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Camping in Sakleshpur, Chikmagalur - Flat 34% off

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Nature Stay Expereince Amidst the Hills, Chikmagalur

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Kudremukh Trek, Chikmagalur - Flat 15% off

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Kayaking in Chikmagalur - Flat 33% Off

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  • When it comes to camping or trekking, the first thought that comes to mind is planning a trip to the Himalayas or someplace in North. But, in recent times one place which is selling like a hot cake amongst campers and is on the bucket list for majority trekkers. Camping in Chikamagalur is full of adventure and fun. It’s like a poem’s rhyme and a camper’s paradise, for use of better words-peace centre within the chaotic city life.

    A small town situated in Mullayanagiri Range of Karnataka state, Chikmagalur town is famous for its coffee plantations and serene climate. With its easy accessibility through air/road transportation and lots of options for accommodation as per one’s need, Chikmagalur takes you on a different natural trip altogether with its abundant flora and fauna.

    In a single sentence, camping in Chikmagalur is like ‘Keep calm and plan your camps in Chikmagalur’. So, pack your bags, fill up your water bottles, build upon your stamina, gather your friends/family and get ready to embark on one of the most memorable camping trips of your life.

    Here’s a comprehensive list of camping places that offer their own individual experiences to their campers/trekkers/adventure lovers. It comes as no wonder that Chikmagalur has been uniquely titled as ‘The Camper’s Paradiso’.

    Here are some of the best camping experiences in Chikmagalur: 

  • 01Camping in Sakleshpur, Chikmagalur - Flat 34% off

    Camping in Sakleshpur, Chikmagalur - Flat 34% off
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    About Sakleshpur:
    Sakleshpur is a beautiful hill-station in Karnataka and loaded with natural beauty like slopes of tea, dense canopies hill, coffee plantations, fog, botanical beauty, wooded forest, water flowing streams, chirping birds and variety of flora and fauna. The beautiful trekking trails and canopy of trees are wonderful to look at and attracts thousands at a time.

    About the Camping:
    Sakleshpur is one getaway that will charm you to no end and the campsite is perched at a high altitude. It has a temperate climate surrounded with lofty green hills full of coffee, cardamom, pepper and areca nut plantations and you can enjoy scenic beauty of the untouched nature right here.


    About the Stay:
    The stay is marked with 1 standard room that can have 5 persons at a time, 3 economy rooms that can have 12 persons at a time and 15 tents that have to be shared among 3-4 people. The campsite can accommodate 101 people at a time.
    Check in: 12.00 PM
    Check out: 11.00 AM

    About the activities:
    The activities that can be undertaken in the campsite are games like volleyball, cricket, badminton etc. Along with outdoor games, indoor activities like chess, carom, cards are also here. For some trilling time, you can go for a 2 km guided trekking, campfire, music and nature walk to refresh your time away from the city life.

    How to reach?
    The campsite is located at a distinct location and can be reached by private or shared vehicle as public transportation will not help you in reaching here. The details will be shared with you right after the booking confirmation.
    - Minimum number of people required to book this package is 2.
  • 02Nature Homestay Amidst The Hills, Chikmagalur - Flat 25% Off

    Nature Homestay Amidst The Hills, Chikmagalur - Flat 25% Off
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    Chikmagalur is one of the most visited places in the Western Ghats of Karnataka is a highly favorite hill station in southern India. And one of the most famous attractions of Chikmagalur are the Baba Budangiri Hills. This homestay in the middle of Baba Budangiri range is located at a height of about 4500ft above sea level, and is situated in a patch of untouched land, maintaining its true beauty.

    This homestay, where you will be staying in accommodation options like installable tents and Rajasthani tent houses, both of which ensure your comfort and pride in being the best kind of stay option available at this homestay. The installable tents come with options of double and triple sharing, while the Rajasthani tent houses can be occupied by a minimum 4 and maximum 6 people. For the option on installable tents, you will be getting 4 common washrooms, and for the Rajasthani tent houses, you will get attached washrooms, but you can rest assured knowing that all the washrooms on the property would be clean and hygienic, and equipped with all the necessary facilities. 

    To add to the comfort of your stay here, you will be enjoying the local styled cuisine for your meals, with the options for veg and non-veg available for the dinner. The food here will keep you powered up for activities like trekking, and other paid activities like coffee plantation walk that are on offer during your stay here at this homestay. And to give the day a perfect end, you will be enjoying a warm campfire in the evening, where you can sit and share stories with your campmates. 

