbe falls early in the morning and then visit remaining sites.. most of these sites are at walking distance... try to find out updated number of the guest house, it would be the best deal for your group...

Hi Vishnu, We are planning

Hi Vishnu,

We are planning for Weekend team out (group of 25 ppl, We are leaving bangalore on 3rd jan night 10pm we need to cover the place on 4th and 5th and 5h night we will travel back to bangalore

can we cover all the below mentioned places in 2 days
Kalhatti Falls
Kemmangundi
Shanthi falls
Z-point
Hebbe falls
Mullayanagiri
Sithalayangiri
Bababudangiri

regards,
Vimal

Hi Vimal...I am assuming you

Hi Vimal...I am assuming you guys are having your own transport.. In that case, these places will be very much do-able in given time span..

Regards
Vishnu Kumar

Hi Vishnu, Once again Satya

Hi Vishnu,
Once again Satya here. This time i am planning to visit the actual Kalahatti falls which i had mentioned earlier in a comment. And again i need help from you Laughing out loud
1) Will I get direct local buses to Kalahatti falls base from Lingdahalli or Birur? If buses are there then do you have any idea regarding the frequency of such buses to and fro from Kalahatti falls?
2) I am planning to start the trek from the muddy path just besides the stream (after crossing the Kalahatti temple) and keep moving ahead until i reach the actual Kalahatti falls. But I am not sure if this path would actually lead me to the base of the falls. Can you provide me any information regarding this?

Hi Satya, Glad to see

Hi Satya,
Glad to see you again.... Hoping you are doing good..

1) Well there are buses to Kemmangundi from Lingadahalli (frequency is mentioned in the blog itself).. there is no direct bus till the bottom of the fall.. Bus will drop you in between from where you will have to walk 2 km to reach the bottom of the fall...

2) I don't have much idea on that trek you are mentioning... I think there is a unpaved road till the bottom of the fall... not sure hows this muddy trail is..

Regards
Vishnu Kumar

Oops, okies. Seems it's going

Oops, okies. Seems it's going to be some sort of exploration from my side Smile. Will update you about my exploration if I manage to reach the actual kalahatti falls through the muddy path i mentioned. Thanks for your timely response Smile

marking it an exploration

marking it an exploration expedition... looking forward to hear more on it.. Travel safely..

sure sure, am really excited

sure sure,
am really excited and looking forward to it. Will let you know all the details if i manage to go there as per the plan. Smile

cool man... trek safely....

cool man... trek safely....

Hi Vishnu... I need ur

Hi Vishnu...

I need ur suggestion on a trip to Chikmagalur we are planning on October 14th night to 16th return back to bangalore. We are four members i.e, 2 group of couples by our own transport by car.

We are planning the below route...

(starting monday nite) Bangalore > Birur > kallathi falls > Kemmanagundi > Hebbe Falls > Chikmaglur > Mullayangiri > belur > Bangalore.

kindly suggest how can be complete the entire places by returning 16th night to bangalore.

Your suggestions is highly appreciated plz send the places to visit one by one with appropriate plan...

And how tell me the total kilometers for up n down for the trip.

Regards,
Karthik

reply

Hi Parvathi Are

Hi Parvathi
Are you having just one overnight stay (that is 15th) in this trip ?.. It will be quite hectic in that case though doable..

by 15th morning you can reach Kemmanagundi (visit Kallathi falls on the way)... in afternoon visit Hebbe falls... Spend evening in Chikmaglur...

Next morning start for Mullayangiri...come back to Chikmagalur and then drive to Belur...then to Hassan and Bangalore by 16th evening...

You can calculate the distance using google maps...

Regards
Vishnu Kumar

Hi Vishnu... On the first

Hi Vishnu... On the first note thanks for ur work and travel info, its very informative...

Second need ur suggestion on a weekend trip to Chikmagalur we are planning on august. Group of 11 people people with 2 married couples travelling in TT...

I was planning the below route...

(starting friday nite) Bangalore > Birur > kallathi falls > Kemmanagundi > Hebbe Falls > Chikmaglur > Mullayangiri > belur > Bangalore.

