Kemmanagundi Homestay

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Tucked away in a pristine natural setting, we offer one of the most scenic, private & tropical getaways in Kemmanagundi. Our homestay is officially called The Last Resort and we have been hosting friends, couples,  families and groups since 2010.

We are the most popular homestay in Kemmanagundi with above 4 star ratings and thousands of reviews on Google and across all top travel platforms in India.

Farms. Gardens. Temples. Mountains. Waterfalls. Plantations. Heaven.

Our homestay is close to most major tourist hotspots such as beautiful waterfalls, scenic coffee plantations, historic temples, national sanctuaries and much more.

Spread across 2.8 acres of landscaped surroundings and dotted with 23 independent cottages, you and your loved ones can relax & refresh in peace and serenity amongst hundreds of species of ferns, flowers, fruits, plants and trees.

You can go on a trek, take a dip in the falls or seek blessing at holy temples during the day. On your return you can lit up a bonfire to unwind with your loved ones while enjoying delicious local cuisine before retiring to your own cozy and comfortable cottage at night.

Come, experience luxury in the lap of nature. 

Over 40% Savings. 100% Serenity.

Comfortable & affordable without compromising on quality, our tariff starts at just Rs. 750 per day for accommodation. We provide you a host of choices in terms of price to match your itinerary & needs.

If you visit us on weekdays or in mid to large-sized groups you can the avail the best discounts we have ever offered, over 40% off on our popular holiday season prices!

We look forward to hosting you and making your stay with us enjoyable & memorable.

All Top Tourist Attractions in Kemmanagundi Just Minutes Away

Kallathigiri Falls

This beautiful falls is located about 10 kms from Kemmanagundi. It is also locally known as Kalahasthi falls or Kallathigiri falls. It is 122 meters in height and is a popular tourist attraction.

Rose Garden

As the name suggests, it is a garden of roses under the supervision of the Horticultural Department. It houses several varieties of roses and is a delightful place to just stroll and relax.


Highest peak in the state, it is 6355 ft. above sea level. An excellent trekking destination. It is also a holy place for both Hindus and Muslims. A must-visit hotspot in Karnataka for tourists.

Hebbe Falls

It is 168 meters in height and the falls stream down in two stages to form – Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls) and Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls). From Raj Bhavan it is just a downhill trek of around 8 kms. Jeeps are available at extra charge.

Jagara Pass & Jagara Valley

A lush and beautiful valley just 16 kms from Kemmannagundi. It is a haven for wildlife lovers and adventure enthusiasts. It is also an idea spot for trekking, hiking & camping. A favourite amongst bikers & photographers too!

Bhadra Tiger Reserve

It is India's 25th nature reserve. It is a huge expanse of bamboo trees and surrounded by coffee estates. Besides wildlife like tigers, deers, elephants, panthers and gaurs, it is also home to over 250 species of birds.

Honnamma Falls

The locals call it Manikyda Dhare as a tribute to saint Manikya Dhara. It is about 24 kms from Kemmanagundi. A popular place for the pious and holy.

Z Point

Just 30 minutes trek from Raj Bhavan, Z Point is Kemmanagundi's major vantage point. The sunset view from Z Point is truly worth watching.

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Amruthapura Temple

Built in 1196 under Hoysala King Veera Ballala II, it is situated in an idyllic location close to the Bhadra river reservoir. It is just 40 minutes away from our homestay.

Horse Way

Horse Way is a small narrow pass in the creek of the hill. It was a favourite place of the Maharajas of yore for horseback riding. It also offers a spectacular view of the sunrise and sunset. One of those places that still evoke history & adventure.

Shanthi Falls

Shanthi Falls is a beautiful waterfalls and a must visit because it is just 1 kilometer from Kemmannagundi. Situated amidst tropical forests and coffee plantations, the falls and the way to it is serene and beautiful.


Just 24 kms from Kemmanagundi and located 18664 meters above sea level. It was the first place where coffee seeds were sown in Chikmagalur. It is also a popular pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Muslims.

Our Kemmanagundi Homestay Features & Facilities

Clean & Comfortable Cottages

23 independent cottages with attached bathrooms. Comes with modern amenities like 32” Flat Screen TVs.

