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Created Date: 10 January 2016

Best of Chikmagalur Recommended by Indian travellers


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198 travel stories about Chikmagalur by Indian travellers

Guide includes:About destination | Top things to do | Best accommodations | Travelling tips | Best time to visit
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About Chikmagalur
Chikmagalur is a small town situated in the Chikamagaluru district of the state of Karnataka.
The city is located in the south-western part of Karnataka on the foothills of the Mullayanagiri
range . The name Chikmagalur means younger daughter's town in Kannada. It is 250 km from
Bangalore, the state capital and is a popular weekend getaway.

History of Chikmagalur
Earlier, Chikmagalur was called by the name of Kadur district till 1947. Later it was given the
name of Chikmagalur, because of its history. It is believed that it was given as dowry to the
younger daughter of Rukmangada, who was the chief of Sakrepatna and the other part was
given to the elder daughter, which is known as Hiremagalur.
Chiklamaglur is famous for its tea and coffee plantations. In fact, it is the place where coffee
was cultivated for the first time in India. It was Babu Budan, a Muslim saint who brought coffee
seeds from Yemen in 1670. Today a mountain range to the north of the town is named after
him. Later, when the Europeans came to India, they took over the plantations and trade of
coffee and tea.

Things to do in Chikmagalur
Chikmagalur has several historical monuments and places of interest like the Kodandarama
Temple, which is a synthesis of the Hoysala and Dravidian styles of architecture, the Jamie
Mosque and the new St.Joseph's Cathedral which has a shell shaped portico. The Ishwara
Temple at Hiremagalur, which is now part of Chikmagalur town, is well-known for the 1.22 metre
high figure of Jademuni.
Chikmagalur is surrounded by unending high hills, waterfalls and rivers like the Bhadra,
Hemavathi, Tunga, Netravathi and Vedavathi and wild life. Being a hill station at an altitude of
3,400 ft in the Sahyadri Mountains of the Western Ghats it has a pleasant climate.
The climate of Chikmagalur is pleasant all year round but the best time to visit the place is from
the months of September till March. Chikmagalur is considered as the most sought after hill
station for summer hideaways, since the place remains cool even during summers.
Main festivals celebrated in Chikmagalur include Ganesha Chatruthi, Deepavali, Ugadi,
Dusherra and more.

Food & Shopping in Chikmagalur


Chikmagalur, the Land of Coffee is well known for the coffee plantations and production. Local
Cuisine of Chikmagalur is called as "Malanadu" cuisine, known for its richness and spice. The
typical flavor in the Chikmagalur Cuisine is brought by the aroma and taste of coconut milk. A
famous example for Chikmagalur cuisine is the Akki Roti, kaikadbu, and many more treats
prepared with coconut milk. However, tourists can have customized food as per their needs,
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such as north Indian, Biryani, purely vegetarian food, Jain cuisine, etc.

Travelling to Chikmagalur
To reach Chikmagalur by air, Mangalore domestic airport is at a distance of 170 km from
Chikmagalur and serves as the closest airport. From here, tourists can hire a taxi or board a
bus to reach Chikmagalur. Taxi costs around Rs 2000 to Rs 2500. Next closest airport is
Bangalore International Airport at a distance of 270 Km. Cabs from here costs around Rs 3000
Rs 4000.
The Main railhead near Chikmagalur is Hubli which is at a distance of 239 km from the city.
Kadur Railway station is the closest railway station at a distance of 40km from Chikmagalur and
by taxi from Kadur to Chikmagalur costs around Rs 600. Hassan Railway station is at a
distance of 60 km from the city.
Chikmagalur is well connected with the State owned bus services to other major cities in the
state. Deluxe luxury buses and Volvo buses are available from Chikmagalur to Mangalore (170
km), Bangalore (270 km) and Hubli (239 km).

Travelling within Chikmagalur


Chikmagalur is in a hilly region and the roads are very steep. Best way to traverse in the town is
by the public transport buses or by jeep. Jeeps are available at a rent price of Rs 500 for a day.
Through hotels tourists can also hire cabs to visit nearby places.

