Go on a holiday in Chikamagalur. In the heart of the Western Ghats, Chikamagalur offers nature lovers an exciting destination to visit.
Nestled in the Baba Budan hills, Chikamagalur is a calm, serene town full of scenic surprises. Hills, valleys, streams and snow-white coffee blossoms all beckon you. Chikamagalur is situated around 251 kms from Bangalore; Chikamagalur is a trekker's delight, with its rugged mountain trails.
How to reach Chikamagalur
Chikamagalur is connected by road to Bangalore, Hassan and Mangalore. The nearest airport is Mangalore (170 Kms).
By Bus / Car
There are buses every 30 minutes from Bangalore. During the weekends these buses run full and getting a ticket can be a bit of a problem unless you book them in advance. KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) buses are comfortable especially the Rajahamsa (Luxury) buses.
You can reach Chikmagalur by road from Bangalore. The fastest route is via Hassan which is on NH 48. Now road is good from hassan to chickmagalur
Chikmagalur is not reachable by train from other Indian cities. However Kadur has the closest railway station which is 40km from Chikmagalur. For train timings and on-line reservations (within India) visit the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation's website.
Nearest Airport is Mangalore airport which is 170 km from Chikmagalur. Bangalore airport is 250 km away.
Places to see in and around Chikamagalur
Kudremukh mountain ranges: Kudremukh or Kuduremukha is a mountain range in Chikamagalur district, in Karnataka.
Kemmangundi: This is a beautiful and picturesque hill station, situated on the Baba Budan range at a height of 1434 mts.
Horanadu: Horanadu is a Holy city for Hindus located in Chikamagalur District.
Belavadi: Belavadi is famous for the ornate Viranarayana Temple built by the Hoysalas.
Amruthapura: Amruthapura is bout 10 Kms from Tarikere, this little town has an 800-year-old temple dedicated to Amrutheshwara. Amruthapura is situated 67 km north of Chikamagalur Town of Karnataka.
Sringeri: Sringeri is a pilgrim place known for its Vidyashankara Temple located on the banks of the Tunga River.
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