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Chikmagalur, which is also famous as "Coffee Land of Karnataka" is an amazing land, is located in the Mullayangiri Range of Karnataka. Located at the foothills, Chikmagalur is situated at an altitude of 3,400 ft. For the coffee lovers who love the fantastic aroma of the freshly brewed coffee would certainly love to spend time in Chikmagalur. You will always find the amazing fragrance of the coffee in the air of this place. Besides, the picturesque view of the lush green forests, tall mountains and the serene environment makes it a gateway for the to0urists who want to take a leave from their hectic busy city life.

Chikmagalur is the largest producer of coffee in the entire nation, so it is a must-visit destination for the coffee enthusiast. Not all the coffee estates allow visitors to take a tour, but some offer home-stays where you can literally stay and keep enjoying the fresh smell of coffee throughout.

Chikmagalur is also a known trekking spot, and hence you will be finding many trekkers going for their trails. Some of the most popular treks include Baba Budangiri, Kemmanagundi trek, and Mullayangiri trek. You can enjoy the mesmerizing view of the mountains and the surrounding in these treks.

Attractions of Chikmagalur

Located at a high altitude of 1930m above sea level, Mullayangiri peak offers a stunning view of nature. This is located in the Western Ghats and is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. You can enjoy a relaxed and peaceful environment where the temperature ranges between 20 and 25 degree Celsius.

The place is popular for the raw beauty of nature and peaceful ambience. Its peak consists of rugged rocks, grassland thereby making itself a great place for trekking, especially for the adventure and nature lovers. You can also explore the caves that are situated just underneath the peak.

Kudremukh National Park:
Kudremukh Nation park is located amidst the mountains is known for its scenic beauty. The park got the designation of Nation Park in 1987. The entire park is 600 kilometer sq. area adorned with the high peaks which numerous flora and fauna thereby resulting in offering a picturesque view.

This protected area consists of large wildlife that is another mesmerizing thing to check. The area consists of some of the endangered species of both animals and plants like the wild dogs, leopards, and tigers. The entire park is a paradise for the wildlife lovers along with the nature lovers as well.

Baba Budangiri:
Towards the North of the Chikmagalur district lies, Baba Budan Rangbaba Budangiri belongs to the Baba Budan Range which is known for the Sufi Saint Shrine. The site is known both for Muslims and Hindus and is always crowded by the travellers.

The hills are popular for the forest range along with being a place for trekking and hiking. You will find mesmerizing trekking trails in between Baba Budangiri and Mullayangiri. Hence if you want to feel the adrenalin rush and take a view of the stunning nature, consider trekking or hiking in the Baba Budangiri and enjoy the picturesque view of nature.

Rafting in the Bhadra River:
Chikmagalur located in Karnataka is known as the paradise for the adventure seekers. This is located at a distance of 45kms from the Bhadra River.

This river originated in Western Ghats along with flows from the Deccan plateau crossing the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a great place for the rafters to enjoy the greenery of the plantations, quaint villages and the Western Ghats. It takes rafting for 1.5hours to cross the distance of 8kms.

Jhari Waterfalls:
Jhari waterfalls are also popular as Buttermilk falls. This is situated near Attigundi which is just 12 km away from the Baba Budangiri. It is a popular waterfall in the entire district along with a famous tourist spot. The fantastic waterfalls are being surrounded with coffee plantations and dense forests thereby making it look truly mesmerizing from every angle.

If you are looking for a serene destination, just take your camera and take a tour to the Jhari waterfalls. It is worth visiting not only for its mesmerizing looks but also for the amazing ambiance.

This is one of the known hill stations in the entire area that offers you wide views of the amazing garden along with the great scent of fresh greenery. This is home to the biggest peaks in Karnataka.

If you visit the place in summer, you can get visual retreat for people who are looking to spend amazing time amidst the beauty of nature. This is definitely a place for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. The waterfalls, streams and the springs offer a mesmerizing view and alter the dimension of the place with its beauty. You can take nature walks, picnics, and trekking as well.

Hirekolale Lake:
This beautiful lake is located within the mountain ranges and covered with green. Due to its mesmerizing backdrop, the place has gained huge attention as a tourist destination for people. Make sure to visit the place during the sunset and find the natural saffron colors created with the sun rays making the place look entirely. So make sure to take your camera with you to capture the beauty of this place.

Well, the place has several other attractions but these some of the top destinations that you should never visit in your tour to Chikmagalur. Each and every destination located here has something to mesmerizing thereby making it an ideal destination for people.