Top 10 Things to do in Chikkamagaluru District, Karnataka

May 16, 2022 Darleen Reid

Discover the best top things to do in Chikkamagaluru District, India including Adi Shankara Temple, Z Point, Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Falls, Sringeri Mutt, Sirimane Falls, Ettina Bhuja Peak (Shishila Gudda), Jhari Waterfalls, Baba Budangiri, Hirekolale Lake.
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1. Adi Shankara Temple

Chickmagalur District, Sringeri 577139 India
Excellent
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5.0 based on 91 reviews

Adi Shankara Temple

Reviewed By vipina776 - Lucknow, India

Dedicated to Jagadguru Shankaracharya who was born to propagate Santana dharma ,in 8th century AD ,this is a beautiful ,serenic place with powerful vibrations

2. Z Point

Kemmangundi Trek from Raj Bhavan, Chikmagalur India
Excellent
60%
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Satisfactory
4%
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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.

3. Mullayanagiri

Subramanya, Chikmagalur 577101 India
Excellent
58%
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33%
Satisfactory
7%
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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.

4. Hebbe Falls

Kemmannagundi, Chikmagalur India
Excellent
63%
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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!

5. Sringeri Mutt

Sringeri, Chikmagalur India http://www.sringeri.net/temples
Excellent
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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.

6. Sirimane Falls

5km from Kigga Village, Sringeri India http://www.dreamroutes.org/western/sirimanefalls.html
Excellent
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Sirimane Falls

Reviewed By chirakusuma

We visited In february 2020 and had a great experience. I dont think its open now.There is no KSRTC bus facility to reach Sirimane waterfalls, but there is a bus to Kigga which you can board from Sringeri and then you can walk 5 kms, but this is not quite opted. Hiring a private vehicle(4 wheeler,again 2 wheeler not suggested) from Sringeri for to and fro is the best option suggested by locals too as the road to watefalls is kind of deserted and not very smooth. Our hotel receptionist guided us in right way and after visiting Sringeri Sharadamba temple we headed to Sirimane waterfalls.water was not deep and was pretty safe for non-swimmers

7. Ettina Bhuja Peak (Shishila Gudda)

Urubage Po Near Nanya Bhairaweshwara Temple, Mudigere 577132 India
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Ettina Bhuja Peak (Shishila Gudda)

Reviewed By Sushantraveller200

Difficult roads often beautiful destination is knw for this place wonderful experience of treeking of ethina buja so called as shishila hill .✨

8. Jhari Waterfalls

near mullayanagiri Bababudangiri, Chikmagalur India http://www.jhari.in
Excellent
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4.5 based on 165 reviews

Jhari Waterfalls

Reviewed By AjeyaK4

You need to go near Kuteera homestay inorder to see the scenic beauty.If you are willing to go there by walk you need to walk some 3.5-4km on a dusty road for about 35 min or you can book a Jeep ride of cost 600Rs for 6 members.Instead you can go with bikes.Condition of dusty road is completely bad.Your energy get's completely exhaust if you go by walk.

9. Baba Budangiri

Western Ghats, Chikmagalur India +91 94489 00396
Excellent
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4.0 based on 396 reviews

Baba Budangiri

Reviewed By TraWellerr - Bengaluru, India

It was such a beautiful experience to do ‘mountain hopping’ after a long era of being in a ‘city-arrest’ phase during the lockdown! Had been there in the evening and I believe its the best time to visit and see the beautiful sunset amidst the clouds! We parked our car at the entry and trekked to one of the peaks from where one could hop in to adjoining cliffs comfortably(you could also take your car uphill)! A lovely place to be at, it is around an hour’s drive from Chikmagalur town.

10. Hirekolale Lake

Chikmagalur India
Excellent
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4.0 based on 137 reviews

Hirekolale Lake

Reviewed By Naresh_Madhyastha - Bengaluru, India

You can visit here for calm and sunset walk, water is so clean and you can spend time 1 hour atleast. Food facility will not vavilable, advice to take your own food

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