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Camping in Sakleshpur, Chikmagalur - Flat 34% off

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Offroad Jeep Ride: Madugundi Falls and Ballalarayana Durga

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Chikmagalur Sightseeing Half Day Tour- Flat 35% Off

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Stone Villa Farmstay in Chikmagalur - Flat 18% off

Stone Villa Farmstay in Chikmagalur - Flat 18% off

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Homestay in a Coffee Estate in Chikmagalur Flat 25% Off

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Nature Homestay in Chikmagalur, With Local Sightseeing

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Nature Stay Expereince Amidst the Hills, Chikmagalur

Nature Stay Expereince Amidst the Hills, Chikmagalur

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  • Things to do in Chikmagalur like Trekking, camping, river rafting, plantation stays or jeep safari, etc. are all great adventures that are waiting for you. Travellers coming to this place will not be disappointed in the many great experiences that this place offers to its many visitors.

    Special Offer: 
    Kudremukh Trek, Chikmagalur at Flat 15% Off.

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    Coffee Estate Stay in Chikmagalur at Flat 25% Off.

    Apart from the high adventure, high adrenaline activities, you can also enjoy a plethora of different sports, games, and experiences in the many stay options here. Be it a resort with luxury amenities or a homestay with a private waterfall, you can get to enjoy the best experience here. 
    Alongside this, you can also enjoy trekking in the various hills and jungles surrounding the hill station where nature welcomes you with streams, waterfalls and dense vegetation all around you. 

    Limited Offer: 
    Camping In Sakleshpur (Cashback of Rs 500)

    Best Deal: Trek to Kodachadri in Shimoga at Flat 20% Off

    And when you are done with all the adventure, how about an experience of camping in the wild, with the evening bonfire to raise your spirits and the sights of the starry night sky to admire as you slowly are lowered in the embrace of peaceful sleep? Sounds fun like an experience of a lifetime, right?

    Speaking of that, you can even go for a jeep safari in the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, and who knows, if you are lucky enough, you may even get to spot a tiger royally strolling through in its natural habitats. With so much to do here, a vacation with your near and dear ones to the heaven of South India is a must.


    Here are some of the best things to do in Chikmagalur:

  • 01Trek to Mullayanagiri

    Mullayanagiri can be first in your list of activities to do in Chikmagalur as you go ahead with your trip . The place is highly visited by trekkers. Mullayanagiri is a majestic mountain on the western ghats. This trek is the trail that can take you to the highest peak of Karnataka. The starting point of the trek is known as SARPADHARI that in Kannada means like a snake. The name is given because the starting point is like the structure of a snake. 

    The trek has two peak points the lower one is Mullayanagiri and the upper point (highest in Karnataka) is Bababudangiri. Distance for lower and Mullayanagiri and Bababudangiri is 3 km and 10 Km respectively. Overall difficulty scale for the trek is moderate to difficult. Total time taken for the trek is about 8 hours. Best time to for the trek is in the months September to February. Avoid months of summer as heat can drain you on your trail to the highest point of Karnataka.

    Here it must be noted that you need to take prior permission from Chikmagalur forest department. You can find it next to bus depot. On this trek, you can find scenic beauty, waterfalls, and other such Picturesque location. So do this trek and tick this destination on your things to do list in Chikmagalur.

    Distance from Chikmagalur: 22 Kms
    Mullayanagiri Trek, Chikmagalur - Flat 20% off

    Mullayanagiri Trek, Chikmagalur - Flat 20% off

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  • 02Kudremukh Trek

    Kudremukh Trek

    It is rightly quoted as the Heaven OF South India. 34 Km from Chikmagalur district, this trek is absolutely an experience that you will have for a long period of time. You can reach there via public transport. For this trek, you can have a home stay at Mullodi. Chikmagalur Homestays are as cheap as 600 rupees per person. 

    The stay also includes one-time food along with your stay. One way distance for Kudremukh trek is about 9 Km and time required for the same is 5-7 hours. This trek is all set to take you to third highest peak of Karnataka. For this trek also you need to take prior permission from the forest department and it is located to in Bala town.  Permission charges are 440 rupees for a person each. The trek has all the way the meadows of Kudremukh National park. 

    The trail has Mango trees. These trees can not only give you shed on your trek but also you can have juicy mangoes. On your zigzag trail to the peak, you can find deer and other wild animals in those rain forests. You must have heard about Kudremukh waterfalls. These are waterfalls where high-speed water is falling from 30 Ft high which just near the Kudremukh peak.

