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COVID-19 : CHIKMAGALUR is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 26 Nov 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to CHIKMAGALUR?

Entry is open form all domestic states for all kinds of travel.

  • Wearing a mask and following social distancing is mandatory in public areas.
  • For international travel, passengers will have to showcase Health Declaration form upon arrival to airport health staff
  • Cinemas, multiplexes and theatres reopened from October 15 with 50% capacity
  • A fine of Rs. 500 will be imposed in rural areas for not wearing a mask
  • Spitting in public places is punishable by a fine
  • Consumption of paan, gutka, liquor and tobacco in public places is prohibited
  • Quarantine is not required for asymptomatic domestic passengers
  • International passengers with symptoms will be sent to testing centers and Health Authorities shall decide about the Quarantine requirements for symptomatic passengers
  • Asymptomatic international passengers have to mandatorily quarantine for 14 days
  • The nearest easily accessible airport is in Bangalore. The flights for Bangalore are available from domestic destinations like Indore, Chennai, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad and 10+ other destinations
  • The nearest operational railway station to Chikmagalur is Bangalore. The Bangalore railway station can be reached from Mumbai, Dananpur, Hubli, Guwahati, Chennai and New Delhi
Local Transport
  • State transport buses, autos, taxis and cabs are allowed to run in the city. Buses are running at 50% capacity.

It is safe to visit Chikmagalur for travellers. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all safety precautions and guidelines issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to stay safe.

Kerala-Karnataka borders reopened for inter-state travel Updated: 26 Nov 2020

The Kannada district of Karnataka has opened all border roads to Kasaragod district in Kerala, allowing inter-state travel of daily commuters with some regulations related to COVID-19 norms.Read more.

Public transport resumed in Chikmagalur on 20th May with strict safety measures Updated: 26 Nov 2020

After nearly two months of the lockdown, Bengaluru and other parts of the state (including Chikmagalur) opened up to movement of people by public transport on May 20.Read more.

No COVID negative certificate or e-pass required to enter Chikmagalur Updated: 19 Nov 2020

Under the Unlock 5.0 guidelines, travellers will no longer require a COVID-negative certificate or e-pass to enter Chikmagalur.

Chikmagaluru Lifts Travel Ban; Opens its Doors for All Updated: 18 Nov 2020

Chikmagalur has eliminated intra-state and inter-state travel ban and has opened its doors for all tourists.Read more.

Bookings accepted for The Golden Chariot Updated: 04 Sep 2020

The Golden Chariot, a luxury tourist train operated by IRCTC and Karnataka,has started accepting bookings. It is expected to roll out in October and also includes Chikmagalur in its itinerary.  Read More

Chikmagalur Things to Do 

Mullayanagiri trekking, Camping in Chikmagalur, Kudremukh Trek, Tea Plantation Walk, Visit Hebbe Falls, Ride to Jhari falls, Kayaking, Spiritual Tour to Sharadamba Temple, Trek to Bababudangiri, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Jeep Safari, Jet Ski at Yagachi Dam, Take Blessings at Hoysaleswara Temple and many more. 

Whether you are planning a laid-back holiday or an adventure-filled vacation, there is a diverse range of things to do in Chikmagalur, making it an ideal choice for your next break. With a number of renowned nature trails for trekking enthusiasts and exciting opportunities for river rafting, Chikmagalur has a wealth of thrilling activities to offer. And if you are more interested in enjoying light-hearted activities and sightseeing experiences Chikmagalur is still the perfect destination with a plethora of natural and man-made wonders.

For those who are clueless as to what to do in Chikmagalur, we have compiled a list of some of the most engaging activities that will make your holiday a memory to treasure. Conquer some of the highest peaks in Karnataka by participating in expeditions such as Kudremukh Trek, Mullayanagiri Trek, and Kemmangundi Trek. Appreciate the artistry of nature by spending quality time with your dear ones at the majestic Kadambi Falls, Kalhatti Falls, and Hebbe Falls. Or seek blessings of God by embracing spirituality at Sharadamba Temple and Hoysaleswara Temple.
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Must Do Things in Chikmagalur


Trek to Mullayanagiri

Trek to Mullayanagiri

Boasting a height of 6,330 feet above sea level, Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in the entirety of Karnataka, and climbing it is one of the most preferred activities in Chikmagalur.

Walking amidst the lush green vegetation of the Western Ghats and ascending the steep, narrow paths on the mountain’s edge make this trek a stimulating experience where you will feel thrilled and rejuvenated simultaneously.

As you make your way to the top, walking past dense forests, gushing waterfalls, and velvety grasslands, the surrounding vistas of the undulating hills enveloped in a thick blanket of mist will give you plenty of opportunities for landscape photography.

Distance from Chikmagalur:
22 Kms


Enjoy Camping in Chikmagalur

Enjoy Camping in Chikmagalur

Thanks to the various picturesque campsites it is blessed with, Chikmagalur enjoys the reputation of being one of the most sought after getaways in Karnataka and it is one of the fun things to do in Chikmagalur.

