11 Hill Stations to explore in Karnataka
State in the south western region of India
Situated on the banks of river Bhadra, surrounded by forest, this temple is dedicated to the goddess Annapoorneshwari. It is believed that the sage Agastya in 8th century established the icon of the goddess here.
A settlement nestled in the thickly forested Malenadu region of the Western Ghats mountain range. Owing to its high rainfall, it is referred to as "The Cherrarapunji of the south". Agumbe is associated with rainforest conservation efforts, documentation of medicinal plants, trekking, and photography. There is also a sanctuary for King Cobra here.
A hill near Kanakapura town. Atop the hill is a temple dedicated to the Lord Ranganatha Swamy. It is one of the highest hills in the area. It is also called as Bilikal Betta means white rocks. This is a good destination for short one day trekking from Bangalore and is one of the popular tourist places to visit near Bangalore city.
A spectacular temple of Lord Manjunatha on the Kadri hills. It is said to be built during the 10th or 11th century and was converted to a complete stone structure during the 14th century. The bronze (panchaloha) idol of Lokeshwar, about 5 feet high present in the temple is considered as the oldest of the South Indian temples. It has an inscription dated 968 A.D, engraved on the pedestal.