Chikmagalur Tourism

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Divya Vinayagamurthy

Divya Vinayagamurthy5.0/5

1 review

Must visit spot

One must not miss to experience the view of mulaiyangiri peak. It feels like heaven when you're at the top of the hill. It was fully covered with fog and mist. People say that it the sunrise and sunset view point. But since it is covered with fog sunrise can't be seen. I'm not sure about the sunset view since we went in the morning. We started around 7. 30. It took one and half hours to reach the peak. Some vehicles can reach up to the top. But we got down 2 kms before the peak and started walking to enjoy the climate. We were all drenched because of the fog droplets. Guess it was 20 degree Celsius. Best part is there is a person selling ice creams at the top of the peak. We enjoyed that too. When one is at Chikmanglur, this becomes the must visit place, don't miss the Karnataka's highest peak "Mulaiyangiri

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3 reviews

Amazing weekend getaway

Amazing experience, a perfect weekend getaway from a hassle of the city and busy life. And hotel Adhrika provided all the options to make the trip even more desirable. I totally recommend this place and Hotel Adhrika to everyone who wants a perfect out ting. I am only giving the review solely based on my personal experience.
  • Amazing weekend getaway.Good cite, good people.
  • Amazing weekend getaway.Good cite, good people.
  • Amazing weekend getaway.Good cite, good people.
  • Amazing weekend getaway.Good cite, good people.

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Chikmagalur Overview

History of Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur is a small town located at the foothills of the Mullayanagiri Range in the South Western part of Karnataka. It is a popular weekend getaway from Bangalore and Mangalore. The name ‘Chikmagalur’ translates into ‘younger daughter’s town’. It received the name because of a historical event in which the town was given as dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, who was the chief of the place Sakrepatna. Chikmagalur was earlier known as ‘Kadur’.

Chikmagalur is known for its vast estates of coffee and tea plantations. The first coffee plantation in Chikmagalur was brought by Baba Budan Giri from West Asia.

People and Culture of Chikmagalur

The population of Chikmagalur mainly comprises Hindus and Christians. Kannada is the predominant language of the place. Ganesh Chatruthi, Ugadi, Dussehra and Deepavali are some of the festivals celebrated in Chikmagalur. Chikmagalur places to visit include waterfalls, lakes, hills and temples.

Things to Do in Chikmagalur

Among the many beautiful places to visit in Chikmagalur, Mullayangiri is the most popular place. Lying at an altitude of 1930 metres above seal level, it is the highest peak in Karnataka. It lies in the bara Budan Range of the Western Ghats. Tourists looking for adventurous things to do in Chikmagalur can enjoy activities such as Trekking, mountain biking, road biking etc. Regarded as sacred by both Hindus and Muslims, Inam Dattatreya Peetha is also an eminent Chikmagalur sightseeing place. A three-day celebration known as ‘Urs’ is held at the place every year.

Kudremukh National Park is also among the important places to see in Chikmagalur. Accredited as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, one can enjoy outdoor activities as well as sightseeing at the park. Tourists can explore the flora and fauna of the dense forest in a Safari.While sightseeing in Chikmagalur, one must not miss the Hebbe Falls which is a natural spring fall. The water stream is enriched with minerals and believed to cure skin diseases.

Food and Shopping in Chikmagalur

After exploring the various Chikmagalur tourist places, one can savour the local cuisine of the place which is known as ‘Malanadu’. The local dishes are generally flavoured with coconut milk and rice and fish curry are the staple dishes of the local cuisine. Some of the other specialties of the cuisine are Akki Roti, Kakadu and Banana Chips.

One must definitely take back different varieties of coffee and cashew nuts from Chikmagalur tour. National Coffee Research Station is where you can buy exotic varieties of coffee. Market Road is another place from where you can pick up souvenirs and other handicraft items.

Accommodation in Chikmagalur

Tourists who are wondering how to reach Chikmagalur can choose from among various options since it is well connected by road, air and rail. The closest airport to Chikmagalur is in Mangalore which is located at a distance of around 170 km. Daily buses ply from places such as Bangalore, Mangalore, Coimbatore to Chikmagalur. One can also rent a car and drive down to the place.

Homestays and guesthouses are the most popular form of accommodation in Chikmagalur. One can also look for resorts in Chikmagalur that lie close to the major Chikmagalur attractions.

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