Accommodation Options in Chikmagalur


Accommodation options in Chikmagalur are plenty that range from star hotels and luxurious
resorts to budget hotels. Hotels in Chikmagalur are located away from the hustle and bustle of
the city life.There are home stays in Chikmagalur which cater to the needs of all types of
visitors.

Information
State:
Karnataka
Famous for/as: Hill
Altitude:
1894 M
Pincode:
577101
District:
Chikkamagaluru
Language:
Kannada
STD code:
08262
Weather:
Summer 21 To 35C, Winter 14 To 32C

Featured review about Chikmagalur


Touching the sky: A weekend at Chikmagalur- land of coffee
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"It was 26th Jan long weekend of Jan 2015. I started researching to locate a decent
accommodation in Chikmagalur and fortunately I bumped into SK Regency. I searched about
this hotel and it was good review by the people who wants to get a budget hotel near by the all
places. Initially planned for the weekend of Dec-2014 but had to postpone the dates as it was
already booked. Then, checked for weekend of Jan- 26 2015 was lucky this time for which I got
the booking confirmed.
Accommodation: SK Regency
Rate: 1. 4K per Room per night inclusive of all (No Breakfast and no meal).
Onward Journey: (NH 48) BLR -> Nelamangala -> Channarayapatna -> Halebid ->
Chikmagalur
Started at 6:30 AM from home (Outer ring road) and took NH4 which was a breezy drive all the
way to Nelamangala. From Nelamangala we had to take a left towards Hassan and this route
also was very good all the way to Hassan. Stopped for breakfast at on the way hotel for
breakfast around 8AM. We had hot tatte idly with and coffee. We took halebid diversion to see
all historic temples on the way and reached Chikmagalur around 1:30PM. With no time i
checked in into hotel and upon asking he gave me one route of all sight and distance. Hotel
staff was average in communication but they will manage the show.
Places Must visit:
Please check out the map attached. Its very much self descriptive and you need not ask
anyone.
But we reached around 2:00PM so we don't want to go to Mullayanagiri as morning visit to this
place will be good. So covered buttermilk falls, kavikal gandhi and returned back to hotel by
7PM.
Mullayanagiri -go early morning (be careful while driving)
Kavikal Gandhi- Climbing 50 steps behind check posts take to horseshow view of
chandradrona hills, enjoy scenic beauty of inner and outer Giri
ButterMilk Falls- Nice place, no car will go down after reaching near by, if you can walk 2. 5 KM
in dust or mud you can go and another option is JEEP by local people. Be careful, who have
back or spin, slip disc issues avoid jeep as its like coaster ride.
Hebe falls- You can go, avoid personal vehicle there but rent the JEEP and go so nothing to
worry about and again careful with bumpy journey.
There are many small falls and points where you can stop and enjoy.
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I'll suggest spend the time where you like and don't spoil your journey by visiting so many
places.
Food: As north guy, i found the restaurant "Kanha" combined with Giri Inn hotel. Fantastic food
by them encourage us to go there twice in day. You can have south Indian food in town all
hotels are good but avoid any resto bar and specially prefer restaurant near by KSRTC bus
stops. If you are a coffee drinker than ask any local person and they will guide you to get the
best coffee in town.
Advice: Prefer south indian food, avoid resto bars, book hotel well in advance as weekend
everything full, spend time where you like, drive carefully, visit Mullayanagiri in early morning 7
and stay there for 10AM.
Always have something before going some where as, all places are situated on remote location
and no proper food will be available. If you have children with you so prepared yourself for warm
clothes and baby food.
Don't be so enthusiastic for photo and risk your life in hills and sharp curves. Keep place clean
by not throwing your trash at all places, avoid throwing plastics bags & bottles." - Kuldip
Patel, Rajkot, Jan 28, 2015