Whether you want to pair your camping experience with adventure sports in proximity to Hemavathi River or you would rather prefer to indulge in trekking and pitch your tent on the slopes of Kyatanamakki Hill, there is a diverse range of campsites that make Chikmagalur a perfect camping destination. 

Breathe in the untainted atmosphere of Chikmagalur, gaze at the stars at night, share thoughts and stories around a bonfire, and make new memories with your friends and family. Camping is, without a doubt, one of the best activities to do in Chikmagalur.

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Kudremukh Trek

Kudremukh Trek

If you are an adventure freak seeking an unforgettable hike, you will find few things to do in Chikmagalur as enthralling as scaling Kudremukh – the third highest mountain peak in Karnataka.

The moderately challenging trail takes you through some of the most exquisite landscapes in the region as your get to walk across vast grassy meadows and densely forested slopes. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned mountaineer, this adventure is strongly recommended.

Before embarking on this expedition, get ready to feel spellbound as you soak in the panoramic views of misty valleys and hills from the summit located at an altitude of 6207 feet.

Distance from Chikmagalur:
106 Kms

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Bhadra River Rafting

Enjoyed by beginners as well as experienced rafting enthusiasts alike, river rafting in Bhadra river is an ultimate dose of thrill and enjoyment. An 8 km long stretch of the river is available for rafting and features 4 to 5 rapids of grade 3 and above.

Participate in this activity with your entire group and paddle your way through the nerve-wracking currents in the volatile waters of the river. This exhilarating river rafting experience also brings along a chance to witness the untamed wilderness of the Western Ghats, and is one of the most exciting activities in Chikmagalur.

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About Chikmagalur:
Chikmagalur is one of the most visited places in the Western Ghats of Karnataka is a highly favorite hill station in southern India. And one of the most famous attractions of Chikmagalur are the Baba Budangiri Hills. This homestay in the middle of Baba Budangiri range is located at a height of about 4500ft above sea level, and is situated in a patch of untouched land, maintaining its true beauty.

About the Activity:
- You will be able to enjoy a tea plantation tour in this ambrosial place and velvety carpet of fresh green tea leaves stretches out before you.
A guide will take you through, giving you interesting insights on the plantation. If you wish, try your hand in helping the plantation workers in their daily chores. There is also the option of buying freshly dried tea leaves.
- Interact with the locals who are well versed in all techniques used in tea plantation. Learn more about pruning techniques, picking, drying and other important information.
A visit to the tea processing factory is also part of this package where you will gain extra knowledge about the further steps in this process, a chance to gain the insight on the delight that is part of your every routine life.
- Timings available for the activity: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM.
- Minimum number of people required to book the package is 2.

How to reach?
Located within in the city, the plantation is easily accessible by public/private transport
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Catch a Sight of Hebbe Falls

Catch a Sight of Hebbe Falls

One of the most spectacular among all the natural marvels claimed by Karnataka, Hebbe Falls is a sight to behold. Cradled by a coffee estate in Kemmangundi, this magnificent waterfall plummets from a height of 551 feet and is divided into two stages: Dodda Hebbe and Chikka Hebbe.

Spending a couple of hours with your family and friends, soaking up the charming surroundings of the waterfall is one of the most refreshing
things to do in Chikmagalur.

Enjoy a peaceful picnic in the lap of nature and capture the essence of this exotic location on your camera, every moment spent here will be etched in your mind forever.

Distance from Chikmagalur: 
66 Km

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Stroll Around Coffee Plantations

Coffee estates are one of the most essential aspects of Chikmagalur exploration. An easy stroll in these lush green coffee plantations is among the best choices when you cannot decide what to do in Chikmagalur.

During a guided tour, you will be educated about the entire process that takes place between growing coffee plants and bringing it to your mugs. The fresh aroma of coffee teasing your senses and sight of an endless stretch of green plantation pleasing your heart – you will remember this walk for a long time.

A coffee tasting experience will enhance the overall experience further as your taste buds get to relish the authentic flavour of the coffee.


Jeep Ride to Jhari falls

Jeep Ride to Jhari falls

A bumpy jeep ride to Jhari Falls is your best way to experience offbeat fun in Chikmagalur. Counted among the most memorable activities to do in Chikmagalur, this jeep ride combines the fun of nature and adventure.

Just board a jeep along with your travel partners and set out on a journey that takes you through the deepest stretch of the forest to a waterfall that will sweep you off your feet with its stunning scenery. The violent gush of the stream gives it a milky appearance, which is the reason why it is also known as Buttermilk Waterfall.