Lush Surroundings

Our campus is a big garden filled with flowers and trees. It provides a perfect setting to relax & refresh amidst pure nature.

Fast Internet

Rejuvenate in the lap of pristine nature yet stay connected to the world around you without skipping a beat.

24-hr Water & Power

You will never run out of bare necessities even when you are in the middle of a lush tropical forest.

Campfire & Nature Walks

Love campfire with friends? Can't wait to walk amidst coffee estates and tropical trees? You will feel right at home here.

Games & Sports

If you enjoy indoor sports, we have good news. Play carom, darts, archery, volley ball, table tennis or badminton.

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    A Brief Guide To Kemmanagundi

    The origin of the word Kemmanagundi or Kemmanugundi comes from a combination of three Kannada words – Kempu (red), mannu (soil) and gundi (pit). 

    Nestled amidst the Baba Budangiri Range in Karnataka, India, Kemmanagundi stands as a testament to history, culture, and natural beauty.

    Here is a quick look at its historical legacy and local culture & traditions as well as what to wear and essentials to carry to ensure a memorable visit to this beautiful hill station.

    Kemmanagundi's History

    In the early 20th century, Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV of Mysore envisioned Kemmanagundi as a summer refuge inspired by the British. The vision came to life with the assistance of British horticulturist John Cameron, whose influence is evident in the lush landscapes and captivating gardens. 

    What started as a royal retreat has evolved into a beloved hill station, retaining its allure through the passage of time.

    Kemmanagundi's Culture & Tradition

    Kemmanagundi is a melting pot of Karnataka’s cultural tapestry. Rooted in Kannada traditions, the local culture is a vibrant mosaic reflected in festivals, arts, and cuisine. 

    For an authentic experience, consider opting for homestays, where the daily life, traditions, and local flavors come to life. The cultural fabric is further enriched by the influence of coffee plantations, offering not just a beverage but a journey into the region’s heritage.

    The Right Time to Visit Kemmanagundi

    Plan your visit to Kemmanagundi between September and May because the weather is quite pleasant during these months. 

    Winter (December to February) brings a different charm with cool temperatures, enhancing the allure of the landscapes.

    Monsoons (June to August) is also a popular time to visit because the waterfalls are in full glory thanks to heavy rains. 

    However, if you are planning on trekking, it is better to delay it till winter as the slopes are pretty slippery during the rainy season. 

    In short, the best time to visit Kemmanagundi would be from autumn till spring. 

    What to Wear

    1. Comfortable Clothing:

      • Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics in warmer months.
      • Long-sleeved shirts and pants provide protection during outdoor pursuits.
    2. Trekking Gear:

      • Sturdy trekking shoes and moisture-wicking socks.
      • Layered clothing adapts to temperature variations during treks.
    3. Weather-Adaptable Attire:

      • Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly.
      • A light jacket or sweater is advisable for cooler evenings.
    4. Rain Gear:

      • Carry a lightweight, waterproof jacket or poncho during the monsoon season.
      • Quick-drying clothing minimizes discomfort.
    5. Hat and Sunglasses:

      • Shield yourself from the sun with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.

    Essential Things to Carry

    1. Water Bottle:

      • Stay hydrated, particularly during outdoor activities.
    2. Sunscreen and Insect Repellent:

      • Safeguard your skin against the sun and potential insect bites.
    3. Backpack:

      • A compact backpack proves useful for day trips and treks, carrying essentials.
    4. First Aid Kit:

      • Include basic medications and any personal medical requirements.
    5. Camera and Binoculars:

      • Capture the scenic beauty and wildlife encounters.
    6. Power Bank:

      • Ensure your electronic devices remain charged for navigation and photography.
    7. Reusable Bags:

      • Eco-friendly bags are handy for carrying items acquired during your travels.
    8. Local Map and Guidebook:

      • A physical map and guidebook come in handy, especially in areas with limited connectivity.
    9. Cash:

      • While UPI works, however, do carry some cash, just in case of poor connectivity.
    10. Light Snacks:

      • Pack energy bars, nuts, or dried fruits to combat hunger pangs while out on a day trip. 

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