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Tour Destinations In Karnataka - Chikmagalur

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Chikmagalur situated in southwestern part of Karnataka, it is nestled in the Baba Budan hills. Chickmangalur literally means, 'The Younger Daughter's Town.' Legend reads that this town had been given as a dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the famous chief of Sakrepatna. Chikmagalur is a calm, serene town full of scenic surprises. Hills, valleys, streams and snow-white coffee blossoms are all here to woo. In and around Chikmagalur there are beautiful hill stations and places of picturesque beauty. The district is strewn with many holy spots and proliferates legends associated with stories from the epics of Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

Places of Interest

An ideal retreat of solitude and natural beauty, located in Baba-Budam range. Placed at a height of 4,702 ft. above sea level, Kemmanagundi has a bracing climate, mineral-enriched water and a tranquil verdant mountains cape. The two waterfalls Kalahasti and Hebbe are ideal picnic spots. Bababudan Mountains, 30 km from Kemmanagundi, are the loftiest range of hills with a stupendous ridge. The Dattatreya Peetha here is a well Known pilgrimage shrine both for the Hindus and the Muslims.

Sringeri (98 kms)
This well-known pilgrim centre is situated on the banks of Tunga river. Adishankara, exponent of the Advaita philosophy had founded this monastery.The chief attraction being the 12 zodiac pillars in the Vidya Shankara temple, which are so arranged that the Sun's rays fall on the particular pillar corresponding to the month.

South-west of Chilmagalur is the secluded hill station of Kudremukh. Situated 1894 m above sea level, the Kudremukh hills overlook the Arabian Sea and are chained to one another with deep valleys and steep precipices. There is rich flora and fauna here, waiting to be discovered. Caves asking to be explored. Ruins and traces of old civilization inviting a study. Lonely, unspoilt places to camp can any trekker resist Kudremukh? This place is also rich in iron-ore deposits.

Bhandra Wildlife Sanctuary (38kms)

North-west, this sanctuary is a must-see for wildlife enthusiasts. Gaur, chital, sambar, elephants and tigers are some


About 10 kms form Tarikere, this little town has a 800 year old temple dedicated to Amrutheswara.

Sakleshpur, Karnataka
Sakleshpur is a beautiful town located in Western Ghats on Bangalore- Mangalore Highway. The terrain of Sakleshpur is ideal for camping, trekking, off-road driving. The local coffee estates also provide great bird-watching opportunities. Attractions around Sakleshpur include Manjarabad Fort, constructed by Tippu Sultan and Bisle Ghat. Activities include trek on the railway track from Sakleshpur to the Subramanya Road Station which is about 56 km dotted by 58 tunnels, 109 bridges and about 25 waterfalls , plantation visit, fishing, trekking etc.
 of the wildlife found here.

How to Reach

By Air : The nearest airport is Mangalore.

ByRail: The nearest Rail Junction is Mangalore.

ByRoad: It is 170 kms from Mangalore and 240 kms Bangalore.

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