Chikmagalur Tourism and Tourist Destinations

Chikmagalur is one of the important tourist destinations of Karnataka.

Here are few reasons to visit Chikmagalur

The hill stations around Chikmagalur are famous summer retreats since they remain cool even during summers. The district is dotted with many holy spots and tourist places.

Number of rivers originates from the hills of Chikmagalur district and flow in all the seasons.

Five important rivers – Tunga, Bhadra, Hemavathi, Netravathi and Vedavathi originate from the hills of Chikmagalur.

The mountains in Chikmagalur which are a part of the Western Ghats are the source of rivers like Tunga and Bhadra.

Mullayanagiri, situated at an altitude of 1,930 m above sea level is regarded as the highest peak in Karnataka, is located in the Baba Budan Giri Range of the Western Ghats. It is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris.

Baba Budan Giri Hills, famous for its distinct forest range, is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims. This hill range is popular among tourists keen on hiking and trekking.

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary has an elevation gradient ranging from 750 metres to 2,100 metres above sea level. Positioned amidst dry deciduous, moist deciduous forest and semi evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, the wildlife sanctuary is a habitat of a vast variety of flora and fauna.

Kudremukh National Park, one of popular tourist destionations of Chikmagalur, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Chikmagalur is also called as land of Coffee.

Legendary Hoysala ruler, Veera Ballala II has built the Amriteshwara temple at Amrithapura in Tarikere Taluk of Chikmagalur.

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