In Karnataka, a state in southwest India, Chikmagalur is a hill station. Baba Budangiri, a mountain range in the Western Ghats, is to the north, with 3 large caves said to be sacred. Trails lead up to Mullayanagiri Peak through woods and grasslands. In an area of coffee plantations lie the cascading Hebbe Falls. Elephants, tigers and leopards are found in the forested Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, northwest of Chikmagalur. The Baba Budan Hills (Chandra Drona Parvatha) are part of the town. Tunga, Bhadra, Hemavati, Vedavati, Yagachi, the life-supporting rivers of Karnataka and other states, originate in the district's Western Ghat hills. Near Kudremukh is 'Gangamoola'-the source of the Tunga and Bhadra rivers. It is a heavenly journey from Kaimara to Kemmannagundi. If you can manage to ride on top of a vehicle somehow, then your life will be an amazing experience. The beautiful places in this region include Mullayyanagiri, South Karnataka's highest point, Bababudangiri, Kemmannagundi, Devirammanabetta, and Manikyadhaara. You have to take the deviation near Kaimara in order to see Hebbe falls.
Culture in Chikmagalur : Being one of Karnataka's most attractive tourist sites, Chikmagalur has an incredible community of dances, festivals and fairs. The stunning and gutsy folk dances performed in Chikmagalur during Dassera Mahotsava are Dollu Kunitha and Veeragase Kunitha. In addition, the dances of Durga Puja and Navratri belong to the folk and classical genres, and have a flourishing presence in various areas of Chikmagalur. In addition, the district takes pride in the thriving presence of the Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam. In addition, one can enjoy the folk drama, Yakshagana, in which the characters from the legends and puranas play the actors.
Chikmagalur places to visit
Budangiri Baba : Another great draw in this quaint district is the Baba Budangiri mountain range. For some much needed relaxation and calm, you must visit the Baba Budangiri range, which is also known as the Chandra Drona Parvatha, away from all the city's madness and chaos. The shrine that was built for Sufi Saint Hazrat Dada Hayat Khalandar is renowned for this magnificent peak. The fascinating thing about this shrine is that it is intended for Hindus as well as Muslims. You will also find three separate caves here, where three Siddhas were buried, one of the most popular attractions. They hold a festival in these caves each year. So you should definitely explore these beautiful caves anytime you intend to explore the Baba Budangiri range. These ranges and caves are scenic and fascinating, more than history.
Kalhatti 's down : Apart from these attractions, it is also recognised that Chikmagalur has many waterfalls. There are some of all the scenic waterfalls that we have described for you to understand and explore. One such waterfall is the Kalhatti falls, where you'd still have fun even if you go alone because nature will keep you company. A sight to look at is the water cascading from a height of 400 feet above. The surrounding area is also what makes this waterfall very scenic. Waterfalls are a sight that would be enjoyed by most nature lovers. This waterfall must be explored, with thick vegetation and lush greenery. This waterfall also has enough trekking opportunities and roads. A stroll through the forest is very enjoyable indeed.
Bhadra Sanctuary for Wildlife : A Project Tiger reserve located on the northwest of Chikmagalur is the Bhadra wildlife sanctuary. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions, home to a variety of fauna and flora. People who visit the sanctuary come here for a day outing. This sanctuary has an estimated 33 tigers, apart from which you will also find leopards, chitals, sambhars and also wild boars among several other animals. If you are planning to visit the Bhadra sanctuary, visit only between 6.30 am and 8.30 am and from 4 pm to 6 pm. This is the only time when the sanctuary is open.
Manikyadhara falls : The Manikyadhara falls, which are also the most visited attraction, are another great attraction. This waterfall is an ideal location for family and friends to visit. There are also thrilling hiking trails at the Manikyadhara waterfalls. The views of the water waterfall, situated in Shola Forest, are something you need to see. And the best thing about his waterfall is that at any time of the year, you can watch the falls. It is probably going to leave a lasting impression. There is a curious legend about the Manikyadhara Waterfalls, and that is when this place was visited by a Sufi saint called Hazrat Dada Hayath Khalandar. Four disciples followed him and this party was in search of water. However, when they prayed to God for aid, they could not find water for a long time. Their prayers were miraculously heard and a waterfall cascaded.
National Kudremukh Park : Of the many places in Chikmagalur, Kudremukh National Park is another great attraction. Kudremukha in Chikmagalur is a mountain range and a hill. The most appealing aspect of this national park, situated 96 km from the main city, is the pristine surroundings and climate. The Kudremukh National Park, situated at an altitude of 1800 metres above sea level, got its name because the hill looks like the head of a horse, and the horse is called Kudre in Kannada.
