Sunday, 15 September 2013

Chickamagalur tourist places

Chikkamagaluru  is a district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Coffee was first cultivated in India in Chikamagalur. The mountains in Chikkamagaluru which are a part of the Western Ghats are the source of rivers like Tunga and Bhadra. Mullayanagiri,which is the highest peak in Karnataka is located in the district. It is also a tourist's paradise containing hill stations like Kemmanagundi and Kudremukh and waterfalls like Manikyadhara, Hebbe, Kallathigiri. Chikkamagaluru district has a rich history as is seen in the Hoysala temple at Amrithapura. Wildlife enthusiasts would be interested in the Kudremukh National Park and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary present in this district.
The best time to visit Chikmagalur is between September and March. For sightseeing, vacation travels, and relaxation October to April is the ideal time to visit Chikmagalur. And if you want to enjoy the cascading waterfalls then the best time to visit this city is during the rainy season.



Chikkamagalur district gets its name from its headquarters of Chikkamagaluru town. It is alternatively spelt as Chickmagalur or Chikmagalur. Chikkamagaluru literally means "The town of the younger daughter" in the native Kannada language. The town is said to have been given as a dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the legendary chief of Sakrepatna and hence the name. As one can guess, there is indeed a town called Hiremagaluru which means "The town of the elder daughter" which is about 5 km from Chikkamagaluru town.


Chikkamagaluru is the region where the Hoysala rulers started and spent the early days of their dynasty. According to a legend, it was at Sosevur, now identified with Angadi in Mudigere Taluk that Sala, the founder of the Hoysala dynasty, killed the legendary tiger, immortalised in the Hoysala crest. However, scholars have found lot of inconsistencies in this story and it seems to be more of a folklore. However, it is known that Veera Ballala II (1173 - 1220 CE), the great king of Hoysala empire, has built the Amriteshwara temple at Amrithapura in Tarikere Taluk.
Coffee was introduced into India through the Chikkamagaluru district when the first coffee crop was grown in the Baba Budan Giri Hills during 1670 AD. According to the article Origins of Coffee, the saint Baba Budan on his pilgrimage to Mecca travelled through the seaport of Mocha, Yemen where he discovered coffee. To introduce its taste to India, he wrapped seven coffee beans around his belly and got them out of Arabia. On his return home, he planted the beans in the hills of Chikkamagaluru
In recent history, Chikkamagaluru was the centre of global attention in the year 1978 when the former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi stood for elections here and got elected to Lok Sabha, the Indian Parliament.


Chikkamagaluru, the district head quarters of Chikkamagaluru district is 251 km from the state capital of Bangalore, 307 km from Honda Factory (Narasapura Industrial Area, Kolar District) and 318 Km From Kolar and surrounded by the Chandra Dronha hills and dense forests. The district receives normal average rainfall of 1925 mm. The highest point in this district is Mullayanagiri, 1926 mts. above sea level which is also the highest point in the state of Karnataka. 30% of the district (2108.62 km²) is covered with forests.The district borders Shimoga district to the north, Davangere district to the north-east, Chitradurga and Tumkur districts to the east, Hassan district to the south, Dakshina Kannada district to the south-west and Udupi district to the west. The rivers Bhadra, Tunga, Hemavathi, Netravati, and Vedavathi flow all year round. The district is rich in iron, magnetite and granite deposits. Black soil is found around Baba Budan Giri Hills whereas Red and Gravel soil are found in the southern parts of the district.


Agriculture is the economical back bone of the Chikkamagaluru district with coffee cultivation forming the major part of it. Agricultural production in the district is spread over three seasons namely Kharif, Rabi and Summer. Important crops grown are cereals, i.e. rice, ragi, jowar, maize and minor millets, pulses like red gram, horse gram, green gram, avrekai (Hyacinth Beans), black gram and Bengal gram. Oil seeds like groundnut, sesamum, sunflower, castor and commercial crops like sugarcane, cotton, and tobacco are also grown here.
The Coffee Board located in Chikkamagaluru town is the government authority that oversees the production and marketing of coffee cultivated in the district. Coffee is cultivated in Chikkamagaluru district in an area of around 85,465 hectares with Arabica being the dominant variety grown in upper hills and Robusta being the major variety in the low level hills.