    About the Activity:
    - Arrive at the Campsite on your own and check-in to your accommodation.
    - You will get freshened up and relax before taking on the activities that you would have chosen.
    - In the evening, enjoy a warm bonfire before a delicious dinner. You can then retire for the night
    - Wake up to an amazing morning and enjoy one last session of activities before checking- out and bringing the experience to an end.

    About the Stay:
    The stay is marked by 4 comfortable tents and sleeping bags that can be shared on double/triple/quadruple basis. You can also bring your own tent and pitch in at the site. Along with the same, you get to use 2 common washrooms which are very hygienic for your safety.  There are two variants in the product wherein you can either bring your own tent or Get the tents pitched from our end and avail the facilities.

    Check-in- 12 Noon
    Check-out- 11 AM

    Paid Activities:

    BBQ
    Coffee Plantation Walk
    Off-road jeep ride
    Stream walk

    How to reach?
    Located right outside the city, the property is easily accessible by public/private transport

    Min number of people required to book: 1
  • 03Chikmagalur Camping at Great Monsoon Retreat

    Chikmagalur Camping at Great Monsoon Retreat
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    Chikmagalur is one of the most visited places in the Western Ghats of Karnataka is a highly favourite hill station in southern India. Travellers from all across the world hit this exotic location for adventure as well as peaceful activities and enjoy some time in solace.

    About the Campsite:
    The most amazing part of the camp is that it is designated as one of the highest rankers in 'Great Monsoon Retreats in India' and 'Winter escape'. Moreover, it is a host in the natural beauty of western ghats and preserves the rich ecosystem very well. The campsite is only accessible by a 4X4 jeeps which are at an extra cost.

    About the Stay:

    The stay is marked by 9 normal size comfortable tents that can be accommodated by 2. Inside the tents, you get to enjoy comfortable carry mats, cotton/foam mattress & sleeping bags which are provided for your comfort. Along with the same, you get to use 2 common washrooms which are very hygienic for your safety and has 24 hours hot water running facility. 
    A villa with luxury rooms is also available for stay. The rooms are well-maintained and loaded with amenities, luxury and comfort.
    Check in- 12.30 PM
    Check-out- 11.00 AM

    About the activities:
    Arrive at the homestay and check-in to your accommodation. Now you can enjoy sunset hike, waterfall visit, campfire and wildlife watching. You get to enjoy photography as well when you visit the site.

    How to reach?
    The campsite is only accessible by 4X4 jeeps due to its extreme offbeat and serene location. You will be specified the exact meeting location right after booking confirmation.

    Address: Western ghats wilderness org, survey no 23, Hodchalli, Hanbal Hobli, Saklespur Taluk, Hassan District. Karnataka
    Minimum  number of people required- 2


  • 04Riverside Camping in Sakleshpur, Chikmagalur - Flat 20% off

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    About Chikmagalur:
    Chikmagalur is one of the most visited places in the Western Ghats of Karnataka is a highly favorite hill station in southern India. And one of the most famous attractions of Chikmagalur are the Baba Budangiri Hills. Travelers love to be here from all over the world to experience peace and solace.

    About the Campsite:
    You can experience camping on a 100-acre paddy field located a couple of minutes away with the mighty Hemavati river. Camp under the stars with an uninterrupted view of the horizon. There's much to do around our campsite but it's also perfect for lazy do-nothing weekend. 

    About the Stay:
    The stay is marked by comfortable tents that can be accommodated by 2. Along with the same, you get to use 1 common washroom which are very hygienic for your safety and has hot running water for 24 hours. At the same time, Cottages with saperate washrooms are available at the site as well.

    NOTE: Minimum number of booking required for tent- 4 and for cottage is 8 

    Check-In: 11:00 am
    Check-Out: 11:00 am

    About the Activity:
    Arrive at the campsite on your own and check-in to your accommodation. Now you can enjoy activities full of fun and adventure, one can also indulge in photography nearby.

    How to reach?
    Located at a distinct location, it is easily reachable by road. The exact location will be shared with you right after the booking confirmation.

  • 052d/1n Camping in Sakleshpur - at 28% Off.

