Chikmagalur is a popular weekend getaway. Travellers visiting Chikmagalur must ensure that their travel itinerary includes a visit to Kudremukh National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To add to that, visits to Hebbe Falls, Kalahatti Falls, Manikyadhara Falls and Hanumana Gundi Falls. Apart from these places, holiday packages to Chikmagalur must also include visits to Mullayanagiri, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Baba Budan Giri Hills and Mahatama Gandhi Park.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrive Bangalore Drive To Chikmagalur
Morning meet our representative and drive to the hill station of Chikmagalur, situated in the southern state of Karnataka, Chikmagalur literally means "The town of the younger daughter" in the native Kannada language. Chikmagalur was the first place that coffee was first cultivated in India. Rivers like Tunga and Bhadra have their sources in the mountains here which are part of the Western Ghats. On the way to Chikmagalur we will visit the ruins of Belur in Hassan district. Belur is famous for its magnificent Hoysala Temple Complex. The Chennakesava Temple here is the major attraction, built by Hoysala Vishnuvardhana, to commemorate his victory over the Cholas. The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures with no portion left blank. It is the only Hoysala Temple still in active worship. Further continue drive to Chikmagalur. Upon arrival check into the resort. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at resort.
Day 2: Chikmagalur Sightseeing
Today after breakfast we will visit the Mullayanagiri for its breathtaking view. Mullayanagiri is part of the Baba Budangiri Hill Ranges. It stands 1930 meters tall and is the tallest peak in Karnataka. Its height is famous mostly for watching sunsets. It is 16 km from Chikmagalur town. Driving to Mullayanagiri is worth taking a risk. On the way is Sitalayanagiri where the water in the Shiva temple neither increases nor decreases. The road to Mullayanagiri is very narrow with a views from steep cliffs. Driving to the peak is not possible and includes a trek up the hill from the halfway point. There is a small temple on top of the hill. From the topmost point of the hill the Arabian sea is visible on clear days. The small hillock in the temple compound is the highest point in Karnataka. It is a great trekking spot in Karnataka. Later return to the resort for lunch. After lunch it’s time to relax and enjoy the calmness of nature. Overnight stay at hotel.