Nestled in the Baba Budan hills, Chikmagalur is a calm, serene town surrounded by scenic hills, valleys, streams and coffee plantations.

With the Taj Garden Retreat providing superior accommodation, Chikmagalur provides a convenient base from which to explore the historical sites of Belur, Halebid, and Shravanbelgola.

What to see

Getting There

Air: The nearest airport is Mangalore (170 kms).

Road: Chikmagalur is connected by road and rail to Bangalore, Hassan and Mangalore.

General information

Area Code: 08262

Excursions

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (38 Km): A must see for wildlife enthusiasts. Gaur, Chital, Sambar, Elephants & Tigers are found here.

Kemmanagundi: (55 kms north): A scenic hill station situated on Baba Budan range at an altitude of 1434 mts.

Sringeri (90 kms west): A pilgrim centre known for the VidyashankaraTemple. It has 12 zodiac pillars on each of which the sun’s rays fall according to the time of the year