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    About Chikmagalur:
    Chikmagalur is one of the most visited places in the Western Ghats of Karnataka is a highly favorite hill station in southern India. And one of the most famous attractions of Chikmagalur are the Baba Budangiri Hills. This homestay in the middle of Baba Budangiri range is located at a height of about 4500ft above sea level, and is situated in a patch of untouched land, maintaining its true beauty.

    About the Stay:
    The stay is marked by 10 normal size comfortable tents that can be accommodated by 4 and 2 large tents that can be accommodated by 5. Along with the same, you get to use common washrooms which are very hygienic for your safety. The total capacity of the site is for 30 people.
    Check in- 12.00 PM
    Check-out- 10.30 AM

    About the Activity:
    Arrive at the homestay on your own and check-in to your accommodation. Now you can enjoy Coracle Ride, campfire, tube rafting, Rope Activities, Bird Watching, Nature Walk, Kids activities like trampoline, Sports, River Crossing and Mud volleyball.
    Paid activities: 
    Motor boat, kayaking, natural jacuzzi, banana ride and bumper ride at extra nominal charges.
    - Minimum number of People required to book the product is 2.

    How to reach?
    Located at a distinct location, it is easily reachable by road. 1 km before the campsite, you have to pass through dirt road. You have to park your vehicle 300 meters from the campsite. The exact location will be shared with you right after the booking confirmation.



  • 06Monsoon Camping and Trekking Experience in Chikmagalur

    Monsoon Camping and Trekking Experience in Chikmagalur
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    Monsoon trekking and camping experience in Chikmagalur brings you on the doorstep of Kyatanmakki, which is a peak in the Kudremukha range of Chikmagalur, Karnataka. Embellished with the natural beauty of the Western Ghats, this beautiful trekking trail is a rather untouched paradise in Chikmagalur, just waiting to be found. 

    Set in the greenest environs in the region, this trek also includes camping nearby, adding another alluring factor of charm to the whole experience. Also, the challenging factor of the trek is what attracts the enthusiasts to the trek, and the reward at the end of the trek is the scenic view that awaits you at the end. 

    You will be picked up from designated pickup spots in Bangalore and will be dropped back to the same spots at the end of the trek.

    About the Activity:
    - Get picked up from your chosen spot in an overnight bus, that will bring you to the destination early the next morning.
    - Get your breakfast and then start the trek to the top. Spend some time there before descending back down.
    - Enjoy a wine party with a warm bonfire. It will be followed by dinner and an overnight stay. You will wake up to a beautiful morning and have a delicious breakfast.
    - You will then check-out and visit the nearby Mydadi waterfalls, post which you will return to Bangalore and bring the experience to an end.

    Facts about Kyatanmakki:
    - Located in Kudremukha Range of hills in Chikmagalur, Kyatanmakki is one of the highest peaks. The top can be reached by a 4x4 vehicle, but the real adventure is hiking to the top from amidst the clouds. 
    - Located 8 kms from the nearest town of Horanadu in Chikmagalur district, Kyatanmakki is a hill station as well. 
    - The height of the peak is slightly over 5500 ft above sea level. 
    - The trek is one of the greenest spots in the area.
    - On the way, you will find a small temple of the Goddess Annapoorneshwari, which offers scenic views of the Kudremukha Region, and also acts as a resting spot.
    - The view from the top offers a 360-degree panorama of the beautiful Kudrenukha, Horanadu and Chikmagalur.
    - Not far from the hill is the Kudremukha National Park, which is the home to the beautiful Lakya Dam and the Kalasa Temple, which are both worth a visit as well.
  • 07Bhagavathi Nature Camp

    Ever wondered about taking your pet to a nature camp that is pet friendly and offers amazing rooms to stay, then start planning your camps in Chikmagalur Bhagawathi Nature Camp. Kudremukh National Park is the home to Bhagavathi Nature Camp and favourite spot for pet camping as well. The view it offers is like walking in a beautiful painting where everything is perfectly placed with no place for mistakes.