This place 's climate is still nice and favourable. And so, even in the summer, you can explore the park. And because Chikmagalur is already known for its rich biodiversity, there's also no shortage of biodiversity in the National Park.
Falls of Kadambi : After visiting Kudremukh National Park, the breathtaking Kadambi falls are another attraction that you need to explore. This waterfall has managed to absorb this district 's true aura. This is where you should be if you want to enjoy a few quiet and serene moments in the company of nature. Because of these reasons, the Kadambi falls have drawn visitors from all over, and we also recommend that you explore this. You will be treated to beautiful views and a lasting experience as well. In Kudremukh National Park, the Kadambi falls are situated, so you can explore more than one attraction in one day.
Park of Mahatma Gandhi : Rathnagiri Bore is also popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi Park. It is situated on Chikmagalur's northern side, and is one of the many other attractions that this beautiful town has to offer. Initially, this nature park was a forest and was later turned into this park. The forest and the site of Mullayanagiri were shared. There has been a great deal of thought and effort to ensure that this park is well planned and constructed. And you will believe, when you visit Mahatma Gandi Park, that the effort has really paid off. There are wide and beautiful pavements with lawns in the park. Two separate entry points have been separated into this park. One entrance is intended for walkers only, while the second entrance is intended for vehicles entering the park. The park looks refreshing to the eyes, with bright and vibrant flowers and ornamental plants.
The temple of Kodanda Ramaswamy : For people who love architecture, what you need to visit is the Kodanda Ramaswamy temple. With a dry pond next to it, it is a heritage monument. It also annually conducts a festival called jatra. You will love this temple, which also exhibits some fantastic carvings and sculptures, designed in the Hoysala style and architecture. There are three separate parts of the temple, one of which is the Navgraha shrine, which is said to have been built in the 14th century.
The second one is the Mukhamanatapa, built during the 16th century, and the last one is the entrance to this 17th century temple. Visit this temple for the brilliant and beautiful architecture and also for the atmosphere and vibe that you can feel, even if you are not a believer.
Dam Bhadra : The Bhadra Dam is another attraction that when in Chikmagalur you should not miss out on visiting. It was constructed on the river Bhadra, and for irrigation purposes the water from this damn is used. The villages located nearby also use it as a source of electricity. You can also explore the neighbouring villages if you want to get a better understanding of the local life and the people of this area. And if you're fortunate, you could find wildlife on the banks of the beautiful Bhadra River as well. Crocodiles and deer have been spotted by people who have visited here in the past. To take a closer look at the wildlife and also the rich flora, hire a jeep and get on a safari.
Belur : Belur is a perfect getaway which should be explored from Chikmagalur. It is a quaint town on the banks of a beautiful river in Hassan, Karnataka. It was initially named Velapuri and used to be the second capital of the Hoysal Empire, situated 53 km away from Chikmagalur. Belur became the capital after the Delhi Sultanate took over.
The temples built here have been compared with the famous temples of Khajurao. Another draw in Belur is the step-wall Pushkarni. The temples were said to have been built in 103 years and were constructed to dedicate and celebrate King Vishnuvardhana 's victory in 1117. Once in Belur, there are several other attractions and also good accommodation options to stay at, apart from these temples. These stay options vary from budget, mid vary to any form of traveller to luxury catering.
Agumbe : Agumbe, which is also known as the Cherrapunji of South India, is another great tourist attraction that you must visit from Chikmagalur. Agumbe is beautifully situated at the top of the breathtaking and majestic Someshwara Ghat, famous for its picturesque scenery and pristine surroundings. Agumbe is situated in the Shimoga district and it receives the second highest rainfall in the world.
Departing from Madurai Railway Junction.
Then proceed towards Bangalore.
Pick up from Bangalore Railway Junction and then transfer to Chikmagalur.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Chikmagalur major attractions such as Mahatma Gandhi Park and Coffee Museum.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Chikmagalur.
Breakfast at Hotel.
Morning proceed to visit Chikmagalur major attractions such as Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Hebbe Falls, Baba Budan giri.
Next to visit Tea Plantation and Kemmangudi.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Chikmagalur.
Morning breakfast and then Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Chikmagalur major attractions such as Kallathigiri Falls, Sharadamba Temple and Bhadra Dam.
Then proceed towards Bangalore.
Finally drop at Bangalore Railway Junction.
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