Chikmagalur Itinerary for 3 Days

Welcome, fellow explorers, to the world of Chikmagalur! In this blog, we're thrilled to present to you a carefully curated 3-day itinerary that's set to paint your Chikmagalur escapade with hues of adventure, tranquillity and unmatched natural beauty. Whether it's the breathtaking heights of Mullayanagiri, the spiritual aura of Baba Budangiri, the soothing allure of Manikyadhara Falls, or the aromatic charm of the Coffee Museum, every experience has been handpicked to give you an authentic taste of the region.

lush green mountain top
An aerial view of a lake in between a forest with tall trees
A field of tea leaves with a few trees in between

Baba Budangiri


First on your Chikmagalur 3 days itinerary is Baba Budangiri, a destination that seamlessly blends scenic beauty, trekking adventures and religious significance. Named after the legendary Sufi saint Baba Budan, this hill range holds tales that stretch back to the 17th century. According to folklore, Baba Budan undertook a journey to Yemen and returned with a precious gift – coffee beans. At the heart of the hills rests Baba Budan's tomb, nestled within a cave. This humble abode has transformed into a sacred site that attracts pilgrims from both Hindu and Muslim communities. Trekking enthusiasts are in for a treat as the hills offer an array of trekking trails that lead to panoramic viewpoints, lush forests and the thrill of exploration.

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Embark on a trekking adventure that takes you to the highest peak in Karnataka. Named after the revered sage Mullappa, the peaks of Mullayanagiri cradle a treasure trove of temples, each holding a unique connection to the region's spiritual heritage. Among these sacred abodes are Mullayyanagiri Temple and the enigmatic Dattapeeta Cave, a spot believed to have been Mullappa's meditation site.

For those drawn to the allure of trekking, Its slopes offer a variety of trails that beckon adventure seekers to ascend to its summit. Among these paths, the Sarpadari Trail reigns as a favourite. Winding across a distance of 4 kilometres (2.5 miles), this trail rewards trekkers with a journey lasting around 2 hours.

Manikyadhara Falls

Translating to "stream of pearls" in Sanskrit, the falls derive their name from the spectacle of water droplets glistening like pearls under the caress of sunlight. As a perennial waterfall, Manikyadhara's allure remains unceasing throughout the year. Located approximately 7 kilometres from Baba Budangiri temple complex; a bus or taxi ride from Chikmagalur to Heggadadevanakote village serves as the prelude to the adventure. From there, a scenic 2-kilometre hike awaits, guiding travellers through well-maintained trails that lead to this hidden gem. Upon arrival, nature's masterpiece unfolds before your eyes, a breathtaking 30-foot waterfall gracefully descending a verdant cliff, Manikyadhara Falls encapsulates the essence of untouched wilderness, where every corner is painted with the hues of nature's palette.

Manikyadhara Falls
coffee museum

Coffee Museum

Located in the charming Dasarahalli area of Chikmagalur, this museum was established in 2003 under the auspices of the Coffee Board of India. It boasts a remarkable collection of over 1000 artefacts, all dedicated to the world of coffee, making it a must-visit addition to your Chikmagalur trip plan for 3 days. The Coffee Museum is divided into four main sections:

1. The History of Coffee
2. The Coffee Plantation
3. The Coffee Processing
4. The Coffee Tasting


Kemmangundi is a hill station located in the Chikmagalur district, often hailed as the 'Ooty of Karnataka', this serene destination is a paradise for every nature enthusiast. Envision lush gardens, cascading waterfalls and an atmosphere of serenity that beckons you to unwind and reconnect with the natural world. Kemmangundi is more than just a place, it's an experience that rejuvenates the soul and refreshes the senses. From the grandeur of Raj Bhavan to the serenity of its botanical garden, from the invigorating Shanti Falls to the captivating Hebbe Falls, every corner of Kemmangundi narrates a unique tale.

z point

Z Point

Nestled within the Kemmangundi hill station in Chikmagalur, the viewpoint is named after the shape of the land, which resembles the letter "Z". With panoramic vistas stretching across hills and valleys, it is situated at an elevation of 1,500 metres, treats you to unparalleled views. The trek to Z Point, approximately 3.5 kilometres from the main road, offers a pleasant journey through well-maintained paths, dotted with rest stops. Z Point is a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and those seeking tranquillity amidst awe-inspiring landscapes.

Kudremukh National Park

Situated in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Kudremukh National Park stands as a sanctuary for biodiversity. Spanning across the confluence of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi District and Chikmagalur districts, this protected area harbours an array of wildlife, from majestic elephants and elusive tigers to graceful sloth bears and vibrant bird species. Established in 1987, the park not only safeguards nature's wonders but also invites adventurers for treks, camping and birdwatching escapades. A network of trekking trails, catering to various levels of expertise, weaves through the park's lush expanse. Kudremukh National Park is a haven for nature enthusiasts, offering an immersive encounter with the Western Ghats' splendour.

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After a day of exploration, The Serai Chikmagalur awaits to offer you the ultimate comfort and relaxation. With top-notch dining options, spacious rooms and warm hospitality, we promise you a home away from home. And if you're looking for an extraordinary entrance, our helicopter service provides a seamless drop from Bangalore to Chikmagalur, adding a touch of luxury to your journey. Read our blog to learn more about the culinary offerings in this picturesque hill station.

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