    It is also a catchment centre of Tungabhadra and Netravati rivers origination point. It is also a preparatory point for many trekkers and is famous for in-camp birding. Encircled by fairy like forests and never ending sweet aroma of cardamom, areca and coffee plantations, this park offers boundless rounds of pleasure to its visitors who come in search for nature in its best form. That’s not all, with a plethora of jungle and activities in Chikmagalur like Kudremukh trekking, this place makes sure your trip to Chikmagalur is one of your most amazing memories; 

    The refreshing bird calls mixed with the reviving sound of streams as you sit under the quilt of stars creates a perfect movie like scenario where you wake up like the king of the jungle and explore endless possibilities of nature.

    If camping is not your cup of tea, you can checkout  best resorts in Chikmagalur


  • 08Bhadra Nature Camp

    A humble yet adventurous abode in the circuit of nature. Waking up to melodious sound of peacock or sleeping to silent jungle nights with only crickets cricketing in rhythm. This homestay is a mix of modern and traditional values and just an hour away from Mullayanagiri and Kemmangundi ranges. With the likes of trekking in jungle, bird spotting and photography, river rafting, coracle riding and many other adrenaline adventure sports are available on demand and availability. 

    Depending upon the number of people, one can choose a room, tent or a cottage and avail amazing room services. Sightseeing in Chikmagalur is about full moon nights, spotting of night creatures like white owl, flying squirrel, snakes gets easier and exciting too, giving you lots of stories to talk about while you sit around the campfire. Accommodations start from 2000/- INR per head for a tent and go high depending upon your budget.

    It’s one of the favourite camping spots for school/college students as they get a chance to leave the hustle bustle of the city and indulge in plethora of activities in Chikmagalur, while learning rules of the jungle. This place is as natural as it can get with its authentic jungle grown food to camping in a tent near the river.


  • 09Ranger Camp

    Resting in the lap of nature, Rangers Camp is located in Kemmanagundi and is one of the finest places to camp when one thinks about camping in Chikmagalur. However, there is a to do list for arrival in Ranger camp

    - Cell phones away

    - Energy level-High

    - Explorer level- Over the roof

    - Jungle spirit- Like a king

    Once you check this list off, you are ready to hit the forest with your gang and have the time of your life. With an easy access, this place is reviewed as one of the ‘Most preferred camping place’, people also quote ‘Never expected to have so much fun along with home cooked food’. As the sun passes the evening horizon and the night sets in, one is able to see a trail of fireflies making its way past dense trees and exotic coffee plantations. Visit to this place will make your Chikmagalur trip one of the best one of your life.

    If you ever wonder how does it feel to find your way in the dense dark jungle, try forest walking during full moon and follow the trail of stars next to the riverfront, the smile on the face itself describes everything.   


  • 10Jungle camping Devigiri Coffee Estate

    Ever imagined camping at a place where the air is filled with the aroma of coffee or singing your heart away in front of bonfire amidst a beautiful coffee estate. Well, imagine no more because both of these fancies will come true at jungle camping at Devigiri Coffee Estate. With a fairy tale like setup amidst Western Ghats, this camper's haven is 4,500 feet above sea level situated in Baba Budangiri range in northern Chikmagalur. 

    In spite of being in a jungle, this place offers a plethora of facilities to make the guest’s stay comfortable while they explore the untouched side of nature. If you are planning for camping in then this homestay  in Chikamagalur is your one stop destination for unlimited fun and frolic both indoor and outdoor. If the guests are lucky enough during daytime and they encounter rainfall and stark sun rays simultaneously, the calm river appears like a huge mirror that reflects sun god’s magnanimity. 

    With accommodation at affordable rates and ethnic food available, camps in Chikmagalur are always refreshing and rejuvenating with lots of beautiful memories to ponder upon once the enthusiastic traveller reaches back home. A part of jungle stays back in the heart every time a visitor sets foot on this land of coffee estates.


  • 11Japavathi River Camp

    What is the first thing to pop up in the mind when one thinks about camping near a river? Well to start with, a huge river bank with lots of tents/rooms as per one’s choice, breathtaking view of mountains, sweet aroma of nature and lots of peaceful nights, this is just the crux of the staying experience at the Japavathi River Camp. One of the top things to do in Chikmagalur is camping and trekkking. When it comes to choices to camp  in Chikmagalur, Japavathi river camp is heaven during rainy season. Here's the ultimate list of things to do in Chikmagalur.

