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Chikmagalur is surely the go-to destination for trekkers and adventure lovers. This hill station is located in Karnataka district and is closest to the city of Mangalore which is located at a distance of approximately 145 kilometres. It is also close to Mysore which is 178 kilometres away. This hill station is a trekker’s paradise as some of the most challenging as well as moderate level trek spots are located here. There are various trekking places in Chikmagalur that are on the top list of trekkers who love challenges in their life. If you are an experienced trekker, you can start with one the best trekking tours in Chikmagalur, the Mullayanagiri trek which is the highest peak in Karnataka. It is approximately 2000 metres above sea level. The trails take you through jungles where you can also take a dip in the waterfalls. It is roughly a 3 km moderate level trek that takes about 1 and a half hours to reach the peak. Another famous trek in Karnataka has Baba Budangiri on the list.

This is one of the highest peaks in the state at an altitude of 1895 meters. This one too is a moderate level trek. Similarly, Kemmanagundi 12 hours long trek covering a distance of 20 km. The trails take you through coffee estates, waterfalls and ornamental gardens, hills, many streams and brooks. The difficulty of this trek is easy to moderate level. Some of the other mountains that allow you to rest in the arms of nature are Sakleshpur trek, Kumara Parvatha trek, Kudremukh trek and Agumbe Ghat which is also known as Narasimha Parvatha trek. All these treks offer scenic views and are once in a lifetime experience of enjoying the most of Western Ghats. However, if you are not sure of which trek to choose or which one to begin with, you can browse through our list of the best trekking tours in Chikmagalur for better clarity. These trek tours take away your trouble of making arrangements and help you with a detailed guide.

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    Homestay in Chikmagalur brings you to the amazing homestay with a breathtaking view of the hills of Mudigere. Located itself on the top of a hill and in the midst of a coffee plantation in the Western Ghats of India, this homestay's highlight is the amazing view of the M...

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    Chikmagalur is a paradise for all those who love being in the hills, surrounded by the mystery and greenery, and making for a perfect getaway. If hills, coffee plantations, and green slopes are what you seek in your plans, Chikmagalur is the one for you. And if you wish ...

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    About the Activity:For those who are looking forward to partake in some adventure next weekend, we offer this 2 days trekking trip to Kodachadri Hills in Shimoga district.The peak is situated at a height of 1343 M and it is the 10th highest peak in Karnataka dotted by th...

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    About the activity: Experience a two day Kudremukh trek in Chikmagalur on your next weekend.Your trek begins as you embark on an overnight journey from Bangalore.Kudremukh is a small village located at a distance of 96 km from the district of Chikmagalur and about 335 k...

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    Camping at Ballalrayana Durga
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    About the Activity:Ballalrayanadurga is a famous fort on top of a dense forest in the Western Ghats which was built in 12th century by Hoysala Empire.Get picked up from the specific locations in Bangalore and start the overnight journey to the site.Walk through the colou...

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    Mullayanagiri Trek in Chikmagalur
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    About the activity: This package can be availed with transportation and without transportation. Set off for a trek to Mullayanagiri a majestic mountain located in the Western Ghats.Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka, sitting at 6,330 feet in the Chikmagalu...

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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. Travelers from all across the world hit this exotic location for adventure as well as peaceful activities and enjoy some...

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    About the activity: Get picked up from Bangalore and head for an enchanting trek to Kodachadri with your loved ones.To make the trek interesting, you will take the Hidlumane route where on the trek you can explore waterfalls and proceeding further in to the wildlife zo...

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    About the Activity:Plan to make the next holiday of yours eventful by choosing this trekking package to Kudremukh in Chikmagalur for 2 days and 1 night.Begin the trip with an overnight journey from Bangalore.Kudremukh is a small village located at a distance of 96 KM fro...

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    About the Activity:Jeeps tread through the craggy terrains to reach the base camp, with the thrilling ride going through coffee estates and scenic waterfalls.Trekking 11 kilometers through the rainforests unravels nature's splendour, as multiple streams, views of towerin...

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    About the activity: When was the last time you embarked on an exciting trek with all your friends and let the pure thrill of adventure get over you in every way? This is your chance to explore the intricate landscape of Kuduremukh with an exciting and fascinating ...

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    About the Activity:Visit Mullayanagiri which is located at a height of 6330 feet and is Karnataka's highest mountain. Home to many rare birds and butterflies, this place is a favorite of trekkersYou will begin by arriving at the base camp early in the morning, which will...

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    Proving an ideal setting for trekking is the Narasimha Parvatha, the tallest peak in the Agumbe range of the Western Ghats. Situated nearly 350kms from Bengaluru, this almost 6 hour trek rewards you with some of the most scenic experiences in the region. Start from ba...

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    The third highest peak in Chickmagalur, Kudremukh is so called because the peak of this mountain is shaped like a horse’s face. This wonderful paradise is located within the Kudremukh National Park which is  major area to witness the bio diversity of the region at its...

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    About the Destination: Declared as one of the natural heritages in Karnataka, trek to Kodachadri is the gateway to the undulated beauty of Shimoga district. With a height of 1,343m, this peak boasts of being the 10th highest peak in Karnataka and is often called as a ...