    Distance from Chikmagalur: 106 Kms

    Kudremukh Trek, Chikmagalur - Flat 15% off

    Kudremukh Trek, Chikmagalur - Flat 15% off

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  • 03Offroad Jeep Ride in Kyathanamakki - Flat 24% Off

    Offroad Jeep Ride in Kyathanamakki - Flat 24% Off
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    • lChikmagalur
    • NNNNN92 ratings
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    Starting and Ending Point: Kalasa and Hornadu

    A jeep ride into the lush greenery of the Western Ghats is one of the most mesmerizing experiences, and this tour brings you exactly that. It will be a bumpy ride of utmost fun and adventure, taking you to the beautiful green heaven of Kyathanamakki.

    Enjoy the ride for 4 hours, covering 15 km around the range and witnessing some of the most scenic views of the Western Ghats. The trip starts in Kalasa and ends in Hornadu, giving you the kind of feels that you have been missing on so far. Go off-road and explore the unseen with this amazing jeep ride through nature's bounty.
    - The minimum number of people required to book this package is 2.

    Difficulty- Moderate
    The capacity of Jeep- Minimum 2 Maximum 8
    Built of Jeep- Mahindra Thar, Mahindra 540mm or Tata Xenon.
    Timings: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    How to Reach?
    The activity takes place in kalasa which is a 2 hours drive from Chikmagalur and is easily accessible through public or private transport.
  • 04Enjoy Camping in Chikmagalur

    Enjoy Camping in Chikmagalur

    When you are in Chikmagalur the first thing which strikes your mind for things to do in Chikmagalur is Camping. Chikmagalur is enthralling hill station to visit with your gang. Camping and campfire into serene, clean and lush green woods of Chikmagalur is a very viable option in order to escape daily life and have a stay, which is rejuvenating. Camping in Chikmagalur is one of the things to do in Chikmagalur and sounds pretty much an option for a bunch of friends trip, however, it can also be worth of choice to take your girl where with beautiful forests, charming trees, and gurgling waters it's only you and your girl and lots of romanticism. 

    Camping at Chikmagalur is very cheap. The price ranges are from 1600 to 3200 depending on type and size of tents. You can rent it out from local in Chikmagalur or can even affiliate yourselves with any groups who are going camping in woods. Camping in any hills is exciting but camping at Chikmagalur is unmatched because of surrounding flora and fauna. While campaigning in a jungle of Chikmagalur you can always sport deer and peacocks. 

    You make sure you have shoes all the time as there are different types of reptiles that can bite you. Another thing that can be tranquilizing while you are camping in Chikmagalur is the peculiar smell of coffee from those beautiful coffee estates.

    You can also checkout resorts in Chikmagalur for a more luxurious experience  if you don't want to stay in camps.

    Camping at Ballalrayana Durga

    Camping at Ballalrayana Durga

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    d2 Daysn1 Night

    O3,600

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  • 05Water Sports Adventure Combo, Chikmagalur - Flat 19% Off

    Water Sports Adventure Combo, Chikmagalur - Flat 19% Off
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    • lChikmagalur
    • NNNNN142 ratings
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    Water sports are one of the most famous ways to beat the heat and get the muscles going. Making up a great way to attract a lot of visitors from around the world, water sports in Karnataka turns into a search that ends in this small paradise in Belur, where you can choose between the so many activities available here. 

    You can go for the speedy ride on the jet ski, or glide on the water in a dizzying fashion on a banana boat being pulled by a speedboat, or do the same in a bumper boat and feel your hair rise in goosebumps. Or if you wish to experience the real thrill of speed, then the speedboat is built for just you to ride and get thrilled. 

    This tour brings to you all of these adventure sports in one place and you can get all the fill of adventure without having to wait. 
    - Minimum number of people required to book this package is 10

    Activities:
    Jet ski--30mins
    Banana ride-4ppl--30mins
    Bumper ride--30mins
    Speedboat-4ppl--1hr

    *Note- Non-Swimmers can also be a part of these activities as they will also get their own life jackets.
    *Timings: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    How to reach?
    The Exact Location will be shared with you after the booking.


  • 06Tea Plantation Walk in Chikamagalur - Flat 33% Off

    Tea Plantation Walk in Chikamagalur - Flat 33% Off
    • h2 Hours
    • lChikmagalur
    • NNNNN109 ratings
    • Verified Local Operator
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    About Chikmagalur:
    Chikmagalur is one of the most visited places in the Western Ghats of Karnataka is a highly favorite hill station in southern India. And one of the most famous attractions of Chikmagalur are the Baba Budangiri Hills. This homestay in the middle of Baba Budangiri range is located at a height of about 4500ft above sea level, and is situated in a patch of untouched land, maintaining its true beauty.

