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  • A city loaded with scenic locations, adventure activities, interesting nightlife options and salubrious climate. At the height of 1,090 meters from the sea level, right next to the threshold of the Yagachi River, lies Chikmagalur. If you are planning a trip to this beautiful place, then read this compilation for some interesting Chikmagalur Tour Packages to fit your bills.

    Chikmagalur can be accessed with the railroad that connects it with Kadur. International tourists can land at nearby Mangaluru (Mangalore) Airport. The distance between Mangalore and Chikmagalur is approximately 152 kilometers. State highway 57 of Karnataka connects Chikmagalur with rest of the India. This scenic beauty hidden amidst the forests over a hill is located at a distance of 250 kilometers from Bangalore.

    Chikmagalur offers a variety of touristic activities to its visitors, you can start your day by visiting the energetic vicinities of coffee estates and then head straight to experience adventure by indulging in adventurous things to do in Chikmagalur. This place offers thrilling moments to adventure junkies and provides a nice getaway for honeymoon couples who are seeking for some privacy amidst the natural habitats.

    Chikmagalur is a relatively peaceful town where touristic activity forms the crux of the local economy. This town offers a rainbow like a spectrum (which is perfect for taking selfies) during your sightseeing expeditions. Local vendors working in the tourism industry and organized players of the trade offer plenty of Chikmagalur sightseeing packages. This article is an attempt to highlight these options in such a fashion where you can select certain packages that meet with your wanderlust.

  • Chikmagalur Trekking Packages

    Trekking around Chikmagalur offers both, the man made beauty and nature’s pristine artistry. Partially ringed by the coffee estates of Baba Budan Giri Ranges, these foothills of Western Ghat offers a green pasture full of waterfalls, ornamental gardens, and lofty hills. Here, we are presenting four impressive treks located around Chikmagalur, you can avail them as a part of various Chikmagalur sightseeing packages.

  • 01Mullayanagiri Trek

    Also known as, the Apex trek of Karnataka, Mullayanagiri Trek is located at a height of 1,930 meters. It starts with a passage, which is known as Sarpadhari or a way that looks like a snake. This half-day trek can be accommodated in Chikmagalur Tour Packages very easily; the initial part of the trek is steep at an angle of 60 degrees.

    Difficulty Level:

    The trek is divided into two parts, the first part which is up to Mullayanagiri Hill can be considered as an easy trek. If you have an intention to explore more inside Bababudangiri then you can go ahead as it is a moderate trek. During the rainy seasons or summer, it can become difficult depending upon the condition of the trek after rains.

    Best Time:

    Months ranging from September to February are the best months of the year when you can visit Mullayanagiri Trek. During the summer season, the hardness of this trek increases because of temperature variations and it should be avoided during rainy seasons.

    Mullayanagiri Trek in Chikmagalur

    Mullayanagiri Trek in Chikmagalur

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  • 02Kudremukh Trek

    Kudremukh Trek

    At the height of 1892 meters, it is the third-highest peak in Karnataka; a trekker is required to cover 18 Kilometers back and forth in order to complete this trek. On an average, it takes nine to ten hours to complete a trekking expedition here. Located at a distance of 332 kilometers from Bangalore, this trek can easily consume one day of various Chikmagalur Tour Packages.

    Difficulty Level:

    On the scale of the difficulty level, it is a moderate track where the difficulty level from Ontimare to the end part of the trek can be considered slightly difficult because of its “Zig-Zig” trail, rest of the parts are either easy or moderate in patches.

    Best Time:

    It is a lush green trek and the best sights of this greenery can be enjoyed during the months of November and December. January and February are easy periods but the sight of greenery can be missed. The heat of the summers can act a big hindrance for many trekkers; this is why it should be avoided during summers.

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  • 03Kemmanagundi Trek

    Kemmanagundi Trek

    Located at the height of 1434 meters, Kemmanagundi trek is surrounded by the hidden treasures of Kemmanagundi hills. The base camp of this trek is well-connected with the bus services and makes it a fit to be a part of regular Chikmagalur sightseeing packages. It has an easy connectivity from Bangalore via railroad. Hebbe Falls are the primary attractions for the trekkers on this route. Coffee plantations, hilly villages, and views of distant rivers are some major attractions associated with this trek.  

