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.
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.