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Top 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur

Tripiwiki : 25 Sep 2021
Chikmagalur district also know as "Chikkamagaluru" is a tourists paradise in Karnataka. It is home to few of the top hill stations in india. Chikmagalur attracts lot of tourist around the state due to it's pleasant climate, hill stations, western ghats tropical rainforests and tea and coffee estates. Chikmagalur is a district headquarters which is located on the foothills of the Mullayanagiri hill station.

Baba Budan Giri Hill Ranges of western ghats are the major attractions in Chikmagalur, which includes Mullayanagiri, stands 1930 meters tall and is the tallest peak in Karnataka. Kemmangundi, Kudremukh, Baba Budan Giri also known as Datta Peeta and Devirammana Betta are the other notable must visit peaks in Chikmagalur.

Hebbe Falls, Kallathigiri Falls near Kemmangundi and Manikyadhara Falls near Budan Giri are the famous waterfalls to visit in the district. District also has 2 wildlife sanctuaries Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and Kudremukh National Park which are tropical wet evergreen type of forest in the Western Ghats.

Chikmagalur also has lot of prime pilgrim places which are visited by large number of tourists, major ones being the Sringeri on the banks of Tunga, Horanadu, Kalasa, Guru Dattatreya Bababudanswamy Darga also know as Datta Peeta Situated on the Baba Budan Giri and Deviramma Betta Temple.

Following are the Top 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur

Baba Budangiri (1 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Baba Budangiri is a one of the beautiful mountain in the Baba Budan range of the Western Ghats, located in the Chikkamagaluru District of Karnataka, India, Baba Budangiri is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims. It is famous for the Dattatreya Peeta ‑ a Hindu temple and a Muslim dargah both in the same underground cave. The main peaks in this range are the Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri. Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in the Baba Budangiri range. With a height of 6317 ft, it is the fourth highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. These peaks naturally form in the shape of a crescent moon and makes an idyllic landscape for the photographers and nature lovers in Chikmagalur. There is a trekking trail between Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri. Trekkers can enjoy scenic beauty like plain, lush green, forests and rolling hills. 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. Baba Budangiri is located at approx 33km from Chikmagalur, 276km from Bengaluru, 115km from Shivamogga, 217km from Mysore, 184km from Mangalore, 438km from Goa.

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary, Chikmagalur (2 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area and a tiger reserve located in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka state, India. Bhadra is popularly known as Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is surrounded by the scenic hills and steep slopes of the Mullayanagiri, Hebbegiri, Gangegiri and Bababudangiri hills. The wildlife sanctuary is called so after the Bhadra River which flows through the lush forests. The reserve consists of two main areas, Muthodi and Lakkavalli. Sanctuary is best for jeep safari, water sports in River Bhadra, trekking, island camping, rock climbing and bird watching. Bhadra reservoir is also in the edge of the Sanctuary. Muthodi is located at approx 32km from Chikmagalur, 276km from Bengaluru.

Hanumana Gundi Falls, Suthanabbe Falls, Chikmagalur (3 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Hanumana Gundi Falls also know as Suthanabbe Falls is a hidden waterfalls located in Kudremukh National Park in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, India. Falls is located between Karkala and Lakya dam hilly surroundings in the Kudremukh national park. The water falls from a height of 22 meters creating a scenic surroundings around it.

A nominal fee is charged to the visitor. The visitor ticket is to be safeguarded until we exit the Kudremukh range. There are about 300 steps which you need get down to reach the base of the falls. White water cascading from a height of about 35-40 feet welcomes you. The water down here is crystal clear and cold.

Hanumana Gundi Falls is located approximately 20 kms from Kudremukh Town.

Hebbe Falls (4 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Hebbe Falls is one of the exotic waterfall situated near famous hill station Kemmangundi in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, India. Hebbe Falls drops down from a height of 551 ft. It falls in two stages are named Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls.). This waterfalls are inside a coffee estate and can be reached either by walk or four-wheeler. There is a jeep services available from near by check post. Entry Fee. 400 per person to ride in the jeep; 3200 for 8 person to ride in the jeep. The check post is the entry point for the falls. It takes an hour to cover the trail in a jeep while walking takes longer time. Hebbe Falls is one of the most sought after destinations in Chikmagalur that attracts nature lovers and adventure seekers. There are many trekking routes available for trek lovers. Falls is just 10km away from famous hill station Kemmannugundi. Kemmannugundi is a hill station and one of the highest peak of Karnataka, India. It is 1434m above sea level. The station is ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range. With cascades, mountain streams, lush vegetation, waterfalls, trekking routes, garden at the top and valleys view points, it is of the major tourist attraction in Karnataka, India. There is a spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan. Hebbe Falls, Kallathigiri Falls, Z-Point are the must visit attractions on the route. Kemmangundi is located at approx 63km from Chikmagalur, 73km from Shivamogga, 274km from Bengaluru.

Kallathigiri Falls, Kalhatti Falls, Chikmagalur (5 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Kalhatti Falls or Kallathigiri Falls is located at Kallattipura (kallathigiri) in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, India. This waterfalls attracts may tourists and the places falls on the way to famous hill station called Kemmangundi, just 10 kilometers away. It offers an excellent view of the cascading water from the Chandra Drona Hill in front of the temple called Veerabhadreshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The nearby hills and mountains are perfect for the trekkers to enjoy their adventure. The place is considered for weekend trips with friends and families to enjoy waterfall and also to visit the temple. Being on the way to Kemmangundi this waterfalls attracts tourists around the year and is one of the must visit tourist destination in the district. Kemmannugundi is a hill station and one of the highest peak of Karnataka, India. It is 1434m above sea level. The station is ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range. With cascades, mountain streams, lush vegetation, waterfalls, trekking routes, garden at the top and valleys view points, it is of the major tourist attraction in Karnataka, India. There is a spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan. Hebbe Falls, Kallathigiri Falls, Z-Point are the must visit attractions on the route. Kemmangundi is located at approx 63km from Chikmagalur, 73km from Shivamogga, 274km from Bengaluru.