    Calm yet fierce river, green yet fog covered mountains, away from home but living at a homestay is Japavathi River camp. The rates start from 1900 INR/night along with a virtuous food menu for both veg and non-veg food lovers. Excellently reviewed almost every single time by its visitor’s people often term this homestay as an ‘Amazing place to get lost’ or ‘a place to come back again and again’ and that's what makes it a must visit place in Chikmagalur.

    For pet lovers who feel pet sick while camping, the place also has two adorable canines to play around and be friends with.  This river camp is the ‘hidden gem of Sakleshpur’ and every part of it has a beautiful story to tell to its explorers.


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Mullayanagiri

One of the most spectacular attractions in Chikmagalur is Mullayanagiri that is known for its jaw dropping natural beauty. With its calming ambience formed by lush greenery, misty weather and rugged rocks, Mullayanagiri is a heavenly place to relish your vacation. Mullayanagiri Peak is a heaven for adventure junkies who wish to partake in a number of thrilling activities like road biking, trekking and mountain biking. 

This place is also renowned for a small temple dedicated to Tapasvi Mullappa swamy and a trek to the peak takes one through many landmarks like some caves, a stream and a Nandi statue. Mullayanagari is one of the few places to visit in Chikmagalur where you will find yourself at loss of words as you behold the most majestic views of the landscape. 

Height: Mullayanagiri is at an altitude of 1950 metres above sea level

Location: Baba Budan Giri Range of Western Ghats, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 

Best Time to visit: One can visit here for the best experience from late September till early March.

Entry fee: Free

Timings:  It is open throughout the day. However, it is advised to avoid visiting during the dark hours of the day. 

Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located approximately 20 kilometres away from Chikmagalur Bus Stand 
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Kudremukh National Park

Get ready to feast your eyes with the charm of wild and natural beauty at Kudremukh National Park. This place is notable as one of the most visited Chikmagalur tourist places and offers a refreshing getaway. It is appreciated for its scenic splendor and houses some of the most gorgeous flora and fauna in the state of Karnataka. The word Kudremukh means a horse face and gives the name to the peak located in this park which is often hailed as a thrilling trekking place.
 
Kudremukh National Park is a delight for wildlife enthusiasts and adventure lovers who wish to escape the worries of life in the most wonderful surroundings. This place is nestled between beautiful tea and coffee plantations and offers a rejuvenating trip in the midst of mesmerising wilderness and it is also one of the famous stops while trekking to Kudremukh Peak.

• Location: South Kanada, Udupi, Chikmagalur, Karnataka

• Best Time to visit: December to February are the best months to visit Kudremukh National Park 

• Entry fee: INR 200/ USD 3 for Indians and INR 1000/ USD 15 for foreigners

• Timings: The advisable time to visit here is from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. 

• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is approximately 130 kilometres away from Chikmagalur Bus Stand
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Baba Budangiri

Baba Budangiri is a sacred pilgrimage spot in Chikmagalur for both the Hindu and Muslim communities. It is famous for its shrine of Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Khalander who was a 17th century Sufi saint. The place is also notable for the caves which are believed to be once the residence of Sri Dattatreya Swamy. Baba Budangiri is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Chikmagalur and also famous among the thrill seekers for its trekking and hiking opportunities.

These peaks naturally form in the shape of a crescent moon and makes an idyllic landscape for the photographers and nature lovers in Chikmagalur.  The trekking trail between Mullayanagari and Baba Budangiri is an ecstatic experience for many tourists. Another prominent attraction of Baba Budangiri is the famous Manikyadhara Falls and the wild Kurinji flower blooms which happens every 12 years at this mountain. This last spectacle happened in the year 2006 and the next one is expected to happen in 2018. 

• Height: It is at a height of 1895 metres.

• Location: Baba Budangiri, Nagenahalli, Karnataka

• Best Time to visit: It is best to visit here from September to March.

• Entry fee: Free

• Timings:  It can be visited any time during the day.

• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is approximately 35 kilometres.
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Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Offering an unforgettable experience for wildlife lovers, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is among the must visit sightseeing places in Chikmagalur. Nestled in the Western Ghats, it is known for being a habitat for diverse flora and fauna. It boasts of a landscape that is filled with lush green forests with the river Bhadra flowing in between. Some of the animals which you can spot here include tigers, leopards, Malabar giant squirrel etc along with a number of rare and exotic butterflies.