Chikkamagaluru district unfortunately has not made good progress in terms of Industrial Development. Inadequate infrastructure, poor roads, poor rail network and investors preferring non-industrial ventures over industrial ones are quoted as some of the reasons for the backwardness of Industrial Development in this district.
There is only one Large Scale industry in this district, i.e. M/s Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd. (KIOCL) in Kudremukh area of Mudigere Taluk. KIOCL was established in 1976 to develop the Kudremukh mine and to produce 7.5 million tonnes of concentrate per year. The facilities were commissioned in 1980 and the first shipment of concentrate was made in October 1981. A pelletisation plant with a capacity of 3 million tonnes per year was commissioned in 1987 for production of high quality blast furnace and direct reduction grade pellets for export. KIOCL received a massive setback when its mining licence expired and operations were stopped by the Supreme Court with effect from 31 Dec, 2005.With many of the employees losing their jobs and the social backlash that may result thereof, efforts are being made to generate jobs for these workers in other areas.
There is only one Medium Scale Industry, i.e. M/s Vignyan Industries Ltd. located in Tarikere town. A subsidiary of BEML, it produces steel castings.
There are 2 Industrial Estates in Chikkamagaluru district, one located near Chikkamagaluru town and the other near Birur in Kadur Taluk. The Chikkamagaluru Industrial Estate is spread over 13.20 acres  of land where the one at Birur is spread over 11.1 acres .Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB) is also developing an Industrial Area of over 145 acres  near Amble village of Chikkamagaluru Taluk.


Graduate education
There are 13 degree colleges (with 4615 students) offering graduate education in Chikkamagaluru district which are affiliated to Kuvempu University. Chikkamagaluru Taluk has the maximum 4 graduate colleges (with 1648 students) whereas Koppa, Mudigere, Narasimharajapura and Sringeri taluks have only 1 graduate college each.

Technical education
Engineering: There is an Engineering College located in Chikkamagaluru town named Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology The courses offered here are Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Information Science and technology, Industrial producation Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering. This college is affiliated to Visweswariah Technological University located at Belgaum.
Polytechnics: There are 3 polytechnics offering diploma courses to students in Chikkamagaluru district.
Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology Polytechnic, Chikkamagaluru: Offering Diploma courses in Electronics and Communication and Computer Science
DACG (GOVT) Polytechnic, Chikkamagaluru: Offering Diploma courses in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering , Automobile Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering.
Medical education
The only source of medical education in the Chikkamagaluru district is Arror Laxminarayan Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical college in Koppa. This college offers the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) degree.

Things To Do


Sight Seeing

Hill stations


 55 km north from Chikkamagaluru town is Kemmangundi Lingadahalli is the junction point to go for Kemmangundi, a scenic hill station on the Baba Budan Giri range of hills. Kemmangundi is also known as K.R. Hills after the Wodeyar King, Krishnaraja Wodeyar, who had made it his favourite summer camp. Kemmangundi, at a height of 1,434 meters, is surrounded by thick forests and a salubrious climate throughout the year. It is surrounded by the Baba Budan Giri range and blessed with silver cascades of mountain streams and lush vegetation. Its beautifully laid out ornamental gardens and enchanting mountain and valley views are a treat to the eye. Spectacular sunsets are a must see from various locations in the district, even from the Raj Bhavan. For the adventurous, Kemmangundi offers many peaks to scale and intricate jungle paths to explore. This place has a beautiful rose garden and other attractions. There is a place called Z-point at about 10 minutes walk from this main place which gives a nice aerial view of the Shola grass lands of the Western Ghats. It was popularised by the reference in a Tamil film Kamal Haasan's Panchatantiram.