    About the Activity:
    - You will be able to enjoy a tea plantation tour in this ambrosial place and velvety carpet of fresh green tea leaves stretches out before you.
    A guide will take you through, giving you interesting insights on the plantation. If you wish, try your hand in helping the plantation workers in their daily chores. There is also the option of buying freshly dried tea leaves.
    - Interact with the locals who are well versed in all techniques used in tea plantation. Learn more about pruning techniques, picking, drying and other important information.
    A visit to the tea processing factory is also part of this package where you will gain extra knowledge about the further steps in this process, a chance to gain the insight on the delight that is part of your every routine life.
    - Timings available for the activity: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM.
    - Minimum number of people required to book the package is 2.

    How to reach?
    Located within in the city, the plantation is easily accessible by public/private transport
  • 07Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Jeep Safari

    Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Jeep Safari

    Bhadra wildlife sanctuary is one of the most exciting things to do in Chikmagalur. the safari is all set to take you and your friends into the Bhadra jungle safari. Bhadra situated at an elevation of 2100 meters from the sea level is a semi-evergreen forest of Western Ghats. 

    The place is a mix of various flora and Fauna. It is called Bhadra sanctuary under name of Bhadra River. It a perennial river that flows through the jungle. The whole is spread over 490 sq. Km. the place is a habitat for various kind of Flora and Fauna. It is also regarded as 25th Tiger Reserve project of India. The safari is not conducted by the government instead it is done by some locals. It is a two hour run on the wheels through the jungle by jeep. 

    Jeeps are generally with a capacity of six seats. You can either share or book whole for yourselves. You cannot take a private vehicle. The safari is conducted only twice a day either 6 am or 4 pm. As you start your journey you can find spotted deer, Neel guys, various species of Kingfishers, reptiles like King Cobra and if you lucky enough than THE TIGER.

    Distance from Chikmagalur: 79.3

  • 08Trek to Bababudangiri

    Trek to Bababudangiri

    Baba Budangiri is a trek you can reach by just 250 Km from Bangalore. This is a memerizing trek which makes it one of the important places to visit in Chikmagalur. It is one of the major attractions for tourists under things to do in Chikmagalur. Besides trekking the mountain range is famous for its shrine both for Hindus and Muslims.

    Baba Budangiri is at an altitude of 1865 meters. It is famous for Dattatreya Peetha for Hindus and has Dargah of Baba Budangiri for Muslims both under the same cave. Baba Budangiri was a Sufi of 16 century and Dattatreya is the incarnation of lord Shiva. Another strange fact about Baba Budangiri hills is coffee was first planted on Budangiri hills in India in the 16th century.

    Henceforth the hills have a high number of coffee lovers visiting to enjoy the beautiful coffee estate. Budangiri hills have feed for everyone visiting, for trekkers, the hills have views and scenic beauty of lush green forests and rolling hills. Major attractions for tourists is the infamous flower of Kurinji, it is said the flower blooms only once it 12 years.

    You can also trek to Manikya Dhara, mesmerizing waterfalls just 4 km from the Baba Budangiri Hills.

    Distance from Chikmagalur:
    33.5 Kms

  • 09Bhadra River Rafting

    Bhadra River passes through 8 most dense forest of the world 30 km from Kudremukh national park and 10 km from Magundi and is definitely one the must do things to do in Chikmagalur. The river vibrates through all its path and is rapid during the onset of monsoon. This best time for rafting is in monsoon as the river has a high flow of water because otherwise in summer it is like a stream you can walk through. 

    Bhadra river rafting is considered as one of the best white raft river rafting in south India. If you are scared of drowning in water because you don’t know swimming than that is not the reason to worry here because you have ample of life jacket to prevent you from drowning. At Bhadra River, the rafting is done by paddle rafts which can accommodate 8 people in at a time. Total duration for rafting adventure is one to one and half hours depending on the level of water and flow of water in the river. 

    Challenging rope courses, pool kayaking, Birding are some of the other attractions at Bhadra river rafting. There is only one precautionary measure that you need to check for your river rafting adventure. Overweight people over 90 Kg cannot be taken for river rafting experience.

    Bhadra River Rafting, Chikmagalur - Flat 20% off

    Bhadra River Rafting, Chikmagalur - Flat 20% off

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  • 10Trek to Kemmangundi Peak

    Trek to Kemmangundi Peak

    Kemmangundi peak is one the major thing to do in Chikmagalur. The trek is famous for Hebbe falls and is on the bucket list of many trekkers. The range is also highly regarded for its beauty considering its geographical and geological aspect.  Being hidden and unknown for years the beauty of Kemmangundi range is now attracting all the tourists and wildlife enthusiasts. Reaching here is also not a problem because there are local buses all day long from 7 am to 5 pm from Chikmagalur. 

