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Homestay in Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur has a variety of homestays — plantations, heritage villas, riverside locales and next to golf courses — where you can sample an earthy, serene lifestyle in the lap of nature. For those you looking for more relaxed visit to Chikmagalur there are many homestays in Chikmagalur district run by traditional Malnad families that are more of coffee plantation, stays in Chikmagalur. These traditional families are growing coffee, tea, pepper and cardamom since 1850s. There are Coffee plantations with Bungalows, Houses or traditional Malnad houses which are converted to Homestays. The concept of homestays gained popularity in 1990s.

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Resorts in Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur is an idyllic honeymoon destination in south India where newly married couples raise a toast to their married life by indulging in romantic strolls through the lush greenery, coffee estates, and backwaters and bask in the romantic moments while enjoying their stay in one of these romantic resorts. There are high end coffee plantation resorts and mid segment resorts. High end coffee plantation resorts have swimming pool, spa and other modern amenities. Mid segment resorts have cottages, tents with swimming pool and activities like ATV ride, High rope activities, boating, coracle ride etc. Some of Mid Segment resorts are Bison valley, Bhadra river side resort, Luxury homestay near Mullayanagiri, Exotic Mudigere resort, Mullayanagiri Hill view resort. Camping can be organized in wilderness with permission from forest department. Tented accommodation is also gaining popularity.

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Chikmagalur is a hill station and ideal getaway from Bangalore, its just 250 Km from Bangalore. The road is good and with less traffic and it takes about 4-5 Hours to reach Chikmagalur. Travelling in Chikmagalur is safe and temperature is cool round the year. Chikmagalur is a big district in Western Ghats, twice as big as other Western Ghats districts of Coorg and Wayanad put together. Chikmagalur being a coffee country is as beautiful and has more places of interest than Coorg has to offer. Chikmagalur is well connected to other destinations like Shimoga, Hassan, Mangalore and Udupi etc.

If you think foggy mornings and dew drops gleaming at dawn, green meadows, plantations, meandering roads, and starry nights is an illusion, then make it a reality by heading straight to the Western Ghats in Chikmagalur.

Paradise is a picnic chair laid out under the trees, next to a small waterfall in the backyard, with commanding views of a coffee plantation, and home-brewed wine and pork chops in attendance. Chikmagalur boasts the serenity associated with life in the hills and seals it with rich history of coffee culture and richer food (quite different from anything you have ever tasted!). For a slice of this heaven, drop the stay at a high-falutin hotel in favour of a family-run homestay…because, when in Chikmagalur, do as the Malnad people do—lose the frills, revel in the basics.

Places to Visit in Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur – Mullayanagiri Hillls, Bababudan Giri Hills, Jhari Falls, Maikyadhara Waterfalls, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Kavikal Gandi, Bandekallu Gudda, Belur and Halebidu, Yagatchi Water Sports.

Kudremukh – Hanumangundi falls, Kudremukh Trek, Bhadra river rafting, Kudremukh wildlife safari, Horanadu Annnapurneswari Temple, Kalaseshwara temple, Kythanmakki, Ballarayandurga Fort.

Kemmangundi – Z point, Hebbe falls, Amrutheshwara Temple (Hoysala), Rose garden, Kalahatti Waterfalls.

Mudigere – Shishila Gudda, Devaramane Gudda, Shankar waterfalls, Western Ghats View point (Kottighera), Kelagur tea plantation, Belur and Halebidu temples, Yagatchi water sports. Many Hoysala temples hidden in hills of Western Ghats.

Sringeri – Sirimane waterfalls, Agumbe, Barkana falls, Shardamba temple, Trek to Narsimaparvatha, Bison valley, Rambapuri Mutt near Baalehonnur, Kuppali(Famous kannada poet Kuvempus House). There are many offbeat remote places in Chikmagalur, be it Jungles, Mountains, streams, Backwater of Bhadra dam which are unexplored by many travellers, Not in the usual tourist map. These offbeat, remote places are good for cycling, trekking, waterfalls visit, swimming in river, getting to meet remote villagers etc.

Trekking Spots in Chikmagalur

1. Mullayanagiri
2. Kemmangundi
3. Kudremukh
4. Baba Budangiri
5. Ettina Bhuja

Waterfalls in Chikmagalur

1. Hebbe Waterfalls
2. Jhari Waterfalls
3. Shankar Wateralls
4. Ukkada Waterfalls
5. Kadambi Waterfalls
6. Jhari or Dabdabe Falls
7. Honnammana Halla Waterfalls
8. Kalhatti Waterfalls

Chikmagalur is a Jewel is the Western Ghats and situated at 3580 ft. from Sea level. It is located at 250 Km from Bangalore and offlate turned into Weekend getaway from Bangalore as the driving distance is just 4-5 Hours. Chikmagalur is well connected to Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore by bus and Train where the main Railway Junction is at Birur which is 50 Min drive from Chikmagalur.

