Introduction to Sightseeing in Chikmagalur
Coffee-plantations, trekking trails, morning walks outside in the nebulous countryside, and entertainment that gives you a feeling right at home.
The hill town, a short drive from Bangalore, has lots to give if you want to get out of the hoi polloi of the area. Although the plantations of tea and coffee are a big draw here the city offers both sights and sounds for a lovely break.
You will certainly find something that suits your tastes, from the tallest mountain in Karnataka, Mullayanagiri, to the gushing cascades of Hebbe Falls. We have chosen six of Chikmagalur’s best sightseeing sites.
Mullayanagiri trails are picturesque all year round and attract a lot of trekking fans. The mountain, which is approximately 2,000 meters long, is named after an expert who is thought to have meditated in the caves located around the peak for a long time.
Right after the monsoon, the perfect time to come here would be if the place were lush with greenery and flowers. The road, which turns through coffee plantations, thick feed forests, and pastures, ends at a summit that is often covered by clouds. The fragrance of the delicious dark brown coffee, the scent of shrill birds, and the vivid sights add to the appeal.
The name can apply to the Chikmagalur National Park, the horse-shape summit, or the small mining town a short drive. Each three has its own beauty.
The spectacular sights of the shola’s luxurious grasslands can be visited by a trek through Kudremukh National Park. A splendid view of the sprawling National Park is the top of Kudremoukh almost so high as Mullayanagiri.
In the thick western Ghat, Kudremukh’s tropical, evergreen land also becomes the second largest of its kind. The root of the three main rivers in the area – Bhadra, Nethravathi, and Tunga – is also believed to be.
Kudremukh is the perfect spot to go for sightseeing in Chikmagalur, an outstanding mix of naturally rich and adventure tours.
Baba Budan Giri
The Baba Budangiri Peak, in the Baba Budan mountains, is another lovely spot to visit in Chikmagalur. After Mullayanagiri, it is the second-highest point and one of Chikmagalur’s most famous attractions.
The summits of Baba Budangiri and Mullayanagiri from a crowned moon that adds to the trekking charm. Other waterfalls in Baba Budangiri are Kamana Teertha, Nallikayi Teertha, and Gada Teertha and are known for three more, aside from cascades in Manikyadhara waterfalls.
Just traveling along the road to Baba Budangiri would be a fun experience, with on both sides the road flanked by tea plantations and the Ghats.
Situated in the Baba Budangiri Range, Kemmanagundi provides a spectacular view of green-carpeted mountains all around with coffee plantations, waterfalls, rivulets, and flourishing vegetation.
It’s one of Chikmagalur’s best sightseeing venues, particularly in winter, because it has a cool Himalayan setting. The Rose Garden, Kallhati’s, and Z Point are some of the popular attractions here the latter becoming popular at sunrise.
The Rajendra hill, near Kemmanagundi, is famous for its iron ore dumps and the shipping of this mineral can also be seen after it has been mined.
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Hebbe Falls is one of the highest sights in Chikmagalur, ten kilometers from Kemmanagundi. The waterfall falls from the middle of the coffee plantations with breathtaking views.
The waterfalls are 551 ft above sea level and provide a comfortable environment for you to go for a walk or just enjoy the atmosphere.
The stream is lined by a boulder arresting the river in two separate waterfalls. The smaller stream flow then is called the Chikka (‘small’) Hebbe, while the bigger flow is known as the Dodda (‘big’) Hebbe.
The shouting of birds between the trees adds to the charm of the Hebbe Dropping. In comparison, many people around the world claim that water is therapeutic.
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary in the northwest part of the district, which is a spot of importance to wildlife enthusiasts in Chikmagalur.
The bulk of the sanctuary area consists of dry and wet lagoon forests along with semi-emerald woods, noted for numerous species of endangered plants and wildlife.
In the Tiger survival initiative, about three dozen tigers live in the woods of Bhadra. Additionally, there is also preserved here the lions, such as the mouse deer, sloth bear, black leopard, cap macaque, spotted deer, sambar, barking deer.
The numerous reptiles, butterflies, and bird species can also be observed. The sanctuary is a common location for those who enjoy birding.