Distance from Chikmagalur:
24 Kms

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  • 2H
  • Chikmagalur
  • 2H
₹395 ₹250
Location: Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Timings: Anytime from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

About Kayaking in Chikmagalur:
Enjoy taking the delight of an adventurous activity with your loved ones in Belur which is famous for holding a wide set of adventurous activities in the entire vicinity. Embark on a fun-filled kayaking in Chikmagalur to explore such an adventurous activity through which you can become the king of thrills and adventure along with great safety measures. 

This kayaking in Chikmagalur activity session brings you a chance to enjoy rowing over the sparkling water body of Chikmagalur and you shall be given comfortable oars with which you would row. Have the best time of your life and undergo great adventure with your loved ones without any hassle. The activity would be conducted with the provision of lifejackets and protocols so that you can be reluctant about the safety of your loved ones. 

Suitable for: All age groups, friendly outings and family gatherings.

How to Reach for Kayaking In Chikmagalur?
The location is based at a distance of 20 KM from Chikmagalur City centre and can be easily reached through public and private transportation. 

There is no specific limit for the participants. Any person who is physically fit and sound can avail the activity.
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Take a Spiritual Tour to Sharadamba Temple

Take a Spiritual Tour to Sharadamba Temple

If you wish to make space for spirituality on your Chikmagalur trip, a visit to Sharadamba Temple is one of the best recommendations. A famous Hindu temple dedicated to goddess Saraswati, this Dravidian style complex is best known for its intricate carvings, pillared hall, and a collection of valuable statues and it is one of the serene Chikmagalur things to do.

Since the temple was built in the 8th century it also fascinates a number of history enthusiasts with its craftsmanship and detailed artwork. The picturesque location of the temple on Tunga River adds to the sense of mesmerization and tranquillity which you get to experience during your visit here.

Distance from Chikmagalur:
 87 Kms

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Play Golf at Chikmagalur Golf Club

Play Golf at Chikmagalur Golf Club

A perfect holiday spot for a perfect weekend; this lush green Chikmagalur Golf Club serves a twin purpose like a home for tourists and a golf-course for international golfers. Lying at the foot of the Babubudanagiri range across the Western Ghats, it gives a visual treat to its customers and it is one of the fun things to do in Chikmagalur.

They have a variety when it comes to food, right from Indian to Continental and provides the best. Similarly, with friendly and impeccable service, they give an unforgettable experience. For new age travellers, they guide you with amazing things to do in Chikmagalur. 
Some of the notable amenities are a restaurant, bar/lounge, free parking spaces, and stunning location.

Distance from Chikmagalur:
It is located at a distance of 7 km from Chikmagalur.

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Offroad Jeep Ride: Madugundi Falls and Ballalarayana Durga
  • 5H
  • Chikmagalur
  • 5H
₹456 ₹356
If waterfalls and forts are what you are looking for, the Western Ghats have plenty of those to dazzle you with their sheer beauty. And so this jeep ride to two of the most beautiful attractions of the Dakshina Kannada region, the Madugundi Falls and the Ballalarayana Durga Fort. 

About the activity:
Starting point: Sunkasale
Ending point- Sunkasale
Enjoy a jeep ride through the most scenic regions of Karnataka and the Western Ghats. Ride through the misty hills and arrive at the best locations that are waiting in hiding to dazzle you as you set out to explore with this amazing jeep ride. You will drive for about 10 km, arrive at both the destinations, spend an amazing time clicking pictures of the majestic waterfalls and of the misty fort high up in the hills.
-Minimum number of people required to book this package is 2.

*Timings: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Difficulty- Moderate
Capacity of Jeep- Minimum 1 Maximum 8
Built of Jeep- Mahindra Thar, Mahindra 540mm or Tata Xenon.

How to reach?
The activity is located at Kelagur Estate which is a 2-hour drive from Chikmagalur, It's easily accessible by public or private transport  

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Visit Kalhatti Falls

Visit Kalhatti Falls
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A lesser-known gem of nature in Chikmagalur, Kalhatti Falls is an ideal spot if you are planning a short break from your taxing routine. Located in close proximity to Kemmangundi, this waterfall attracts pilgrims and tourists as there is a revered Hindu temple located beside it and it is one of the amazing Chikmagalur things to do.

Take a refreshing bath under the plunge, indulge in trekking on the nearby trails, and spend some moments in peace at Veerabhadreshwara Temple. The surrounding region, being a vast stretch of forest, is known to offer sightings of various wildlife species.

Distance from Chikmagalur:
53.6 Km

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Offroad Jeep Safari to Mullayanagiri Coffee Estates - 23% Off
  • 4H
  • Chikmagalur
  • 4H
₹1,000 ₹850
Mullayanagiri in Chikmagalur is counted amongst one of the best places to visit in Karnataka and is also the highest peak of the state. This jeep ride brings you to explore this majestic hill and the area around it. The best attraction of the whole ride are the many coffee plantations of the area, and the experience of riding through these would be the best forever.

