Central Coffee Research Institute

Research work on coffee was initiated during the year 1915 by setting up a temporary laboratory at Koppa.  Initial studies focused attention in combating the dreaded leaf disease of coffee.  Later it was deemed necessary to have a full fledged experimental station to tackle the multifarious problems that the coffee industry had been countered with.  […]

Jamalabad Fort

Jamalabad Fort is an old hilltop fortification in Killoor road, Belthangady, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka, India. It is located in the Kudremukh range of hills, 8 km north of Beltangady town and 65 km from the city of Mangalore. The fort is 1700 ft above sea level and was formerly called Narasimha Ghada, which refers […]

Baba Budangiri Hills

Overview To the north of Chikmagalur town is the Baba-Budan Range or Chandra Drona Parvatha as it was known in olden times, which has one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. The loftiest point of the range is Mullaiyanagiri which is 1,926 meters above sea level. The three large caves […]

Shankar Falls

Karnataka boasts of some scenic and exotic hill stations that are frequented by those seeking the green and serene. Among them one such location would be the Shankar falls. This waterfalls is amidst of lush spread of coffee plantation and is located at about 25 kms from the town of Chikmagalur, Western Ghats. The falls […]

Kalasa

The old Agrahara settlement, 92 kms south – west of Chikmagalur and situated on the banks of the river Bhadra, is surrounded by lofty hills of the Western Ghats and is looked upon as one of the pancha-kshetras on the banks of the Bhadra. Close by are the pancha theerthas, the five sacred ponds. On […]

Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak

Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak, which is 5,500 feet high. From the peak of Doddabale Siddaragudda Peak, the Lord Shiva Temple can be seen, which is said to be about 800 years old. Near the small village of Yemmedoddi, there is a lake, Madagadakere, which according to folklore is said to be filled with magic rain. About […]

Veera Narayana Temple – Belavadi

Belavadi is a national heritage site and one of the important attractions in Karnataka tourism. The temple here is built in Hoysala architecture. Belavadi village is located at a distance of 29 km southeast of Chikmagalur town and just 10 km from Halebid, another world heritage site and a visit to Belavadi is quiet town […]

Bandaje Arbi Falls

Western Ghats has an unique identifications and hided many more natural beauties in it which a common man can’t reach the place. Bandaje Arbi Falls is one of those places which flow 365 days in a year. Bandaje Arbi Falls located in Charmudi ghat in Dakshina Kannada district, around 12km away from Ujire (close to […]

Charmadi Ghat

Charmadi Ghat is one of the most scenic and dangerous (to drive) Ghats of Karnataka. Charmadi Ghat is part of Western Ghats and located in Belthangady taluk of Dakshina Kannada district. Charmadi Ghat is a unique place as it is a rich biodiversity spot with a variety of rare medicinal plants and rare animal species […]

Mullayanagiri

Mullayanagiri: It is the highest peak in Karnataka, India. Mullayanagiri is located at 13°23’26?N 75°43’18?E in the Baba Budan Giri Range of the Western Ghats. With a height of 1,930 metres (6,330 ft), it is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris after chembra peak (2100 m), banaura peak(2073m), and vellari mala(2339m) of […]