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Pocket Friendly Homestay in Chikmagalur

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  • When looking for Chikmagalur homestay below 1000 bucks, the options are plenty! You will find properties nestled in the lap of nature and ones which are situated bang in the middle of the city’s thoroughfare. There are hotels and homestays which include swimming pools, wifi and food, all under Rs. 1,000. Whether you are looking for a traditional homestay or something more upbeat, there is a place for you!

    Homestay in Chikmagalur below 1000
    include old, bungalow-style accommodations like Whitehouse Homestay, serviced apartments like Henry Corner and lively hostels like Zostel among others. Apart from accommodation facilities, most of these places offer tradition home-style food, both indoor and outdoor activities and travel help desks.

    You can easily reach stunning waterfalls, lush green coffee plantations and spectacular sunset and sunrise points from these accommodations, making them a nature-lovers’ dream. There is no better way to experience and explore Chikmagalur on a budget, than by choosing a cosy homestay.

    Here are some of the best Chikmagalur homestays below ₹1000:

  • 01Zostel Chikmagalur Homestay

    Zostel Chikmagalur Homestay

    Chikmagalur’s Zostel is situated bang in the middle of a coffee plantation, with views of sprawling greens surrounding you from all sides. If you are looking on budget, then you will not get a more chic homestay in Chikmagalur below 1000 than this one! It has both private rooms and shared dorms, free wifi, lockers, cafe, breakfast on demand and many other facilities which will make you fall in love with the laid back atmosphere.

    It is just the place to go if you are into solo travel or are looking to bump into other travel enthusiasts, both local and foreign. Zostel Chikmagalur offers the best of the natural landscape and modern amenities, all in a budget.

    Location: Aladagudde, near Neeladri Nursery, Karnataka 577133

    Price: Rs. 898 per night

  • 02Galaxy Inn Homestay

    Galaxy Inn Homestay

    Galaxy Inn Chikmagalur is maintained by a reputed chain of hotels and therefore, you can make your bookings without worrying too much about what to expect. The place offers spacious rooms, complete with all modern facilities including en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, storage and much more!

    The central location of the accommodation allows you to move around freely and use public transport without glitches. The place also has access to the terrace and an in-house multi-cuisine restaurant where you can enjoy both local and global delicacies. 

    Location: Galaxy Complex, I G Road, K M Road, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 577101

    Price: Rs. 1,655 per night 

  • 03 Henry Corner Homestay

     Henry Corner Homestay

    Henry Corner offers serviced apartments that have been designed keeping all your creature comforts in mind and easily fit every budget. The spacious apartments are kept immaculately clean and feature multiple rooms and beds, making them the right choice if you are holidaying in a bigger group.

    The 24/7 hot and cold water feature makes the stay all the more welcome. Since the place is situated right in the heart of the city, only 800 metres away from the KSRTC bus stand, you save both time and money when trying to reach the accommodation. The staff is prompt and friendly and caters to requests with a smile, making this one of the best homestays in Chikmagalur below 1000.

    Location: Plot No. 5721, Sunrise School Road, Mallandur Road Cross, Pension Mohalla., Chikmagalur, Karnataka 577101

    Price: Rs. 705 per night

  • 04 Flora Residency Deluxe Lodge Homestay

     Flora Residency Deluxe Lodge Homestay

    Flora Residency Deluxe Lodge is a charming little accommodation situated in the city where you can enjoy a comfortable stay when in Chikmagalur. The place offers a homely environment with neat and tidy rooms with en suite bathrooms.

    It also has an on-site bar and restaurant where you can unwind after a long day of sightseeing. The restaurant offers multiple cuisines and is open throughout the day, serving all three meals. The property also has free wifi, allowing you to stay connected. 

    Location: N.M.C Circle, I.G Road, SH 64, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 577101

    Price: Rs. 722 per night

  • 05Trupthi Guest Homestay

    Trupthi Guest Homestay

    Trupthi guesthouse is nestled in the midst of vibrant green hills, affording you spectacular views right from your room’s window. This Chikmagalur homestay below 1000 packs a lot of perks, making it true value for money.

    The rooms are equipped with all modern facilities like television, ensuite bathrooms, hot and cold water, work desk, charging points and more, ensuring that you have a comfortable stay. Since the homestay is situated right in the middle of a natural landscape, you can literally walk out and start exploring the greenery which surrounds the place. 

