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Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur

Population:
118,496
Average Climate:
Summers: 18°C –31°C
Winters: 28°C – 14°C
Best time to visit:
October - March
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About Chikmagalur

Chikkamagaluru (also known as Chikmagalur) is a town located in the Chikkamagaluru district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The city belongs to the Malenadu region of Karnataka and is situated as such in the Deccan plateau. The Western Ghats start just from the outskirts of the city. In the north east direction are a group of hillocks, where the new Lakya Bridge is situated. Chikkamagaluru is at an elevation of 1090 meters (3,400 feet) above the sea level. The Yagachi River has is source near the city. It flows in the south-east direction and unites with the Cauvery River.
Chikmagalur is growing as the new tourist hub of Karnataka. Located in the foothills of Mullayanagiri range. It is famous for its serene environment, lush green forests and tall mountains. Chikkamagaluru is also famous for coffee and is known as the 'coffee land' of Karnataka. It is one of the largest producers of coffee in India. Due to its vicinity to the state capital Bangalore and some other cities like Hassan, Shimoga, Chitradurga and Mangalore and its cool climate, tourists flock into the city during weekends to visit various places throughout the district.

Tourist Attractions

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Sringeris

s Sringeri, 90 kms west of Chickmagalur town on the banks of River Tunga, is a city with epic associations. Sringeri has an ancient temple of Vidyashankara, Constructed on a picturesque spot parallel to the river Tunga. The temple is a fine example of artistic transition from Hoysala to Vijayanagara style. Built around 1357 A.D., the imposing granite structure encloses friezes of elephants, lions, pouranic scenes, dancers in various poses etc. and figures big and small of various Hindu gods enshrined in niches with ornamental towers. The garbha - griha has a linga called Vidyashankara installed in the memory of Guru Vidyatheertha. To the north of this temple is a more recent temple built by skilled craftsmen of the 20 the century and houses the highly venerated Sharadamba image. The new temple is built in the Dravidian style. Sringeri also has an old Jain Basadi dedicated to parshwanatha Theerthankara.

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuarys

Veera Narayana Temple, Belavadis

Hotel

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The Gateway

Chikmagalur,India

Hide away in coffee country surrounded by the mountains and snowy white blossoms. The Gateway Hotel KM Road Chikmagalur offers serenity, privacy and exquisitely restored colonial architecture. Located in the coffee district of Karnataka, the hotel surrounds guests with the tranquil sights and sounds of nature....
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The Serai

Chikmagalur,India

The Serai is a 5 star property, located on the K M Road in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. Luxurious Rooms, World-class hospitality and First-class facilities are the highlights of this property. While staying at this property, guests can enjoy signature wraps, scrubs, facials and massages at the in-house spa, named Oma. Mainly suited f...