Kemmangundi (6 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Kemmannugundi is a hill station and one of the highest peak, located in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, India. It is 1434m above sea level. The station is ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range. With cascades, mountain streams, lush vegetation, waterfalls, trekking routes, garden at the top and valleys view points, it is of the major tourist attraction in Karnataka, India. There is a spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan. Hebbe Falls, Kallathigiri Falls, Z-Point are the must visit attractions on the route. Kemmangundi is located at approx 63km from Chikmagalur, 73km from Shivamogga, 274km from Bengaluru.

Kudremukh (7 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Kuduremukha a beautiful small village on a mountain range, located in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, India. Kuduremukha is Karnataka's 2nd highest peak after Mullayangiri with 1,894 metres above sea level. The name Kuduremukha means 'horse-face' in Kannada and its said that a particular view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse's face. It is home to some of the best coffee plantations and picturesque mountain views, rivers, grassy slopes makes it one of the best place for camping and trekking in Karnataka, India. Best time to visit is during the monsoon and the winter. There are many trekking trails around different peaks, Most treks around Kudremukh start at Lobo's Place. Kudremukh is located at approx 106km from Chikmagalur, 93km from Udupi, 100km from Mangalore, 331km from Bengaluru, 195km from Madikeri, 145km from Shivamogga, 78km from Agumbe.

Kudremukh Trek, Himalayas of the south, Chikmagalur (8 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Kuduremukha a beautiful small village on a mountain range, located in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, India. Kuduremukha is Karnataka's 2nd highest peak after Mullayangiri with 1,894 metres above sea level. The name Kuduremukha means 'horse-face' in Kannada and its said that a particular view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse's face. It is home to some of the best coffee plantations and picturesque mountain views, rivers, grassy slopes makes it one of the best place for camping and trekking in Karnataka, India. Best time to visit is during the monsoon and the winter. There are many trekking trails around different peaks, Most treks around Kudremukh start at Lobo's Place. Kudremukh is located at approx 106km from Chikmagalur, 93km from Udupi, 100km from Mangalore, 331km from Bengaluru, 195km from Madikeri, 145km from Shivamogga, 78km from Agumbe.

Lakkavalli Dam (9 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

The Lakkavalli dam is located near Lakkavalli village situated at a distance of 22 km from Tarikere Taluk, Chikmagalur district. Lakkavalli is the site of a dam across the Bhadra River; the dam is used for irrigation and power production. This is a paradise for bird watchers. More than 250 species of bird life are spotted here. This dam was designed by Sir M. Vishweshwaraiah, the then chief Engineer of Mysore state. There is also Bhadra wildlife Sanctuary at backwaters of this dam. The Bhadra wildlife sanctuary covers a region of 492 Km square. The sanctuary has started a tiger-conservation project called 'Project Tiger' that is an initiative from the Indian Government.

Manikyadhara Falls (10 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Manikyadhara falls is a beautiful waterfalls, located near Baba Budan Giri in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. With a height of about 30 feet, the waterfall offers the great views of Baba Budangiri Hills. Manikya Dhara which literally means a string of pearls is the ideal site for people looking for a peaceful and scenic atmosphere. You have to get down around 200 stairs to see the waterfall. Manikyadhara Falls is near Kemmangundi of Chikmagalur district. It is on the Baba Budangiri Hills, It is one of the main attractions of Baba Budan Giri, which is a sacred place for Hindus and few Muslims who believe in dead saints. It is approximately 40 km from Chickmagalur town.

Mullayanagiri, Mullayanagiri Trek, Chikmagalur (11 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka located on Chandra Dhrona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, India. With a height of 6,330 ft It is the fourth highest peak between Nilgiri hills and Himalayas next to Vavulmala, Chembra Peak and Banasura Hill. Mullayanagiri is one of the best trekking places in Karnataka and one can also reach the top of the hill by any vehicle. You have to walk the last part of the peak, which has approx 380 steps and this will really tire you out. The view from the top is amazing and it's very Misty and windy. There is small port on to with a temple at the center. That gives a 360* view from the top, perfect place to witness stunning sunrise and sunset. Mullayanagiri is lcoated at approx 25km from Chikmagalur, 120km from Shivamogga, 268km from Bengaluru, 209km from Mysore, 216km from Mangalore, 197km from Udupi. 435km from Goa.

Shanti Falls (12 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Sirimane Falls (13 out of 13 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Sirimane Falls is one among the many waterfalls of the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Sirimane Falls is located at a distance of 5 km from Kigga near Sringeri, a popular pilgrim center. Nearest Airport is Mangalore and nearest Railway stations are Udupi (96 KM) and Shimoga (114 KM). Kigga, a small village which houses the beautiful waterfalls. Kigga is about 16 km from Sringeri. Water from falls feeds coffee estates and paddy fields in the downstream. A moderate entry fee is collected to maintain the walkways and viewpoints. The money collected also supports a small hydraulic power plant which is built adjacent to falls which lights Kigga houses. The entire activity is controlled and maintained by local bodies.


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