    One of the major attraction over here is Hebbe falls. It is 6 Km from Kemmangundi trek. Other attractions Kalhatti falls. These falls are at a distance of 10 Km from the base destination. On the trek, you can find beautiful landscaping done with coffee plantations. The trek is an easy trek in Chikmagalur under the difficulty scale. 

    Because of its scenic beauty, it has become a visit place for many couples also.  Other places to cover while you are on Kemmangundi range are Rock Garden, Shankara Shole, Z point. Also try authentic South Indian food here. It is mouthwatering. So what are you waiting for? Explore the nature in its purest form at Kemmangundi trek.

    You can also try budget homestays in Chikmagalur for a more economical stay.

    Distance from Chikmagalur:- 62 Km

    Kemmangundi and Hebbe Falls Jeep Ride - Flat 31% Off

    Kemmangundi and Hebbe Falls Jeep Ride - Flat 31% Off

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  • 11Jeep Ride to Jhari falls

    Jeep Ride to Jhari falls

    Jhari falls is one of the major attractions in Chikmagalur and should be on your list of things to do. Jhari falls is also known as Buttermilk Falls. The falls are rightly regarded as Buttermilk falls as the water that falls from the cliff is so white and so pure that it give a glimpse like Buttermilk is falling off from the cliff. Buttermilk Falls is at a distance of about 22 Km from Chikmagalur village. The time required for to and fro journey from Chikmagalur is 4 hours. 

    On the way to falls, every inch on jeep can keep you on the edge of your seats as you will be astonished by the natural beauty of the forests. Here it must be noted that last part on route to Buttermilk Falls has to done on the foot as the roads here are broken. The falls are located on steep and rugged roads through private coffee plantations of coffee estate. The jeep ride will cost you 600 rupees per jeep with a capacity of 6 people. Don't forget to have the yummy omelet, vada pav and other snacks.  

    Distance from Chikmagalur: 24 Kms

  • 12Catch a Sight of Hebbe Falls

    Catch a Sight of Hebbe Falls

    Hebbe falls is like a paradise falling from the sky, the famous waterfall is located in Kemmanagundi mountain range on the Western Ghats. They are at a distance of 10 km from Kemmangundi trek. The waterfalls are inside a private coffee estate and can be reached by foot, jeep or by private vehicle. The best time to visit is in the rainy season and in this season don’t forget to eat leeches. Hebbe falls is one of the most stunning waterfalls making it an important sight to behold in Chikmagalur

    The beautiful white and pure water which falls from the mountain into the lake and on lush green surrounding is an experience which cannot be written. The Hebbe falls is, therefore, one best thing to do in Chikmagalur. Enjoy jeep ride to Hebbe falls from Chikmagalur at very cheap prices. On your way to Chikmagalur, the route is through the private coffee estates and with a wide range of flora and fauna. 

    Time taken to visit and come back to Chikmagalur for this falls is 4-5 hours journey. Enjoy the scant sight of visits in the vicinity and also don’t forget to drink the most authentic coffee of India at the birthplace of Coffee.

    Distance from Chikmagalur: 
    66 Km

  • 13Visit Kalhatti Falls

    Visit Kalhatti Falls
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    When you are on your trip to Chikmagalur make sure you are assured of nature’s treat. The place is a destination for trekkers and tourists all over India. It a mix of scenic beauty, mesmerizing waterfalls and rolling hills with beautiful flora and fauna. Kalhatti Falls is no different. Situated at distance of 40 Km from Chikmagalur the place is often visited by jeep. Kalhatti falls has a history which says that Agastya had prayed from this place. 

    Near the falls there is Veerabhadra temple which is believed to be built in Vijayanagar times. So Kalhatti falls with its nature has also a share of the cultural history of India. The architecture of this temple has three stone carving of three huge elephants at the entrance. When you are coming to Kalhatti falls don’t forget to take an extra pair of clothes because you are sure to take the dip in the water in the pond next to the temple.

    It is a safe, refreshing and easy gateway to your things to do in Chikmagalur. The place is more easily accessible from Kemmangundi. The distance is 6 km and it is mostly reached by foot by the youngsters. You can also have tasty refreshments in the vicinity of the falls. The place is the perfect day out from Chikmagalur it falls on your list of things to do in Chikmagalur.

    Distance from Chikmagalur: 53.6 Km

  • 14Take a Spiritual Tour to Sharadamba Temple

    Take a Spiritual Tour to Sharadamba Temple

    Sharadamba Temple can be said like it is an offbeat destination while you are in Chikmagalur. But for the matter of fact when you visit this temple you will be mesmerized by its architectural beauty and style of its construction. Sharadamba Temple is built in modern Dravidian temple style of architecture. The temple is the most visited temple in Chikmagalur district. 

