Places to Visit in Chikmagalur : Chikmagalur, also known as Chickmagaluru, is a small town located on th foothills of the Mullayanagiri mountain range in Karnataka. Being located on the foothills makes Chickmagalur one the most famous tourist destination in Karnataka. The town is surrounded by tall hills and picturesque scenery that makes for a view that is so awe inspiring and cannot be overstated. Home to the Mullayanagiri peak, the tallest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiri hills has a height of over 6000 ft. Chikmagalur has been a trekking haven for a long time and trekking and hiking activities are a common sight here. Widely known as the coffee capital of Karnataka, the town is home to many coffee plantations and estates. The wide array of biodiversity seen in the town’s flora and fauna and also its various green landscapes makes tourists flock to this location at all times. The main tourist attractions in Chickmagalur include many temples, wildlife sanctuaries, rivers and waterfalls, peaks and mountain ranges that are sure to satisfy people of all tastes, from the adventurous to the spiritual. Chickmagaluru can also be combined with Belur and Halebidu, important places in Hoysala Kingdom.
Mullayanagiri peak: The Mullayanagiri peak is located on the Mullayanagiri mountain range and is the tallest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiri mountains. Elevated at 1930 m, the peak can be trekked starting from Sarpadaari. It can also be reached via asphalt roads that can make for a great biking experience amongst the cool air and colourful and brilliant surroundings. There is also a temple dedicated to lord Shiva atop the peak that is frequented by many people who climb this mammoth of a peak.
Sringeri Sharada Peetha: The Sringeri Sharada Peetha is located at Sringeri at a distance of about 85 km from the town of Chikmagalur. It is a mutt or a monastery that was established by the philosopher Adi Shankara in the 9th century. The place is a must-see destination for tourists as it can ease all worries and make one feel a spiritual connection with the natural surroundings.
Veera Narayana temple: The Veera Narayana temple is located in the small village of Belavadi in Chickmagalur district and is 29 km away from the town itself. It was built in the year 1200 by the Hoysalan king Veera Ballala II. Hoysalan architecture and engineering at its finest, the temple is home to many extravagant and intricate sculptures, pathways, pillars and highly decorated friezes.
Baba budangiri: Located at a distance of 25 km from the town in the Baba Budan range of the western ghats, the baba budangiri is a peak located in the range. Baba budangiri has a shrine that is dedicated to the sufi saint baba budan, and is considered a holy place by many. It also surrounded by many beautiful waterfalls like the manikyadhara falls, many caves and is a ideal place for trekking as well.
Kudremukh peak: The kudremukh peak is located at a distance of 102 km from the town in the district of Chickmagalur. The peak is the third highest peak in the region after the Mullayanagiri peak and the Baba Budangiri with an elevation of 6213 ft. The peak is so named because the peak resemble the face of a horse. The peak is ideal for trekking and sightseeing as it is home to some really exotic landscape and scenic sunrises and sunsets.
Kudremukh national park: The Kudremukh national park is located near the Kudremukh peak and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The park is covered in grass for the most part and is home to such species such as the tiger, leopard, wild dog, common langur, sloth bear, gaur, porcupine, sambar, spotted deer amongst others. While you are here don’t forget to visit Thekadambi waterfalls, which is a delight to the senses. There is an entry fee of Rs.400 that is chargeable for entry.
Ayyanakere Lake: The Ayyanakere lake is located at about 20 km from the town and lies in the Malnad region. The lake is the second largest lake in Karnataka and is a visual spectacle that is worth your visit. The lake is surrounded by lush forests and farmlands and is a favourite among tourists for camping, fishing and other recreational activities.
Mangalore to Chikmagalur Route:Mangalore to Chikmagalur Route is Mangalore-Bantwal-Mudigere-Chikmagaluru. Mangalore to Chikmagalur distance is 150 km, covered in 4 h via NH234.
Mysore to Chikmagalur Route:Mysore to Chikmagalur Route is Mysore-Holenarasipur-Hassan-Chikmagaluru. Mysore to Chikmagalur distance is 177 km, covered in 3 hours 30 minutes via SH57.
Bangalore to Chikmagalur Route:Bangalore to Chikmagalur Route is Bangalore-Nelamangala-Hosur-Chikmagaluru. Bangalore to Chikmagalur distance is 245 km, covered in 4 h 25 minutes via NH48.
Coorg to Chikmagalur Route:Coorg to Chikmagalur Route is Coorg-Somwarpet-Belur-Chikmagaluru. Coorg to Chikmagalur distance is 150 km, covered in 3 h 30 min.
The Chikmagalur railway station is the nearest railway station and is located in Belur road, providing direct connectivity from Managalore railway station.
The nearest airport to Chikmagalur is Managalore airport located at a distance of 150 km from Chickmagalur.
Chickmagalur can be visited during any time of the year since the climate remains cool throughout with peak temperatures reaching upto 35°C during summers (April - June).
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