(3500 Ft Above Sea Level)

(Also known as Chikkamangaluru)

Karnataka | India
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Chikmagalur is categorised as Plantations

Around Chikmagalur
Manikyadhara Falls (photo courtesy: Sampigesrini)
Kodandarama Temple Chikmagalur (Photo Courtesy: Byakudan2009)
Mullayanagiri (Photo Courtesy: Sujaykulkarnisujay)
Typical Chikmagalur Homestay (Nivalink Trip Dated - 2 March 2010)
Around Chikmagalur
Around Chikmagalur
Around Chikmagalur

Reasons to Visit
  • Chikmagalur is a renowned getaway known for its Coffee and Spice Plantations.
  • Chikmagalur is situated at about 3000 ft above sea level and enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year.
  • Chikmagalur offers stay in plantation resorts / homestays and heritage bungalows and visited for a nature centric getaway.
  • There are number of activity oriented stays around Chikmagalur that are popular for corporate offsites
  • Chikmagalur is an great attraction to trekkers as the area is surrounded with beautiful waterfalls of Kalhatagiri falls, Hebbe falls, Shanti falls, Manikyadhara falls, Sirimane falls, The Muthodi and Bhadra forests
  • From Chikmagalur pilgrimages of Sringeri, Horanadu, Kalasa, Balehonnur can be approached
Know It
  • The headquarters of the famous Coffee Day is located in Chikmagalur. It houses a Coffee Research Station, the first in Asia.
  • Destinations renowned for Wildlife and Bird watching in Karnataka"Chikmagalur (250 kms from Bangalore) is a renowned for its coffee plantations and plantation homestays. The area around Chikmagalur where Coffee estates are located is excellent for bird watching where more than 200 species of birds have been recorded. Most plantation stays in Chikmagalur popularly offer guided bird watching as one of the activities."
  • Destinations in South India offering Coffee Plantation Experience"Chimkagalur (3500+ ft asl) lies in heart of Coffee producing region at 250 kms from Bangalore. Chimkagalur within 60 kms radius has many exclusive plantation stays (plantation resorts, homestays and private getaways) that are recommended for getaway seekers, honeymooners and off beat travellers. Tata Coffee Plantation Trails here offers a heritage plantation bungalow stay for the experiential travellers."
Access Information

Chikmagalur has 14 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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5 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Chikmagalur

Getaway (1-3 nights)3
Short Break (4-6 nights)2

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List of Holidays for Chikmagalur


  • Chikmagalur Getaway (2 Nights)
  • Chikmagarlur - Bhadra Break (3 Nights)
  • Chikmagarlur - Hassan Break (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Chikmagalur - Malpe Break (4 Nights)
  • Coorg - Chikmagalur Break (5 Nights)

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Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Mangalore and Drop to ChikmagalurRs. 4417
Transfers between Coorg (Madikeri) and ChikmagakurRs. 3334

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and ChikmagalurRs. 4460

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Destination Ideas

  • Chikmagalur Getaway
  • Plantation Homestays in Chikmagalur

Stay Ideas

  • Flameback Lodges Boutique getaway
  • The Gateway Hotel getaway
  • The Serai Luxury Getaway
  • The Serai Spa Getaway

