Chikmagalur is a beautiful hill station situated at a height of about 3400 feet. It is a less explored destination that requires your immediate attention. Here, you find tree plantations; especially coffee fields. This destination is considered to be one of the most scenic places that maintains a pleasant weather throughout the year. It is believed that years ago the land of this district was given as a dowry to the younger daughter of a legendary chief who ruled Sakrepatna- Rukmangada. It is only on the basis of this belief that the hill station got its name “Chikmagalur” that means ‘young daughter’s town’. If you are a nature lover, you surely will enjoy the mesmerising beauty of this place that has rugged regions, lowlands, the most scenic views and the best things to do in Chikmagalur As the hill station is less explored, the beauty is absolutely raw in its purest form. It is easy to find all of the basic facilities for visitors like good accommodation options, restaurants, attractions, internal transport facilities etc.
The Western Ghats start from this region and the beautiful Yagachi River originates from the surrounding hills. Chikmagalur is famous for its serene environment, lush green forests and tall mountains. It is also famous for the coffee and is often referred to as the coffee land of Karnataka. There are enough number of places to be visited here which means there are many things to do. Some of the best things to do in Chikmagalur, that should surely remain on your list are visiting Mullayanagiri, which is the highest peak of the state, trekking to Kudremukh peak, enjoying the views of backwaters of Hirekolale lake, exploring the coffee plantation fields, getting your feet wet at the buttermilk falls, exploring Belavadi and Hale bidu, take a pilgrimage tour to Horanadu Annapoorneshwari temple, discover the beauty of Bhadra Dam, trek to Bababudangiri hill, visit Belur, visit Kavikal Gandi viewpoint, etc. These are some of the most beautiful spots in and around Chikmagalur and must be on the best “things to do” in Chikmagalur list.