All of them are game for camping... Is it doable of covering both falls and kemmangundi and by saturday eve reach Mullayangiri to camp for the nite in peak following day (if time permits early morning trek to Baba Budan Giri) head to belur and back to bangalore...???

Your suggestions is highly appreciated...

Regards,
Karthik

Hi Karthik, Thanks

Hi Karthik,
Thanks for the nice words...

It is quite hectic itinerary but certainly do-able.... Kalhatti waterfall is not very far from Birur and there is a road that goes all the way till the bottom of the fall..However Hebbe falls is bit tricky to reach...It may take 4-5 hours to do the return trip to Hebbe falls from Kemmangundi....

I would have recommended you to take Kemmungundi-Mullayangiri route by car but its not advisable in dark hours...

After Hebbe falls, you guys can reach Mullayangiri (Via Chikamagalur)on the same evening (saturday)...Mullayangiri peak is connected with road...

Next day you can visit Bababudan giri and Belur both...drive back to Bangalore...

As mentioned in the opening, it will be quite hectic tour even with your own transport...

=====Vishnu

Hi Vishnu, Am planning to go

Hi Vishnu,

Am planning to go Hebbe falls in july 1st weekend. How can we get a jeep from kemmengundi, can we catch them in the parking area of kemmengundi?

Before 2 months i went to kemmengundi in the evening after 7pm and i didn't get a room there and came back. But in lingadahalli we enquired whether we can get a jeep to hebbe falls, but no body is aware of that we disappointed very much and settled in kalhatti falls.

Is it safe to go hebbe falls now?? since u r telling an unfortunate event happened in monsoon, i am bit scared.

At Kemmengundi, you will find

At Kemmengundi, you will find many jeeps looking for travelers to Hebbe Falls.... You can easily hire one...

that tragedy occurred last year and Falls were closed for few months....Hebbe Falls trek is open for tourists now i believe.... Hebbe Falls is not that tough trek...If you guys have time, you can walk till the fall and hike up....From my experience, I won't say Hebbe Falls unsafe...

=== Vishnu

Hi Vishnu, We all had a real

Hi Vishnu,

We all had a real wonderful trek last weekend. Saturday at around 8.30 in the morning we begun the trek from sarpadhari, reached Mulayngiri peak and had a lunch break when we reached the main road. Then begun the beautiful blade-rock trek and finally touched Baba-Budangiri at around 6 in the evening.
Sunday we were little disappointed when we came to know that visit to Hebbe falls is not possible as both the roads to Kemmengundi have been closed due to construction work. So we settled down for Kalahatti falls. And believe me or not, that actually turned out to be a real good one Smile. Instead of settling for the falls besides the temple, we decided to walk ahead. With the cardamom trees to the right and the cascading stream to the left...the walk turned out to be really beautiful. And finally after some 1.5kms we settled down at a place which was free from the localities and also had enough space for a clean group bath Smile. Got some good slow shutter clicks as the area's vegetation was really thick as a result of which sun was blocked at most of the places. Had lunch and then returned back to Bangalore. Thanks to both of ur blogs, those were really helpful Smile .

Kalahatti falls is

Kalahatti falls is beautiful.. I missed it by a brisk however I got a glimpse of it while coming from Tarikere.... Seems like you guys had amazing trek....

yaa, enjoyed like anything.

yaa, enjoyed like anything. Regarding Kalahatti falls..yes it's beautiful. But not the one shown in all the blogs. I mean we need to walk further up from the temple area along the muddy trail to see the actual beauty of this area. Temple area anyway is polluted and congested with too many people merry-making there. And also the actual Falls is some 500ft in height, but to reach there you need to trek some around 5-6kms along the path I mentioned. That's definitely in my future itinerary Laughing out loud.

I know Kalahatti falls is in

I know Kalahatti falls is in the list of highest waterfalls of India but I got a distant view of the fall.... It's not very far from Tarikere but I was aware of the route... I am include it in my itinerary as well....Thanks for all the information... Keep writing about your future travel....