    Location: Basarikatte, Karnataka 577114

    Price: Rs. 675 per night

  • 06 Athigiri Homestay

     Athigiri Homestay

    The Athigiri Homestay offers you a taste of true blue Malnad hospitality with its charming setting and architectural style. You can enjoy uninterrupted views of coffee plantations right from your room’s window. The rooms are spacious and two out of the three rooms have three beds in them, so if you are traveling with friends, this is just the place.

    Malad style home-cooked buffet breakfast is served every morning which you can enjoy before setting out for a day of site-seeing. You can also spend your day walking in the coffee estate, playing badminton, cricket or carom.

    Location: Athigiri, Santaveri Post, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 577101

    Price: Rs. 1,488 per night

  • 07 Chalukya Comforts Homestay

     Chalukya Comforts Homestay

    Situated at a convenient location in the city, Chalukya Comforts stays true to its name and provides a comfortable and cosy stay without burning a hole in your pocket. The rooms are well-maintained and equipped with all modern facilities.

    The staff is friendly and alert, catering to all your everyday needs with promptness. The rooms have entertainment options for their guests in the form of television sets and the multiple beds ensure that bigger groups can be accommodated with ease.

    Location: Canara Bank Rd, opposite Tera Panth Bhawan, Kadur, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 577101

    Price: Rs. 949 per night

  • 08 Joe's Homestay

     Joe's Homestay

    If you are looking for an escape right in the lap of nature, then a stay at Joe’s homestay is the right option for you. This homestay in Chikmagalur below 1000 offers budget accommodation which allows easy access to coffee estates, waterfalls and views of beautiful mountains from your window.

    Another great feature is the home-styled food which you can enjoy in the middle of this lush, green landscape. The rooms are spacious, clean and decked with all modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. When here, you can enjoy indoor games, bonfires and nature treks as well. 

    Location: Ballavara Hand Post, Kallathigiri Post, Tarikere Taluk, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 577701

    Price: Rs. 640 per person.

  • 09Giri Inn Homestay

    Giri Inn Homestay

    Hotel Giri Inn is a budget hotel situated in the heart of the city, offering the best of facilities at affordable prices. The exquisite accommodation includes private rooms complete with en suite bathrooms, dressers, storage, air conditioning and more.

    The place has an in-house restaurant where you can enjoy a variety of dishes and a concierge for easy check-in and check out. If you are looking for a budget homestay in Chikmagalur below 1000 but with the feel of a proper hotel, this is the place for you.

    Location: Indira Gandhi Road, Near KSRTC Bus Stand, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 577101

    Price: Rs. 1430 per night.

  • 10Navarathna Homestay

    Navarathna Homestay

    Situated right across the bus stand, Navratna Residency is one of the most conveniently located accommodations in the entire area. The place offers both AC and non-AC rooms with single and double occupancy, making it an ideal fit for both solo travellers and people travelling in groups.

    This budget accommodation packs free wifi, HD television, laundry services, 24/7 room service and a lot more under 1000 bucks. The rooms are tastefully furnished and offer a comfortable stay for every kind of traveller.

    Location: Opp. KSRTC Bus Stand, I G Road, Kadur, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 577101

    Price: Rs. 500 per night.

  • 11Halligadde Homestay

    Halligadde Homestay

    Travelling in groups is an excellent way of making a budget trip and a stay at Halligadde Homestay will help you achieve this goal. This Chikmagalur homestay below 1000 offers four spacious rooms which can accommodate anywhere between three to ten people in each one of them.

    The dining area is also well-equipped to offer a comfortable dining experience to a large group of people and offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian local delicacies. Since the homestay is nestled in the midst of nature, you can enjoy thrilling views of sprawling coffee plantations with the Western Ghats acting as the backdrop when you look out your window.

    Location: Halligadde Estate, Agla, Aldur Post, Aldur Balehonnur Main Road, Chikmagalur Taluk, Maradi - Aldur Road, Aldur, Karnataka 577111

    Price: Rs. 2,000 per night.

  • 12Lavasa Regency Homestay

    Lavasa Regency Homestay

    If you are looking for a clean, no-fuss accommodation in the middle of the town center but do not want to splurge, then Lavasa Regency is the perfect choice for you. From spacious rooms with large windows to a cozy bed and cable television, the place has everything for a comfortable stay. Although there is no in-house restaurant since it is situated in the heart of the city, there is no dearth of good eating places situated a short walk away. 