 95 km southwest of Chikkamagaluru town is Kudremukh range ( Kannada Kudure = horse and mukha = face), so named because of the unique shape of the Kudremukh peak. Overlooking the Arabian Sea, the broad hills are chained to one another with deep valley & steep precipices. Situated at 1,894.3 meters above sea level, Kudremukh is rich in iron ore deposits. The Kudremukh Iron Ore Company conducts mining operations, benefaction and transportation of the ore as slurry through pipelines to the port at Panambur near Mangalore.
 Mullayanagiri is part of the Baba Budan Giri Hill Ranges here. It stands 1930 meters tall and is the tallest peak in Karnataka. Its height is famous mostly for watching sunsets from. It is 16 km from Chikkamagaluru town. Driving to Mullayanagiri is worth taking a risk. On the way is Sitalayanagiri where the water in the Shiva temple neither increases nor decreases. The road to Mullayanagiri is very narrow with a views from steep cliffs. Driving to the peak is not possible and includes a trek up the hill from the half way point. There is a small temple on top of the hill. From the topmost point of the hill the Arabian Sea is visible on clear days. The small hillock in the temple compound is the highest point in Karnataka. The narrow road to the temple makes two way traffic impossible. It is a great trekking spot in Karnataka.
Baba Budan Giri (Datta peeta):
 To the north of Chikkamagaluru town is the Baba Budan Giri Range or Chandra Drona Parvatha as it was known in the ancient times, which has one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. The peak takes its name from the Muslim saint, Baba Budan, who resided here more than 150 years ago.

Waterfalls and lakes

Manikyadhara Falls
Manikyadhara Falls is a waterfall near the famous pilgrim centre Baba Budan Giri Dattatreya Peetha where water spills down like small pearls giving the visitors a memorable shower bath.
Kallathigiri Falls:
 Just 10 km away from Kemmangundi is Kallahathigiri falls. Water cascades down from the top of the Chandra Drona hill from a height of 122 meters amidst fascinating scenery. There is an old Veerabhadra temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, constructed in a gap between rocks. This temple can be approached after crossing the waterfall.
 This beautiful waterfall is over 10 km away from the famous hill station, Kemmangundi. Here water streams down from a height of 168 meters in two stages to form Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls).
Shanti Falls:
 This is a beautiful waterfall on the way to Z-Point in Kemmangundi.
Hanumana Gundi Falls:
 Located 32 km. from the Kalasa, the waterfall has water falling on to Natural rock formations from a height of more than 100 feet (30 m).
Kadambi Falls:
This is a waterfall located in the Kudremukh National Park.
 This is a waterfall located about 14 km from Sringeri town.


  • Hirekolale lake:Near Chikmagalur town.
  • Ayyenkere lake: Located 20 km from Chikmagalur.

Water Reserviour
Bhadra Dam

Bhadra dam is built on the river Bhadra, which is a tributary of the River Tungabhadra. It is situated in Chikmagalur town in Karnataka. Irrigation and irrigation storage are one of the best benefits that are enjoyed through this dam. It also provides power to towns and villages nearby.  It was commissioned in 1965.


Occupying 495 km². of wildlife sanctuary and Project tiger reserve, this region is an important watershed of the Tungabhadra river. The huge reservoir here is the main water supply to several districts in the rain shadow regions of south Karnataka. The forests here are rich in Bamboo and birds species unique to both the Malabar and Sahyadri ranges.

 The Kudremukh National Park  is the largest declared Wildlife Protected Area (600 km²) of a tropical wet evergreen type of forest in the Western Ghats. The Western Ghats is one of the twenty-five hot spots identified for bio-diversity conservation in the world. Kudremukh National Park comes under the Global Tiger Conservation Priority-I, under the format developed jointly by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and World Wide Fund-USA.

