10 Free Things to do in Chikkamagalur That You Shouldn't Miss

May 22, 2022 Kandra Bartel

Discover the best top things to do in Chikkamagalur, India including Sri Veeranarayana Temple, Belavadi, Z Point, Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Falls, Sringeri Mutt, Torana Ganapati Temple, Kudremukh National Park, Sharada Temple, Jamalabad Fort.
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1. Sri Veeranarayana Temple

Belavadi-Kalasapura Road, Chikmagalur India
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5.0 based on 114 reviews

Sri Veeranarayana Temple

Reviewed By ctheagarajan - Bengaluru, India

One of the most beautiful temples that still holds its spectacular charm after 1000 years. The temple is peaceful and serene. It is not possible to move your eyes away from the statue of Venugopalaswamy. All the moorthys are made of shaligrama and shows the expertise of the then sculptors that they look as good as new even today. The carvings outside the temple are a sight to behold too. Definitely worth the visit.

2. Belavadi

Chikmagalur 577146 India
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5.0 based on 37 reviews

Belavadi

Reviewed By Seema519 - Mumbai, India

This place is about 29km from Chikmagalur,It is a small,sleepy village.The Veeranarayana temple. the temple is beautiful,the single rock cut pillars are so skillfully made that they continue to amaze you.The artisans who created such beautiful temples must have been exeptionally talented and very skillful. Must go and visit these temples which are lesser known than Belur and Halebeedu temples,and take pride in our rich heritage.

3. Z Point

Kemmangundi Trek from Raj Bhavan, Chikmagalur India
Excellent
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Z Point

Reviewed By nandanhk

Amazing place to spend in the nature and terrific view. It only takes near an hour to hike to the top and worth a try.

4. Mullayanagiri

Subramanya, Chikmagalur 577101 India
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1,582 reviews

Mullayanagiri

Reviewed By vishwakumarmc - Bengaluru, India

This is one of the highest peak of Karnataka, trekking to this peak during monsoon is excellent with little bit drizzle and mist on the peak, gives wonderful feel of nature. At the peak there is small Shiva temple. Overall, I had great time with my friends at the peak.

5. Hebbe Falls

Kemmannagundi, Chikmagalur India
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4.5 based on 207 reviews

Hebbe Falls

Reviewed By Mountaintrekkersam - Bengaluru, India

Pristine glory, thanks to the restrictions associated with a tiger reserve. Clean and green surroundings, no garbage. The ride on the jeep (only few recognised jeeps allowed) was quite an experience as the road is not surfaced. (purposely I think to avoid too many visitors) Not for weak at heart, mind or body. I am still nursing a bad neck as I rode in the rear of the jeep. This is one place which has remained unchanged even after 45 years. Highly recommend spending at least an hour (if the jeep driver obliges) sitting under the water. It was heavenly!

6. Sringeri Mutt

Sringeri, Chikmagalur India http://www.sringeri.net/temples
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4.5 based on 357 reviews

Sringeri Mutt

Reviewed By Rknair2016

Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri.is the first and foremost of the four Peethams established by the renowned 8th century philosopher saint Sri Adi Shankara, The temple is located amongst the lush green mountain ranges of the Sahyadri. Sringeri Mutt – Mythology Sringeri derived its name from the ancient Shringa Giri, the name of a hill here that is believed to have housed the ashram of Sri Vibhandaka Maharishi and his son Sri Rishyashringa. Tradition has it that when Sri Shankaracharya was passing through here, he was captivated by an unusual sight. A cobra had reared up and spread its hood to shelter a spawning frog from the scorching sun. Sri Shankara was enchanted by the divinity of the place which made natural enemies help each other. Saraswathi Devi, who was accompanying Sri Shankaracharya and his disciples in the form of a young girl called Bharathi, stayed on in the spot as Sharada Devi. Sri Shankaracharya established a matha here and it came to be known as Sri Sharada Peetham, the seat of Sharada Devi. There is another important place which you should not miss in Shringeri. Do not miss out on visiting the banks of Tunga River. Since, this river basin is considered as sacred, fishing is not allowed in the river at the shrine. Watching the fishes in Tunga River at Sringeri is a enjoyable. Visitors can also feed these fishes and watch them jumping to catch the food.

7. Torana Ganapati Temple

Sringeri, Chikmagalur India
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Torana Ganapati Temple

Reviewed By EkMusafir - Pune, India

This is another one of the wonderful temples we visited in Sringeri Mutt. It is located further on the left of Sri Sharadamba temple, and a little inside near the Prasadalaya. We visited this temple after doing darshan of Goddess of Learning, Sri Sharadamba, and paying homage to Sri Shankaracharya, who established the Sringeri Mutt here, and to Sri VidyaShankara, the 10th Jagadguru of the Mutt. Lord Ganesha, engraved on the Torana, popularly known as Torana Ganapati is considered very powerful and as per tradition the Sringeri Jagadgurus offer worship at this temple before embarking on any tour. The present Jagadguru Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal built a separate shrine for the Torana Ganapati and performed the Kumbhaabhisheka in June 2014. As luck would have it, we got to meet the two temple elephants of the Mutt as soon as came out of the Ganapati Temple. Then we proceed to the Prasadalaya where we partook in the free lunch, offered as prasad to all the devotees. It was a very good experience for us.

8. Kudremukh National Park

Kudremukh, Chikmagalur India
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Kudremukh National Park

Kudremukh National Park is popular for its scenic beauty. Designated the status of a national park in the year 1987, the 600-kilometre square area is one of the most well preserved national parks in the state.

Reviewed By Naresh_Madhyastha - Bengaluru, India

Just see Kagadada Doniyalli song to scenic view of this place. Its so beautiful and everyone will love the view. Try to vist on weekday that too in early morning or sunset time

9. Sharada Temple

Hill Town, Sringeri, Chikmagalur India
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Sharada Temple

Reviewed By MahadevaS19

The beautiful architected temple for the lord sri Srigeri Sharada the Goddess of Education and Knowledge and blessings all the visitors and the best plan to start with Sringeri in the morning and to continue the Chikkamagaluru Trip

10. Jamalabad Fort

Jamalabad Village, Chikmagalur India
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Jamalabad Fort

Reviewed By MSKD007

This is the best trekking place ... udring monsoons it gets tricky but we managed it .. loved every moment of it ... There are steps and then a walk to the fort which has a shed there ... This place is highly ignore by the tourism department .. but do visit for one of the best treks ever ,,, The place is scenic as well . It seems it was built by Tipu Sultan and there is large rock but not in good shape now ...

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