Over the clouds


"It was just another instantly planned trip where destination was still 'x'. After constant browsing
for destinations 4-6 hours from Bangalore, we concluded to hit Chikmagalur. Although there
were advises not to travel to the place in this season where it rains a lot. But... believe me it was
nothing less of real beauty, might be that in better seasons, this place seems more heavenly..
There are a lot of waterfalls and hills to be explored.
Internet suggests a lot of activities but since we had been there during the off season, we did
not find much adventure activity. Also the short duration did not allow much bandwidth to
explore of adventure sports.
Note: Any description of the place would be an under-statement.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food: Did not hunt much for the food and settled down with
whatever was available. Carry lot of snacks(useful during the treks and journey) but please
bring back the waste and dispose it carefully.
Due to short schedule(1.5 day) we covered Kemmengudi, Mullayyanagiri, Bababudan hills.
Hebbe falls and Jhari falls. We were not able to do real treks owing to the rains and a couple of
travelmates who were too sick of the leeches(always try to pick a group of enthusiasts for the
place) but the hill ride was worth doing it million times.
Do not miss the temple at top of 'sheetalagiri', it has stairs which at time would seem to be
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staircase to heaven. This was the place where I felt the over the top of cloud feeling, when
towards the top it was not raining and dark clouds could be seen from the top. And as you
descended, you could explore that you were above a raining cloud. It was just heavenly and
awesome experience. Winds were blowing at amazingly great velocity and made you feel 'if I
had wings'.
Shopping: Not a place where you want to waste time in shopping.
Activities & things to do: Internet suggests a lot of activities but since we had been there during
the off season, we did not find much adventure activity. Also the short duration did not allow
much bandwidth to explore of adventure sports.
Just roam around and spend minimal time in your hotel rooms.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Reach to Chikmagalur by early morning 4-5AM;
get freshened up and hit the road again by 6-7AM although it wont matter much as we had
complete cloud cover until 11AM.
Carry extra pair of footwear as your shoes are proned to get wet in the falls. Have shoes to
protect your legs from leeches. Carry salt for the same reason during trek.
Trekking in rainy season might be tricky so try to avoid it during the month of September.
Since we had hired a cab, cannot advise much on public transport to the place." - Sid Jain,
Bangalore, Sep 17, 2011

In harmony with nature


"Chikmagalur is a scenic destination that takes you into the lap of nature. Soothing green,
coffee plantations, pepper and a variety of fruit and flowers all add to the feeling of calm and
relaxation that you get when you land here. The roads are good in most places and winding
ghats at some.
It rains for most part of the year and that can sometimes make commute difficult.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Kemmangudi, Hebbe Falls(albeit far), Sithalayangiri,
Mulayanagiri, Kalahasti falls are places to visit from Chikmagalur. MG Park with its Toy train and
games are also an attraction for children and adults alike. Coffee and pepper, green cardamom
would be things to shop for.
Activities & things to do: Relax and let Nature reach out to you!
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bangalore-Neelamangala-Kunigal-Hasan-BelurChikmagalur.
The roads are generally good. There are however areas where construction is still on and we
need to take bypasses. Those roads offer bumpy rides. Still overall, can make good time." Sandeep Kaliyath, Udhagamandalam, May 31, 2011

Tranquility
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"If you want to go to a place where it is not swarming, easy on the pocket and if youre a nature
freak, Chikmagalur is a good option. The place is really green. As long as you are not living in
the town, you will really love this place. This place is quite eminent for its tea and coffee estates.
A very good place to go unwind and loosen up. You can go with family, spouse or with friends.
Its a place where it really doesnt matter who you go with. All that matters is it takes us from a
very fast and chaotic day to day life that we face every day in the city. The locals are particularly
responsive. If you are the kind of person looking for a serene vacation, Chikmagalur is a really
good alternative to many other pricey and commercial places we find in South India.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is Good. You should try Akki roti and Koli Saaru if you
are a non vegetarian. I unfortunately cannot remember the name of the restaurant I tries this at.
Man did I fall in love with it or what!! Awesome. The thought of it gets my taste buds running all
over the place.
You could visit the Baba Budan Range, Mullayangiri, Belavadi, Marle. You could also do day
trips to Sringeri as well as Kemmanagundi.
There is nothing much to shop here. So dont bother looking for places to shop. You can buy
something as a souvenir but nothing much to shop here.
Activities & things to do: Again all you can really do here is just relax. Visit some of the places
mentioned above. Apart from that, if the resort you are staying at offers some kind of activities,
you could keep yourself busy with that.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Bangalore, you could use your own
transport or take a bus. It takes only about 8 hours. If you are going to use your own transport,
the
best
route
would
be
Bangalore>Nelamangala>Kunigal>Chennarayapatna>Hassan>Belur>Chikmagalur. Apart from
that, there is nothing really to worry about here. Just go there and relax." - Savio Thomas,
Bangalore, Mar 24, 2011

