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Travel Guide To Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur
  • India
  • Chikmagalur
  • 30 km2
  • 1090 meters
  • 11-20 °C
  • +5:30 GMT
  • INR
  • Kannada
  • 118,496 (2011)
  • A very pleasant place. There are very nice places around. Cool climate and clean city. Mullayanagiri is the best one. Don't miss baba budan, Hebbe fall's, Buttermilk falls. This places are awesome after a short jeep trekking, Sringeri, Horanadu, Hanuman gundi falls, kemmanagundi. Overall, a very good package. Best hill station in Karnataka I can say.

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    Sandeep
  • Chikmagalur is still not commercialized. There are lot of mud roads, streams of water, open grounds in between the hills, no cell coverage, no TV network. All these make Chikmagalur the ideal place for those who truly want a break from corporate life.

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    Davis
  • The place is good for a weekend and views are awesome. The wind is breezy and relaxing. The weekend is going to be rejuvenating and the views are valleys are breathtaking. It's a quite place and is not much crowded.

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    Kavya

General Information About Chikmagalur

Large parts of the district are endowed with dense Forests. As many as seven rivers originate in this District: of these the tunga and the Badhra are the principal rivers. The terrain is beautiful – full with scenic surprises – lofty peaks, hill stations, trekking trails, cascading waterfalls, sacred shrines and slopes that are studded with coffee plantations – the origin of which is believed to belong to the seven seeds of coffee smuggled in by Baba Budan from Yemen in the 1600’s. Chikmagalur is one of India’s principal coffee growing areas. Chikmagalur district 200 Km (124 miles) north of Bangalore, dramatically positioned at the base of a rugged chain of hills, this town rose to prominence as an outpost of the Vijayanagar Empire. Later, in the 17th-18th centuries, it became the head-quarters of a line of local chiefs known as Beads, until it was occupied by haider Ali in 1799 and then by the British. The fort, defined by walls of huge granite blocks, rises striking granite boulders. There are several small temples here, as well as a number of ceremonial gateways erected by the beads. The platforms and pavilions within the compound of the sampige siddeswara Tmple mark the spot where the Beads were crowned. The remains of rubble and mud built granaries and residences, and a large circular well can be seen nearby. Chikmagalur is considered to be the place of origin and the early reign of the Hoysalas – who held sway in the south for more than two centuries – later, the region fell into the hands of Hyder Ali & onto his son Tippu Sultan. After the fall of Tippu in 1799, the entire area was taken over by the British – and the area was known as kadur, later on it was changed to Chikmagalur district. Chikmagalur, literally means the youngest daughter’s town – as it was the dowry for the youngest daughter of Rukamangada, the chief of Sakrepatna. Since inception Chikmagalur Urban Development Authority has allotted 2065 residential sites to the individuals for construction of houses. In addition 23 civic amenity sites have been given for various public uses to various Organizations according to needs of the locality.
Chikmagalur River Rafting

Chikmagalur Tourism

Chikmagalur is growing as the new tourist hub of Karnataka. Due to its vicinity to the state capital Bangalore and some other cities like Hassan, Shimoga, Chitradurga and Mangalore and its cool climate, tourists flock into the city during weekends to visit various places throughout the district.Mahatama Gandhi Park, also known as Rathnagiri Bore, is a famous tourist spot located to the north of the town. The nature park along with the site of 'Mullayanagiri' in the back drop was previously an open forest. The park was later converted into a beautiful garden, designed with pavements and lawns. The park has a wide suite of contrasting hued flowers and ornamental plants. Among other highlighting attractions of the park are the lotus pond and a children-cross bridge.Besides, Nehru Rose Garden on the left of the garden towards the amphitheater features over 250 varieties of rose plants. The amphitheater at the park hosts art, music and cultural events through the year. To cater to nature lovers, there is a greenhouse within the garden housing over 300 floral species. Furthermore, there is a telescopic view point, from where tourists can view contours of Baba Budan Giri mountain range. A kilometre-long ride of Ratnagiri Toy Train at the park is a famous recreational activity for visitors.
Chikmagalur Culture and History

