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Best places to see on your trip to Chikmagalur

By Athul K V - September 4, 2020
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The first thing that comes to mind when we think about Chikmagalur is Coffee. But, this hill station in India has stunning natural attractions which are a treat to your eyes. This is an ideal trekking spot as well as a weekend getaway. Also, this small town has an extensive history as a coffee capital in India, it is said that you can get the intoxicating coffee aroma even in the air. Also, the city streets are pretty cool and with shopping and amazing street food as well. From Karnataka’s highest peak to historical coffee plantations, Chikmagalur has a lot to offer. Moreover, it is easily accessible and you have multiple resorts options here as well. Here are the Best places to see on your trip to Chikmagalur.

Best places to see on your trip to Chikmagalur

Mullayanagiri Peak

As the highest point in Karnataka, Mullayanagiri is a must-see location. Standing tall at over 6300 ft, the trek to the top of the peak is an exciting activity. The 4 km trek is rather steep and dangerous, but that is what makes it interesting. Also, there is a Lord Shiva temple on the hilltop which attracts a lot of devotees. The astounding view of the Western Ghats are the reward and for this, the trek is totally worth it. Furthermore, the lush greenery and cold breeze make it a dream destination.

Mullayanagiri Chikmagalur
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The Coffee Plantations

Chikmagalur is synonymous with coffee. This town has many beautiful coffee plantations. Visit the coffee plantations to hear fascinating stories of how coffee became an important product here. No Chikmagalur itinerary is complete without a visit to to a coffee estate. There is also a coffee museum here which teach you about the different types of coffee. There are plenty of plantations that offer tours, and you can even get a guide too.

Coffee Plantations
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Baba Budangiri

This is another marvellous peak in the Western Ghats about 15 km north of Chikmagalur. The peak is named after Baba Budan, who was a Sufi saint. He was the first person to bring coffee to India. Also, this is another awesome yet adventurous trekking spot, which is a steep climb. Because of the shrine of Baba Budan, a large number of pilgrims also visit the peak.

Jhari Waterfalls

As one of the most famous waterfalls in and around Chikmagalur, this one also attracts a large number of visitors. Because of its milky colour, the waterfall is also known as Buttermilk Falls. This cold and clear mountain spring is an excellent place to relax and get close to nature. Moreover, there is a compact forest around it, and at the bottom, you can find a pool to swim and enjoy.

Jhari Falls Chikmagalur
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Hirekolale Lake

Located about 10 km from Chikmagalur town, this is a nature’s paradise. With the towering mountains in the background, the picturesque lake is the perfect spot to spend an evening. The drive up to the lake itself is a scenic journey and make sure you got your cameras as well for the best shot.

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Though it is a bit far from Chikmagalur, there are private safaris to the sanctuary which is an amazing experience. You can spot thick forests with towering trees and greenery which is home to some exotic wildlife. You get to spot tigers, deer and other wildlife here, also the Bhadra river flows majestically through here. You can even find crocodiles on the river banks.

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
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Manikyadhara Falls

This stunning waterfall is located on the way to Baba Budan peak from Chikmagalur. Because of its crystal clear water and lush greenery this cascading waterfall is simply amazing. Adventure lovers and tourists alike come here to unwind and take a dip in this glorious fall.

Get Packing to Chikmalagur

For a two-day Chikmalagur itinerary, these are the best places you should not miss out. There are more exotic naturally gifted locations in and around this hill station. Though it is a perfect weekend getaway, you would feel like spending a couple of days more and you can never have enough of it. Read more Karnataka travel stories on the Pickyourtrail Blog.

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