    Difficulty Level:

    The attacks of leeches can make it difficult sometimes; otherwise, the quietude of this place is soothing and makes it a moderate track. We are terming it moderate because steps of the final part of the trek can make it an exhaustive trekking experience for many.  

    Best Time:

    The season between July and September should be avoided because of the monsoons. The month of May and June are relatively hot for this exhausting trek. For the rest of the year, it is a heaven designed for trekking lovers.

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  • 04Baba Budangiri Trek

    Baba Budangiri Trek

    Located at the distance of 30 kilometers from Chikmagalur, Baba Budangiri Trek has all the good reasons to be a part of various Chikmagalur Tour Packages. When an adventure lover plans his journey in the region of Bangalore or Chikmagalur then it becomes an obvious choice for them to add this trek in their itinerary. In general, tour operators combine treks of Kemmanagundi, Kudremukh, and Mullayanagiri and promote them as Baba Budangiri Trek. As a traveler, you can pick anyone of the activities to do in Chikmagalur or enjoy all of them in a single package.

    Difficulty Level: 

    It can be a bit exhaustive at times to cover all the tracks in quick successions. It is important to fix a convenient itinerary where you have enough time to relax and recreate yourself for the next big expedition loaded with physical strain. Apart from it, we can dub it as a moderate track.  

    Best Time:

    In general, we can say that winter time is good for all the treks, summer time can be a bit exhausting and less interesting in the terms of scenic beauty. Monsoon periods should be avoided completely because of the less accessibility to the area and various key points located on the map of this trek.  

  • Offbeat Stay Packages in Chikmagalur

  • 05Estate Stay Experience In Chikmagalur

    Estate Stay Experience In Chikmagalur

    The homestays in Chikmagalur offers a host of rental accommodations in the area of Mudigere in Chikmagalur. It is a well-maintained property that enjoys a proximity to a tea estate. You can also enjoy morning and early evening walks in these 60 acres of wooded hill slopes.

    It can be an affordable natural retreat and accommodation, for the tourist seeking a solace from the hustle bustle of cities. This serviced accommodation rental is located at a distance of 40 kilometers from the nearby city point. The owners of the property offer many packages where you can avail, lunch, breakfast, buffets and evening meals. Chikmagalur Tour Packages can be weaved around this property, where it can act as a base camp.

    This place offers a host of recreational facilities like plantation tours, indoor games activities, and tour to a nearby fort. You can avail them in your main package or handpick the activities of your choice in a "tailor made package".

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  • 06Coffee Plantation Stay in Chikmanglur

    Coffee Plantation Stay in Chikmanglur

    3 B’s of “bird watching”, “bar-be-cue” and “bonfire” can be availed when you plan to stay in this property. A walk in the plantation and games related activities can be considered as a bonus when you will stay in this property. This place also offers a traditional treat of Malnad foods. Apart from it, you can also avail regular menus as per the choice and availability.

    Add this vacation rental as a part of your Chikmagalur Tour Packages and fix a permanent spot of recreation for yourself. Rooms are available on a twin-sharing basis and deals can be worked out as per your demands. You can enjoy this private tour with small groups while planning the goodies for the travel. Don't forget to carry sunscreen lotion, sunglasses and comfortable clothes with you. Book in advance and avail some great packages for enjoying the maximum benefits out of the deals that owners of this property are offering. You can also try out resorts in Chikmagalur for a more luxurious stay.

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  • 07Stay at Nature Homestay in Chikmagalur

    Stay at Nature Homestay in Chikmagalur

    Hire an estate instead of a room for almost the same price, quietude of this place in the morning and happening bonfire nights are always on cards for you. This homestay in Chikmagalur is a universe in itself. Regular facilities like lunch, dinner, breakfast and three coffee breaks are constantly at your disposal as a part of the main package.

    Plan family’s “get together” and avail the accommodation on double occupancy basis to enjoy your stay with privacy and familial environment at the same time.

    This property offers you some additional activities like birding, trekking and plantation walk. While booking your holidays, make sure to collect all the details and carry all the important tools like comfortable clothing, trek shoes, sunscreen lotions etc. 