Tourists can indulge in a number of exciting activities when they are visiting Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of the activities offered here are jeep safari, water sports in River Bhadra, trekking, island camping, rock climbing and bird watching. 

• Location: Behind Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tarikere, Lakkavalli, (attn Rivertern Lodge), Chickmagaluru, Karnataka

• Best Time to visit: October to March is the best time to visit Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

• Entry fee: Entry is free

• Timings:  It is open from 6:30 am to 8:30 am and the from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is at an approximate distance of 80 kilometres from Chikmagalur Bus Stand
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Hebbe Falls

Known as one of the most exotic places to visit in Chikmagalur, Hebbe Falls offers a rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With an enthralling view, Hebbe Falls is believed to have sacred herbs in its waters that can cure diseases. A dip in the waters at Hebbe Falls is always considered the most refreshing activity here. It is surrounded by the beauty of verdant forests and coffee plantations and makes for a serene trip.

The waterfall can be reached after a scenic ride through the picturesque road from Chikmagalur. Along with its postcard perfect views, Hebbe Falls is one of the favoritie places for trekkers who are always looking for the perfect trails replete with breathtaking natural beauty. Otherwise, if you are not so adventurous, a road trip to Hebbe Falls serves as a perfect recipe for fun and excitement. 

• Location: Chikkamagaluru District, Kesavinamane, Karnataka

• Best Time to visit: The winter months from October to January is the best time to visit Hebbe Falls. 

• Entry fee: Free 

• Timings:  It is open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm 

• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at an approximate distance of 70 kilometres.

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Kemmangundi

Escape into the serene surroundings at Kemmangundi in Chikmagalur which is known for its panoramic views. This beautiful hill station is popularly known as KR Hills and was known as the summer retreat for the Mysore King Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. One of the best places to visit in Chikamagalur, this place is known for its beautiful gardens and spectacular views.

For the most enchanting visit, Raj Bhawan in Kemmangundi offers a gorgeous view at the time of sunset making it a pure photographer’s delight. It is also a hotspot for nature lovers with beautiful waterfalls, gurgling streams and verdant valleys. Some of the famous attractions that one must not visit in Kemmangundi are Z Point, Rose Garden, Hebbe Falls, Mullayanagiri, Baba Budangiri etc.  

• Height: It is at a height of 1434 metres above sea level

• Location: Kemmangundi, Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru

• Best Time to visit: The months from September to May remain the most pleasant time to visit here

• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: Kemmangundi is at a distance of 60 kilometres from Chikmagalur

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Hirekolale Lake

Surrounded by the beauty of mountains in the Western Ghats, Hirekolale Lake is one of the most wonderful places to visit in Chikmagalur. This beautiful man-made lake is awe-striking for every spectator in Chikmagalur and must not be missed while visiting Chikmagalur tourist places. It was built as a source to supply water for drinking and irrigation purposes to the town of Chikmagalur. The lake is encompassed by gorgeous surroundings and offers a serene retreat for people coming along with friends and family wishing to have a great time.

Hirekolale Lake offers the most mesmerising views of the landscape at the time of twilight when the most number of travelers flock here. It is a delight for photography lovers who are looking to add an idyllic sunset shot to their travel albums. One can also appreciate the exceptional views of Mullayanagiri Hills from Hirekolale Lake.

• Location: Hirekolale lake, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka

• Best Time to visit: Hirekolale lake can be visited throughout the year. However, tourists are advised to visit this lake during twilight for the best experience.

• Entry fee: Free

• Timings:  It is open 24 hours

Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at an approximate distance of 10 kilometres from Chikmaglur Bus Stand.
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Bhadra Dam

Bhadra dam is a magnificent place that one must visit on their vacation to Chikmagalur for a thrilling experience. Surrounded by beautiful hills, Bhadra Dam is known for the Bhadra reservoir and the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. It supports the lifeline of the region and offers many benefits from irrigation, drinking water, industrial use and hydro electricity generation. Bhadra Dam is one of the most attractive Chikmagalur tourist places where you can appreciate the beauty of ecology. 

It is a hot spot for many of the rare and diverse flora and fauna. It offers some of the best views of the landscape and one can’t help but wonder the beauty of nature at its small islands where many migratory birds are spotted. Tourists here can partake in a number of exciting activities like sailing, kayaking, boating, water cycling, water trampoline and sport fishing. 