Kemmanagundi, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary...........


"Kemmanagundi is the ideal place to get away from the heat & dust, the crowds & traffic jams of
the cities. Quite peaceful serene, nesting amidst lush green forests. Kemmanagundi is sure to
revive & rejuvenate you, physically, mentally & spiritually.
The sanctuary takes its name from the eponymous river, its lifeline. Popularly known as Muthodi
Wildlife Sanctuary, after the village on its periphery. Moist and dry deciduous forests with
patches of shoal-grassland habitat are found at the higher altitudes.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: No specialty food is available here. Canteens run by the
Dept. or some small time restaurants can see to that you don't starve.
Activities & things to do: Trekking to Hebbe Falls 8 Kms - water gushes down from a height of
168 mtrs in two stages. Kalhatti Falls 10 Kms - Water cascades down from a height of 122 mtrs.
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There is also a local temple here, constructed in a gap between rocks.


In Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary we can see elephant, panther spotted dear wild dog, sloth bear,
hornbill, bulbul etc.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Kemmanagundi: 290 Kms. from Bangalore and
35 kms from Tarikere, Chikmangalore dist..
Bhadra wild life: 257 Kms. from Bangalore" - Harsha Kumar, Bangalore, Mar 2, 2007
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Top attractions in Chikmagalur recommended by HolidayIQ.com travellers


1

Mullayanagiri

Type:
Hill
Entry: Free
Ranked: 1 Of 60
Ratings: 5.97/7 (93 Reviews)
"A really nice place to visit especially during November, December, January ..... A place for
really good coffee..... well the hills are lush green and have gentle slopes which adds to its
beauty..... must visit for a road trip from Bangalore as..." - Anand Solanki, Mathura, 3 days
ago
Sringeri Sharada Peetha
Type:
Temple
Entry: Free
Ranked: 2 Of 60
Ratings: 6.23/7 (33 Reviews)
Timings: Monday - Friday - 07:00 To 20:30 , Saturday - 07:00 To 20:30 , Sunday - 07:00 To
20:30 , Public Holidays - 07:00 To 20:30
"We have been here in the October for our daughter aksharabyaas. It is one of the best
temples I have ever visited. It's very beautiful and peaceful place with very less crowd. You can
spend some time peacefully and capture some beautiful pics. A..." - Swathi K, Hyderabad, 2
months ago
2

Baba Budan Giri Hills

Type:
Hill
Entry: Free
Ranked: 3 Of 60
Ratings: 5.66/7 (23 Reviews)
"This place have best views of the surrounding mountains and what's special is that it's always
cloudy here. All the clouds touch this mountain and hence it is cold even at mid day sunlight of
1pm. The roads are bad till halfway up, then it gets..." - Sreejesh Suresh, Bangalore, 4 weeks
ago
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Inam Dattatreya Peetha


Type:
Religious Place
Entry: Free
Ranked: 4 Of 60
Ratings: 5.68/7 (13 Reviews)
"A Place worth a visit in Chikmagalur. We have visited this place in October. The peak was
around 15km from the base check post. The whole route was scenic and lush green. A true
treat to the eyes. You can sit, relax and enjoy the nature once..." - Shivam Agrawal,
Bangalore, 2 months ago
4

