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Situated at the foot of the Mullayanagiri range, Chikmagalur is full of hills and magnificent glimpse. Chikmagalur is well known for its peaceful atmosphere, lavish green forest, and tall mountains. The Western Ghats start from this area. The River Yagachi is originated from the surrounding hills. Bababudangiri, Mullayanagiri and Kemmangundi are among the must-see places here. Which makes this place one of the beloved places for tourist to visit in Karnataka.

Chikkamagaluru is also acclaimed for coffee and is called as “The Coffee Land” of Karnataka. It’s also the place where coffee was cultivated in India for the first time. Cycle on the zigzag roadway, trek up to the peak, Camp under the stars.

Attractions: Mullayanagiri, Bababudangiri, Belur,Kavikal Gandi Viewpoint, Hirekolale Lake, Ayyanakere Lake, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Yagachi Dam, Seethalayanagiri, Sringeri Mutt, Kudremukh Peak.

Nearby places: Coorg , Mysore, Mangalore, Belur, Halebidu, Srirangapatna, Shravanabelagola, Sakleshpur.

Best Time to visit: September to April

Peak Season: March to May

How to Reach

  • By Air: The Nearest airport is Mangalore, which  160 km away.
  • By Rail: City doesn’t have own railway station. The nearest railway station is Kadur which is 42 km away.   
  • By Road: This gorgeous hill station is well connected with cities like Sringeri, Kadur, and Birur by road. Two National Highways pass through from Chikmagalur. The city is also well connected to major cities of the state through private and KSRTC buses and cars or cabs.

Popular Restaurants: Town Canteen, The Estate Cafe, Coffee Barn Cafe, Siri Cafe, Cafe Agape, Mayura Deluxe, Vishnu Delicacy, Kanha, Maharaja Restaurant, Odyssey, The Serai, Food Palace, Salpicon, The Burger Shop, etc… Read more

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