Chikmagalur, a beautiful hill station located in Karnataka, is famous for its lush greenery, coffee, and serene environment. It was called Kadur till 1947. The word Chikmagalur means younger daughter’s town. It was given as a dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the legendary chief of Sakrepatna.
Make sure you visit this place at least once in your lifetime. It will make you feel closer to Mother Nature.
It has a pleasant climate throughout the year, but the best time to visit would be from September to May.
Average Temperature: March to June: 27-35°C, July to September: 18-26 °C, September to February: 14-32°C.
The Western Ghats is one of the most beautiful places ever. It is known for its trekking spots. The Western Ghats are a paradise for a trekker. There is so much to explore. Trekking places in Chikmagalur are very scenic and blissful. There is an exotic collection of flora and fauna and you will love trekking amongst them. Some of the great treks are:
Bangalore to Chikmagalur: Google Map.
From Bangalore to Chikmagalur:
Bangalore is connected with Chikmagalur via National Highway as well as State Highways. It takes 4 hr 27 min (243.2 km) via NH75, which is the best route to travel considering the time and traffic.
There is no direct flight connectivity from Bangalore. You have to take a flight to Mangalore (110 kilometres from Chikmagalur) and then the onward journey can be made via a prepaid taxi and will take about 3 hours to commute.
The food here is yummy. Some of the most popular foods are, The Malnad version of the Akki roti, Kakadu, and other dishes prepared with coconut milk are the favourites among people. Some of the budget-friendly restaurants are Mysore Foodz, Mangala Family Restaurant and OneBite.
Plenty of luxury hotels are also available.
The four best places for Shopping here are:
2 days is sufficient for sightseeing but if you want to visit more places mentioned above or go on treks, you can stay back for a day or two.
It generally has a moderate to cool climate. The temperature however varies from 11-20 °C during winter to 25-32 °C during summer.
The Neelakurinji or Strobilanthes Kunthiana is a shrub that is found along the Western Ghats in the Shola forests of South India. It is special because this flower only blooms once in 12 years. It is very phenomenal and a beautiful sight to behold. They bloom in 40 different varieties, and a majority of them are blue (Neel) in colour.