About the Activity:
Starting PointKalasa or Hornadu
Ending Point: 
Kalasa or Hornadu
Take this jeep ride of 4 hours and drive for about 15 kms exploring the various highlights and sceneries near Mullayanagiri, finally arriving in the many coffee plantations of the area. A heaven for all the coffee lovers, the aroma that exudes from the many plantations as you walk amongst them will for sure bring out the best in you.
- Minimum number of people required to book this package is 2.

Difficulty- Moderate
Capacity of Jeep- Minimum 1 Maximum 8
Built of Jeep- Mahindra Thar, Mahindra 540mm or Tata Xenon.

NOTE: Multiple booking variants are available; from couples to group ride.
*Timings: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

How to Reach?
The activity starts from Kalasa, a 2-hour drive from Chikmagalur and can be easily accessed by the public or private transport.
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Explore Coffee Museum

Explore Coffee Museum

A coffee museum, located in Chikmagalur is established by Coffee board of India. Coffee and Chikmagalur has had a historic association. First plantations of coffee in India was planted in Chikmagalur in the 18th century by a Sufi. The coffee museum is an attempt to recreate the history of coffee in India. The museum is a treat for coffee lovers as they can understand all the pain it takes for the coffee to be a finished product which they drink and it is one of the fun things to do in Chikmagalur.

 The museum has sections where they have explained the process of making coffee right from picking coffee to its final packing. There is one floor of the museum named as Coffee Galleria with pictures of types of coffee, their extracts their preservations and other such vivid descriptions. 

There is also a laboratory at a view which can make one understand quality assurance and quality control of India’s second most drank beverage. it is a perfect day out to get your facts up to date for your coffee. The coffee museum is operative from 10 am to 1 pm and 2 Pm to 5:30 pm. The museum is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. You have to also see that you are not going there on public holidays as it closed on those days too.

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Offroad Jeep Ride in Kyathanamakki - Flat 24% Off
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Starting and Ending Point: Kalasa and Hornadu

A jeep ride into the lush greenery of the Western Ghats is one of the most mesmerizing experiences, and this tour brings you exactly that. It will be a bumpy ride of utmost fun and adventure, taking you to the beautiful green heaven of Kyathanamakki.

Enjoy the ride for 4 hours, covering 15 km around the range and witnessing some of the most scenic views of the Western Ghats. The trip starts in Kalasa and ends in Hornadu, giving you the kind of feels that you have been missing on so far. Go off-road and explore the unseen with this amazing jeep ride through nature's bounty.
- The minimum number of people required to book this package is 2.

Difficulty- Moderate
The capacity of Jeep- Minimum 2 Maximum 8
Built of Jeep- Mahindra Thar, Mahindra 540mm or Tata Xenon.
Timings: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
How to Reach?
The activity takes place in kalasa which is a 2 hours drive from Chikmagalur and is easily accessible through public or private transport.
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Adventure Experiences in Chikmagalur

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Water Sports Adventure Combo, Chikmagalur - Flat 19% Off
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Water sports are one of the most famous ways to beat the heat and get the muscles going. Making up a great way to attract a lot of visitors from around the world, water sports in Karnataka turns into a search that ends in this small paradise in Belur, where you can choose between the so many activities available here. 

You can go for the speedy ride on the jet ski, or glide on the water in a dizzying fashion on a banana boat being pulled by a speedboat, or do the same in a bumper boat and feel your hair rise in goosebumps. Or if you wish to experience the real thrill of speed, then the speedboat is built for just you to ride and get thrilled. 

This tour brings to you all of these adventure sports in one place and you can get all the fill of adventure without having to wait. 
- Minimum number of people required to book this package is 10

Jet ski--30mins
Banana ride-4ppl--30mins
Bumper ride--30mins

*Note- Non-Swimmers can also be a part of these activities as they will also get their own life jackets.
*Timings: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

How to reach?
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Trek to Kemmangundi Peak

Trek to Kemmangundi Peak

Featuring a 20 km long trail, apt for ardent trekkers, Kemmangundi Peak Trek is the perfect plan to spend an eventful weekend in Chikmagalur. The activity is moderately difficult due to various stretches of steep climbs and knife edge paths, but is recommended for newbies nonetheless and it is one of  the fun Chikmagalur things to do.

On your pursuit to the top, you will be passing through coffee estates, waterfalls, brooks, grassy meadows, and dense forests. Furthermore, the calming ambience of the trail is sure to bring a feeling of revitalisation to your body and soul.

Paired with a camping experience at an exquisite spot, this adventure serves as a perfect recipe for an adventurous vacation.

Distance from Chikmagalur: 62 Km

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Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Jeep Safari

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary Jeep Safari

If you are not sure what to do in Chikmagalur to quench your thirst for wildlife exploration, head straight to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary for an exhilarating jeep safari. An immersive jeep safari will give you an opportunity to explore the impressive diversity of flora and fauna claimed by this wildlife sanctuary set amidst the Western Ghats.