Chikmagalur does not have an airport, and it is not fully connected by rail. The nearest airport is Mangalore, which is 150 km from Chikmagalur, and the nearest railway station is at Chikmagalur town. Chikmagalur is surrounded by Shimoga, Hassan, Mangalore and Udupi, Hence a best tourism destination for long trippers. It is 240 km from Bangalore and 150 km from Mangalore.

Chikmagalur Railway Station

The Chikmagalur railway station was inaugurated very recently. Though there is no proper connectivity with Chikmagalur town since only phase I work is done. Chikmagalur has got a new railway line and there is a passenger Chikmagalur train service available from Shimoga via Kadur.

Kadur (40 km) and Hassan (60 km) are the two nearest railway stations to Chikmagalur. However, Hubli is the major rail head near Chikmagalur, situated at a distance of about 291 km. Taxis to Chikmagalur are available from Kadur and Hassan railway stations. Learn more about distances to Chikmagalur from various place.



Summer, a good time to explore Chikmagalur, continues from March to May and the maximum temperature remains between 32° C and 35° C. The city receives a good amount of rainfall during monsoon that extends from June to September. December to February is when tourists can experience the pleasant winter season.


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Exploring Chikmagalur’s walking and hiking trails is one of the most rewarding ways of seeing the country’s outstanding natural beauty.

Chikmagalur is haven on the earth. This is surrounded by many hills and waterfalls. It’s around 250kms from Bangalore via NH-75 (Bangalore – Mangalore highway). Rambling hills, pristine pools, fascinating nooks and crannies with a shrine, intriguing caves, lush mists and dreamy woods make the geography of Chikmagalur. The journey to the highest peak in Karnataka is so engaging that you forget to be scared – when there is reason to be afraid, very afraid. The roads are tricky, yes, but getting to the top is worth the while. Just like the 10 km trek to the gorgeous Hebbe Falls is – its almost impossible by vehicle and is inaccessible in the monsoons. Despite all that coffee, Chikmagalur is far from a gracious host. You need to work hard to win her affections.

Based on Chikmagalur geographic divisions, Chikmagalur district can be divided into 5 regions namely Chikmagalur, Kudremukh, Kemmangundi, Mudigere and Sringeri. Chikmagalur town and its surroundings is already a popular tourist destination. Sringeri has its own guests comming over from all parts of South India. Kudremukh was best suited for young crowds but now all age groups travel here for its unique hill top experience. Kemmangundi is an ultimate place for adventure seeking travellers and best experienced in monsoon. There are good homestays and resorts in all of these 5 regions. Nature lovers can also look for Homestays in Mudigere and resorts which gives best hospitality. Homestays and resorts near Mudigere have many places which are not much explored. Chikmagalur resorts provide a wonderful luxury, cosy stays where as homestay in Chikmagalur provide naturalistic and traditional stay. Book with us to get a unique concepts of holidaying in the comfort homestays and resorts near Chikmagalur. We only promote niche holiday homestays ranging from budget homestays to luxury homestays.

Arabica Coffee Estate in Chikmagalur

Western Ghats of Karnataka

Lakhs of tourists come to Chikmagalur homestay attracted by its wildlife, trekking and pilgrimage sites. Kemmanagundi, a hill station surrounded by lush green forests of Baba Budan Giri hills and Kudremukh, situated on the Kuduremukha mountain range, attract a lot of trekkers. The hill stations are blessed with lush green vegetation and waterfalls which enhance the beauty of the valleys. Tunga and Bhadra rivers originate in the district.

Chikmagalur off late has become one of the weekend getaways from Bangalore, weekend getaways from Mysore, weekend getaways from Mangalore, Weekend getaways from Manipal. Chikmagalur is near to world famous Belur and Halebidu. It is enroute to Dharmasthala and Kukke Subramanya and Udupi Krishna temple. Kemmanagundi, Mullayanagiri, Bababudengiri, Kudremukh, Hebbe falls and Kalhatti falls are top places of interest. Also do not miss Bhadra white water river rafting in monsoon season. Chikmagalur is off late on Karnataka tourism radar. Indian tourist places is incomplete without Chikmagalur on the map. Bangalore to Goa road trip is good fun via Chikmagalur –> Shimoga. There are a few resorts in Chikmagalur also there are lot of homestays in Chikmagalur. Book luxury boutique resorts through resorts in Chikmagalur page. Luxury resorts mean experience richness, costliness nature of a luxury. Some homestays around internet are priced cheap meaning decrease in ambiance and space.

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Coffee Plantation Camping

  • Make your mood delightful
  • Enchanting natural surroundings
  • Stay and visit to the coffee units with guides
  • Get impeccable, ravishing and luxury stay
  • estate camping’ with camp fires, water proof tents, authentic food and amazing music
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There’s more to Chikmagalur than coffee

  • Wild tiger sightings at Bhadra Wildlife Forest
  • Long drives through lush jungle and magnificent temples
  • Malenadu Food You Shouldn’t Miss!
  • Learn lost tradition, culture and lifestyle
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Weather in Chikmagalur

  • Best time to experience winter in Chikmagalur is from October to January
  • Best things about Chikmagalur is the pleasant weather all year round
  • Minimum temperature is around 12°C
  • Maximum temperature is around 28°C
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