Chikmagalur in Bangalore

A perfect getaway from Bangalore, Chikmagalur is a beautiful mountainous terrain

A perfect getaway from Bangalore, Chikmagalur is a beautiful mountainous terrain | Photo credit: Premnath Thirumalaisamy/flickr

Chikmagalur Overview

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A beautiful mountainous destination, Chikmagalur is the first district to have cultivated coffee in India. Situated in south-west Karnataka, Chikmagalur has Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in the state. It also has rivers like Tunga and Bhadra that have their sources in the mountains here.

A delight for everyone, Chikmagalur has hill stations, waterfalls, historical temples and wildlife sanctuaries. It is also called Chikkamagaluru, meaning ‘The town of the younger daughter’ in Kannada. The town gets its name from the belief that it was given as a dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the famous chief of Sakrepatna.

Chikmagalur is about 240 kilometres from Bangalore and can be reached by train or by bus. The nearest railway station is to Chikmagalur is Kadur. From Bangalore it would take about three hours to reach Kadur and from there it would take another 45 minutes by bus or taxi. The bus journey takes about 5.5 hours.

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Chikmagalur, Karnataka