Total population: 1,140,905
Best time to visit: September to March
Area: 678,726 ha km
Languages: Kannada and English
STD Code: 08262
Sat at a height of over 1,900 meters in the lush green valley south of the Baba Bundan range, the quiet city of Chikmagalur is adorned with picturesque mountains, emerald green forests, valleys, rivers, spectacular waterfalls and impressive temples nestled in the mountains. This famous coffee town is ideal for trekking.
Located in the southwestern part of Karnataka, Chikmagalur is 240 km from
Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Chikmagalur is months between September and March.
Chikmagalur literally means The youngest daughter's Town. According to popular legend the city was presented as a dowry to the youngest daughter of Rukmangada, the famous chief of Sakrepatna.
Sringeri: This pilgrimage center is famous for
Places around Chikmagalur:
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (Muthodi): Located 38 km northwest, this sanctuary is home to animals, Gaur, Chital, Sambar, elephants, tigers, etc
Kemmanagundi: The scenic hill station, 55 km north of Chikmagalur, located on the Baba Budan range at a height of 1434 m. is located 8 km from Kemmanagundi is Hebbe Falls where water cascades down a height of 168 meters in two stages, and 10 km away, it Kalhatti Falls, pouring down from a height of 122 m. A local temple, built in a gap between rocks, can also be seen.
Kudremukh: This isolated hill station, located 95 km southwest of Chikmagalur, overlooks the
Amruthapura: Located about 10 km from Tarik, this small town is famous for its 800 year old temple dedicated to Amrutheswara.
Fairs and festivals:
Navrathri Festival: This ten-day festival is celebrated here on the occasion of Durga Puja.
Some of the big hotels in Chikmagalur, offering a remarkable blend of tradition and modernity, and a pleasant stay, The Taj Garden Retreat, plants Court Hotel,
Taste the local coffee from Chikmagalur:
Panduranga coffee available in the
Arabica coffee available in Eagle Eye Holidays here the coffee is brewed a light copper color with a spoonful of sugar in the bottom of the filter. Best to have it as a bed of coffee. Arabica is exactly what you need if you are camping at the
Vanilla coffee available in Jungle Green has a home-stay where vanilla beans are soaked in coffee-decoction to accelerate its monotonous variations. They also serve the traditional black coffee with black jaggery instead of sugar.
Blended coffee available in Wood way Estates here coffee is traditionally brewed with a perfect blend of 90% Arabica and 10% robusta. Beans are carefully roasted to perfection exemplary. Their specialty is a cold coffee is always served with a touch of cinnamon.
Best time to visit: Chikmagalur is beautiful all year round. But the weather is most pleasant between September and March
How to reach:
Air: The nearest airports are in
By train: The nearest rail heads on Kadur and Hassan.
By Road: Chikmagalur is well connected by an extensive network of roads to