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  • 08Night Stay at River Tern Lodge in Chikmagaluru

    Night Stay at River Tern Lodge in Chikmagaluru

    Make sure to add River Tern Lodge night stay in your regular Chikmagalur Tour Packages. It offers a different kind of an experience. The comfortable and cozy corners of a cottage and log hut can be availed on a twin-sharing basis. You can enjoy the reflection of the stars in the Bhadra reservoir during the chilling nights. During the day, you can feel the thrill of wildlife while staring eye to eye with wild animals of Bhadra Tiger Reserves.

    A jeep safari to the Bhadra Tiger Reserves is also a part of this main package. This package also offers Boat safari, water sports and a film show about the wildlife of the area. The package also offers both non-vegetarian and vegetarian meals. A visit to Tyavarekoppa Lion & Tiger Safari & Sakrebyle Elephant Camp can be considered as the highlight of this wholesome package offered by River Tern Lodge.

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  • 09Scenic Hilltop Stay in Chikmagalur

    Scenic Hilltop Stay in Chikmagalur

    At the elevation of 4,000 feet from the sea level, right next to Bababudangiri, Kemmangundi and Mullayanagiri peaks of Karnataka, Accommodation Heritage Stay can become your haven in clouds. Enjoy the panoramic view from this heavenly location, the owners and promoters of Heritage Stay are offering a wholesome package where you can also add a visit to nearby Muthodi reserve forest.

    The package offered by Heritage stay can be judged among the list of Chikmagalur sightseeing packages because every moment that you will spend in this hill resort will give you an opportunity to witness rivers and water streams sparkling like silver linings between lush greenery. 

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  • 10Nature Plantation Stay Experience In Chikmagalur

    Nature Plantation Stay Experience In Chikmagalur

    Unwind yourself from the rhetoric’s of city life and cool your heels in this majestic plantation bungalow. A perfect holiday getaway that offers plantation tours during the mornings. You can make your evenings special by visiting this sunset point. Activities like fishing, birding, sightseeing, and boating are always on the cards, you can accommodate them in your main stay package after negotiating the terms with the owners of the property.

    This place offers room rentals based on the principle of multiple sharing facilities, all the major meals of the day are included in the main package of this property. The property is located in the heart of Chikmagalur city. Here, you can also avail an opportunity to go for boat rides and fishing on a private lake. Grab this wholesome package if you are looking forward to a complete holiday package.  

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  • Adventure activities in Chikmagalur

  • 11Camping


    The camping sites around Chikmagalur can be divided into three major spots; these spots are Mullayanagiri Trek, Kudremukh Trek, and Kemmanagundi Treks. Most of the camping activities take place on the base points of these tracks. While purchasing for Chikmagalur sightseeing packages make sure that you are paying an extra attention towards special camping packages. These camping tours normally last for two days with one night stay. 

    If you wish to participate in other activities like bonfire then it can attract some extra charges. Forest charges are also applicable, so make sure that they are included in your main package when you negotiate with the providers.

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  • 12Bhadra River Rafting

    Bhadra River Rafting

    River Bhadra takes a turn and skirts the hills of Chikmagalur, this skirting makes it an ideal place for white water rafting adventure activity. You can start your stint as a white water rafter by simply availing a rafting package designed for beginners and armature rafters. Many standalone rafting companies are present in the area.

    While designing your Chikmagalur sightseeing packages, you can also take the support of various home stay solution providers and vacation rental providers as well. They can plan an excursion like Rafting expedition for you and include it in their main package. If you are planning for a longer stint, lasting for more days then it is better to contact a river rafting company directly.  

    Season starting from June to October can be considered as the best period for the activity. During this period, rapid formation attains its peak because of the monsoon and constant releasing of water from various natural drainage sources.

  • 13Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Safari

    Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Safari

    Twenty kilometers away from the main town of Chikmagalur, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary can transport you into a new wild world where crooning of the birds break the soothing quietude of the human existence. This safari lasts for two hours and forest department has allotted two-time slots for it, you can choose the morning slot (6.30 to 8.30) or the evening slot (4.30 to 6.30).  

    The ticket prices  (approximately 1250 INR, for each individual) may sound steep to many people, however, the price is worth it because the sights of wild are amazing where you can capture the free movements of Tiger and Sambar deer from a distance which can calculate as a safe proximity. The presence of some rare birds in the sky forms an exotic backdrop for this wildlife sanctuary.