 Temple towns

Temples In Chikmagalur
Sri.Veera Narayana Temple:
Belavadi Sri.Veeranarayana Temple is one the classical example where in unique temple plan is executed. The temple is a trikuta having Sri.Veeranarayana in the center facing East, Sri.Venugopala facing North and Sri.Yoganarasimha facing South.
The temple is belived to be constructed in two phases, earlier the central shrine was constructed and later on the additions were made, but truly this temple is a marvel and possess the most beautiful images of Sri.Venugopala as Certified by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Sri.Kodandarama temple, Hiremagalur:
The Kodanda Rama temple is situated near the edge a bazaar called Virupaksha Bazaar. A path leads from the bazaar to the temple.
This temple has been in continuous use for ages, and it is of special religious importance. For religious pilgrims to Hampi, this temple is of utmost importance. In front of the temple is the Chakrathirtha, considered the most scared bathing ghat in Hampi.

Guru Dattatreya Bababudanswamy Darga: Situated on the Baba Budan Giri is the Inam Dattatreya Peetha venerated by the Hindus and the Muslims alike. A laterite cave here is believed to have been sanctified by the residence of Dattatreya Swami as well as Hazrat Dada Hayat Mir Khalander. The worship here is conducted by a fakir and the annual jatra or urs is attended by both Hindus and Muslims with great fervors.

Ishwara Temple :

The shrine is located at Hiremagalur, which is now part of Chikmagalur town. It has a 4 ft. high statue of Jademuni and a Yoopastambha installed by Janamejaya during the serpent sacrifice

Sri.Markhandaya Temple,khandya:



Temples Around Chikkamagalur 

 90 km west of Chikkamagaluru town is Sringeri situated on the banks of Tunga, a Vedic Peetha established by Sri Adi Shankara, the exponent of the Advaita philosophy in 9th Century A.D. It is famous for Vidyashankara Temple originally constructed by the Hoysalas and later completed by the founders of the Vijayanagar Empire and Sharada temple, an early 20th. century addition. In the Vidya Shankara shrine, there are 12 zodiac pillars, which are so constructed that the rays of the sun fall on the pillar corresponding to the month.
 Horanadu is 100 km southwest of Chikkamagaluru and has an ancient Annapoorneshwari Temple, which has been renovated recently. With the installation of the new image of Adi Shakti, now the temple is called Adi-Shaktyatmaka Shri Annapoorneshwari. The place attracts lots of pilgrims who are provided free boarding and lodging by the temple.
 Kalasa is 92 km southwest of Chikkamagaluru and situated on the banks of the river Bhadra. It is surrounded by lofty hills of the Western Ghats and is looked upon as one of the pancha-kshetras on the banks of the Bhadra. Close by are the pancha theerthas, the five sacred ponds. On a small hillock here is the Kalaseshwara temple in dedicated to Ishwara, with a Kshetrapala shrine of soap stone in Hoysala style nearby. The Madhawacharya bande, a large boulder at one of the theerthas here, is supposed to have been placed by Shri Madhawacharya the founder of the Dvaita school of philosophy. A statue of this acharya is carved on the upper portion of the rock.

 67 km north of Chikkamagaluru, Amrithapura is known for the Amritheshwara temple built in 1196 A.D by Amriteshwara Dandanayaka, a general of the Hoysala ruler Veera Ballala II. Delicacy of touch, originality of design and fine features have made this temple one of the notable structures of the Hoysala period.
 Located 29 km southeast of Chikkamagaluru town on the Chikkamagaluru-Javagal road and 10 km north west of Halebidu, Belavadi is famous for Ornate temple of Veeranarayana. Belavadi is also famous for the temple of 'Udbhava Ganapathi'.
 The Simhanagadde Jwalamalini Temple is located at the Simhanagadde town near Narasimharajapura in Chikkamagaluru district. This is one of the important Jain temples in Karnataka state. The temple houses an attractive black colored idol of Goddess Jwalamalini as the main deity The history of this idol dates back to the period around 15th and 16th century. The temple has a very spacious hall and a sanctoum sanctorum. This temple attracts huge number of devotees in India as well as foreign countries. The temple was renovated in 1994. Shri Kshetra Simhanagadde is famous for the Atishaya (place of miracles) of Jwalamalini Devi - Yakshini (guardian spirit) of the Eighth Tirthankara, Shri Bhagwan Chandraprabhu in Jainism.