    The temple is built to pay respect to goddess Sarasvati. One of the highlights of the temple is Vyakhyan Simhasanam representing Sarvajna Peetha, a seat of wisdom. The temple is thought to be built in 14th century during the time of Sankaracharya by Vidyaranya. The temple structure was built by wood and was renovated in the 20th century in the modern Dravidian structure of architecture. 

    The place is rich in its history and culture and is a must visit place for things to do in Chikmagalur. Huge Pillars on the way to sanctum and beautiful carvings on the walls are astonishing and can easily take one back to the beautiful history of South India. The temple has visiting hours. You can visit this temple from morning 9 am to evening 6 pm.

    Distance from Chikmagaluru : 87 Kms

  • 15Explore Coffee Museum

    Explore Coffee Museum

    A coffee museum, located in Chikmagalur is established by Coffee board of India. Coffee and Chikmagalur has had a historic association. First plantations of coffee in India was planted in Chikmagalur in the 18th century by a Sufi. The coffee museum is an attempt to recreate the history of coffee in India. The museum is a treat for coffee lovers as they can understand all the pain it takes for the coffee to be a finished product which they drink. 

    The museum has sections where they have explained the process of making coffee right from picking coffee to its final packing. There is one floor of the museum named as Coffee Galleria with pictures of types of coffee, their extracts their preservations and other such vivid descriptions. 

    There is also a laboratory at a view which can make one understand quality assurance and quality control of India’s second most drank beverage. it is a perfect day out to get your facts up to date for your coffee. The coffee museum is operative from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 Pm to 5:30 pm. The museum is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. You have to also see that you are not going there on public holidays as it closed on those days too.

  • 16Stroll around Coffee Plantations

    When you come to Chikmagalur one of the best things do in Chikmagalur is nothing but to have a stroll in beautiful coffee estates. Chikmagalur is the birthplace of coffee in India. Planted first time in the 18th century by Sufi Budan Giri baba. You can still visit that place on your trek to Budangiri.  

    The coffee estates are so beautiful and the climate here is mostly cool with a fog cover making you think you are in heaven and to be correct Chikmagalur is a place that can make you feel heavens in the south of India. One can have a special bond with this place if he is a coffee lover and even if one is not the place can make you fall in oneness with nature. It’s is a trekkers paradise but you can also visit here with your girl as a young couple. 

    The coffee estates are so well managed that every plant under an estate has a number given to it. The amount of the area and numbering that is done on each plant shows how much they love to grow their coffee plantations. Chikmagalur has acres of estates of coffee gardens and has a peculiar coffee smell which is tranquillizing for a coffee lover.

  • 17Visit Horanadu Temple

    Visit Horanadu Temple

    Sri Kshetra Horanadu temple is a majestic grandeur with a divine touch. This temple is surrounded by full of natural vegetation and forest. The most intriguing factor is, devotees here do daily pooja, serve free food (annaprasadam), and give shelter for the needy people.

    For long-distance travellers, they provide cottages at cheapest rates. 
    Thus, this holy place attracts tourists who seek inner peace and God’s blessings.

    Distance from Chikmagalur:
    It is 69.1 km from Chikmagalu. It can be reached via Muthodi Chikmagalur Road and Kalasa Balehonnur Road.

  • 18Jet Ski at Yagachi Dam

    Jet Ski at Yagachi Dam

    Want some wild things to do in Chikmagalur, delve into the famous Jet Ski sport, which is one of a kind. To beat the heat, people ride this rocket-speed vehicle and get a thrilling experience. The ride is open for both swimmers and non-swimmers.

    Since the ride has life jackets and other safety protocols, guided by full professionals, there is no need to panic. 
    For water sports lovers, they are other activities like banana boat, speed boat, etc. Please remember, a minimum of four people is required to enjoy this ride.

    Distance from Chikmagalur:
    It is located at a distance of 25 – 30 km from Chikmagalur.

  • 19Take Blessings at Hoysaleswara Temple

    Take Blessings at Hoysaleswara Temple

    Hoysaleswara Temple, being listed as a heritage site by UNESCO, has an unbelievable architecture and dramatic art. People who like sightseeing activities in Chikmagalur should come and pay homage to this great masterpiece, which was built by the king Vishnuvardhana Hoysaleswara in the 12th century.

    The temple is surrounded by ponds, lakes, and mantapas, where trippers sit and relax with their family. Moreover, this place has a rare pillar, the Garuda Sthamba that portrays the history of the then king’s bodyguards. 
    The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva; hence the best time to visit here is in February to celebrate the Shivratri festival.

