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  • Feeling less excited of the monotonous 9 – 6 work, get ready for the places to visit in Chikmagalur in 2 days and give birth to your enthusiasm once again. There are some of the fascinating places in Chikmagalur that can be traversed in two days without any hustle.

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    Whether it is a trekking trail to the Mullayanagiri, a romantic honeymoon to Hebbe Falls, or an adventurous journey to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Chikmagalur has all in close proximity. So it doesn’t matter if you’re hiring a vehicle or going by train or bus, either way, you are sure to explore the alluring beauties of nature and experience a perfect respite for this weekend.

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    Thus, Coffee Land of Karnataka, Chikmagalur continues to provide splendid weekend getaways to its tourists and entice pious travellers, nature enthusiasts, and wanderers with a never-ending list of tourist attractions and make them fall in love with Mother Earth.

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Chikmagalur in 2 days: 

  • 01Mullayanagiri

    Mullayanagiri
    Mullayanagiri, situated at a distance of 16 km from Chikmagalur, stands 1930 meters tall. For its vast greenery and scenic atmosphere, it ensures a memorable experience when compared to other places to visit in Chikmagalur.

    For trekkers, this place is perfect during the spring season, where the heat disappears due to 
    incoming of cold winds. To our surprise, there’s a small temple on top of the hill, from where you can see the great Arabian Sea.

    Location: It is located in the Chandra Dhrona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats of Chikmagalur Taluk.

    Timings
    : It opens from 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.
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  • 02Bhadra River

    Bhadra River

    Surrounded by the famous Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and scenic views, Bhadra River is a one-stop destination for boating, fishing, and other exciting activities. The soft waves of river water and the harmonizing sounds of nature gives a sense of relaxation to the soul.

    Tourists also get fascinated by the majestic Dam built across the Bhadra River which is close to Lakkavalli and forms a reservoir. 
    If a person wants enjoy its solitude, he can add Bhadra River to the list, worth visiting during monsoon.

    Location:
    The River originates at Gangamoola near Kudremukh, Western Ghats range.

    Timings:
    For rafting, the timing is from 6.30 am to 5 pm.

    Price:
    Rs. 2,000/- per head for river rafting.

  • 03Kemmangagundi

    Kemmangagundi

    Kemmangagundi also called as Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station is a picturesque place, surrounded by thick forests and a mild climate. The excellently laid out gardens and mountain valleys give immense pleasure to your eyes.

    This great location is located 1434 m above sea level and has a beautiful rose garden on one side, and a Z-point place on the other side, where one can take an aerial view of the Shola grass of Western Ghats.

    For trekking enthusiasts, Kemmanagundi is among the adventurous places to visit in Chikmagalur  where you can easily travel to this hill station seamlessly with your highly-comfort trekking shoes.

    Location
    : it is located in Tarikere Taluk of Chikmagalur.

    Timings
    : Open 24 hours.

    Price
    : Free Entry.

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  • 04Kudremukh National Park

    Kudremukh National Park

    Kudremukh National Park is famous for its variety of flora and fauna, located in the midst of mountains. From tigers and leopards to giant squirrels and mongoose, this landscape gives shelter to a lot of wildlife species. Thus, it is mostly crowded with animal conservationists and wildlife photographers.

    This significant National Park has identified among twenty-five hot spots in the world for the purpose of biodiversity conservation.

    For long-distant travellers, you can opt for a comfortable accommodation at Forest Rest Houses within the park.

    Location
    : It is located 95 km south-west of Chikmagalur town.

    Timings
    : 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.

    Price
    : Rs. 200/- (for Indians) and Rs. 1,000/- (for foreigners).

  • 05Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

    Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
    If you’re a nature admirer, looking for places to witness some of the exotic plants, then Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is the ideal place for you.

    Here, one can enjoy the Jeep Safari while seeing the rare chital spotted deer, sambar, and muntjac, birds such as Munia and Bee-eaters, and reptiles like King Cobra and Indian Rock Pythons in one place.

    This sanctuary is covered by Mullaynagiri, Hebbe Giri, Ganga Giri and Baba Budan Giri hills.

    Location
    : It is located 38 km north-west of Chikmagalur town.

    Timings
    : 6.30 am to 6.30 pm.

