Kemmangundi is a beautiful hill station located in Chikmagalur district in Karnataka and popularly known as the Ooty of Karnataka. It is situated at a height of 1,434 m above sea level. The word Kemmangundi is a Kannada word that literally means kempu is red, mannu is soil and gundi is a pit.

Kemmanagundi is within a driving distance of Bangalore (250 Kms - 6.00 hours). The nearest airport is Mangalore which is around 190 km away and another international airport is Bangalore which is around 300 km.