Balehonnur (45 kms.)
The sacred site on the banks of river Bhadra is the seat of Shrimad Jagadguru Rambhapuri Veerasimhasana Mahasamsthana Peeta. The famous Veerashaiva Mutt here is one of the great ‘Panch Peetas’. The Veerabhadra Temple at the Mutt enshrines images of Veerabhadra and Bhadrakali.

Other Activities In Chikkamagalur


DoChikmagalur has many hill stations, waterfalls, temple towns and wildlife.
Local activities include:
    Trekking (Mulainagiri Trek)
    There are a range of adventure activities in Chikmagalur. You can choose from various Chikmagalur attractions like wildlife viewing, bird watching, trekking, and pilgrimage.

    Chikmagalur is a wildlife lover’s paradise as the famous Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is approximately 30 km away from the city.

    This apart, you can also enjoy watching the numerous birds that have made the sanctuary their home. Some of the birds that you can spot here are black winged kite, king vulture, great horned owl, great pied hornbill, Indian tree pie, black napped flycatcher and the open billed stork. If you are a bird lover then this is a must visit place in the city. Are you the adventurous types then you must avail the numerous trekking opportunities the city has to offer. One of the best and famous trekking trails in Chikmagalur is the one to Kemmanagundi. Kemmanagundi, a striking hill station nestled in the lush forests of the Baba Bundangiri hills, offers scenic view of cascading waterfalls and captivating sunsets. You can also undertake a trek to Kalahasti Falls which is approximately 8km away from Kemmanagundi. Still want some more trekking routes then you can check out Kudremukh.


Don’t expect hi-fi stuff from the town, though you can buy some tiny souvenirs. The town is famous for its rich and fragrant sandalwood, so ensure that you pick up sandalwood idols and perfumes packed in attractive little wooden boxes. Nature Craft, located around 9 kms from Chikmagalur sells artifacts fashioned from coffee wood. Chikmagalur is home to several coffee estates; hence, several brands of packaged coffee are available. You can stop by Panduranga on M.G Road for coffee beans or freshly ground powder. Other items include vanilla and pepper, which are available aplenty.

Shopping in Chikmagalur is all about buying some variant coffee beans at the Market Road, as this is not a place for fancy shopping or picking up souvenirs.

The National Coffee Research Station has developed uniquely flavoured varieties of Arabica and Robusta coffee. The Arabica strain has lesser amounts of caffeine than the normal ones; hence, it is a good buy if you prefer decaffeinated coffee.

Robusta coffee beans of Chikmagalur are popular and are even exported to other countries and are renowned for their distinctive strong flavour.

So all you coffee lovers, take your pick from Chikmagalur and enjoy your favourite brew.

What To Eat

Chikmagalur is a town in the state of Karnataka, hence the local cuisine that you will find here is the "Malanadu" cuisine. It is known for its richness and spice. Dishes like the Akki Roti, kakadu, and many more treats that are prepared with coconut milk are the local delicacy. Chikmagalur is also called as ‘Land of Coffee’, well known for the coffee plantations and production. The staple food of the town is rice and fish curry. The Nendranga chips (banana chips) of this area are world famous.
Chikmagalur, the Land of Coffee is well known for the coffee plantations and production. Local Cuisine of Chikmagalur is called as "Malanadu" cuisine, known for its richness and spice. The typical flavor in the Chikmagalur Cuisine is brought by the aroma and taste of coconut milk. A famous example for Chikmagalur cuisine is the Akki Roti, kaikadbu, and many more treats prepared with coconut milk. However, tourists can have customized food as per their needs, such as north Indian, Biryani, purely vegetarian food, Jain cuisine, etc.