Some of the most exotic species you should look forward to witnessing here are barking deer, sloth bear, elephant, gaur, tiger, etc. in addition to approximately 250 bird species.

From spotting tigers roaming freely in their abode to clicking elephants and deer on your camera, this safari can be full of pleasant surprises and adrenaline-pumping moments.

Distance from Chikmagalur:
79.3 Kms


Trek to Bababudangiri

Trek to Bababudangiri

An adventure acclaimed by adventure lovers throughout the region, trek to Bababudangiri is sure to give you the ultimate dose of thrill on your Chikmagalur visit. This prominent mountain peak, boasting a height of 1865 metres, gets its name from the shrine of Saint Baba Budangiri it houses and it is one of the fun Chikmagalur things to do.

Most participants prefer to start the trek to this peak from Mullayanagiri. The trail between the two peaks is 9 km long, and it takes somewhere around 5 hours to cover the distance.

This expedition gives you an opportunity to witness the lesser-seen sights of the Western Ghats. The panoramas of green foliage hiding under plush covers of white mist give a dreamy appearance to the landscape.

Distance from Chikmagalur:
33.5 Kms

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Location: Kesavinamane, Chikmagalur, Karnataka
Timings: Between 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Duration: 3 Hours                         

Chikmagalur has a lot of magnificent waterfalls along with coffee and spice plantations, and a scenic landscape. One of nature's most enchanting waterfalls amongst the 35 waterfalls of Karnataka, Hebbe Falls has situated about 10 km away from the famous hill station Kemmangundi in Chikmagalur.

Find love in the hills again as your Hebbe Falls jeep safari takes you on a 3-hour long ride through the hill station of Kemmangundi, to the beautiful waterfall. Ride through the narrow and steep path as you hear the sounds of splashing water from a distance, heightening your sense of suspense and excitement. It is the perfect location to unwind and distress.


Children below 5 years can join without any charges, and those between 6 to 12 years can book the child package.

How to reach Jeep Safari to Hebbe Falls Starting Point:

The Falls is located 5 km from Kemmangundi, and 25 Km from Tarikere town, so you can reach there easily by public or private transport.

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Jet Ski at Yagachi Dam

Jet Ski at Yagachi Dam

An electrifying activity that will enhance your overall holiday experience, jet ski at Yagachi Dam is among the most fantastic things to do in Chikmagalur.

A picturesque site offering a diverse range of water sports, Yagachi Dam is located at a distance of 28 km from Chikmagalur, and should not be skipped by any adventure junkie. The dam features the perfect atmosphere for jet skiing so you can rest assured to experience a top-notch thrill created by the combination of far-reaching waters and speed.

While high-quality equipment and trained instructors ensure your safety during the activity, the euphoria invoked by the sport will quench your thirst for adventure.

Distance from Chikmagalur:
It is located at a distance of 25 – 30 km from Chikmagalur

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Visit Horanadu Temple

Visit Horanadu Temple

Horanadu Temple is another revered Hindu temple located close to Chikmagalur, set in the bountiful atmosphere of the Western Ghats. Surrounded by the wooded landscape, often shrouded in mist, the temple is visited by tourists to enjoy the refreshing aura and it is one of the serene Chikmagalur things to do.

Dedicated to Goddess Annapoorna or the Goddess of Plentiful Food, the unpretentious temple complex is appealing in its own special way. An image of Goddess Annapoorna and a three-course vegetarian meal served here as prasad are the main highlights.

So, if you are travelling to Chikmagalur with family, you ought to know this religious site deserves to be on your bucket list.

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Visit Bhadra Dam

Visit Bhadra Dam

Your quest for the most energising site in Chikmagalur ends at a visit to Bhadra Dam – a perfect escape for city-dwellers. Located on Bhadra River, this vast dam is exceptionally picturesque with a backdrop of undulating, forested hills and it is one of the best things to do in Chikmagalur.

If you are in the mood for action, the dam makes available a number of thrilling activities such as kayaking, sport fishing, sailing, water cycling, etc.  

To make the most out of your day outing, pair a picnic at Bhadra Dam with a visit to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, where you get a chance to encounter a wide array of exotic flora and fauna species. 

Distance from Chikmagalur:
79 Km


Kadambi Falls

Kadambi Falls

A spectacular cascade engulfed by lush greenery of Kudremukh National Park, Kadambi Falls can be visited for a family picnic or a day outing with friends. Besides, the lovely ambience of the waterfall also makes it an ideal spot for couples and also one of the famous Chikmagalur things to do.

After spending a tiresome week, you can definitely consider this wonderful site to wash away your exhaustion. The 30 feet high roaring stream hits the rocks and creates a pool of crystal clear water where you can enjoy dipping and diving.

On your visit, you may also come across a number of photography enthusiasts trying to freeze the untamed ferocity of the plunge in picture frames.