Hi Vishnu, Real Beautiful

Hi Vishnu,

Real Beautiful blog, found it very informative. As per the recent supreme court order, visit to Hebbe Falls had been banned. Is that true? We have decided to visit Hebbe falls on Dec9, so wanted to inquire regarding the court order. Apart from the horticulture department numbers do you have any other contact numbers from Kemmengundi area?

Hi Satya, Unfortunately, I

Hi Satya, Unfortunately, I don't have any number from Kemmengundi which can provide more information...let me send this query to some fellow trekkers...

Regards
Vishnu Kumar

Thanks Vishnu, If you happen

Thanks Vishnu,
If you happen to get any information regarding my query in this 2 days then please let me know.

-Thanks once again,
Satya Prakash

Hi Satya, Just

Hi Satya,
Just called up a friend of mine who is based out of Bangalore and does extensive trekking in Western Ghats... Hebbe Falls was closed during monsoon because of an unfortunate event but now open for tourists... He will reconfirm in a day...

Regards
Vishnu Kumar

That's great Vishnu. Two more

That's great Vishnu. Two more advice I need from you.
1) See, our itienary is such that saturday we would be doing the Mulayngiri-BabaBudangiri trek and on sunday we would be doing the Kemmengundi sight seeing like Hebbe falls and Z-Point. I heard that the 10kms trek to Hebbe falls is just awesome. But considering the fact that we already would have done a trek on saturday, do you think it would be possible to do a 10+10 trek on sunday or it would be better to hire a jeep for the falls?
2) And also on sunday we would reach Kemmengundi as early as 7am. So which one would be better to visit first? Z-Point or Hebbe Falls? I mean which one looks best early in the morning?

Hi Satya, I am afraid

Hi Satya,
I am afraid that I am a bit late in replying this comment. However here is my take (Hoping it will be helpful for other fellow travelers)

1) Are you guys planning to visit Mulayangiri and BabaBudangiri hills or your plan is to trek from Mulayangiri to BababBudangiri ?. Both of these destinations are motorable so one can easily visit those with private taxi. In case you guys are taking the late option then I won't suggest you to trek Hebbe falls on the following day. It would be very taxing. Hebbe Falls is again reachable via 4*4 Jeeps but the trail is really pathetic (I wonder how they drive on that dirt road)...

2) Visit Hebbe Falls first and leave Z point for the evening.

Sorry for the late response... Do write me back about your experience..

Regards
Vishnu Kumar

Hi , Very nice post and

Hi ,

Very nice post and picsabout Kemmangundi . The info posted is sure to help fellow travellers.Keep up the good work

Thanks Rajiv...

Thanks Rajiv...

Can we get any private

Can we get any private vehicles from Tarikere to Hebbe falls for 25 members at 6 AM. If contact details can u provide

It won't be very easy to get

It won't be very easy to get a private vehicle which can accommodate 25 members... Only Jeeps (4*4 drive) can ply till Hebbe falls and those are only available at Kemmungundi.... You need to hire at least 3 of such Jeeps to reach Hebbe Falls... I do not have any number which can help you.... 6 AM is too early to find any Jeep guy at Tarikere railway station... you can try your luck in main city though...

what distance from Tarikere

what distance from Tarikere to Bababudengiri....
Route pls....

Hi Syed... Do you have a

Hi Syed... Do you have a private vehicle or you planning to take public transport... There are 2 routes from Tarikere to Bababudengiri...

Route 1: (No public transport between Kemmangundi to Baba Budengiri)
Tarikere - Kemmangundi - Baba Budengiri (66 km)

Route 2:
Tarikere - Chikmagalur - Baba Budengiri (85 km)

More blogs from the same trip...

http://thinkingparticle.com/blog/trekking-baba-budan-giri-hills

http://thinkingparticle.com/blog/mullayanagiri-trek-highest-peak-karnataka

we will get our own

we will get our own vehicale... we r departs from tarikere on 15 july 2012. pls tell me simple and good roads route from tarikere to bababudengiri.....

If you are seeking Adventure

If you are seeking Adventure then follow route 1... Route 1 is not in good condition.. You can take route 2 for better roads...

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