Tourist Places in Chikmagalur

Ah, Chikmagalur! Just hearing the name conjures up visions of lush hills, flowing waterfalls, and the refreshing scent of freshly brewed coffee. Situated at the foothills of the magnificent Western Ghats, Chikmagalur is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, thrill-seekers, and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. But with so much to see and do, where do you even begin? This blog is your one-stop guide to the tourist places in Chikmagalur, ensuring you make the most of your Chikmagalur tourism experience. We'll also introduce you to the perfect home base for your explorations – The Serai Chikmagalur.

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Manikyadhara Falls
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Mullayanagiri Peak

Welcome the early morning sunlight from Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka, towering at an impressive 6330 ft. Take in the awe-inspiring panoramic vistas that will undoubtedly leave you spellbound. Inhale the crisp mountain air, let the breeze play with your hair, and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere. Whether you opt to trek through the mist-covered slopes or simply admire the sunrise, the experience is yours to cherish. For those seeking a more demanding hike, the Kudremukh National Park offers a variety of landscapes, ranging from dense rainforests to cascading waterfalls.

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Hebbe Falls

Chikmagalur is paradise for those who appreciate the beauty of waterfalls. Hebbe Falls, with its cascading waters, is a definite highlight. Whether you choose to take a revitalising swim in the natural pool below or simply marvel at the unspoiled majesty of the falling water, it's an experience not to be missed. You might want to prepare a picnic and dedicate a day to it, letting the calming noise of the flowing water help you unwind. Manikyadhara Falls and Jhari Waterfalls are equally stunning options, offering chances to relax in a peaceful atmosphere.

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit the wildlife sanctuary of Bhadra, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. As you embark on a jungle safari, you will see magnificent tigers, playful elephants, and exotic birds. Be on the lookout for an elusive Malabar giant squirrel, a rare resident of this forest.

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Coffee Plantation Tours

Explore the vibrant heritage of Chikmagalur by touring its renowned coffee estates. Being the first Indian city where coffee was introduced, it is known as the 'Land of Coffee' due to its rich history. Wander leisurely through the coffee fields, inhale the rejuvenating scent of freshly brewed coffee, and discover the detailed methods of coffee cultivation. Be sure to indulge in a hot cup of locally produced coffee to truly immerse yourself in Chikmagalur's rich coffee tradition.

Sringeri Sharada Peetham

Embark on a spiritual journey to Sringeri Sharada Peetham, one of the four cardinal Shankaracharya Peethams in India. Established in the 8th century, this sacred place is a centre for learning and spirituality. Soak in the serene atmosphere, delve into the rich history and traditions of Hinduism, and marvel at the intricate temple architecture.

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Lush green mountains observed from a nearby hill

Baba Budangiri

Experience tranquillity and serenity at Baba Budangiri, a sacred mountain range named after the revered Sufi saint Baba Budan. It is one of the most-visited Chikmagalur attractions. Pay homage at the ancient shrines and mosques nestled amidst the verdant hills, and feel a sense of peace wash over you. As you explore the mystical caves and holy sites that dot the landscape, embark on a spiritual journey. Baba Budangiri is a must-see place for seekers of inner peace and enlightenment, with its mystical atmosphere and spiritual importance.

Now that you're brimming with excitement to explore the tourist places in Chikmagalur, the question arises: where to stay? The Serai Chikmagalur is your idyllic escape nestled amidst the hills. Our spacious villas offer stunning views of the lush green coffee plantation, providing a tranquil sanctuary. Pamper yourself at the spa, take a refreshing dip in the private pool, or simply relax on your private balcony, soaking in the breathtaking views. For a truly authentic dining experience, our restaurants offer the local Malnad cuisine which you must try. You can also customise your experience by opting for a meal amidst plantations or prefer to eat in a banana leaf, just like the traditional South Indian style!

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