11 Hill Stations in Karnataka that you should visit - With photos & details

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11 Hill Stations to explore in Karnataka

State in the south western region of India

Adhishakthyathmaka Sri Annapoorneshwari Temple HoranaduMudigere – Taluk, Chikamagalur – District, Hornadu, Karnataka 577181, 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.

AgumbeAgumbe, Karnataka, India

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.

BiligiriranganabettaBiligiriranganabetta, Karnataka, India

It is a lofty hill range in Karnataka which is well known for its flora and fauna. It is considered to be the wildlife corridor that connects the Eastern Ghats to the Western Ghats.

Bilikal Rangaswamy BettaBengaluru, Karnataka 562117, India

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.

Bisle GhatBisle Ghat, Karnataka 573123

Bisle Ghat is the best picturesque destination of Karnataka and is rewarded as 'heaven on the earth'.

Devarayanadurga hillDevarayana Durga, Karnataka 572140, India

Devarayanadurga when translated means " fort of the God". the place is located about around 4000 feet above and can be a weekend pilgrimage spot and get away for a quick retreat or picnic.

Kadri Sri Manjunatha TempleKadri Temple Rd, Vasanth Vihar, Kadri, Mangalore, Karnataka 575002, India

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.

Male Madeshwara Wildlife SanctuaryChamarajanagar, Karnataka 571490, India

Protected wildlife sanctuary in the western ghats named after the presiding deity "Male Mahadeswara" .Part of a contiguous tiger habitat

Male Mahadeshwara TempleMale Mahadeshwara Hills, Karnataka 571490, India

The ancient and sacred temple dedicated to Male Mahadeswara surrounded by beautiful hills with dense greenery

PushpagiriPushpagiri, Karnataka 571236

A mountain peak in Kodagu district surrounded by Pushpagiri wildlife sanctuary. Well known for trekking. Pushpagiri is the highest peak in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats of Karnataka.

Sultan BatterySultan Battery Rd, Urva, Gandhinagar, Mangalore, Karnataka 575003, India

A watchtower constructed in 1784 by Tipu Sultan. Constructed with mounted cannons, it was used to obstruct British warships from entering Mangalore by sea.