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Traveller Tales from Chikmagalur


Anirudh Ghaty

12 September 2018

"One hell of a crazy trek this one. The views were just splendid, and the organisers had it all charted out, and were extremely helpful. \n\nAn initial route through the forest is what we go through wh...

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priyanka priyanka

09 November 2018

This was my 2nd SOLO trek through Thrillophilia. I am passionate about trekking and i feel Thrillophilia is one of the trusted platform, through them i can plan my solo trekking without any 2nd thought...

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Abhi Abhi

17 September 2018

I would say that this is once in a lifetime trekking experience. Conquering the 3 highest peak. Karthik n Anupam who were our ODL made our trek memorable n entertaining through out, very friendly n ene...

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Rajinder Butt

15 August 2014

Kudremukh is an amazing peak and so far I had just heard about this place but finally I get to see it. Amazing place - loved the trekking experience. What an experience. I'm going again.

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shreya bhayani

28 February 2017

A must go place! We started our trek early in the morning and the journey through the jungle and waterfalls was breathtaking! There were a few steep climbs too with a scorching sun above us, but all of...

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Pallava Prasoon

12 October 2018

"Well what a trek it was, enchanting, thrilling and rejuvenating. I would suggest all trek lovers to go for Kudremukh trek as the view will simply keep you awestruck. The trek was well organised and th...

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Vijay Vijay

10 September 2018

Kudremukh trek was an awesome experience..Starting from the bus pick up on right time, everything went as per plan. What a beautiful, green and lovely place.. If you want to see nature in its pristine ...

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amar kate

24 July 2017

"This is one of the best trekks which I have covered so far . Lot of amazing scenery. On the way Waterfalls . Stay might not be good and you can't expect it to be good as it is in remote area. But can

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22 August 2017

"For Airtel lovers,\n The only place you can get a signal is on the peak. So, climb up and talk to your loved ones, take some pics, post it then itself, make every1 feel jealous and comeback."

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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Chikmagalur

  • Q. Where is Chikmagalur located? How far is it from Bangalore?

    Chikmagalur is located in the Indian state of Karnataka. Also called the ‘Coffee Land’ of Karnataka, Chikmagalur is one of the most pristine tourist attractions of India.


    It is famous for its mountains, heritage spots and wonderful coffee plantations. The distance between Chikmagalur and Bangalore is 242.9 km and will take about 3.5-5 hours to reach there by road.

  • Q. What are the various ways by which we can reach Chikmagalur?

    You can reach Chikmagalur in the following ways:


    By air: The nearest airport is Mangalore which is located around 113 km away from Chikmagalur from where you can hire a prepaid taxi for Chikmagalur.


    By road: Chikmagalur is well-connected to cities like Bangalore, Mangalore, Hubli and Hassan via state-run buses and private luxury buses.


    By rail: The nearest railway station to Chikmagalur is Kadur which is 40 km away. From the railway station you can take a taxi for Chikmagalur.

  • Q. When is the best time to visit Chikmagalur?

    The best time to visit Chikmagalur is between the months of September to March. The pleasant and cool climate during these months make up for tourist season, however you can take a trip during monsoons.


     The temperature is between 15-30 degrees Celsius throughout the year making it a cool and pleasant tourist spot to beat the summer blues.

  • Q. What all places are good for sightseeing in Chikmagalur?

    Chikmagalur is known for enthralling the tourists with its exotic landscapes and popular attractions. The most popular places for tourists visiting Chikmagalur are:

    • Kudremukh National Park
    • Baba Budangiri (DattaPeeta)
    • Hebbe Falls
    • Kemmangundi
    • Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Sharadamba Temple
    • Kalhatti Falls
    • Coffee Museum
    • Bhadra Dam
    • Manikyadhara Falls
    • Kadambi Falls
    • SringeriSharadaPeetha
    • Mullayanagiri

  • Q. What all activities can we do in Chikmagalur besides trekking?

    Apart from trekking, there are a number of activities which you can try in Chikmagalur:

    • Rafting
    • Golfing
    • Cycling
    • Temple
    • Sightseeing tour

  • Q. Which are some of the famous treks in Chikmagalur?

    Chikmagalur is an excellent location to experience the joy of trekking to hilltops and enjoying the scenery. Some of the famous treks in Chikmagalur are:

    • Mullayanagiri trek
    • Kemmanagundi trek
    • Kumara parvatha trek
    • Kudremukh trek

  • Q. Which are some of the difficult treks in Chikmagalur?

    The most difficult treks in Chikmagalur are Kumara Parvatha Trek, Kudremukh trek, AmethiKallu trek etc.

  • Q. Which treks are good for beginners?

    There are many easy to moderate level treks which are ideal for amateurs to undertake trekking activities.

     Some of these trails are not very challenging and average fitness levels will do if you wish to partake in this adventure.

    Some of these treks are:

    • Mullayanagiri trek, Chikmagalur
    • Kemmangundi trek, Chikmagalur
    • Sakleshpur railway trek
    • AgumbeGhat or NarasimhaParvatha trek

  • Q. Which is the highest peak of Chikmagalur?

    Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Chikmagalur and also of Karnataka. It is located in the Chandra Dhrona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats with a height of 1925 meters. It is one of the most breathtaking trekking destinations of India and early winters is the best time for trekking here.

    Its peak which hypothetically looks like a trekker’s backyard is a piece of beauty to be admired by all.

  • Q. Is it worth doing Kodachadri Peak trek? How difficult it is?

    Yes, the Kodachadri Peak Trek is totally worth doing. It is adventurous and the peak which is the tenth highest peak in Karnataka offers a great weekend retreat.


    This trek could be challenging as you have to pass through the rugged terrains but you will be rewarded with a stunning view from the peak. The sunset is also a breathtaking vista which you can witness along this trekking experience.

  • Q. Do we need to book a group tour for Trekking in Chikmagalur? Can a solo person do it as well?

    There are a lot of vendors that organise treks, so you can book group treks with them or even book solo and be a part of some other group.

    If you are an adventure junkie and have a lot of experience trekking then you can also trek by yourself without professional guidance but it is recommended that you go along with at least a localite so that you don’t lose your way and can trek safely. Check out some of the best Chikmagalur tour packages here.

  • Q. Can we do Mullayanagiri Trek? Is it a difficult trek and what is the cost?

    The Mullayanagiri Trek is the highest peak in Karnataka. It is a totally majestic trail and you will love this adventurous excursion enjoying the beauty of Western Ghats. The view is totally breathtaking and the trek offers an interesting exploration of nature.


    The trek is comparatively easier and perfect for an adventurous excursion with friends and family. The cost for trekking starts from INR 3,000 per person.

  • Q. Can we do AmethiKallu Trek? How difficult it is?

    In the Charmadi range of mountains, AmethiKallu is the most popular trekking spot in this part of India. It is one of the picturesque peaks and considered as a challenging experience.


    The overnight trek offers panoramic views and a beautiful destination to relax and enjoy with a bonfire under the night sky.

  • Q. Is there a chance of facing wild animals while trekking in Chikmagalur?

    Yes, there is always a chance of facing wild animals while trekking since you will be going to forests and hills which are not necessarily urbanized.


    We suggest you to always have a professional guide assist you while trekking to minimize such dangers.

  • Q. Can we do camping as well with Trekking? In which treks can we camp?

    Chikmagalur is not only famous for trekking but there are various camping sites in Chikmagalur namely:

    • Mullayanagiri trek, Chikmagalur
    • Kemmangundi trek, Chikmagalur
    • Sakleshpur railway trek
    • Kumara Parvatha trek
    • Kudremukh trek

  • Q. What sort of tents will be there to stay?

    Most of them will be makeshift tents since you will have trek uphill. Most trekkers usually just carry sleeping bags to make the trek easier.

    Some vendors provide sleeping bags and sometimes you are asked to carry your own.

  • Q. What should I wear while trekking in Chikmagalur?

    You should wear comfortable clothes while trekking along the rugged terrains and hills. You should always wear sports shoes and carry a jacket in case the weather turns cold once you reach the higher altitudes while trekking.


    Ladies should avoid wearing loose clothing like saris or salwarkameez while trekking.

  • Q. What things must I carry while going for trekking in Chikmagalur?

    The things which you should not miss putting in your backpacks while going for a trek in Chikmagalur are:

    • Mosquito repellants
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreens
    • Raincoats
    • Jacket or some warm clothing to beat the chilly winds
    • Camera (optional)
    • First aid kit and emergency medical supplies
    • Light snacks or nutrition bars
    • Instant food
    • Plenty of water

  • Q. Is it safe for a solo female to trek in Chikmagalur?

    Even though Chikmagalur is a comparatively safe place to travel in India, it is advisable for solo female travelers to travel with at least one other person.


    You may get injured or attacked by a wild animal left to fend for yourself or may even lose your way. So we strongly recommend female tourists to trek along with someone else.

  • Q. Can we have alcohol/smoke during the trek?

    Most campsites generally have a no smoking or drinking policy for people going out on a trek. Hence it is advisable not to engage in smoking or drinking while trekking.

  • Q. What kind of foodwill we get during the trek and during our stay in the campsite or homestay?

    Most organisers, as well as homestays, serves veg as well as non-veg food. When you are on a trek, you are served lunch dinner and then breakfast, the same goes for homestays.

    You will have to confirm with various Chikmagalur homestays or trekking company regarding your preference of non-veg food.

  • Q. What kind of sleeping facility will be there during the trek?

    Most vendors provide sleeping bags or makeshift tents. You will have to confirm with the organiser before you book the trek.

  • Q. What kind of homestays can I find in Chikmagalur?

    There a lot of homestays in Chikmagalur. You have the luxury of taking your pick from estate stays, luxury bungalows, coffee plantation stays and regular homestays in Chikmagalur.

  • Q. Will there be any bonfire during our trekking trip?

    Well, most tours have a campfire as an activity listed out in their itinerary. However, it is advised that you confirm and check with the tour operator that you have picked if they do bonfires or not before you go on a Chikmagalur.