• Location: Bhadra Dam, Karnataka

• Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is during the monsoon months of the year 

• Timings: It is advised to visit here from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is at a distance of 70 kilometres from Bhadra Dam 
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Coffee Museum

Hop on to witness the journey of your favourite beverage right from the plantations to the delicious cuppa that you enjoy every day at Coffee Museum in Chikmagalur. One of the most intriguing places to visit in Chikmagalur, Coffee Museum and offers an interesting depiction of the history, processes and varieties of coffee. The museum uses exciting ways to narrate the story of coffee like movies, songs and interesting visuals and the friendly staff gives the tourists all the information about the displays here.

It is surrounded by an exquisite scenery of coffee plantations. This thematic museum offers an interesting insight shown by an inhouse expert through various demonstrations and presentations. A visit to this museum in Chikmagalur is both an educational and recreational for all the coffee lovers. It is for sure that you will return from Coffee Museum knowing more than ever. 

• Location: Coffee Museum, Dasarahalli, Karnataka 

• Best Time to visit: It can be visited anytime throughout the year. 

• Entry fee: INR 20/ USD 0.30

• Timings:  The timings are between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm and between 2:00 pm and 5:30 pm from Monday to Friday 

• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: The distance between the two places is approximately 6 kilometres. 
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Jhari Falls

Also famous as Buttermilk Falls, this beautiful waterfall is one of the most mesmerising tourist attractions in Chikmagalur. Encompassed by serene coffee and tea plantations, Jhari Falls is a delight for everyone who wish to bask in the luxury of nature. This waterfall is formed naturally by the springs in the mountains.

The monsoons accentuate the beauty of this place and makes it a place worth visiting in Chikmagalur. Tourists here can indulge in a cool dip in the pool formed by the waters of the fall. For the people visiting here, it should be remembered that the private vehicles are not allowed and one has to take a jeep ride due to the bad condition of roads there. 

Location: Datha Peetha Road, Athigundi Village, Chickmagaluru, Karnataka

Best Time to visit:  The best most ideal time to visit Jhari Falls is from August to January, however, Jhari Falls has its peak season from September to December. 

Entry fee: The entry fee for a jeep is INR 600/ USD 9.21
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Ballalarayana Durga Fort

Take a dive into the past with a visit to Ballalarayana Durga Fort when you are in Chikmagalur. It is known amongst the most popular Chikmagalur tourist places for history lovers and boasts of an exciting adventure for thrill seekers. This isolated but intriguing fort in Chikmagalur was built in the 12th century by the wife of Veera Ballala l who was the king of Hoysala empire. Today, this fort is nothing but ancient wonder standing in ruins and testifies to the history of the region.

The most outstanding feature of Ballalarayana Durga Fort is its soothing ambience where one is away from the clamour of city life and surrounded by lush greenery. Trekking to Ballalarayana Durga Fort is one of the most sought after experiences in Chikmagalur due to its panoramic views and challenging nature. One must look forward to visiting Ballalarayana Durga Fort at the time of sunset to behold the most captivating views of your vacation. 

• Location: Ballalarayana Durga Fort, Madugundi, Karnataka

• Best Time to visit: November to May is the most ideal time for tourism at Ballalarayana Durga Fort

• Timings: One could visit the Ballalarayana Durga Fort from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm any day of the week.

• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at an approximate distance of 50 kilometres.

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Kallathigiri Falls

If you’re a fan of natural beauty then you will find yourself spellbound at the gorgeous vista of Kallathigiri Falls in Chikmagalur. It is one of the most panoramic Chikmagalur tourist places and offers an unforgettable trip for everyone. Kallathigiri Falls is surrounded by serene valleys and has a small temple called Veerbhadra Temple that attracts a number of tourists to this place. This temple adds to the serene ambience of this place in Chikmagalur.

The waters of Kallathigiri Falls are believed to cure diseases and one of the popular legend says that the sage Agastya prayed at this location for a long time. KallathigirI Falls is also popular among trekkers who want to discover the exquisite trail replete with breathtaking vistas of the mountains and valleys. 

