After resting for a while we took out our bikes and started towards Hebe falls. We went about 10 km on the Kemmangundi road after which there was a forest department barricade. The entry into the area leading to falls here on is restricted and only forest department jeeps are allowed to go inside. The reason being, first part of the ride is a private coffee plantation and the second part is a Tiger reserve. Due to danger of poachers, this area is off limits to civilians and only forest department officials are allowed to go inside.
When people say Chikmagalur, the first thing that pops up in mind is Mullayanagiri and the areas surrounding that place. Very rarely people dare to venture in new areas and discover things which are not already listed on some travel website.Z - point is one of those places, which are off the radar and still relatively unscathed by the problems of population. Let me begin by providing a little background to this trek. Z - point was part of a biking excursion in which we planned on staying in Kemmangundi and exploring the nearby areas. Z - point was under those. Kemmangundi is the last point of Chikmagalur after which there are only two places. One is Hebe falls for which there is a separate safari + hike and the other one is Z - point.
Kemmangundi - Kemmannugundi is a hill station in Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is 1434m above sea level. This was the summer retreat of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV and as a mark of respect to the king, it is also known as Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station. The station is ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range, with cascades, mountain streams, and lush vegetation, Kemmangundi’s has ornamental gardens and mountains and valleys views. There is a spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan.
Where: Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka
The kemmannugundi Hill station is ringed by Baba budangiri Range , with cascades, mountain streams,Best sunset view can be seen