    Price
    : Rs. 400/- per head (max 5 persons).
  • 06Jhari Waterfalls

    Jhari Waterfalls
    To have an unlimited fun with your friends, you can’t find a better place than Jhari Waterfalls. Nestled in a cool environment, Jhari waterfall is worth visiting during holidays.

    Here, tourists can also play and swim in the lower part of the waterfall, which takes their crazy mood to the next level. This amazing waterfall is surrounded by thick forests and coffee plantations that accentuate its beauty.

    Additionally, this place is also called as Buttermilk Falls.

    Location
    : It is located near Attigundi, 12 km away from Baba Budangiri.

    Timings
    : 6.00 am to 5.00 pm.

    Price
    : No charges for entry. But, it is Rs. 600/- for a jeep ride (max 6 people).
  • 07Baba Budangiri

    Baba Budangiri

    Located to the north of Chikmagalur town is the famous Baba Budangiri (also called as Chandra Drona Parvatha in ancient times). Baba Budangiri hills is prominent for its vibrant forest and pristine beauty, where many tourists come for hiking and trekking activities.

    Thus, adventure seekers can hike through the forest and reach the holy shrine of Deviramma Betta.Interestingly, the place has the unique flower called Kurinji blooms which comes to the surface once in 12 years.

    Baba Budangiri is one of the most enthralling tourist places in Chikmagalur to visit with your friends and colleagues.

    Location
    : It is located in the Baba Budan range of the Western Ghats.

    Timings
    : 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.

  • 08Sharadamba Temple

    Sharadamba Temple
    Sri Sharadamba Temple is famous for its goddess Saraswati, established by Sri Shankaracharya. This important pilgrim center attracts the devotees of Shankaracharya, who often come here during festival times and get the blessing of God.

    This historical temple is located in the Malnad region, on the banks of river Tunga. This very geographical location with well-cleaned surroundings gives bliss to families with children.

    Here, one can taste the good food offered in Anna Dhana, and also enjoy feeding the fishes.

    Location
    : Harihara Street, Sringeri, Chikmagalur.

    Timings
    : 5.30 am to 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm to 9.15 pm.

    Price
    : Entry Free.
  • 09Coffee Museum

    Coffee Museum
    To know the evolution of coffee in India and it’s passed on legacy, one should come to Coffee Museum and get inspired by the amazing facts. Here, an entire floor is dedicated to an array of pictures that depicts the early methods of coffee making and its significance.

    In addition, there is also a laboratory where tourists can witness the methods of grinding and other process involved in coffee production. An expert-cum-guide will be accompanied and will explain to you the day-to-day activities.  

    Location
    : It is located 10 km away from the Chikmagalur bus stand.

    Timings
    : 10.00 am to 6.00 pm all days (except Saturday and Sunday).

    Price
    : Rs. 20/- per head.
  • 10Kallathigiri Falls

    Kallathigiri Falls

    Kallathigiri Falls is a small yet famous place for its water cascading down from the Chandra Drona hill amidst fantastic environment. There is an old Veerabhadra temple, having Lord Shiva as the main idol, built across the waterfalls. Once you cross the waterfall, you can visit this temple.

    Usually, travelers who come here, will take a bath in the waterfall, and pay homage to the temple. People believe that water has medicinal benefits, and it cures the diseases.

    Location
    : Located at a distance of 50 km from Chikmagalur bus stand.

    Timings
    : 7.00 am to 6.00 pm.

    Price
    : Free Entry.

  • 11Hebbe Falls

    Hebbe Falls
    Hebbe Falls is surrounded by thick forest and vast coffee plantations, water gushing out from a height of 550 feet. This breathtaking place attracts many tourists because they believe that the water is rich in herb values and it cures skin diseases.

    Hebbe falls is among the important tourist places to visit in Chikmagalur in 2 days where one can have a perfect escape from the busy city landscape.

    The best time to visit Hebbe Falls is from October to February.

    Location
    : Kesavinamane, Chikmagalur district.

    Timings
    : 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.

    Price
    : Entry Free.
  • 12Hirekolale Lake

    Hirekolale Lake
    Hirekolale Lake is a man-made lake, embraced with chill climate and an array of panoramic views. The lake is built mainly for water supply and irrigation purposes, however, now it has turned into a major tourist attraction, and best suits to spend time with family and friends.

    For photography maniacs, this place is heaven filled with gorgeous surroundings and a yon orange sunset.

    From here, you can view the mesmerizing Mullayanagiri Hills at your ease.