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kodandaramaswami Temple is a Lord Rama temple near Chikkamagalur built in stages between 14th and 17th Century. The temple is impressive and has pilgrimage significance and well visited all through the year.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Rama
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Chennakesava Temple is a riverside temple in Belur, erstwhile capital of the Hoysala Empire. Chennakesava is a form of Hindu God Vishnu and the temples are renowned for its temple architecture and visited all round the year by international travellers.,
    Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple
    Hoysaleswara temple is a 12th century Lord Shiva temple in Halebidu. Temple has been restored and is a major tourist attraction for its temple architecture. Visited by International traveller all round the year.
    Heritage Site
    Buddhist Heritage
    Manikyadhara Falls is visited ex-Chikmagalur on the Baba Budangiri Hills. Best visited around Monsoon (Mid-June - Oct)
    Natural Wonders
    Dattapeetha are a set of three large caves said to have been sanctified by three siddhas contain their icons and gaddiges (tombs) and an annual jatra (fair) is held here in their honour. This is a Muslim pilgrimage linked to 17th century Sufi Saint Baba Budan.
    Mosque or Dargah
    Kemmannugundi (4200 ft asl) (also known as Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station) is a hill station near Chikmagalur characterised by cascades, mountain streams and valleys views. Popular day visit ex-Chikmagalur.
    View Point
    Valley Views
    Amruthapura is renowned for 12th Century Amruteshvara temple representing Hoysala era Architecture. It is located at a quiet spot near Bhadra River reservoir at 9 kms from tarikere. Temples are well preserved and good for guests with interests in Architecture and Temple heritage
    Heritage Site
    Heritage Temple
    Devarunda is a small village that is home to a 500 year old temple complex that houses temples of Rameshwara, Veerbhadreshwara, Bahireshwara, Parvati and Ganpati.
    Temple or Holy Place
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka and is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. Mullayanagiri is a popular trekking route.
    Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is situated about 50 kms from Chikmagalur and is one of the most scenic sanctuaries with a large reservoir in front. The sanctuary is home to Wide ranging wildlife, birdlife, butterflies and reptiles, therefore popular with nature centric getaway seeker and bird watchers.
    Bird Watching, Jeep Safaris, Boat Safari

Destinations within reach from Chikmagalur

  • Belur ( 30 Km )

    Belur is visited for Hoysala era Temples that are renowned for their architecture and visited by more

  • Hassan ( 60 Km )

    Hassan is an industrial town located mid-way between Mangalore and Bangalore and base point for more

  • Sakleshpur ( 62 Km )

    Sakleshpur is 40 km west of Hassan in Karnataka and a coffee plantation district between two other more

  • Bhadra ( 75 Km )

    Bhadra sanctuary is a nature getaway at 200 kms inland from Mangalore and 300 km from Bangalore. more

  • Sringeri ( 86 Km )

    Sringeri is renowned for Sringeri Sharada Peetham which is the southern Advaita Vedanta matha or more

  • Koppa ( 88 Km )

    Koppa is set at about 80 kms from Chikmagalur famously known as Kashmir of Karnataka and also more

  • Kalasa ( 90 Km )

    Kalasa is a holy temple-town in Karnataka. Kalasa is home to the Kalaseshwara Temple dedicated to more

  • Tumkur ( 173 Km )

    Tumkur is an industrial town on outskirts of Bangalore (70 kms) on NH-206 and often a stopover for more

  • Mysore ( 178 Km )

    Mysore is a heritage destination and well visited for the Mysore Palace and located most centrally more

  • Kannur ( 260 Km )

    Kannur is a busy town in North Kerala and one of the important regional hubs. It is also a point more

  • Kumta ( 280 Km )

    Kumta is a stopover in Coastal Karnataka between Gokarna and Murudeshwar, home to some homestays more

  • Hospet ( 283 Km )

    Hospet is the base town to visit Hampi, ruined city that is a UNESCO world heritage site and one more

  • Hampi ( 300 Km )

    Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being home to Vijayanagara ruins and Monuments around more

  • Gokarna ( 300 Km )

    Gokarna is an idyllic beach getaway visited for Gonarnanatha Temple (Shiva Temple) and its more

  • Devala ( 305 Km )

    Devala is a plantation area set between Mudumalai and Wayanad, part of what once used to be more

  • Anegundi ( 310 Km )

    Anegundi is a heritage destination near Hampi renowned for its Ramayana Significance, pre-historic more

  • Kolar ( 310 Km )

    Kolar is situated 75 kms east of Bangalore on the Bangalore - Tirupati route and known for India's more

  • Ooty ( 310 Km )

    Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India. It is known for its colonial more

  • Ankola ( 315 Km )

    Ankola is a coastal Hamlet on NH-17 between Karwar and Gokarna and easily accessible from Hubli more

  • Calicut ( 320 Km )

    Calicut is a major town in North Kerala and a preferred access point for most North Kerala more

  • Coonoor ( 325 Km )

    Coonoor is the tea plantation area located at an altitude of 5000+ ft asl, at 19 km to the south more

  • Gadag ( 327 Km )

    Gadag is a town lies on the Hubli - Hospet route and visited for guests in transit, business more

  • Kotagiri ( 334 Km )

    Kotagiri is a colonial era plantation area, at about 30 km.east of Ooty, 23 km. from Coonoor and more

  • Dandeli ( 365 Km )