  • Eats Of Arab, I.G.road. Same as KFC with extra hyderabadi biriyani, shawarma and much more * Panduranga Coffee Works, M.G.Road. Buy Chikmagalur special products like Coffee, Tea, Cardamom pepper, greentea etc...  
  • Maharaja Restaurant, IG Rd. You will get very good non-veg food at a very reasonable price. The service is very nice. 
  • Town Canteen, RG RdServes amazing butter dosa breakfast.
  • Food Palace, RG Rd. is a fairly small fast-food joint, excellent for breakfast  .
  • Salpicon, K.M Rd (head north-east on KM Rd. Pass by Gas Station . Destination is on the right, opp APMC Market and nearby to AIT college), . Open Mon 4PM-9:30PM; Tue-Sun 11:30AM-9:30PM,. Burger shop with an unique flavour of herbs on it.  


  • Town Canteen, Ratnagiri Rd (opposite DACG Polytechnic). Do not miss the Masala Dosa. One of the famous joints for them, they may beat even Vidyarthi Bhavan of Bangalore. Avoid extra butter.  

How To Reach


Chikkamagaluru district is not known for well maintained roads. The poor state of the roads has hampered development of this district to some extent; more so because of the absence of even a good rail network in this district. The total length of roads in this district is 7264 km. There are only two National Highways that pass through this district. The National Highway NH-13 (Sholapur to Mangalore) passes through the towns of Koppa and Sringeri whereas the National Highway NH-206 (Bangalore to Honnavar) passes through the towns of Kadur, Birur and Tarikere. There is a proposal to upgrade the existing state highways Tarikere-Belur, Sringeri-Hassan & Kadur-Mangalore to national highway status.


The Kadur and Tarikere taluks have railway lines passing through them. The total length of railway line passing through the district is 91 km of which 51 km is in Kadur taluk and 40 km is in Tarikere taluk. Birur station is a major junction in this district where the railway line from Bangalore bifurcates, with one line going towards Hubli and the other towards Shimoga. The district headquarters, Chikkamagaluru will have a new railway line which will be connecting Kadur, Sakleshpur and Hassan cities and is going to inaugurate on March 2013.


Chikkamagaluru district have a small airport near Gowdanahalli village about 10 km from Chikkamagaluru town. Its suitable for small charted planes. Airports at Mangalore, Bangalore and Hubli can be used as an alternative.

Where To Stay


Accommodations in Chikmagalur are plenty but you should be careful in selection. If you are looking at luxury stay then resorts are a better option as good hotels are very few. And if you are budget traveller then homestay is the best option for you. There are dozens of homestays from family experience to heritage properties. Below is a list of properties that our editors have personally visited and recommend.


Homestays in Chikmagalur - Valley of Birds Homestay

Chikmagalur is about 250 Km from Bangalore and a well known Coffee growing belt of south India. Being a hill station and in close proximity to Bangalore, Mangalore and Mysore it has become a preferred holiday destination (according to statistics available with the Karnataka Tourism                       
Decent accommodation in the interiors of these remote hills was a major deterrent to tourists seeking a quiet weekend getaway from the hustle and din of city life. With Homestays in Chikmagalur having mushroomed to fill that void, Chikmagalur Homestays now provide excellent accommodation with reasonably priced packages that are a win win situation for both tourists and Homestay owners alike.

Resorts and Hotels in Chikmagalur and Kemmanagundi

"Where Hospitality meets the Mountains" Take back everlasting memories with a vacation to this unspoilt hill station in Chikmagalur District. Kemmanagundi is home to Valley of Birds, a popular Chikmagalur Homestay. To experience a Homestay in Chikmagalur amidst these soaring hills, waterfalls and lush meadows, we encourage you to visit one of the most popular Homestays in Kemmanagundi.

Although small in size the accommodations opportunities are galore in Chikmagalur as the city provides a range of places to stay that suit the pockets of each and every traveller. Choose from opulent resorts, friendly home stays, and inexpensive hotels and enjoy your stay in this beautiful hill station in the state of Karnataka.