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Type:
Sanctuary
Entry: Paid
Ranked: 5 Of 60
Ratings: 4.88/7 (11 Reviews)
Timings: Winter - 18:00 To 06:00
"We went for a 3 days trip to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Lakkavalli, which comes just after
Tarikere town on the Bangalore - Honavar Road. It's s a protected area and a Project Tiger
reserve, unlike other tiger reserves in Karnataka, it's least..." - Krish, Bangalore, Jun 18, 2015
6

Kalahatti Falls

Type:
Water Fall
Entry: Free
Ranked: 6 Of 60
Ratings: 4.69/7 (8 Reviews)
"This waterfall is on the way to Kemmangundi Hill via Ballavara. Just a 5-10min visit should be
good enough.. Do not include this place in your plan though, but if you wish to visit KR Hill via
Ballavara, then you can visit this place." - Deepak M, Bangalore, Jul 8, 2015
7

Kudremukh National Park

Type:
National Park
Entry: Paid
Ranked: 7 Of 60
Ratings: 5.29/7 (7 Reviews)
Timings: Winter - 18:00 To 06:00
"I was on the way to Sringeri by this route that too by mistake day b4 yesterday. I didnot find any
animals on the way may be you will get when u do treking through this forest. Driving all alone in
Hyundai Eon..uphill. v narrow roads. Vechicles..." - Pradeep Kharvi, , Apr 27, 2015
8

Ayyanakere Lake

Type:
Lake
Entry: Free
Ranked: 8 Of 60
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Ranked: 8 Of 60
Ratings: 4.58/7 (6 Reviews)
"an awesome place to go and spend some time with loads of food and friends.best to visit after
rains...avoid visit during the rainy season as there are risks of accidents....it is a safe place
though.but there are no boating facilities available..." - Ashwathi Kaimal, Mumbai, Dec 4,
2014
Hebbe Falls
Type:
Water Fall
Entry: Free
Ranked: 9 Of 60
Ratings: 6.25/7 (6 Reviews)
"Worth a visit.. But the only obstacle you face is to reach this place.. You will need to cross 8-10
Coffee estates, then a 2km trek.. Tiring but worth a visit. Note: Beware of Leeches.. " - Deepak
M, Bangalore, Jul 8, 2015
9

10 Sharadamba

Temple

Type:
Temple
Entry: Free
Ranked: 10 Of 60
Ratings: 6.50/7 (6 Reviews)
Timings: Monday - Friday - 06:00 To 21:00 , Saturday - 06:00 To 21:00 , Sunday - 06:00 To
21:00 , Public Holidays - 06:00 To 21:00
"Temple is very. Reach before 1:00 PM if you are going for Aksharabhyasam for your kids. You
can have lunch in the temple also. Parking is available for cars." - Sreekanth U, Bangalore,
Aug 16, 2015

Popular hotels in Chikmagalur recommended by HolidayIQ.com travellers


1

The Serai
Price:
Ranked:
Ratings:
Address:

Rs. 22,000 - 57,500


1 Of 166
6.16/7 (98 Reviews)
Mugthihalli Post
K M Road
Chikmagalur
Phone:
8262-224905
Website:
Www.theserai.in
Preferred by: Couple
"Very nice good location beautiful place wit good staff overall very nice. Estate
views r good I would like to recommend to my friends even willing to stay next
time food r good pool is very neat and clean overall maintenance is very clear I
had..." - Imroz adembala , , 2 months ago
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2

The Gateway Hotel


Price:
Rs. 4,900 - 6,500
Ranked: 2 Of 166
Ratings: 5.62/7 (109 Reviews)
Address: KM Road
Opp Pavitra Vana
Jyothinagar Post
Phone: 8262660660
Website: Www.thegatewayhotels.com
"Stayed for 2 days with my wife. Review is as follows: Location: On SH64, about
5kms from MG road and about 9kms from Railway station. We had driven up
from Bangalore and it is a ~250kms drive via Hassan & Belur. Hotel ambiance:
Clear, Airy &..." - Balaji iyer , , 7 days ago
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Kalgreen Valley Resort