    Location
    : It is located 10 km away from Chikmagalur Bus stand.

    Timings
    : Open for 24 hours

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.
  • 13Belavadi

    Belavadi

    Belavadi is one of the national heritage sites surrounded by extensive green lands and colourful flowers. This historical place is embraced with numerous temples and shrines, in which the Sri Veeranarayana temple is one-of-a-kind.

    Belavadi is also famous for its ornate Viranarayana temple constructed by the Hoysalas with their great Hoysala architectural design.

    From the mythological perspective, Belavadi is believed to be the place where Bhima of Mahabharata, killed Bakasura to release the people from asura.

    For family trippers, Belavadi is among the interesting places to visit in Chikmagalur in 2 days journey.

    Location
    : Located on the Javagal and Chikmagalur route.

    Timings
    : 24 hours.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.

  • 14Sringeri Mutt

    Sringeri Mutt
    Sringeri Mutt is one the most scenic and astonishing pilgrimage places in South India, located on the banks of river Tungabhadra. This religious place is most popular for Sharada Peetham, established in the 8th century by the great saint Sri Adi Shankaracharya.

    The name Sringeri is derived from Rishyashringa Giri, a hill town located nearby is named after Sage Rishyashringa. Interestingly, Tipu Sultan once provided financial assistance to reconstruct the temple.

    For budget travellers, who want places to visit in Chikmagalur in 2 days? Can come to Sringeri Mutt and have a catchy experience.

    Location
    : Situated at 88 km from Chikmagalur.

    Timings
    : 6.00 am to 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.
  • 15Z Point

    Z Point

    To get the perfect scenic view of Kemmangundi, start your trekking journey to Z Point. With soothing climate and exhilarating steep, one can relax his mind seamlessly amidst the peaceful atmosphere.

    The enthralling walk starts from Kemmangundi Raj Bhavan and takes you through the dense forest, where you are blessed with the Shanti Waterfalls. This 3 km trek trail to Z point is relatively easy and needs a couple of like-minded people to entice you.

    Location
    : It is located at Kemmangundi, Tarikere Taluk, Chikmagalur.

    Timings
    : Open for 24 hours.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.

  • 16Kudremukh Peak

    Kudremukh Peak

    Kudremukh Peak is the third highest peak in Karnataka, next to Mullayangiri and Baba Budangiri hills. This appealing trek trail across green meadows and unparallel terrains give the best trekking experience to tourists.

    Do you know the term “Kudremukh”? It means the horse’s face in Kannada. Moreover, this moderately difficult trek is easy to complete during a weekend. If you’re searching for tourist places to visit in Chikmagalur , don’t forget to add Kudremukh Peak in your go-to list.

    Since the location is situated in a National Reserve forest, one might witness an elephant or deer while moving.

    Location
    : Located in Chikmagalur district.

    Timings
    : 24 hours.

    Price
    : The lowest price starts from Rs. 1,800/- per head.

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  • 17Sri Veeranarayana Temple

    Sri Veeranarayana Temple

    Sri Veera Narayana Temple is built during the 13th century by the Hoysala king Veera Bhallala II. The entrance of the temple itself looks magnificent to the eyes, carved with two elephants on both sides. The temple is built in Hoysala architecture.

    The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu where the main deity is Veera Narayana having four hands. To know the rich heritage of ancient India, one should definitely visit this great masterpiece surrounded by lush greenery.

    Location
    : Located at a distance of 29 km from Chikmagalur.

    Timings
    : 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.

  • 18Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple

    Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple
    Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple also called as Sri Adhishakthyamaka Annapoorneshwari, is located on the banks of the River Bhadra. Nestled in the dense forest and valleys of Western Ghats, Annapurna is the Hindu goddess of food.

    This divine place attains its peak during festival times, especially Akshaya Tritiya. It is considered as Lord Devi’s birth date and celebrated nicely.

    One who reaches this place is blessed with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Thus, guaranteeing a pleasing moment with the local devotees.

    The mere term of Annapoorneshwari is “Feeding one and all”.

    Location
    : Mudigere – Taluk, Chikmagalur – District, Hornadu, Karnataka.

    Timings
    : 6.30 am to 9.00 pm.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.
  • 19Kadambi Falls

    Kadambi Falls

    Kadambi Falls is a stunning sight, surrounded by abundant trees and majestic waterfalls gushing out at a height of about 30 feet. If one is new to this place, he will definitely fall in love with nature straight away.

