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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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Places to visit and things to do in Chikmagalur


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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Please suggest places to visit in chikmagalur .


Sundar Singh

Mulayanagiri hills, kenmanagundi, bababudangiri, kalathgiri falls. If u r looking for best stay prefer Chikamangalore golf club resort

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Can we get cars for sight seeing ?


V j

Ya it’s available

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Can you suggest good restaurants in Chikmaglur? North indian food preferred.



there are many now..at m.g.road you have mysore foods... which has amzing ambiance as well vry yummy north indian dishes

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Which place is good for dinner?


Satish Mahanta

U can try Siri Cafe and there are good restaurants in bus stand lane

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Which are the best hotels in Chikmagalur?


Shreyshth Agarwal

The Grand Krishna Luxury Hotel or Vishnu Residency

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Am not received my bill


Basavaraj Pg

Cay you plz send me my detailed bill

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If we try to modify booking and the room is unavailable for new dates, will the old booking also go away?


Shivaprasad Yerram

yes of course, because it depends on the availability. in the mean while , someone might book the room. But until unless if you modify the booking and got the confirmation for the new dates.

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Kindly suggest some home stay at Chikmagalur for 13 members with price.


Meghanath M

Ibbani homestay

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We want to stay, Please suggest any lodges.

Please suggest some home-stay at Kammengodi.



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