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Chikmagalur Travel Guide

Chikmagalur is a picturesque little town carved on the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range. This beautiful hill station is replete with breathtaking sights. It is located in the Chikkamagaluru district of ...........

Chikmagalur is a picturesque little town carved on the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range. This beautiful hill station is replete with breathtaking sights. It is located in the Chikkamagaluru district of the Indian state of Karnataka, at a distance of 250 km from Bangalore. Chikmagalur district was formerly known as Kadur district. Big rivers like Tunga and Bhadra have their sources in the mountains of Chikmagalur.

Chikmagalur district is also renowned for Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in the Karnataka. This beautiful place is dotted with waterfalls, hill stations and historical temples. It also boasts of a vibrant biodiversity which makes this region a popular weekend paradise. The word Chikmagalur has its own history. It is derived from the word ‘Chikmagalur Uru’ which literally means ‘younger daughters town’ in the native Kannada language.

According to a local legend, it was given as dowry by the chief of Sakrepatna namely Rukmangada to his younger daughter. It was in Chikmagalur that the coffee was first cultivated in India by Babu Budan, a Muslim saint who came from Yemen in 1670 and started to grow coffee here. Chikmagalur travel guide can also help you finding some more interesting places here.

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How to Reach Chikmagalur
Situated in the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range, Chikamagalur is a beautiful travel destination, thanks to its pleasant climate and coffee estates. Some of the town’s must visit tourist attractions include Kudremukh National Park, Kalhatti Falls, Hebbe Falls, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Coffee Museum and Bhadra Dam. Being a popular holiday destination, Chikmagalur is well-connected to other major cities of the country by air, road and rail.
 
How to Reach Chikmagalur by Air
 
Mangalore Airport, which is located around 113 km away, is the nearest airport to Chikmagalur. The airport is well-connected to flights from Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and other major Indian cities. You can hire a prepaid taxi from the airport for Chikmagalur.
 
 
How to Reach Chikmagalur by Road
 
Chikmagalur is well-connected to cities like Bangalore, Mangalore, Hubli and Hassan via state-run buses and private luxury buses.
 
How to Reach Chikmagalur by Rail
 
The city does not have a railway station, so the nearest railway station is located in Kadur, at a distance of about 40 km away. You can take a taxi from Kadur railway station for Chikmagalur.

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I am planning to go to kemmangundi on 20th june , i heard its raining heavily in chikmagalur , is it safe to go their??
Yes it’s safe, it’s raining but not that much heavily, not also every time it rains 1-2 hours a day
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I need to visit some good hotels in chikmagalur , and i want to eat some spl foods in chikmagalur , can anyone suggest me good hotels to eat in chikmagalur??
Hotel Vasanth Vihar is located at the heart of the city. The popular restaurants such as Grand Maharaja (for biryani), Town Canteen (for masala dosa), Greens (for naati style food), Food palace (veg restaurant), Cafe Agape (Italian), Hill View (multi cuisine bar and restaurant) are all within walking distance (within 500 m) from Hotel Vasanth Vihar.
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we want to stay near Kadur junction for 1day.3adults and 1child.  pls suggest good hotel?
You may not find any good hotels near to Kadur junction, the only thong you can dp ix to stay at Chikmahalur, better stay at Rajmahal Archade on IF road.
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What are the specialities of the local cuisine in Chikmagalur? Please recommend some good authentic restaurants.
Malnadau Speciality Food at the Spice Restaurant Chinese Speciality Food At the Grand Krishna Multi-Cuisine Restaurant at the Red Cherry
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We are 7 pairs need hotel chikamagalur around 1500 per night. Please suggest good hotels.
Check with the Goibibo for The Grand Krishna Luxury Hotel Chikmagalur
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