Price:
Rs. Upto 4,000
Ranked: 3 Of 166
Ratings: 5.66/7 (173 Reviews)
Address: Kalsapur Estate
Koppa Taluk,
Chikmagalur
Phone: +918067541883
Website: Www.kalgreenvalleyresort.com/
"The resort doesn't give you everything that's shown in the website. Rock
climbing and Zipline has to be reserved separately. We got the same chicken
curry for lunch and dinner as well. Otherwise it's and average resort. Rooms are
good and we had..." - Madan Devaiah, Bangalore, 2 weeks ago
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Flameback Lodges
Price:
Rs. 9,000 - 15,000
Ranked: 4 Of 166
Ratings: 6.03/7 (8 Reviews)
Address: Billur Post, Pattadur Village
Mudigere Taluk
Chikkamagalur
Phone: 8263-215170
Website: Www.flameback.in

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"Resort is in a serene place. Has a spacious room, facing a small lake. Staff are
very good & kitchen is open 24 hours. We can order anything at any point of
time. Dining hall over looks the lake and is quite peaceful, clean & neat. Resort
also..." - Pranesh , Bangalore, Feb 22, 2015
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5

Kerehaklu - Eco Retreat


Price:
Rs. 5,000 - 5,500
Ranked: 5 Of 166
Ratings: 6.33/7 (5 Reviews)
Address: Kerehaklu Estate
Aldur
Phone: 91-9448050127
Website: Www.kerehakluresorts.com
" THE PROS: - Natural untouched beauty. In the mornings we were woken up
by the cheerful and animated chirping of birds. The log cabins are surrounded
by dense vegetation. - Spic and span cosy log cabins, spacious clean
bathrooms. Not even a..." - Indrani , Bangalore, 1 month ago
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Halli Berri Coffee & Cottages


Price:
Rs. Upto 6,500
Ranked: 6 Of 166
Ratings: 7/7 (1 Reviews)
Phone: 9483523003
Website: Www.halliberri.com
"Grate place...good ambiance ..excellent hospitality ... Nice people.. Me and my
wife would like to visit this place again....this was a pure relaxation holiday for
me n my wife.. Place is in the middle of a coffee estate... Love it...they have a..."
- Gopal , , Apr 23, 2014
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The Grand Krishna


Price:
Rs. 2,001 - 2,500
Ranked: 7 Of 166
Ratings: 5.45/7 (485 Reviews)
Address: Narasingha Roa Road
Basavanahalli
Phone: 8262-230543
Website: Www.grandkrishnahotelckm.weebly.com
"Hotel Grand Krishna is a pleasant place to stay in Chikmangalore with good

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services. Hotel is in center of the city making it easy to visit all tourist spots
around. No recreational activity found in the hotel. The stay is comfortable..." Nath , Delhi, 5 days ago
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8

Jungle Greens Home Stay


Price:
Rs. 2,200 - 3,400
Ranked: 8 Of 166
Ratings: 5.98/7 (32 Reviews)
Address: Nagojannahalli Estate
Mallandur Post
Chickmagalur
Phone: 91-9448742579
Website: Www.junglegreens.webs.com
"Superb place. Economical to vallet. I suggest anyone to visit and enjoy tje stay
and scenic beauty around. Very good hospital. Best food offered during our
stay. Thanks to Jungle Geeen. We shall visit for sure again. You can visit many
places..." - Mallesh , Bangalore, 3 months ago
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Chandramukuta Home Stay


Price:
Rs. Upto 2,000
Ranked: 9 Of 166
Ratings: 5.93/7 (7 Reviews)
Phone: 8080248281
Website: Http://Chandramukuta.com
"Planned to have a relaxed family outing. Food was very good and lot of options
are there for breakfast and dinner. Bonfire is nicely arranged. The compund was
big enough with some sports facilities. The resort also has their own land which
can be..." - Subir , Bangalore, 1 month ago
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10 Nature

