How to Reach Kemmangundi Karnataka

This article gives complete information on how to travel by air, train, bus and road to Kemmangundi Karnataka. Road routes from Bangalore to Kemmangundi are also given in the article.

Kemmangundi is located in Chickmagalur, which has no airport or airstrip. However, Kemmangundi Karnataka is easily accessible by road from major cities and towns in Karnataka, including Bangalore, the capital city. Note, however, that Kemmangundi is closer to Mangalore than Bangalore.

How to Travel By Air to Kemmangundi Karnataka

1. The nearest airport to Kemmangundi Karnataka is the Mangalore International Airport. Formerly called the Bajpe Airport, the Mangalore International Airport is located in the town of Bajpe. The distance from Mangalore to Kemmangundi is 150kms.
Flights to Mangalore International Airport:
(i) Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines operate flights from Bangalore to Mangalore International Airport.
(ii) Kingfisher Airlines operates flights from Chennai & Cochin to Mangalore International Airport.
(iii) Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines, Indian, and Air-India Express operate flights from Mumbai to Mangalore International Airport.

2. You can fly to the Bengaluru International Airport, and from the city travel by road to Kemmangundi Karnataka. The distance from Bangalore to Kemmangundi is 298kms.

How to Travel by Train to Kemmangundi Karnataka

1. You can take a train from Bangalore to Tarikere, which is just 25 to 30kms from Kemmangundi. At the station you can hire a taxi (Rs.450/- to Rs.500/-) or take a local bus from there to Kemmangundi.
2. You can take the Janashatabdi Express from Bangalore to Birur. From Birur station you can hire a taxi (Rs.450/- to Rs.500/-) or take a bus to Kemmangundi. There are two return trains from Birur to Bangalore: the Janashatabdi Express and the Chalukya Express.

How to Travel by Bus to Kemmangundi Karnataka

1. You can board a KSRTC air-conditioned deluxe bus from Bangalore to Kadur and another bus from there will to Kemmangundi.
2. You can board the KSRTC Bus heading to Shimoga, and get off at Birur. At Birur take another bus to Kemmangundi. Birur is about 36kms from Kemmangundi.

How to Travel by Road to Kemmangundi Karnataka

You have to go to Kemmangundi from Bangalore via the National Highway NH-206 till Kadur and then the NH-48 till Hassan. It takes about 8 hours by road from Bangalore to Kemmangundi.
Road routes from Bangalore to Kemmangundi:
(i) Hassan - Belur - Chikmagalur – Lingadahalli - Kemmangundi
(ii) Tumkur - Gubbi – Tiptur – Arsikere – Banavara – Kadur - Chikamagalur - Kemmangundi

As you can easy, there is no dearth of ways to reach Kemmangundi Karnataka.

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