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Chikmagalore

Chikmagalur is an alluring picnic district located on the foothills of Mullayanagiri mountain ranges. It is a fertile valley, famous for its coffee and tea plantations. The entire region is surrounded by lush green vegetation and plantation hills. It is believed to be presented as dowry for the younger daughter of Rukmangada and hence called as  Chikmagalur which denotes ‘town of younger daughter’. The highest peak of Karnataka is Mullain Giri is in Chikmagalur at an altitude of 6300 feet above the sea level. The fertile land is drained by River Bahdra, Hemavathi, Netravai, Vedavati and Tunga.  There are several historical places and monuments like Kondarama temple, Jamie Mosque and st.Joseph’s Cathedral Church are the places of interest. Chikmagalur cuisine is very famous for its unique spice and taste of coconut milk. It is a wonderful summer resort to beat the heat.

Places to visit

Baba Budan Giri

It is the most visited peak in Chikmagalur. Named after a Muslim Saint Baba Budan. Three caves and Sheethala are nearer to this peak. Manikvadara waterfall is just a km from here. Kurinji which blooms once in 12 year can be seen here.

Vidyashankara Temple

It is located on the banks of Bhadra river. A holy shrine and one of Pancha Kshetras. 12 zodiac pillars are the highlights of this temple.

Kalahatti Falls

Major tourist destination at a distance of 10 km from Chikmagalur. It is a 122 meter sizzling Fall along with mesmerizing surroundings. One can find rock temples nearby the waterfall. A fantastic picnic spot to spend vacation.

Other Places

Mallikarjuna temple, Ayyanakare lakes, Kudremukh national park, Hanuman Gundi Falls, Hebbe falls, Shringeri and central coffee research institution are other popular spots found in Chikmagalur.

How to reach Chikmagalur

By Air

Mangalore airport is around 170 km from away is nearest airport to Chikmagalur

By Train

Kadurand Hassan railway stations are at distance of 40 and 60 km respectively.

By Road

Many state owned buses and private buses are connecting Chikmagalur to major cities of Karnataka.

Weather

In summer 22-40°C and in winter 10-32°C. It is visited throughout the year.




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Best Time To Visit : SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR
   
 
Theme: Hill Station
Must Visit Places : MANIKYADHARA, BABA BUDDAN GIRI

SightSeeings in Chikmagalur

Splendorous Water Falls
Bhadra Wild Life Sanctuary
Kemmanagundi
Kudremukh
Mullayanagiri
Baba Budan Giri, Datta Peeta
Horanadu
Sringeri
Kalasa
Amritapura
Belavadi
Manikyadhara
Kallathigiri
Hebbe
Shanti
Hanumana Gundi
Kadambi

Near By Other Tourist Places


Chikmagalur   0 KM near     
Belur   21 KM near     
Halebid   29 KM near     
Kemmanagundi   29 KM near     
Kudremukh   32 KM near     

Near By major Cities


Bangalore  233 KM near     
Chennai  546 KM near     
Hyderabad  605 KM near     

Near By Air Ports


Bajpe Airport   115 KM near     
Mysore Airport   165 KM near     
Bengaluru International Airport   235 KM near     
Hubli Airport   268 KM near     

Near By Local Cities


Shimoga  80 KM near     
Mangalore  121 KM near     
Kota  131 KM near     
Sagar  139 KM near     

Near By Districts


Chikmagalur   2 KM near     
Hassan   55 KM near     
Shimoga   81 KM near     
Kodagu   110 KM near     

Near By RailWay Station


Ballekere Halt Rail Way Station   38 KM near     
Kadur Rail Way Station   41 KM near     
Devanur Rail Way Station   42 KM near     
Birur Jn Rail Way Station   42 KM near     
 

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