    Distance from Chikmagalur:
    The temple is located at 38.6 km away from Chikmagalur. It can be reached via Belur Road.

  • 20Visit Bhadra Dam

    Visit Bhadra Dam

    Bhadra dam can definitely on the list of your things to do in Chikmagalur. Bhadra dam which has created Bhadra reservoir is constructed on Bhadra River a tribute of Tungabhadra River flowing through Shivamogga district. Bhadra dam is located at 72 km from Chikmagalur. It is located in western part of Karnataka. 

    The dam is a perfect day out with your family from Chikmagalur. You can reach there from Chikmagalur by couple hours of drive. The dam is constructed underwater conservation management scheme and a major population of the state enjoys irrigation facilities because of the dam. You can carry an extra pair of clothes if you want to take a dip in the water at the dam but please take care of all the necessary precautions.  

    Favourable climate, easy accessibility and a day out with family and friends is one of the major reasons for one to visit Bhadra dam from Chikmagalur. So don’t think much if you have not been there getting your car and drive all the way to such a beautiful visit to the dam for a time well spent with your near and dear ones.

    Distance from Chikmagalur: 79 Km

  • 21Play Golf at Chikmagalur Golf Club

    Play Golf at Chikmagalur Golf Club

    A perfect holiday spot for a perfect weekend; this lush green Chikmagalur Golf Club serves a twin purpose like a home for tourists and a golf-course for international golfers. Lying at the foot of the Babubudanagiri range across the Western Ghats, it gives a visual treat to its customers.

    They have a variety when it comes to food, right from Indian to Continental and provides the best. Similarly, with friendly and impeccable service, they give an unforgettable experience. For new age travellers, they guide you with amazing things to do in Chikmagalur. 
    Some of the notable amenities are restaurant, bar/lounge, free parking spaces, and stunning location.

    Distance from Chikmagalur:
    It is located at a distance of 7 km from Chikkmagaluru.

  • 22Kadambi Falls

    Kadambi Falls

    Kadambi Falls is one of the spectacular attractions of Karnataka. The falls are in Kudremukh national park in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka and must place to visit under things to do in Chikmagalur. The waterfall is 30 ft high and this attraction makes it a thing to do in Chikmagalur. it is a major go for tourists who want to enjoy the lush green forests and scenic hills of western Ghats. In a place of abundant greenery, Kandambi waterfall is sighted that of white clean and sparkling waters. 

    You have to take an extra pair of clothes as you cannot resist your turn to have a dive in those waters. The place is pollution free, commotion free, and hassle free. While visiting kandambi falls you can also trek to Kudremukh peak and explore flora and fauna of Kudremukh national park. One can even trek to Rupendra hills to enjoy the picturesque beauty of nature.  

    You can drive to this place from Chikmagalur by jeep or by private vehicle. You can have delicious south Indian food in the vicinity of the falls the best time visit these falls are monsoon and post monsoon seasons.

    Distance from Chikmagalur: 118 Kms

  • 23Camping at Ballalrayana Durga

    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 colourful valley situated at the height of 5000 feet, witness the mind blowing sunset over here.
    • An ideal place for trekking and camping, the location is rich with greenery. The trek starts at Mundaje and goes onto the Bandaje Arbi before you reach the ruined fort.
    • As this is a challenging trek, this is one of the favourite spots of trekkers.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
  • 24Exclusive Homestay in Chikmagalur Flat 10% Off

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    The all-in-one homestay where you can get the best view from the Western Ghats, taste the best of authentic Malnad style food and enjoy some of the best adventure activities, this homestay in Ballige, near Sunkasaale, Chikamagalur district is something you shouldn’t miss on your next squad or corporate outing.

    This stay offers an unparalleled view of Ballaraayanadurga mountain range and is based just off the edge of a stream. It is located near a number of waterfalls around and with a private waterfall in the estate, and also comes with a big play area to enjoy a large number of activities.

    The greenery here is something you may have never seen before, full of plants and trees of fruits, with a separate area designated for their kitchen garden.

    Located only 70kms away from the major parts of both Chikamaglur and Belur, this stay has an important position as it is quite near to all the major attractions of the area.

    The total capacity of this stay is 25 people at a time, which is great for squad and corporate travels. Out of these, 2 rooms have 5 beds each, 1 room has 4 beds, 1 room has 8 beds and 2 rooms have 3 beds, with all of them having an attached bathroom except the ones with 3 beds. The rooms are quite spacious, airy and thoughtfully decorated.