Location: Kallathigiri Falls, Kallathgiri, Karnataka

Best Time to visit: Tourists are recommended to visit this place from September to February

Entry fee: Free

Timings:  It remains open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm every day 

Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at an approximate distance of 50 kilometres.
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Sringeri Sharada Peetha

Situated on the serene river banks of Tunga, Sringeri Sharada Peetha is one of the important Advaita mathas in the city of Chikmagalur. It was established by Adi Shankaracharya and draws tourists from all over the world. There is a famous legend that when Adi Shankaracharya was wandering around the banks of river Tunga, he came across an interesting sight where he saw a cobra spreading its hood to offer protection to a pregnant frog against the sunlight.

He was overwhelmed at the kindness of the cobra towards his natural enemy and built the temple on this unique land. Sringeri Sharada Peetha is celebrated because of the picturesque town of Sringeri that boasts of many legends and historic temples. Also known as Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada peetam, this place is one of the most popular Chikmagalur tourist attractions for pilgrims. 

• Location: Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Chickmagalur 

• Best Time to visit: It can be visited throughout the year 

• Entry fee: Free

• Timings: It is open in the morning from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm and in the evening from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at a distance of 87 kilometres from the bus stand in Chikmagalur.
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Z Point

Brace yourself for some sweeping views of the Western Ghats at Z Point when you are visiting Kemmangundi. The vantage point can be reached after an exhilarating steep trek which makes this place is favourite among the adrenaline junkies. The hike is a little challenging and surrounded by beautiful surroundings that are replete with lush green valleys. The trek to Z point comprises of some deep gorges and is known for having the best views of Kemmangundi.

Z Point is often counted among the most picturesque places to visit in Chikmagalur. With the cool breeze rubbing against your face and the sun meeting the land on the horizon, Z Point will leave you with a feeling that can’t be expressed literally. The serene ambience of this place is worth every sweat of the thrilling trek to Z Point and add the views which makes this place unforgettable. 

• Height: It is at a height of approximately 1500 metres above sea level

• Location: Z Point, Kemmangundi, Tarikere Taluk, Chikkamagaluru

• Best Time to visit: The months from September to May remain the best time to visit here for tourists.

• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: Z Point can be found is at a distance of 60 kilometres from Chikmagalur in Kemmangundi
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Sharadamba Temple

Famous as one of the most sacred places to visit in Chikmagalur, Sharadamba Temple is a renowned Hindu Temple built in the 8th century. It was constructed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya and dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. This ancient temple once had the original idol of the presiding deity made of sandalwood but it was later replaced with a golden idol. Built in the Dravidian style, Sharadamba Temple epitomises the nuances of the flourishing culture and history of the region.

This temple is located on the river Tunga and considered a must visit for the followers of Shankaracharya. There are also other four temples located around the mutt which are known as Kala bhairava temple, Durga temple, Anjaneya temple and Kali temple. Sharadamba Temple attracts the maximum number of visitors during the Navaratri Festival which is celebrated with great fervor by the devotees. 

• Location: Sri Sharadamba Temple, Harihara Street, Singeri, Chikkamagaluru

• Best Time to visit: The most ideal time to visit this temple is during the Navratra festival. 

• Entry fee: Free

• Timings:  It can be visited all days of the week from 5:30 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 9:15 pm

• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is located at an approximate distance of 90 kilometre from the Chikmagalur Bus Stand
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Manikyadhara Falls

Also known as Nellikayi Theertha, this beautiful waterfall is amongst the most picturesque attractions in Chikmagalur and offers a great retreat for everyone. The name Manikyadhara means ‘string of pearls’ and derives its name due to the natural phenomenon where its water falls in droplets shining bright in sunlight. It makes for a serene landscape and a wonderful spot for picnicking and photography. This place is considered as a paradise for bikers, trekkers and die-hard nature lovers. 

There is a popular legend that says saint Baba Budan came here in search of water and after his prayers the place was blessed with water that flows from this waterfall. This place is a sacred spot for both Hindus and Muslims and it is believed that a bathe in its waters can cure one of ailments. Tourists can also find many shops in the vicinity which sell herbal medicines. 

• Height: It is at a height of 30 feet above the ground. 

• Location: Manikyadhara Falls, Baba Budangiri Hills, Karnataka 

• Best Time to visit: September to May is the best time to visit here

• Entry fee: Free

• Timings:  Tourists are advised to visit Manikyadhara Falls during day time. 

• Distance from Chikmagalur Bus Stand: It is approximately 34 kilometres from the bus stand in Chikmagalur. 

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