Chikmagalur (3500 ft asl) is an area renowned for Coffee plantations, activity centric resorts, homestays and salubrious climate all through the year. It is one of the major getaways ex-Bangalore and a destination that is recommended for all nature centric travellers.
Chikmagalur is blessed with natural beauty but has less things to do or places to see. Major areas to visit / explore around Chikmagalur are
The St. Joseph's Cathedral has a portico, which attracts many people.
Hiremagalur, a few kms from Chikmagalur has a renowned Lord Rama temple
Ayyanakere Lake (20 kms) has a view of a pyramid shaped peak.
Kemmanagundi (50 kms) is a hill station offering excellent drives and views.
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (50 kms) is home to Wide ranging wildlife, birdlife, butterflies and reptiles
Halebid and Belur temples known for their Hoysala era architecture are within 50 km radius of Chikmagalur.
There are number of activity centric small resorts that offer nature centric activities and are popular with corporates for their off-sites.
Chikmagalur is an ideal 2 night getaway ex-Bangalore (250 kms) and can be recommended as a destination for honeymooners, corporate off-sites, nature lovers and those looking for a destination with off-beat stays and a laidback character.