    Dandeli is a tropical rain forest located on the northern tip of Karnataka adjacent to Goa Border, more

  • Tirupur ( 374 Km )

    Tirupur is an industrial town at 55 kms from Coimbatore. Tirupur is also visited for the 10th more

  • Kurnool ( 437 Km )

    Alampur is a temple-town situated 27 kms from Kurnool and 200 km from Hyderabad. Alampur is where more

  • Ponda ( 440 Km )

    Ponda lies en route to Goa's wildlife sanctuaries, both the Bondla and the Mahavir Wildlife more

  • Yercaud ( 466 Km )

    Yercaud is a plantation town at 4500 ft above sea level and 25 km uphill from Salem and an idyllic more

  • Karmali ( 468 Km )

    Karmali near Panjim in Goa is renowned for being home to one of the three major Railway stations more

  • Amboli ( 469 Km )

    Amboli is an idyllic hill station (2500+ ft above sea level) overlooking the thick rainforest on more

  • Panjim ( 470 Km )

    Panjim is the state capital of Goa and known for its promenades, heritage walks, clean streets, more

  • Bijapur ( 471 Km )

    Bijapur is located in the northern part of Karnataka. Bijapur is well known for the monuments of more

  • Anjuna ( 498 Km )

    Anjuna and Vagator are hamlets that are opted for a quiet time away from crowd and buzz that Baga more

  • Kudal ( 501 Km )

    Kudal lies in NH-17 and from where coastal hamlets of Malvan and Tarkarli are accessible. more

  • Morjim ( 503 Km )

    Morjim, Ashvem and Mandrem are a set of idyllic beaches, north of Siolim river, further north of more

  • Trichur ( 505 Km )

    Trichur is 4th largest town in kerala and has a large number of known temples i.e. Thiruvambady more

  • Vengurla ( 510 Km )

    Vengurla is an idyllic beachfront lies 24 kms from Sawantwadi (NH-17) and one end of the Vengurla more

  • Oros ( 532 Km )

    Oros lies on the NH-17 (Mumbai - Goa highway) in the Malvan / Sindhudurg area of Konkan region few more

  • Bhogwe ( 538 Km )

    Bhogwe Beach is an idyllic beach stretch between Tarkarli and Vengurla by the backwaters of more

  • Karur ( 547 Km )

    Karur is situated around 70 km west of Trichy. Karur is a stopover as a part of Coimbatore - more

  • Chennai ( 595 Km )

    Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai is a metro city of India and the more

  • Koyna ( 618 Km )

    Koyna (3200 ft) is located on off the Pune - Kolhapur Route. Koyna has a dam built and is a very more

  • Dindigul ( 622 Km )

    Dindigul located 66 km from Madurai and lies on the foothills of the Palani Hills, visited for the more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
AldurA plantation area 20 kms South of Chikmagalur.Getaway1
Bababudangiri HillsPlantation area at 20 kms from Chikmagalur townGetaway-
BalehonnurA green cut off riverside area enroute Sringeri, 50 kms from Chikmagalur.Getaway-
JakkanahalliA plantation area 15 kms West of Chikmagalur in close proximity to Bhadra reserve forest.Getaway1
Kadur RoadA plantation area 10 kms North - East of ChikmagalurGetaway-
KaimaraA plantation area 10 kms North of Chikmagalur in close proximity to Bhadra reserve forest.Getaway5
Kemmangundi RoadA plantation area 25 kms North of Chikmagalur in close proximity to Bhadra reserve forest.Getaway-
KM Road3 kms from town centre having plantations around it.Holiday/Getaway3
MagundiA green cut off area 10 kms from Balehonnur and 60 kms Chikmagalur just off the Sringeri route.Getaway-
MudigereA plantation area 30 kms South of Chikmagalur.Getaway2
ThanigebailuA cut off green area 40 kms North of Chikmagalur and 22 kms from KemmanagundiGetaway-
santaveriSantaveri is a coffee plantation area at 30 kms North of ChikmagalurGetaway/Experiential1
Nearest Airport in Chikmagalur
  • Bajpe Airport ( IXE ) , Mangalore-152 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Chikmagalur
  • Hassan ( HAS ), Hassan-60 Kms
Recommended travel connections to Chikmagalur from Major Cities.

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