  • 14Jeep Ride To Jhari Falls (Buttermilk Falls)

    Jeep Ride To Jhari Falls (Buttermilk Falls)

    If you are a selfie lover then city of Chikmagalur brings a new delight into your selfie albums because it has so many natural varieties to offer. Jhari Falls (Buttermilk Falls) is one such scenic place, which is located at the distance of 20 Kilometers from the prime locations of the city. If you are traveling in your personal vehicle then you are required to leave them in the parking area, which is situated at the distance of four kilometers from the main site.

    You are required to hire a local jeep for the last few miles because the roads are steep and curvy. This journey in the heart of a coffee plantation and deep forest can bring in a thrill into your heart. After capturing the beauty of the falls, you can also take a playful dip in the pool formed by the falls and spend a good time in a misty and wet environment. When you look for Chikmagalur Tour Packages, chalk out your plans more clearly and fix the hours for this destination more prudently. Never forget that your stint at this destination can also turn out to be a family picnic instead of just sightseeing.

  • Sightseeing places in Chikmagalur

  • 15Hebbe Falls

    Hebbe Falls of Chikmagalur has become a popular destination among the tourist because of the trekking experience. In the last few years, the trend of off-season tourism is catching up. Monsoon season is the off-season for Chikmagalur tourism. This is where “Hebbes Falls” gained popularity because it can be considered as a bright option for the tourists when you are visiting this place in Chikmagalur during the monsoon season.

    You are required to travel a downhill trek of 8 kilometers from the Raj Bhavan, which is a prominent landmark in the city. Jeep rides are available to the main spot where Hebbe Falls incarnate in its complete glory. Here a thick stream of waterfalls gushes down from the height of 168 meters.

    If you are hiring a jeep then bargain hard because the prices keep on fluctuating based on the numbers of the travelers on a given day. This big stream of water is divided into two parts, the first part is Dodda Hebbe (big falls) and the second part is Chikka Hebbe (small falls). The movement of tourists is restricted in some areas near Hebbe because they are a part of tiger reserves, maintained by the government of India.

  • 16Kalhatti Giri Fall

    Kalhatti Giri Fall

    At a distance of ten kilometers from the famous hill station, Kemmangundi  Kalhatti Giri Falls forms a majestic view of cascading water from a hilltop under the name of Chandra Drona Hill. The total height of this waterfall is around 120 meters.

    On the foothills of this waterfall, a temple of Lord Shiva is situated. This temple adds a religious importance for many visitors that are visiting this destination. Local guides and priest also share some stories related to the origin of this fall, most of these stories have the power to transport you into a forgotten mythological era.

    During the months of March and April, a regular religious fair also takes place next to this waterfall. This fair attracts devotees from nearby cities as well. This is why can say that this area is well-connected with rest of the state.

  • 17Neelakurinji Blooms

    Neelakurinji Blooms

    Neelakurinji is the local name of a purple color flower that blooms in the western Ghat of India. The fact that it blooms after a gap of twelve years, makes it a special flower. The last bloom of Neelakurinji took place during 2006. The lush green sites of Chikmagalur are waiting for the next boom of Neelakurinji in 2018.

    Draw out your travel plans for 2018 well in advance and witness this spectacular event of nature that takes place after a decade. This phenomenon of Neelakurinji blooms normally occurs during the period ranging from July to December. Ideally, you should plan a visit during the month of October or November to enjoy a bloom in its full swing.

  • 18Kadambi Falls

    Kadambi Falls

    If you are visiting the Kudremukh national park in Chikmagalur then a halt at Kadambi Falls can add a new sparkle and mist in your photo albums. It is close to the main road of the area and this is why the connectivity is good. It is a picnic spot because the pool of this 30 feet high waterfall invites you to have fun.  

    While checking the details of sightseeing places to visit in Chikmagalur, if you are planning to spend a day amidst nature and feel the pleasant pulse of the weather then it is an ideal location for that. You can easily club Kadambi Falls with Kudremukh National Park and Kudremukh Peak to add an excursion trip in your travel plans.

  • 19Bhadra Dam

    Bhadra Dam

    If you want to witness an ideal confluence of science and nature going hand-in-hand, then Bhadra Dam certainly is your destination. Water gushing out from the height of 194 feet tall manmade structure and joining a huge reservoir can add thrills into your selfie enchantment. This dam project is situated at a distance of ten kilometers from Shimoga district of Karnataka state.

