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Chikmagalur: why is this a must visit place



Chikmagalur was the first coffee plantation in India. The hills of Chikmagalur, which are part of the Western Ghats, are the source of rivers like Tunga and Bhadra. The highest peak of Karnataka is situated in this district. It is also a tourist paradise with hill stations like Kemnagundi and Kudremukh and waterfalls like Manikyadhara, Hebbi, Kallathgiri.

Chikmagalur district has a rich history as seen in the Hoysala temple at Amritapuri. Wildlife enthusiasts may be interested in Kudremukh National Park and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary present in this district. Sri Mahalakshmi Temple in Teresante is a holy pilgrimage for Hindus.The town of Chikmagalur, the district headquarters of Chikmagalur, is 251 kilometers (156 mi) from the state capital Bangalore. The district is rich in iron, magnetite and granite ores. Black soil is found around the Baba Budan Giri hills and red and gravelly soil is found in the southern part of the district.

The beautiful greenery landscape makes you active and energetic. 

Reasons behind to visit the Chikmagalur:

Bangalore is well known as the largest city in India and most populated city in the country. Though the city is full of hustle and bustle,people do love the city from all over the country for its beautiful views. 


Chikmagalur is a place where you can rejuvenate the atmosphere around the place. You can experience so many things closely, especially natural sites in Chikmagalur. 


Places in Chikmagalur:

Kudremukh National Park:

Kudremukh National Park is located in the highlands. The picturesque views of this hill are splendid. 


The National Park is around 600 kilometres square which was designed in 1987. This park is best known for its protection. The Kudremukh national park is full of green with its natural beauty with high rising hills. In this place there are various animals and the hiking fields with green meadows. 


Hirekolale Lake: 


For a one day holiday weekend in the Hirekolale Lake is the perfect plan to spend time with lovely views of the lake. It is sited on the large mountain ranges. It is covered with lush greenery. In terms of that situation the lake looks like a green garden. 

The lake looks more attractive when the sunset is visible on the lake. And this magical saffron color of the sunset makes the lake more mysterious. 


Coffee Museum:


In Chikmagalur the Coffee Museum is located. It looks like a showcase of the coffee industry. Coffee is cultivated by the local people. This Coffee Museum is designed to recreate an exhibition of the history of coffee and operations used to make the bean such as picking, grinding, and drying. 

At the Coffee Museum can be found the greatest coffee descriptions in the world. 



At 1930 meters above the sea the Mullayanagiri mountain is situated in the Baba Budan Giri Range of the Western Ghats which is situated in Chikmagalur around in 45 minutes. Between the Nilgiri and Himalaya, the tallest point is Mallayanagiri. It provides visitors with a great scenario with mild temperatures between 20 to 25 degree celsius. It is popular for its atmosphere and picturesque views. 


Some of the activities and things you can try over there:

In Chikmagalur there are various activities you can try. Chikmagalur has multiple exhilaration things to do such as 

a number of famous nature paths for trekking lovers and spectacular river rafting experiences. If you are one who loves light hearted  activities then you can try sightseeing. And this place is perfect for sightseeing with natural beauty. 

Here you can also try the local cuisine in Chikmagalur. The cuisine is well known for its richness such as Maland cuisine. 


In Chikmagalur so many coffee farms not only make trips but also plantations. But they are provided home stays within plantations. You can feel the aroma of coffee here and there in the air. 


The local people depend on the coffee. The fresh coffee from the source itself from local handicrafts like coffee wood, aromatic sandalwood, berries, pepper, and ambrosial fragrances can be purchased.

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