Resorts are your best bet if you want to feel pampered in Chikmagalur. The luxury that surrounds the resorts of this quaint town can make you feel in heaven. And with gushing waterfalls that surround these resorts, they are indeed your best bet whether you want to spend some couple time, or holiday with your friends or family. 

Serai Resort 
A perfect blend of nature and luxury, the Serai Resort is the only resort in Chikmagalur that is known as spa destination. Guests can enjoy scrumptious meals, have drinks, and play a game of billiards or tennis.

The Gateway Hotel Taj Resort
 Want a luxurious home away from home atmosphere then you can book into the The Gateway Hotel initially known as Taj Resorts. The resort also offers an option of all-inclusive vacation package.

Winter Greens
 Looking for an eco-friendly place to stay, which are also adventure oriented then you can check into Winter Greens. The resort is an ideal place to stay if you are looking for some break from the hustle bustle of daily life.


Experience a home away from home ambience with the homestays of Chikmagalur. Famous for their superior luxury and serene location, homestays are your best bet if you want to revel in the lap of luxury in the arms of nature. You can choose from the homestays that are renovated modern houses, conventional farms, or old-fashioned cottages or even cosy guest houses that offer homely atmosphere amidst all the luxuries of resort or a hotel.

Eagle Eye Holidays Homestays
Located in Hoscodu estate of Kadavanthi village of Chikmagalur, Eagle Eye Holidays Homestays offers an attractive view of hills. Being close to the Western Ghats all the hiking and trekking routes are nearby. Since the resort is a little away from Chikmagalur, it is calm and serene. 

Rangers Camp Homestays
Experience the charm of one the stylish homestays Rangers Camp Homestays in Tarikere taluk of Chikmagalur. The resort features cashew, teak trees, and silver oak trees and is just 10 to 15km away from Tarikere a taluk headquarters in Chikmagalur.

Woodway Estates & Homestays
 Are you wildlife enthusiasts? If yes then you can check into Woodway Estates & Homestays as they are surrounded by Chandra Drona hills range. Located in Jakkanahalli post just 15km away from the main Chikmagalur the homestay is just half an hour drive away from Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

Coffee County Homestay
 For an ardent coffee lover there can not be a better place to stay then to check into Coffee County Homestay. Take a leisurely stroll through the coffee plantations or enjoy your favourite brew while watching the birds as they go about their daily routine. The homestay welcomes the visitors into their home to offer them an experience of coffee plantation.


Although Chikmagalur is a place that can be best experienced while staying either in a resort or a homestay, however if you still wish to have all the modern luxuries at your service even in Chikmagalur then you can check into one of the hotels that the city offers.

Hotel Planters Court
Hotel Planters Court is an ideal choice for luxury travelling breaks or for business trips as well.
Soundarya Residency

 If you want an inexpensive hotel then you can check into Soundarya Residency that offers luxury at an affordable price.




















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  2. Chikmaglur is awesome destination to spend holidays. i just love the place,, i had been to chikmaglur last year and stayed in homestay called Crosshill.. the homestays in chikmaglur added as an extra credit to Chikmaglur beauty.

  3. Chikmagalur is the awesome place to be visited espcially those who are looking for Calm and cool place to spend the holidays. Chikmagalur is a cool place and gentle breeze, watch the leaves flutter in dance-like movements, hear the sounds of chirping birds fill the air. There are many homestays, hotels and for accommodation seekers. You will experience the best of hospitality by staying in These Chikmagalur guest houses.

  4. I had visited a homestay in Chikmagalur called Mekanagadde Homestay which was close to that temple at Pandavar betta. We were about 15 family members and enjoyed a lot with trekking to Ettina Bhuja and a lovely non-veg food at homestay. A journey to remember in my life. We had been here on last year monsoon season of November. This year planning to visit the same homestay around June. If possible I will share the photos of this unique place in Chikmagalur district.