    If you are located in Chikmagalur then you are at a distance of 78 Kilometers. A drive of 1.45 hours on State Highway 57 can take you to Bhadra Dam.

    There are three parts of this dam, the first part is the dam itself, the second part is the streams that are making a confluence in the reservoir and finally, we have the streams released by the gateways of the dam. Monsoon season is the best season to witness all the three parts of this dam in their moment of glories.

  • 20Sharadamba Temple

    Sharadamba Temple

    Add some holy chants and sparkle of an ancient Crystal linga in your Chikmagalur tour by bidding a trip to this ancient Sharadamba Temple. The priests at the temple have a very interesting story to share with you. This temple is auspicious and carries a holy value for the locals and people living in the state of Karnataka. The most auspicious time of the day to visit this temple is 8.30 PM when they enchant prayers in the honor of crystal linga.

    Located in the historical town of Shringeri, this temple is at a distance of a three-hour drive from Chikmagalur. The temple site is located right next to a river where you can feed big fishes as a part of the local religious ritual.  

  • 21Visit Coffee Museum

    Visit Coffee Museum

    If you are visiting Chikmagalur and willing to explore a different kind of destination, then you are most welcome to the coffee museum. It is believed that Saint Baba Budan smuggled the coffee beans from Arab countries during the 15th century. The climate of south India suited them and within few years, unorganized coffee estates came into existence. British rulers of India sensed an opportunity and India became a player in the international coffee market during the 16th, 17th and 18th century. The coffee museum captures all the major destinations of this journey and introduces you to various processes that blend the taste and aroma in your coffee mugs.

    Coffee Museum located in Dasarahalli is at a distance of approximately five hours from Chikmagalur when you hit the national highway 75. Add it as an excursion trip in your Chikmagalur itinerary and explore this gallery of events that changed the shape and face of Indian coffee industry with a passage of time. When you will visit Bababudangiri Coffee Estate in Chikmagalur then locals will share some interesting stories related to the evolution of coffee beans in India. Here at the coffee museum, you can verify those facts and add some coffee beans into your wisdom tank as well.  

  • 22Manikyadhara Falls

    Locals residing in the area of Baba Budan Giri Range, Kemmangundi and Chikmagalur believe that a dip in the pool of Manikyadhara Falls can heal them and help them in restoring better health. This place has religious significance for Hindus and Muslims. This area is very rich in the terms of herbal medicines; if you know the real value of these herbal wonders then you have all the good reasons to steal some wonderful deals from the local vendors.

    Manikyadhara falls are located at a distance of 40 kilometers from the main city of Chikmagalur. Local tour operators in Chikmagalur can accommodate Manikyadhara Falls in your regular packages if you want. You can design a special package for yourself as well. In general, tourist spends two to three hours at this destination, so plan your day accordingly.

  • 23Sringeri Sharada Peetha

    Sringeri Sharada Peetha

    Chikmagalur Sringeri Road connects Sringeri Sharada Peetha with the help of a two-hour long drive. In terms of distance, we can count it in the range of 80 kilometers. Sringeri Sharada Peetha is an ancient Hindu Math located on the banks of Tunga River. This place has a historical and religious significance for Historians and devotees. A journey to this place can help you in revisiting the era of 8th century AD.

  • 24Hirekolale Lake

    Hirekolale Lake

    Designed to ensure drinking water and irrigation water supply for the city of Chikmagalur Hirekolale Lake has now become a source of enjoyment for the tourists visiting this area. It is a man-made lake, which is located at a distance of ten kilometers from the main city. When you search out for Chikmagalur Tour Packages then explore the areas next to the Hirekolale Lake for accommodation rentals and hotels as well. It is well connected with the main city and it can act as a nice and economic central point for your daily excursions.

  • 25Ballalarayana Durga Fort

    Ballalarayana Durga Fort

    Launch a treasure hunt while you are staying in Chikmagalur and visit Ballalarayana Durga Fort as a trekking destination. It is a blend of panoramic natural views and historical monument. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of Sunkasale town from this fort, standing at the height of 1509 meters.

    The most frequented trekking route to this fort starts from Mundaje in Chikmagalur and takes you to the foothills of Bandeja. You can also convert your trekking expedition into a camping adventure by planning a camping night in Bandeja. Do not forget to carry your own food when you visit this fort because the lack of commercial activity is preserving the pristinely of this amazing site.  

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