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Chikmagalur town is an important tourism destination and headquarters of Chikmagalur taluk and district.
Chikmagalur literally means, 'The town of the younger daughter' in the Kannada language. Chikmagalur town is located on the foothills of Mullayanagiri range and the town is popular for commercial crops like Coffee and Tea estate.
Chikmagalur is a nature gifted place especially for the tourists. It is one of the major tourist spots of Karnataka state. Rathnagiri bore, renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Park is a place of scenic beauties. The MG road is a preferred place for shopping.
Chikmagalur are famous summer retreats because the district remains cool during summers.
Places of Attractions:
Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka state is located at a distance of 12 Km from the town.
Hiremagalur: Hiremagalur literally means town of elder daughter. The main attraction of Hiremagalur is Kodandarama Swamy Temple.
Rathnagiri Bore: Rathnagiri Bore located on the northern side of Chikmaglur town has become a 'Star of Attraction' to the local people on almost all evening outgoings and weekend holidays.
Baba Budan Range: The Baba Budan Range or Chandra Drona Parvatha as it was known in the ancient times, which has one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris See also: Bababudangiri.
Belavadi: Belavadi is located at a 25 km southeast of Chikmagalur town. Belavadi is another place in the district with historical importance.
Marle: Marle, a historical place is located just 12 km from Chikmagalur town. The main attractions of Marie is temples dating back to 1150 AD
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Distance from Chikmagalur:
Bangalore: 245 Km (via Hassan)
Bangalore: 238 Km (via Tumkur)
Mysore: 179 Km
Mangalore: 152 Km
Shimoga: 98 Km
Hassan: 61 Km
Tumkur: 166 Km
Udupi: 185 Km
Karwar: 339 Km
Kemmangundi: 56 Km
Sringeri: 87 Km
Horanadu: 96 Km
Kalasa: 90 Km
Belur: 26 Km
How to get there (Chikmagalur)
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport
Nearest Railhead: Chikmagalur town does not have a railway station. The nearest railheads are located at Birur, Kadur and Tarikere
Road: Chikmagalur is well connected by road network.
How to reach chikmagalur from Bangalore?
Route 1 (via Hassan): Bangalore - Kunigal - Hassan - Belur - Chikmagalur
Route 2 (via Tumkur): Bangalore - Tumkur - Arasikere - Kadur - Chikmagalur
Reaching Chikmagalur from Mysore:
Mysore - Hassan - Belur - Chikmagalur
Reaching Chikmagalur from Mangalore:
Mangalore - Bantwal - Ujire - Mudigere - Chikmagalur
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