Distance from Chikmagalur:
118 Kms


Take Blessings at Hoysaleswara Temple

Take Blessings at Hoysaleswara Temple

Diversify your holiday in Chikmagalur by adding the shades of divinity to your experience by spending a blessed day at Hoysaleswara Temple.

Located at a short distance of 38 km from Chikmagalur, this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is widely praised by architecture buffs and sightseers. Built in the 12th Century, the temple complex illustrates the brilliant designs of the rare Hoysala Architecture.

The meticulously carved figures and patterns on the temple’s walls are worth appreciating. The main highlights of the temple are the prominent shrines dedicated to Hoysaleswara, Shantaleswara, and Lord Surya.

Distance from Chikmagalur:
The temple is located at 38.6 km away from Chikmagalur. It can be reached via Belur Road.

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Luxury Homestay Amidst Coffee Plantations in Chikmagalur
  • 2D/1N
  • Chikmagalur
  • 2D/1N
₹2,050 ₹1,850
Location:  Mudigere Taluk, Chikmagalur

Check-in Time: 12:00 PM
Check-out Time: 11:00 AM

With beautiful hills rolling in the backdrop of the property, the homestay proves to be one of the best options. The site comes with beautiful panoramic views of lush green hills and adorable sunsets and sunrises. Snuggling in the middle of a coffee estate, the homestay offers perfect views of the surrounding natural beauty. An ideal place to relax and spend time, the property enables a view of green areas as far as the eyes can see. People who love hospitality, nature and want to explore the site at its best, this is the best choice.

The site offers a stay in Cottage and Bungalow. Cottages are on a 4 to 6 sharing basis and bungalow on a 6 to 8 sharing basis. Rooftop Main Bungalow with 2 rooms and a big hall can occupy up to 30 guests. There are attached washrooms to ensure complete privacy. Soothing activities including coffee estate walk, sightseeing, and waterfall visit. You pay a visit to sunset point to adore the beauty of setting sun. Dart Games, Rifle Shooting, and Bonfire is included in the package as well. You can add available snacks for the campfire to complete the experience. Book now and create worth sharing memories with your loved ones.

Places To Visit Nearby: Pandavara Gudda Sunset/sunrise sightseeing point, Ettina Bhuja Trekking, Devaramane Sightseeing, Jenkal Gudda Trekking, Magajahalli Waterfalls

How To Reach:
The resort is located about 33 km from KSRTC Bus Stand. You can get public or private transport in order to comfortably reach the location.

Packages Offered:
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Cottage 4/6 Sharing with Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast
Bungalow 6/8 sharing with Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

Children below 5 years can join for free.
Children aged 5-10 years can book the child package.
Min 4 people are required to book this stay experience.
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Homestay in Chikmagalur with Waterfall | Get 15% off
  • 2D/1N
  • Chikmagalur
  • 2D/1N
₹2,242 ₹1,950
Location: Avathi Post, Chikmagalur

Check-in Time: 12:00 PM
Check-out Time: 11:00 AM

Chikmagalur, known for the scenic natural beauty and its immense soothing ambience is just perfect to satisfy your soul greatly. The homestay is based in such a spot that is surrounded by lush greenery and thick vegetation. Besides, you get to enjoy the sound of birds and view clouds floating over the hills.

The property offers cottages on a four to six sharing basis. The site has attached washrooms that are clean and hygienic. The Chikmagalur homestay with waterfall brings you the great opportunity of enjoying a comfortable stay experience amidst the scenic natural beauty and enjoy a perfect getaway, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The property lets you enjoy a wide range of adventure activities such as the Standup Paddlers, Kayaking with paddles, Water Zipline, Mud Volleyball, Mud Kabaddi, Mud Tug of War, Fishing in Pond, Swim in Nature Pool. Also, on availing the package, you can avail of the access to private waterfalls and enjoy the views of 20 acres coffee along with a fruit trees plantation walk. Also, you would be able to avail unlimited meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, veg./non-veg, based on the selected meal plan. Book now and come along with your friends and family members.

Places to visit nearby: Sringeri Mutt, Torana Ganapati Temple, Kere Anjaneya Temple, Malayala Brahma Temple.

How To Reach:
The resort is located about 10 km from Hirebyle Bus Stand. You can get public or private transport in order to comfortably reach the location.

Packages Offered:
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Cottage 4/6 Sharing with Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast
Cottage 4/6 Sharing with Dinner & Breakfast

Children below 5 years can join for free.
Children aged 5-10 years can book the child package.
Min 2 people are required to book this stay experience.
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Nature Homestay in Chikmagalur | Book Online @ Flat 25% off
  • 2D/1N
  • Chikmagalur
  • 2D/1N
₹6,000 ₹4,500
Location: Chikmagalur, Karnataka

Check-in Time:
12:00 PM
Check-out Time:
11:00 AM

About Nature Homestay in Chikmagalur:
Chikmagalur holds a prominent position in the list of all nature lovers in the vicinity and serves as a perfect spot for an ideal escape into nature. This nature homestay in Chikmagalur has been a great spot for providing a comfortable and scenic stay to the many tourists that arrive in Chikmagalur throughout the year, and you can explore a new colour in every season.

