Top Tourist Places To Visit in Chikmagalur

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Chikmagalur

  • Chikmagalur
  • Karnataka
  • India
  • Area


  • Population

    As per census 2011, a total of 1,18,496 people reside here.

  • Languages

    Official language of the district is Kannada.

Chikmagalur Overview

Chikmangalur district of Karnataka is also known as the land of coffee. The name literally means ‘Younger Daughter’. It was given as dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the legendary chief of Sakrepatna.

Climate & Geography

Chikmangalur is located in the foothills of Mullayanagiri range. It is at a high altitude of 1090 meters. This place has a pleasant climate throughout the year. Both summers and winters are moderate here.


For reaching by air, the nearest airport is 170km away in Mangalore. The district got a new railway line in 2013 which facilitates daily passenger trains from Shimoga via Kadur. NH 173 passes through here making it accessible by road. There are plenty of bus services to and from this place. The place can be roamed around in taxis or auto rickshaws.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many days should I plan for Chikmagalur trip?
    It is recommended to plan for at least 3-4 days to explore the main attractions and enjoy the natural beauty of Chikmagalur.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Chikmagalur?
    The nearest major airport to Chikmagalur is Mangalore International Airport, and the nearest train station is Kadur Junction.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Chikmagalur?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Chikmagalur are by road or by train. There is no direct airport in Chikmagalur.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Chikmagalur?
    Chikmagalur celebrates several festivals including Dasara, Ugadi, and Chikmagalur Utsav which showcase the local culture and traditions.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Chikmagalur?
    The top tourist attractions in Chikmagalur include Mullayanagiri Peak, Baba Budangiri, Kemmanagundi, Hebbe Falls, and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Chikmagalur?
    Some must-try local dishes in Chikmagalur include Bisi Bele Bath, Akki Roti, Malnad Chicken Curry, and the restaurants like Town Canteen and Siri Cafe.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Chikmagalur?
    Chikmagalur offers a range of accommodations including budget hotels, luxury resorts, homestays, and coffee estate stays.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Chikmagalur?
    Yes, there are public buses and taxis available in Chikmagalur for convenient transportation within the city.
  • What are the transportation options available in Chikmagalur?
    Private taxis, local buses, and rental vehicles are the main transportation options available in Chikmagalur.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Chikmagalur?
    The primary language spoken in Chikmagalur is Kannada, but Hindi and English are also widely understood and spoken.
  • What is the best time to visit Chikmagalur?
    The best time to visit Chikmagalur is from September to March, as the weather is pleasant and ideal for outdoor activities.
  • What activities can be done in Chikmagalur?
    In Chikmagalur, you can indulge in activities like trekking to Mullayanagiri, coffee plantation tours, visiting waterfalls, wildlife safaris, and camping in the hills.
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