Have the soaring temperatures got you wishing for a mountain getaway? Here are some hills stations to explore in Karnataka.

BR Hills, about 85 km away from Mysuru Airport, is famous for Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple and Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary.

At Chikkamagaluru, a few hours’ drive from Bengaluru, you can witness beautiful waterfalls such as Hebbe Falls, Kalhatti Falls, Manikyadhara Falls, and Kadambi Falls.

Located at a height of 1,226 meters above sea level, Anthargange lies in the Kolar district of Karnataka. The hill station decked with lush greenery and scenic views is best for trekking.

Sakleshpur, located in the Western Ghats along the Bangaluru‑Mangaluru Highway is well known for its mystic temples and the spice, tea and coffee plantations.

If you love trekking in mildly difficult terrains with scenic views of waterfalls and rivers, then Kodachadri, near Mangaluru in Karnataka, is perfect for you.

Dandeli is home to a wildlife sanctuary and temples like Sri Dandelappa Swami, Sri Mallikarjuna, and Ulavi. It’s an ideal spot for a quiet stay immersed in nature.

Sirsi in Uttar Karnataka offers a chance to spot rare wildlife species like slender loris, dhole, and bonnet macaque, along with many birds, insects and reptiles. It is a haven for photographers and nature lovers.

Agumbe, in the Western Ghats, is one of the places which receives the highest rainfall in India. It has magnificent waterfalls like Onaki Abbi, Barkana and Jogigundi.

Kemmanagundi, also known as KR Hills, in the Chikmagalur district, is home to the enchanting falls of Shanti, Hebbe, and Kalhatti, along with many hillocks, ornamental gardens, and valleys.

Kundadri, in Shimoga district, is of religious significance to the Jain community. Besides, it offers scenic views along its trek route with streams and dense forest.