In addition to all these, the nature homestay in Chikmagalur provides you with an amazing chance of exploring the dense population of flora and fauna and stay close to nature. To make your stay even more fun, the homestay organises many indoor and outdoor activities on-premises and you can live up your moments to the fullest. Share some quality time with your loved ones amidst the serenity of the surroundings with story-sharing and music along with the mild chirping of birds. 

Your Room:
No. of Rooms: 5
Equipped with all the modern and necessary amenities, the nature homestay in Chikmagalur boasts of holding 5 rooms that are allocated on a double sharing basis. The homestay takes care of providing utmost comfort, thus making this homestay a perfect and favourite getaway for all age groups. All of these rooms come with clean and hygienic attached washrooms, completing the comfort and ease standards of the homestay.

Package Inclusions:
Start your day with a delicious breakfast.
Enjoy a delicious platter of Lunch and Dinner throughout your stay.
Soak in the warmth of Bonfire in the evening.

Activities at the Nature Homestay in Chikmagalur:
Take the delight of indoor games like Carrom and Chess
You can also indulge in outdoor activities such as Badminton and Volleyball
Get the delight of an informative Coffee estate walk.

Wifi access- You do not have to undergo the hassles of no connection with the outer world. Enjoy the stay experience with the support of free internet access.
Room service- Feel the warm hospitality of the homestay with the all-day room service. You can enjoy the clean and hygienic surroundings of the homestay without the fear of contamination.

Dining- There is the provision of a well-equipped restaurant with an amazing cook who will be ready to treat your favourite cuisine and delicious dishes.
Romantic dinner- A romantic dinner setup can also be arranged in the homestay so that you can enjoy cosy times with your partner in a romantic setting.

Terms & Conditions:
Please adhere to the timings.
The package is applicable for 1 Night.
Packages need to paid in full to receive the confirmation voucher.
The package is only applicable only for 1 room which can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child aged 0-5 years.
The package cannot be split.
No connecting rooms are available.
Menus are subject to change without notice.

Blackout dates: There will be dates when the deals won’t be available. The dates have been marked on the calendar as Blackout dates
Availability- Please select the available dates from the calendar. 

How to reach the Nature Homestay in Chikmagalur?
The property is located at a 30 mins drive from Chikmagalur centre and is easily accessible by public/private transport.

Room Types of Nature Homestay in Chikmagalur:
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Stay With All meals:  Inclusive of staying in a standard room on double sharing basis with attached washrooms and other amenities. Also includes Breakfast Lunch, and Dinner with Sightseeing of 15 acre Coffee estate, Bonfire and other Indoor activities.
Maximum occupancy of the homestay: 10 persons + Extra Adult (5)
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Chikmagalur Homestay Amid Coffee Plantation, Flat 21% off
  • 2D/1N
  • Chikmagalur
  • 2D/1N
₹3,165 ₹2,500
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Location: Chikmagalur, Karnataka 

Check-in Time: 12:00 PM
Check-out Time: 11:00 AM

Chikmagalur, known as the favourite hill station in southern India, bestowed with the beauty of coffee plantations and estates, Being an ideal spot for lovers of nature, hills, and adventure, this place is a must if you are looking for an exotic weekend getaway. Stay at the Chikmagalur homestay amid coffee plantation and embrace an unforgettable experience, away from the city rush.

This Chikmagalur homestay amid coffee plantation is designed in an antique style where you would have to choose in between 3 rooms that can be allocated on a triple sharing basis. If you are a large group, you can also opt for the dormitory that can accommodate up to 12 people in a single time. The homestay provides you with the facility of attached washrooms and you get to enjoy a perfect view from the rooms.

In addition to a perfect living, the Chikmagalur homestay amid coffee plantation is famous for the Malnad Style of cuisine offered in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options and you can grab complimentary meals during your stay. The activities include both indoor (carrom, chess, ludo, dartboard) and outdoor (cricket, volleyball, basketball, tennis) options to choose from. In the evening, the homestay also arranges a warm bonfire session so that you can sit beside and share stories, songs, and dance together. 

Homestay Amid Coffee Plantation  in Chikmagalur Room Types:
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Standard Room
Inclusive of staying in a standard room along with washrooms and all necessary amenities. Also includes 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, as well as indoor/outdoor activities.
Number of rooms: 3

Dormitory: Inclusive of staying in a dormitory along with washrooms and all necessary amenities. Also includes 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, as well as indoor/outdoor activities.
Number of dormitories-1 

How to Reach the Chikmagalur Homestay Amid Coffee Plantation?
This homestay is based at a convenient spot in Chikmagalur and you can reach with the help of private and public transportation.