Chikmagalur Culture and History

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Culture

Every little village or town has some story behind it and some jatra or festival is on throughout the year ... it could be one of the fifty festivities celebrated during the year at Sri Jagad Guru Shankaracharya Dhakshinamnaya Mahasamsthanam Sri Sharada Peetha at Sringeri or Sri Renuka Jayanthi or Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Mahotsava at Rambha Puri Matha at Balehonnur. The Dassera Mahotsava of Mailaralingeswami of Birur where one can see the Dollu Kunitha and Veeragase, the thrilling and heroic folk dance of the area, the Urs at Baba-Budan Giri, the Girija Kalyana Mahotsava of Kalaseswaraswamy at Kalasa or the Veerabhadra Devara Rathotsava of Koppa. Or any of the annual festivals of local temples held in many of the villages and towns. Suggi habba or harvest festival is celebrated with great rejoicing in the rural parts and provides the rare opportunity of witnessing Kolata, Salu Kunitha, Suttu Kunitha, the Raja Kunitha and Fire walking too.

History

The region of Chikamagalur is the place where the rulers of the Hoysala Empire started and spent the early days of their dynasty. Legend has it that the legendary tiger which has been immortalized in the Hoysala crest was killed by the founder of the Hoysala dynasty at Sosevur, now identified with Angadi in Mudigere Taluk. However, this remains a disputed fact among historians as they have found a lot of inconsistencies in the story which they term as folklore. It is known for a fact however that Veera Ballala II, the great king of Hoysala Empire, has built the Amriteshwara temple at Amrithapura in Tarikere Taluk.
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Landscape

We are at Chikmagalur, Karnataka. The blend of fine, famed culture and lush green terrain of our region, inspires our intent to provide finest hospitality to travelers. During your visit to Chikmagalur, you can witness the highest peak in Karnataka.

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Bhadra Riverside Resort
Chikmagalur India

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We have created a special world, where you enjoy a choice of accommodation to make your stay unique and memorable. In tune with our eco-friendly tradition, all cottages are created entirely out of locally grown timber.

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Bison Valley Resort
Chikmagalur India

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Set in a 200 acre Coffee plantation at a height of 3000 feet above sea level, the resort has 15 well maintained rooms, a three bedroom villa, tree houses and a Conference Hall.

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Blue Ski Chikmagalur Resort
Chikmagalur India

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The spacious villas measuring over a thousand square feet, twenty foot high ceilings and entire walls of glass allow nature to cascade everywhere into the living spaces and bathrooms. Adding to the luxury are the spacious private compounds, antique furniture from the Victorian and Jacobean eras, a cosy fireplace, linen bathrobes and slippers, and natural, exclusively hand-made soaps and cosmetics.

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A plantation bungalow like no other. With a view to die for. A veranda for coffee and dreams. Enveloped in

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Accommodation at Chikmagalur Plantation Bungalow is a luxurious experience. Guests have a choice between the Heritage and Luxury rooms.

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Chikmagalur Plantation Resort in Chikmagalur is One of the most comfortable luxurious & affordable Chikmagalur resorts, Chikmagalur Plantation Resort is located in a scenic & pristine setting, and is close to most major tourist hotspots in Chikmagalur.

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Coffee Plantation Cottages
Chikmagalur India

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Our rooms are big and airy with beautiful bay windows to bring in the sun. They are furnished with antique furniture interspersed with modern pieces

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Ideal for Friends, Family and Couples. The Cottages near Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary offers private three cottages nestled in the foothills of Western Ghats of Chikmagalur.

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Exotic Mudigere Resort
Chikmagalur India

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Built in a rich traditional style, the private villas, suites and cottages offer modern comforts in the secluded beautiful grounds.

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Choose from Standard Rooms, Cottages, Villas, Tree House, Sky Walk Villas, Waterfall Villas and Glass House. Ideal retreat for budget travelers as well as the most luxury holiday seekers.

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Luxury Coffee Estate Resort
Chikmagalur India

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A seamless blend of luxury and nature, Luxury Coffee Estate Resort couples the warmth of a homestay with the comfort of a luxury hotel, all in the middle of the finest coffee Estate, which literally means, Dense Forest.

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Mullayanagiri Hill Resort
Chikmagalur India

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Resort is spread out in 38 acres of coffee plantations and boasts about its undoubted landscape on a Hill slope that offers the site cottage the view of Mullayangiri hills. Suite cottages that has undergone good thought process, not compromising on anything with regard to giving the best luxury to the leisure segment traveller as well as the corporate traveller.

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