Know more about the Best Chikmagalur Tourist attractions
The main attractions of Chikmagalur are just few kilometres drive from the main town. The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is 30 kms from the town and offers activities like camping and kayaking. There are also many trekking locations available like the Mulainagiri Trek. For these activities in the wildlife sanctuary, prior planning and booking is required. One should not miss the trek to the Bababudan Giri which is 1895 meters high, ranking second after the Mulainagiri hill. Other places of attraction include Ayyanakere, Ballala Rayana Durga fort, Belavadi, Gangamoola, Devanur, Horanadu, Sringeri and Kudremukh among the others. Opting for a Chikmagalur tour package is a great way to explore this amazing place.
Places to Visit in Chikmagalur
Kemmangundi: Kemmangundi, a picturesque hill station situated at a distance of 55 kilometer from Chikmagalur on the baba Budan Giri range of hills. Kemmangundi, at a height of 1,434 meters, is encircled by thick forests moreover as a pleasant climate throughout the year.
Mullayanagiri: Mullayanagiri, situated at a distance of 16 kilometer from Chikmagalur is a part of the Chandra Dhrona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats of Chikkamagaluru Taluk. Mullayanagiri stands 1930 meters tall rewarded as the tallest peak in Karnataka state.
Kudremukh: Kudremukh range lies at a distance of 95 kilometer towards southwest of Chikmagalur town. located at an altitude of 1,894.3 meters above sea level, Kudremukh is rich in iron ore deposits.
Baba Budangiri: Baba Budangiri, situated at a distance of 34 kilometer from Chikmagalur. It is also known as the ‘land of coffee’ as the first coffee plant was grown in this region by Baba Budan. He brought the plant from West Asia and planted it in this city and as his shrine is located on top of the hills here, the hill gets the name Baba Budan Giri.
Manikyadhara Falls : At a distance of 7 km from Baba Budangiri Dattatreya Peetha & 29 km from Chikmagalur, Manikya Dhara Falls is situated in the dense forest of Baba Budangiri hills in Western Ghats of India. With a height of about 30 feet, the waterfall is offering great views of Baba Budangiri Hills. Locally known as Nellikayi Theertha, this waterfall is considered as a holy site by Hindus as well as Muslims.
Kallathigiri Falls : Also known as Kalahasti falls amidst fascinating scenery.Kallathigiri Falls has an old Veerabhadra temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.This falls is situated at a distance of 10 km from kemmangundi. The falls height is 122 meter from the Chandra drona hill.
Hanumana Gundi Falls : Hanumangundi falls also called as Suthanabbi falls is located in the hilly surroundings of the Karkala and Lakya dam which is surrounded by Kudremukh National Park. The water falling down from a height of above 100 feet falling on the natural rocks majestically is exciting view.
Kadambi Falls: The Kadambi Falls is located in the Kudremukh National Park. This enchanting region is full of naturalistic splendors. You have to feel the pristine waters touching your skin to experience it.
Wildlife at Chikmagalur
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is 38 km north-west of Chikmagalur town.
Kudremukh National Park is the largest declared Wildlife Protected Area (600 sq km) of a tropical wet evergreen type of forest in the Western Ghats.