Minimum occupancy: 3
Maximum occupancy: 21
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21 August 2019
The drive to the location is scenic and if you love driving, then it is a double-treat. We reached around 2 PM in the afternoon last weekend and yes, it was raining but intermittently. We enjoyed the rainy weather a lot. Kids had an absolutely wonderful experience with some of the activities on site like playing in the slushy mud, rain dance, and of course we spend a good amount of time in the water stream that passes around this camping site. No, it's not a river... it is a big water stream that flows from the hills around the site. The staff is extremely helpful, and Aditya who manages the site is a great person. He can also talk in Hindi and English fluently, not just Kannada. So, you will never have to worry about communication issues. The food was super delicious all through lunch, dinner and breakfast... served hot. In fact, when we arrived at the site we were the only guests there and that earned us brownie points in specifying the menu for both lunch and dinner. We did not stay in the tents that were available as we had two kids who were less than five years old and didn't want the weather to affect their health. Next time for sure though. The cottages were well-maintained and we stayed in one of them. The surrounding scenery is breathtaking with the stream flowing right in front of the cottages. Overall, a fantastic place to unwind and relax... and have fun with the various activities. A big thank you to the staff for making our stay a memorable one. I for one would surely like to revisit this place and stay for more than a day. And, in the rainy season! Cheers!
"It was a great experience. Having had no experience of this sort before, I was in dilemma to book it or no. However, It was lot of fun, we covered all the locations in less time than scheduled. "
This homestay is at the top of the hill and a maximum of 12-15 people can be accommodated at a time . You feel at one with nature and can sit watching the hills for ever . The couple who host this place are very warm and make you feel at home. Extremely clean and tasty food add to the experience. I would love to go back and recommend this to any one who wants a calm get away with their family and friends.
A secluded home stay in the middle of jungle and mountains with little to no connectivity to the city. The jeep ride from hanbal to the spot is hell of a journey, you’ll remember forever. The view point from the spot is amazing and out of the world. However, beware of leeches if you’re going in monsoons. It’s a perfect weekend gateway if you want to relax with your family and friends.
"it was an awesome experience, Stay was good and Karthik arranged trekking,visit to less known water fall and and a hill station view and shooting point... Everything was awesome. the Time we choose to visit chikmagalur was just perfect (Aug 31 to Sep2). it was cool weather there with slight raining and drizzling. They Serbia malnad style food which was tasty and good for the that kind of climate."
Wonderful ambience and service is first class. Would suggest to have a lot of discussions with Estate manage regarding Coffee plantation, nearby places to visit (apart from what is mentioned in the itinerary) please check with them regarding how did they manage during last years flood. Food was amazing better than the major hotel in metro cities. Please show or give some appreciation to the cook as well. A wonderful experience and would love to visit again.
I enjoyed my stay in Vistara on 2nd Oct 2020. Very courteous staff, the rooms were clean and spacious. The property is really amazing with walking path, cycling track, indoor games. We missed camp fire due to heavy rain. But the restaurant should be generous while serving breakfast. Very limited options we had but the taste was good. Overall it was nice stay after corona pandemic.
"it was awesome"
Wonderful homestay experience in the coffee land of Chikkmaglur. Food was really very tasty and the bonfire in the evening with firends was an experience I will remember froever. Good place to spend some qualty time with friends.
28 September 2020
Really an amazing place to stay! Great view and totally safe! Best gesture from the property owner, felt like home! Cheers

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  1. What are the things to do in Chikmagalur at night?

    1. Spiritual Tour of the Hoysaleswara Temple: Paying a visit to the Hoysaleswara temple and offering prayers to Lord Shiva are the most fascinating things to do in Chikmagalur besides marveling at the intricate carvings and architecture of the temple, in the spectacular night lighting.

    2. Seek Blessings at Sharadamba Temple: History enthusiasts will love the Sharadamba Temple for its detailed carvings and you must visit the temple to offer prayers at night.

    3. Picnic in the Mahatma Gandhi Park: Go for a blissful picnic at the Mahatma Gandhi Park where kids can have a gala time riding the toy train.

    4. Riverside Camping at Sakleshpur: Spend a beautiful night under the star-light sky and broad horizon.

    5. Relish Local Food in the Town Canteen: You must stop by Chikmagalur’s Town Canteen that is well known for its Malnad cuisine and dishes out specialties like bise bele bhat, curd vada, jamoons, kesari bhat, and masala butter dosa.

    6. Buy Souvenirs at Nature Craft: One of the most quintessential Chikmagalur things to do is to buy local artifacts, traditional spices, imitation jewelry, idols and aromatic perfumes for your loved ones.
  2. Which month is best to visit Chikmagalur?

    September to May are the best months to visit Chikmagalur because you get to make the most of a pleasant and cool weather with the temperature ranging between 14 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius.
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