Imagine spending some quality time with your loved ones at a place surrounded by abundant lush greenery, dense forests, tall mountains, and a tranquil environment. Think of treating your eyes with astonishing views as you explore the unseen wonders covered in breathtaking natural beauty. Doesn’t all this create a picture of a perfect weekend getaway destination you need to take a break from the hustle-bustle of everyday life? And of course, a great summer retreat too!
Nestled against the backdrop of the Mullayanagiri ranges, Chikmagalur is a popular hill station in South India that invites people to enjoy an ultimate holiday experience in the serenity of nature. The calm ambiance and pleasant atmosphere make it the primary choice of many holidaymakers wanting to get rid of the scorching heat their city is battling with. It is a hidden gem for tourists to get one step closer to Mother Nature and feel refreshed and rejuvenated soulfully.
Also known as the Coffee land of Karnataka, Chikmagalur exhibits a perfect blend of modernism with old-age culture and is blessed with numerous verdant valleys, serene hills, cascading waterfalls, exciting wildlife sanctuaries, and many architectural sites to hypnotize travelers of all age groups. This less-explored hill station promises to deliver a kind of experience that will not only satiate your emotional as well as physical state of mind but will also enable you to quench your thirst for a much-needed vacation.
Perched at a height of 3400 feet above sea level, Chikmagalur is widely renowned among the locals as well as tourists for its coffee plantations that draw a huge crowd, especially coffee lovers to this little hamlet every year. It has many coffee estates that not only provide a guided tour of the coffee in detail but also offer homestays so that you can wake up and end your day with a sweet aroma of coffee in the air. If interested, you can also purchase some coffee to bring back home to cherish your visit for a lifetime.
Speaking of the natural beauty, make sure you pay a visit to the Z Point and Kavikal Gandi ViewPoint while you explore the popular sightseeing places in Chikmagalur. Both these viewpoints are known for their serene setting and unparalleled charm that is hard to get anywhere else.
For sightseeing lovers, this hill station boasts Jhari Falls, Kallathigiri Falls, and Hebbe Falls from where you can witness a beautiful waterfall falling from a certain height and soaking in the vibes. Then there is a Kudremukh National Park that provides a home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. As a wildlife enthusiast, you can also visit Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary to make the most of your Chikmagalur tour.
Do not forget to stop at Hirekolale Lake if you’re traveling with family and looking for an ideal picnic spot. Here you can spend hours sitting close to the lake and captivating breathtaking scenery with your eyes. The town of Chikmagalur is also known for its various trekking spots that encourage adventure seekers to visit this hill station at least once for sure. Out of several trekking trails, a few of the worth-trying routes are the Mullayanagiri trek, the Baba Budangiri trek, and the Kemmanagundi trek. All these trails allow you to overlook the sun rising from behind the mountains along with enjoying the undisturbed views of the valleys which you just can’t get enough of.
Try to spare some time out for fine-dining restaurants when you’re roaming the streets of Chikmagalur. The eateries here serve lip-smacking traditional dishes that will allow you to discover the real essence of Karnataka. If time permits, you can also include other places of tourist interest on your itinerary list and these are named as Kodandarama Temple, Horanadu Annapoorneshwari Temple, Ayyanakere Lake, Sri Veera Narayana Temple, Seethalayanagiri, Ballalarayana Durga Fort, etc.
As a widely famous holiday destination, Chikmagalur maintains great connectivity to its neighboring areas and the rest of India via airways, railways, and roadways. You can choose your mode of commutation to reach the desired location in your comfort.
Please note that the language used in Karnataka on a wider scale is Kannada but the locals residing over there also understand English and Hindi. That simply means that you’ll not have to face any problems regarding language on your Chikmagalur tour.
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