Craft Homestay
Price:
Rs. Upto 3,000
Ranked: 10 Of 166
Ratings: 5.76/7 (125 Reviews)
Address: Mallandur Road
Joldal PO
Chikmaglur
Phone: 91-9972161237
"Hospitality was very good. Hosts were nice to talk to and prepared very good

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meal for us. Only negative part of the trip were the rooms weren't good enough
for the price. Rooms were very basic with not enough privacy. Bed quality wasn't
good. You..." - Saurabh , Bangalore, 3 days ago
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Best way to travel from Bangalore to Chikmagalur


Chikmagalur is located at a distance of around 257 km from Bangalore. The town is located in
the south-western part of Karnataka and is well-connected to Bangalore by roadways and
railways. However, the best way to reach Chikmagalur from Bangalore is by car, a journey of
about 5 hours. The places covered during the journey from Bangalore to Chikmagalur are
Bangalore - 32km -> Nelamangala - 43km -> Tumkur - 74km -> Tiptur - 41km -> Banavara 30km -> Halebeedu - 39km -> Chikmagalur. Several petrol pumps, multi-cuisine restaurants,
ATMs of banks like Indian Bank, SBI and Canara Bank, Indo-American Hospital are located on
the way to Chikmagalur.

Transport options from Bangalore to Chikmagalur


Bangalore to Chikmagalur By Car: Take a cab from Bangalore to Chikmagalur, which takes
around 5 hours. The approximate cost of cab ranges from INR15 to INR45 per kilometre,
depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families and seniors.
Bangalore to Chikmagalur By Bus: Take a direct bus from Bangalore to Chikmagalur, which
takes around 6 hours. Chikmagalur bus station is situated at a distance of about 15 km from the
city centre and can be reached by bus, taxi or auto-rickshaw. Ideal for individual travellers,
youngsters and backpackers.
Bangalore to Chikmagalur By Train: No direct train is available from Bangalore to Chikmagalur.
However, you can take a train from Bangalore to Kadur railway station, which is the nearest
railway station to Chikmagalur. This journey takes around 5 hours. The Chikmagalur city centre
is around 40 km from Kadur railway station and can be reached by auto-rickshaw, rickshaw or
bus. Ideal for families, seniors and groups.

Read more Travel options on HolidayIQ.com


Bangalore To Chikmagalur
(203Km)
Chennai To Chikmagalur
(486Km)
Mangalore To Chikmagalur
(112Km)
Mysore To Chikmagalur
(147Km)
Hyderabad To Chikmagalur
(540Km)
Pune To Chikmagalur
(617Km)
Mumbai To Chikmagalur
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Chikmagalur weather
Best Season / Best Time to Visit Chikmagalur
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Best Time to Visit Chikmagalur


The best time to visit Chikmagalur is from September to March. The city is best known as ' The
Coffee Land of Karnataka' and is situated on the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range. It
experiences summer, monsoon and winter.
Summer in Chikmagalur
Summer, a good time to explore Chikmagalur, continues from March to May and the maximum
temperature remains between 32 C and 35 C.
Monsoon in Chikmagalur
The city receives a good amount of rainfall during monsoon that extends from June to
September.
Winter in Chikmagalur
December to February is when tourists can experience the pleasant winter season.
Temperature levels during this time are anywhere between 14 C and 32 C.
Things to Do During Summer
Chikmagalur has established itself as a trekker's delight and has many popular trekking trails.
One of them is the trail to Kemmanagundi. One can even simply visit this hill station and enjoy
the stunning view of its cascading waterfalls and lovely sunset.
Things to Do During Winter
With the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary located just about 30 km away, Chikmagalur is nothing less
than a wildlife lover's paradise. Apart from its main attraction elephants and tigers,one can also
spot other animals such as panther, mouse deer, wild boar, jackal and langur during winters.
Being home to birds such as king vulture, Indian tree pie and great horned owl makes it
possible for one to also indulge in bird watching. Another fun activity is to walk down and around
some of its many coffee plantations. Also, the experience of visiting the land of coffee will be
incomplete without sipping a cup of your favourite flavour of coffee during witner.

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