    Activities include outdoor fun like kayaking and swimming in the private lake, Mud Kabbadi, Mud volleyball, Mud Tug Of War, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton, and campfire with music and indoor games like Chess, Cards, Carrom, and Lagori. You can even opt for a guided tour in a pickup vehicle that you will find standing on the property. You will get plenty of trekking trails nearby and will also get to pay a visit to a nearby temple. 

    This homestay is the best that you can get in this region while visiting with friends or out here on a corporate getaway.

    Check in- 12 noon | Check-out- 11 a.m.

    Capacity of the Homestay- 25

    Min number of people required to book:- 3

  • 25Chikmagalur Homestay With Private Waterfall Flat 13% Off

    Chikmagalur Homestay With Private Waterfall Flat 13% Off
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    This Home Stay is tucked in the midst of green-clad mountains and in the middle of several coffee plantations.

    The location of this homely stay is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of all of Karnataka.

    Situated near Ballaraayanadurga mountain range in Durgadahalli, Chikamagalur district, this 120-acre property sits at just 30kms away from Belur.

    The place has 5 rooms with 6 beds each, and can together accommodate 30 people easily. The rooms are spacious, with their own bathrooms and facility of hot water.

    With unparalleled features like a private waterfall, a small lake, play area, dense coffee estate, private trekking trail and an innumerable number of fruit plants and trees, this quaint homestay is a must visit when visiting Chikmagalur.

    The property is near and easily connected with many of the renowned tourist spots in the area, like Hornadu, Kalasa, Kuduremukha, Belur, Halebeedu etc.

    And to keep you engaged through the day, the homestay also offers a number of activities that you will have a hard time finding together in one place.

    Indulge in outdoor activities like Mud Volleyball, Mud Kabaddi, Mud Tug of War, Zipline, Coffee estate walk, Cricket, Volleyball, Badminton and Campfire with music, and indoor games like Lagori, Carrom, Chess and cards. You can even avail a local sightseeing tour in a pickup vehicle standing at the homestay, trekking nearby and go on a temple visit as well. 

    At various short hikes from the property are several sightseeing spots, giving its claim to the best homestay of the region a lot more strength.

    It is the perfect getaway for a group of friends with the intention of spending some quality time with their squad. It is also an ideal spot for a corporate outing to breathe in the air of this green heaven and unwind.

    Check in- 12 noon | Check-out- 11 a.m.

    Capacity of homestay- 30 people

    Min number of people required to book:- 4

  • 26Nature Homestay in Chikmagalur, With Local Sightseeing

    Nature Homestay in Chikmagalur, With Local Sightseeing
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    Homestays in Chikmagalur have been one of the most amazing and integral parts of tourism in the region. This homestay has been in the area of providing a comfortable and scenic stay to the many tourists that arrive in Chikmagalur throughout the year, as the place dawns a new color in every season.

    Complete with all the modern and necessary amenities, the homestay hosts 5 room available on a double sharing basis, making this homestay a perfect and favorite getaway for couples. Also available on the property are 1 room each on 3, 4 and 8 sharing basis, bringing about the comfort for families, large groups and corporates. All of these rooms come with clean and hygienic attached washrooms, completing the comfort and ease of the living quarters of the homestay. More than that, the homestay provides amazing local Malnad food, with options for Veg and Non-Veg available.

    And to make your stay here fun, the homestay curates many indoor and outdoor activities on premises, like Carrom, Chess, Badminton, Volleyball and Coffee estate walk etc. When you come back in the evening after an adventurous time, a bonfire will be lit for you to enjoy its warmth and a quality time with story-sharing and music. 

    About the Activity:
    - Arrive at the homestay and check-in to your allocated rooms. Freshen up and have your lunch.
    - After this, you can either choose to go on a guided sightseeing trip or can enjoy the activities on the premises. After a short break at the homestay for tea/coffee, you may resume your activities or can choose to rest.
    - The evening will be dedicated to an amazing bonfire session in the homestay. Have your dinner here and after the bonfire ends, you can retire for the night.
    - Next morning after your tea/coffee and breakfast, you can enjoy one last session of homestay activities before checking out and bringing the experience to an end.

    Check-in - 12 Noon
    Check-out - 11 AM
    The capacity of homestay- Maximum 25 people

    *Note- The sightseeing trip will be organized in a pickup vehicle (capacity: maximum 6 people) and is chargeable extra. Please drop in an inquiry with us for the same.

    How to reach?
    The property is located at a 30 mins drive from Chikmagalur centre and is easily accessible by public/private transport 
  • 27Chikmagalur Homestay Amid Coffee Plantation Flat 21% Off

    Chikmagalur Homestay Amid Coffee Plantation Flat 21% Off
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    Chikmagalur is a highly favorite hill station in southern India. Famous for the coffee plantations and estates, this place is an emerging favorite for lovers of nature, hills, and treks. Home to like the Mullayanagiri and the Manjarabad Fort, this place is especially famous for one more thing, and that is nature stays.

