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Chikmagalur Video Reviews

Awesome place to visit  Video Review

Awesome place to visit

by Thejasvi. Bhat
2nd May 17
A must thing to do in Chikmagalur!  Video Review

A must thing to do in Chikmagalur!

by Nidhish Patni
1st May 17
U need luck!  Video Review

U need luck!

by Nidhish Patni
1st May 17
Adventuresome!  Video Review


by Nidhish Patni
1st May 17
A peak rich in culture and history!  Video Review

A peak rich in culture and history!

by Sheena Benedicta
24th Apr 17
Excellent view  Video Review

Excellent view

by Pallav Taladhi
19th Jun 17
Good morning safari  Video Review

Good morning safari

by Santosh Rao
10th Apr 17
Chikmagalur Grassland  Video Review

Chikmagalur Grassland

by Divnay Bhutra
12th Nov 17
Highest peak of Karnataka, awesome experience  Video Review

Highest peak of Karnataka, awesome experience

by Vinit Singh
3rd Oct 17
Place near Hebbe Falls  Video Review

Place near Hebbe Falls

by Vinit Singh
3rd Oct 17

I am heading to Chikmagalur

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Reviews (248)

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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Soumendra bose

Soumendra bose3.6/5

7 reviews

Haven for Coffee lovers . Nice place with nice people

You are Coffee lover, visit to Chikmagalur will provide a overall picture of Seed to Sip' for Coffee nice place with Karnataka's highest mountain nearby & lots of Water falls & lakes Very friendly people and good food all around Chikmagalur Shardha Peetham, Sringere is only 90 KM and a must visit during stay at Chickmagalur.

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.

Photos of Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur, Karnataka

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Vinit Singh

Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Baba Budan Giri Hills, Chikmagalur

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Gaurav Verma

Baba Budan Giri Hills, Chikmagalur
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Chikmagalur

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Bivash Barua

Bhadra Wildlife, Chikmagalur
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Chikmagalur

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Bivash Barua

Bhadra Wildlife, Chikmagalur

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