    This attractive spot reaches its utmost beauty during the monsoon season, where the waterfall comes directly to the head with full force.

    Hence, Kadambi Falls is among the outstanding tourist places, where one can take a rest and rejuvenate his weekend.

    Location
    : Located inside the Kudremukh National Park, Chikmagalur.

    Timings
    : 24 hours.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.

  • 20Manikyadhara Falls

    Manikyadhara Falls
    Located at a distance of 29 km from Chikmagalur, Manikyadhara Falls is yet another adventurous place not to be missed. This waterfall is situated amidst the thick forest, introduces some of the awe-inspiring views of Baba Budan Hills.

    If you take a look at the surroundings, you could find small shops selling valuable herbal medicines.

    If you’re planning to take your children for a holiday, take them to Manikyadhara waterfalls, one of the best tourist places to visit in Chikmagalur in 2 days.

    Location
    : BababudanGiri Road, Nagenahalli, Karnataka.

    Timings
    : 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.
  • 21Belur

    Belur

    Belur previously called as Velapuri is famous for the Chennakesava temple. Here, the historical temples and monuments portray the brilliance and exquisite skills of Hoysala architecture.

    When you look back, after the invasion of Delhi Sultanate, this beautiful place had become the capital. Since then, it carries a rich culture and tradition.

    Additionally, Hoysala Mahotsava is the famous dance festival of Belur, celebrated annually in the month of March.

    Belur now called as Dakshina Varanasi (Banaras of the South).

    Location
    : Located on the banks of Yagachi River in Hassan district.

    Timings
    : Open for 24 hours.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.


  • 22Chennakesava Temple

    Chennakesava Temple

    Chennakesava Temple is considered as one of the greatest examples of Hoysala architecture, constructed in the early 12th century by Vishnuvardhana (Hoysala ruler).

    The temple has a huge historical significance, closely linked to the military might of the King Vishnuvardhana who commissioned it during 1117 A.D.

    The temple is mainly attracted to its two ornate pillars, one of the Garuda and another with a lamp. It is built using soapstone, where the outer walls are embellished with the finest artwork.

    If you’re a historian, looking for important places to visit in Chikmagalur in 2 days, take Chennakesava Temple into account.

    Location
    : Hassan district, Belur, Karnataka.

    Timings
    : 7.00 am to 8.00 pm.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.

  • 23Kalasa

    Kalasa
    Situated in the heart of the Western Ghats, Kalasa is a small temple town featured with the famous Sri Kalaseshwara Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. This place is highly fertile and produces the best coffee beans and other herbs.

    Kalasa with its geographical location is blessed with an amicable environment, provides a glimpse of the divine soul.

    For worshippers, who want the pilgrim places to visit in Chikmagalur in 2 days, they can come to Kalasa and get enlightened from the surrounding peaceful ambiance.

    Location
    : It is located on the banks of Bhadra River in Mudigere Taluk, Chikmagalur.

    Timings
    : 24 Hours.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.
  • 24City Shopping

    To surprise your family with an alluring gift, don’t miss to do shopping in Chikmagalur. In order to attract the customers, every shopkeeper is filled with newly-fashioned clothes, sandalwood idols, perfumes, and the famous coffee beans.

    If you want to purchase the desired items within your budget, supermarkets and smaller markets are at your rescue. With a wide variety of products from jewellery to grocery, you can be sure to buy at the best prices available.

    Location
    : M.G. Road 577101

    Timings
    : 9.00 am to 10.00 pm.

    Price
    : It ranges between Rs. 160/- to Rs. 300/-.

  • 25Inam Dattatreya Peetha

    Inam Dattatreya Peetha is a holy place, worshipped by both Hindus and Muslims. After the Holi festival, an annual event of Jatra or Urs is conducted under the auspicious  Peetha for three days.

    This place filled with divinity represents the symbol of brotherhood. Devotees here, believe that the cave located at Inam Dattatreya Peetha has given shelter to Guru Dattatreya and Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Khalandar (a Muslim saint).

    For temple lovers, this location is among the best tourist places to visit in Chikmagalur in 2 days travel.

    Location
    : It is situated on the Baba Budangiri range, 28 km from Chikmagalur.

    Timings
    : 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

    Price
    : No Entry Fee.


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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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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