    Like this one which lies in the middle of a coffee plantation which is about a 100 years old. The unique thing about the estate is that it was built in the year 1956. At a short distance from the city center and close to the famous Bhadra Tiger Reserve, the homestay is in close proximity to hills, forests, coffee plantation, and a stream. The place is famous internationally for the Malnad Style of cuisine offered in both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian options. The owners and staff make sure that the visitors stay comfortably in the homestay, and that their experience is memorable. 

    The homestay has 4 rooms with attached washrooms, out of which 3 rooms are available on a triple sharing basis and one dormitory accommodating 12 people at a time. This makes the property an amazing choice for private as well as group or corporate outings and excursions.

    With such hospitality, the homestay also offers activities on premises. The activities include both indoor (Carrom, Chess, Ludo, Dartboard) and outdoor (Cricket, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis) options to choose from. To give the day an amazing end so you forever remember this weekend getaway here, the homestay also offers a warm bonfire to sit beside and share stories, songs, and dance together. 

    Check in- 12 Noon
    Check out- 11 AM
    Capacity of Homestay- Min 3, Max 21
  • 28Offroad Jeep Safari to Mullayanagiri Coffee Estates - 23% Off

    Offroad Jeep Safari to Mullayanagiri Coffee Estates - 23% Off
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    Mullayanagiri in Chikmagalur is counted amongst one of the best places to visit in Karnataka and is also the highest peak of the state. This jeep ride brings you to explore this majestic hill and the area around it. The best attraction of the whole ride are the many coffee plantations of the area, and the experience of riding through these would be the best forever.

    About the Activity:
    Starting PointKalasa or Hornadu
    Ending Point: 
    Kalasa or Hornadu
    Take this jeep ride of 4 hours and drive for about 15 kms exploring the various highlights and sceneries near Mullayanagiri, finally arriving in the many coffee plantations of the area. A heaven for all the coffee lovers, the aroma that exudes from the many plantations as you walk amongst them will for sure bring out the best in you.
    - Minimum number of people required to book this package is 2.

    Difficulty- Moderate
    Capacity of Jeep- Minimum 1 Maximum 8
    Built of Jeep- Mahindra Thar, Mahindra 540mm or Tata Xenon.

    NOTE: Multiple booking variants are available; from couples to group ride.
    *Timings: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    How to Reach?
    The activity starts from Kalasa, a 2-hour drive from Chikmagalur and can be easily accessed by the public or private transport.
  • 29Offroad Jeep Ride: Madugundi Falls and Ballalarayana Durga

    Offroad Jeep Ride: Madugundi Falls and Ballalarayana Durga
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    If waterfalls and forts are what you are looking for, the Western Ghats have plenty of those to dazzle you with their sheer beauty. And so this jeep ride to two of the most beautiful attractions of the Dakshina Kannada region, the Madugundi Falls and the Ballalarayana Durga Fort. 

    About the activity:
    Starting point: Sunkasale
    Ending point- Sunkasale
    Enjoy a jeep ride through the most scenic regions of Karnataka and the Western Ghats. Ride through the misty hills and arrive at the best locations that are waiting in hiding to dazzle you as you set out to explore with this amazing jeep ride. You will drive for about 10 km, arrive at both the destinations, spend an amazing time clicking pictures of the majestic waterfalls and of the misty fort high up in the hills.
    -Minimum number of people required to book this package is 2.

    *Timings: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Difficulty- Moderate
    Capacity of Jeep- Minimum 1 Maximum 8
    Built of Jeep- Mahindra Thar, Mahindra 540mm or Tata Xenon.

    How to reach?
    The activity is located at Kelagur Estate which is a 2-hour drive from Chikmagalur, It's easily accessible by public or private transport  

  • 30Kayaking in Chikmagalur - Flat 33% Off

    Kayaking in Chikmagalur - Flat 33% Off
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    Kayaking is counted amongst the sports that require a lot of endurance, quick reflexes and guarantee an immense amount of fun. At this amazing location in Belur, you can take the chance of exploring the world of water adventure sport like Kayaking, and feel like the king of the region.

    Row your way through the water and avail this amazing activity. You will be getting the facility of a Kayak to ride on, oars to row with, and the affirmation that you are about to have the best time of your life on this little adventure.
    - Any number of people can book this package and the location is 20 KM from Chikmagalur City centre.
    * Timings: Anytime from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Adventure in Chikmagalur

Trekking in Chikmagalur

Camping in Chikmagalur

Homestays 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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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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