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Chikmagalur Vacation, India

Chikmagalur Vast planes of coffee and tea plantation grip your immediate attention at Chikmangalur, 251 kilometers away from Bangalore. Sky -rocketing mountains of Chikmangalur hide the vast plane of earth under their green carpet of tea plantation and spotted there are some beasts who seek the pristine beauty of the mountains. Chickmagalur is surrounded by the Baba Budan hills in a little town at the foothills replete with pure delights and amazements. With slews of beauty elements like hills, valleys and streams and snow white coffee blossoms Chikmangalur is most serene hill stations of India.

Let your heart beat a skip...
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
A part of wildlife sanctuary and project tiger reserve, this is a region having huge water reservoir that waters the near by area. The flora is quiet rich here and has large bamboo thickets and different animal species unique to Malabar and Sahyadri ranges.

Kemmanagundi
55 kms of north lies a scenic hill stations where water falls with a gushing speed in two stages. The hill is situated at 1,434 .m 8 kms. Kemmmanagundi is decorated with beautiful waterfalls such as Hebbe Falls and temple that is located between the rocks.

Kudremukh
Chikmagalur is girdled by hill stations on all its side. Just as towards the southwest, 95 kms of Chikmagalur is situated a isolated hill station of Kudremukh. Beauty of the Kudremukh lies in its crevices and crannies created due to the chaining of the hills together. Kudremukh has rich flora and fauna waiting to be discovered and explored by the tourists. Kudremukh boasts of the its rich iron-ore and also is a lure for the trekkers. The ruins and remnants of the past speak volumes about past at Kudremukh, its caves and ruins being the main attraction. Kudremukh has also another tourists specialty and that is Kudremukh National Park.

Amruthapura
Chikmagalur-KemmengundiAmruthapura is home to 800 years old temple dedicated to Amrutheshwar. Nearby is the pilgrimage of Sringeri, famous for Vidyasankara Temple designed with 12 zodiac pillars on which sun rays falls according to the time of the year.

Mullayanagiri
Mullayangiri is part of the Baba Budan Hills at the altitude of 1903 meters and is the tallest peak in Karnataka. Barely 6 kms of Chikmagalur Mullyanagiri is best known spot for watching the sunset. But apart from the beauty of the hills, the best part to enjoy Mullyanagiri is the drive upto it. Steep deep crevices and narrow cliffs make the drive risky at Mullayangiri. Come across the beautiful Sitalayangiri that has a peculiar pond that is known to maintain a constant water level throughout the year. It is also a great trekking spot in Karnataka.

Kallathagiri Falls
Hardly at a distance of 10 kms from Kemmanagundi lies Kallathigiri falls, also known by the name of Kalahasti Falls. The water of this falls cascades down from the highest peaks of Chandra Dona hills and makes up a heart warming scenery. Don't miss out the Veerbhadra Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is constructed between the hill rocks.

Guru Dattatreya Bababudanswamy Darga
Located on the Baba Budan Giri is the Inam Dattatreya Peetha revered by the Hindus and the Muslims alike. A laterite cave built here is believed to have been sanctified by the residence of Dattatreya Swami as well as Hazrat Dada Hayat Mir Khalander. The worship here is conducted by a fakir and the annual jatra or urs is attended by both Hindus and Muslims with great zeal.

Best Time To Visit Chikmagalur
The best time to visit Chikmagalur is throughout the year but during the months of September to March the weather is quiet pleasant at a Chikmagalur.

Essential Facts
  • Chikmagalur is not accessible by any stations in India, the only closest station being Kadur, 40 kms from Chikmagalur. There are buses every 30 minutes from Bangalore. There are KSRTC buses that are comfortable especially the Rajhamsa buses.
  • Tourist Office : Department of Tourism, Hotel Aradhana Deluxe,Opposite Bus Stand, Bagalkot - 587 101
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