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Chikmagalur Tourism, Chikmagalur Tour & Holiday Packages

We all look forward to getting a break from the usual tiresome life. Imagine spending some time in the middle of lush greenery, rich flora and fauna to experience a colourful and simplistic lifestyle with your family, friends and loved ones. Doesn't this make for a perfect break from the  job, the routine of day to day lives?

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Chikamagalur, Located in the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range, the city of Chikmagalur is one of the most beautiful hill stations located in the state of Karnataka. It is also known as "The Coffee Land of India" 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. Most parts of this region are referred to as Malnad in Kannada which means a hilly region with thick forest cover. The place gets its name from the Kannada words- Chikkamagala Uru which means the town of the younger daughter. The place is said to be given by the Chief of Sakrepatna, Rukmangada to his younger daughter as dowry at the time of her marriage. The other part of the city, given to his elder daughter in a similar fashion was known as Hiremagalur.


Chikmagalur Weekend Tour 1 Night / 2 Days
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Chikmagalur Getaway Tour 2 Nights / 3 Days
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Chikmagalur Wildlife Tour 3 Nights / 4 Days
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The main tourism attractions of Chikmagalur are just a few kilometers drive from the main town. The Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is 30 km from the town and offers activities like camping and kayaking. There are also many trekking locations available like the Mullayanagiri Trek. For these activities in the wildlife sanctuary, prior planning and booking are required. One should not miss the trek to the Bababudan Giri which is 1895 meters high, ranking second after the Mullayanagiri hill. Other tourism places of attraction include Ayyanakere, Ballala Rayana Durga fort, Belavadi, Gangamoola, Devanur, Horanadu, Sringeri, and Kudremukh among others. Opting for a Chikmagalur tour package is a great way to explore this amazing place. This adds on greatly to the Chikmagalur Tourism.

The district of Chikmagalur is filled with good tourism locations as well. Almost every tourist who visits this scenic town falls in love with Chikmagalur's cool and pleasant atmosphere that compliments the rolling valleys, burdened with refreshing coffee gardens. Its calm ambiance makes it the prime choice for many holidaymakers who seek an escape from the hectic schedule of life, Chikmagalur attracts the guests with its everlasting beauty that combines aromatic coffee gardens, waterfalls to dense forests to scintillating rivers to adventurous trekking routes to caves to temples to forts to museums, Chikmagalur Tourism has a wide range of options to keep its tourists entertained throughout their stay.

There are several things that make Chikmagalur one of the best tourism places to visit in Karnataka and Mullayanagiri is one such place, where tourists experience adventure trekking and nature trails. These activities encourage tourism in Chikmagalur and make it a place worth visiting. Chikmagalur has a very unique and interesting history. If legends have to be believed, this place belonged to the daughter of Rukmangada, the ruler of Sakharayapatna, who gave this town to her as a gift for her wedding. If we translate the meaning of Chikmagalur in English, it says 'Young Daughter's Town'. This fact makes this place even more appealing for visitors, who love to flock into the city, especially during weekends to enjoy its cool & comfortable climate.

Historic Background:

The town has a strong religious history with many monuments from all religions. This is the Kodandarama temple which portrays two forms of architecture from the Hoysalas and the Dravidians. There is also the Jamia mosque along with the St. Joseph’s Cathedral which is known for its architecture too. On the other hand, Hiremagalur is now a part of this town and also holds the Ishwara temple having the corpulent round structure of Jademuni.

The main cash crop here is coffee so buying coffee from this place should be on the top of the list of things to do in Chikmagalur. The place is also widely referred to as Chikmagalur. Knowing the local language will suffice and there is no need for a tour guide. Most of the tourism attractions are located closely but prior planning will help greatly on the trip. The hill station's main attractions are mostly temples and shrines with beautiful scenic beauty. A trip planned for four to five days will be ideal to visit all the attractions and the wildlife sanctuary among it. The river Bhadra flows through these thick forest ranges and all the animal lovers too will get their share of the pie. Hiring a local cab will help with traveling around the place if personal travel is not available.

Which is the best time to visit Chikmagalur?

The best time to visit Chikmagalur is during the winter months i.e. from October to May though it has a cool and pleasant climate throughout the year, when the monsoons are almost over and the days are sunny where you can spend some time visiting the magnificent tourism places in and around Chikmagalur. You can also plan to visit Chikmagalur from September to May. This season is pleasant as the temperature ranges between 14 °C and 32 °C when the air is a little chilly and dry but Chikmagalur Tourism also boasts of pleasant climate throughout the year.

Chikmagalur has stable weather all through the year so any time of the year would be suitable to visit the town. To experience the chill waters and climate, winters are the best. Taking a dip in the ice-cold waters is a one-of-a-kind experience. For those looking for vacations during the summer, the temperature will be around 32 degrees Celsius, ideal for the holiday time. For the most attractive sceneries, the monsoons are the best time to visit. June to September is an ideal time to visit the place. The resorts will offer good packages to retreat to some peace of mind away from all!

What is the budget required to visit Chikmagalur? 

The budget of the Chikmagalur trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Chikmagalur tour packages offered by Bangalore Tours and Travels start from as low as INR 4800 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 6900 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

How many days are enough for Chikmagalur?

There are some of the fascinating places in Chikmagalur that can be covered in two to three days without any hustle and sufficient enough to explore various tourist places at Chikmagalur. On the first day, you can visit Mullayanagiri for trekking. Then you can head towards Baba Budangiri Hills which is a historical and religious place, popular for its scenic beauty. On the third day, you can visit Kemmangundi which is a heaven for people who want to soak in the beauty of Chikmagalur. Then lead towards Kalhatti Falls where you will be mesmerized by the water which falls down the steepy rocks.

What is Chikmagalur famous for?

Chikmagalur Tourism is famous for its rich greenery, peaceful environment, and towering mountains. It is referred to as the coffee land of Karnataka or 'Land of Coffee', as it is popular for its coffee plantations and pleasant climate. It is a beautiful district that is renowned for its beautiful attractions like the Bababudan Giri ranges, Seethalayanagiri, Hanumana Gundi Falls, Kemmangundi, Jhari waterfalls, and many more. It's an alluring hill station that is home to three holy caves which are visited by thousands of pilgrims every year.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

  • Since the place is known for its coffee and spice plantations, tourists can come here to experience a peaceful walk at the scented gardens
  • Chikmagalur enjoys very pleasant weather throughout the year, attracting tourists from all over the country to enjoy the cool and calm atmosphere of the place
  • This place has a lot of plantation resorts, homestays, and heritage bungalows, giving wide options to the tourists to plan a leisure holidays in the comfort of tranquil valley
  • Tourists can enjoy trekking, nature walks, and hiking at this enchanting destination and explore the beautiful waterfalls, forest ranges, and coffee plantation that are worth a visit
  • Tourists can visit religious destinations like Sringeri, Horanadu, and Balehonnur from Chikmagalur as they are easily accessible from here
  • Chikmagalur is the headquarters of the famous coffee brand ‘Coffee Day’ and it also has a Coffee Research Station. So tourists must definitely visit this town to see how the coffee is produced