    Location: IG Road, Opposite KSRTC Bus Stand, Chikmagalur, Karnataka 577101

    Price: Rs. 1,069 per night.

  • 13Whitehouse Homestay

    Whitehouse Homestay

    This homely bungalow-type accommodation hearkens back to the colonial times, allowing you a glimpse into life in pre-independence Chikmagalur. When looking for Chikmagalur homestay below 1000, this is surely one of the best places to be.

    It has spacious rooms, a living room complete with television, sofas and a dining table. You can opt for a single room or a double room and enjoy beautiful views of the lush green surroundings from your private balcony. If you are traveling in a group and need a private space, then this is the place for you. The ample open space allows easy parking of multiple vehicles and offers a place for outdoor games and fun activity.

    Location: SH27, Doddagaddavalli, Karnataka 577111

    Price: Rs. 3,032 for the entire bungalow.

  • 14Silver Shadow Homestay

    Silver Shadow Homestay

    Silver Shadow Homestay has everything that you can expect out of a traditional Malnad homestay. Right from the scrumptious home-style food to the views of sprawling view of coffee plantations. The place has three traditionally-styled cottages and tents which can together host up to twenty-two people.

    When looking for Chikmagalur homestay below 1000 which is also close to the major sightseeing spots, it does not get better! While the city centre is only 5 kilometres away, major tourist attractions are not more than 15-20 kilometres from the place. When here, you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor games and activities.

    Location: Naraganahalli village, Karnataka 577101

    Price: Rs. 999 per night.

  • 15 Amidst Mist Homestay

     Amidst Mist Homestay

    Amidst Mist offers a true homestay experience right in the middle of the wilderness. The place is well-kept, clean and the rooms are spacious. You can enjoy spectacular views of the surroundings right from your room’s window and the wide patio and lawns offer a sense of peace and calm when you sit there after a long day of sightseeing.

    The place offers excellent hiking and trekking opportunities and you can easily hike up to a sunset point amidst the hills. The place also has an outdoor pool, free breakfast and is pet-friendly!

    Location: 117/2/3 Tharuve Village Kottigehara Post Banakal Hobli Mudigere Taluk, Chikmagalur District, Kottigehara, Karnataka 577113

    Price: Rs. 1,000 per night


Sightseeing in Chikmagalur

Attractions in Chikmagalur

Day outs in Chikmagalur

Photography in Chikmagalur

Attractions

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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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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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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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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 78 kilometres from Chikmagalur 
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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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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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Kodandarama Temple

Located at the Sampangi Rama Nagar of Hiremagalur (Chikmagalur), Kodandarama Temple is a holy shrine dedicated to Hindu Lord Rama. The term ‘Kodandarama’ signifies the bow of Lord Rama. The principle idol here is that of Lord Rama with a bow in his hand, and this is how the temple got its identity. 

Kodandarama is equally well-known for its intricately carved idols and temple architecture as it is known for its religious significance. Right at the central heart of the temple, you will find the presence of the main shrine. Here, there are huge idols of Lord Rama with Goddess Sita towards his right and Sri Lakshmana towards his left. 

What makes the onlookers go crazy about the idol architecture is the fact that they have been carved out from a single massive boulder. Besides, the minute detailing of these idols (from eyes to the ornaments and supporting accessories), makes them adorable masterpieces. 

Adjacent to the Kodandarama Temple flows the mighty River Tungabhadra, which is a well-known water sporting adventurous site. Right in the front of the temple’s main entrance, you have a Chakratirtha ghat where lakhs and lakhs of pilgrims take holy dips in the river water. This spot is highly auspicious according to the beliefs of Hindu mythology. 

Standing atop a large land cover, the temple’s architecture is appealing. Whatever massive pillars you come across here, are all inscribed various ancient and medieval sculptures. The central holy sanctum has been carved in the shape of a rectangle where you have the three main idols. If you are good with the architectural basics, you will immediately come to know that the temple reflects an amalgamation of Hoysala and Dravidian style.

Location –  Double Rd, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027

Timing – Kodandarama Temple of Chikmagalur remains functional on all seven days of the week between 05:00 am to 12:00 pm. Then, the temple doors are closed during lunch hours and are reopened again between 04:00 pm to 09:00 pm. You can explore the entire temple within a duration of 1 to 1&1/2 hours.

Price – You do not need to pay anything on behalf as entry fees for visiting this holy shrine of Kodandarama Temple. 
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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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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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