Chikmagalur is a quaint little town in Karnataka well known for its coffee plantations and beautiful hill ranges. Chikmagalur is a perfect weekend destination, away from the sounds that surround a city in to a more serene environment where you’re surrounded by greenery everywhere you turn. This little hill-station attracts trekkers and pilgrims in plenty as it offers some great hiking trails owing to the Western Ghats as well as several temples to visit. The region experiences a cool temperate climate throughout the year and is inviting to travellers all year round. While it does not have its own airport, the closest airport is Mangalore Airport which is 170 km away. There are buses moving at regular intervals daily from Bangalore to Chikmagalur, and if you’re driving down from Bangalore the fastest route is via NH48. Chikmagalur also recently inaugurated its own railway line which is operated by the South Western Railway Zone. Tourism has picked up here with more and more people making it their weekend destination, and for folks from Bangalore it makes for an ideal weekend getaway owing to its close proximity. Hotels and homestays have sprung up here in the past couple of years, and if you’re looking for comfortable stays in three star hotels in Chikmagalur you can have a look at our Treebo properties that have launched here. The hotels come with assured amenities and facilities that go beyond standard comfort needs, and will be the perfect compliment to a relaxing holiday. There is much to explore in Chikmagalur with waterfalls and coffee plantations at regular intervals. Mullayanagiri Peak is 2000m high and is a favourite trek route for many. The top of the peak also has a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and many Shiva devotees climb all the way to the top to offer their respects. The Kudremukh National Park is a very different experience where you’re in the environs of the Western Ghats itself amidst the serene environment and the rich flora and fauna present there. Kallathigiri Falls and Hebbe Falls are also to not be missed, as well as a visit to Baba Budangiri would make for a invigorating holiday.
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