What to do and see in Chikkamagalur, Karnataka: The Best Things to do

July 28, 2021 Janette Largent

Discover the best top things to do in Chikkamagalur, India including Sri Veeranarayana Temple, Z Point, Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Falls, Sringeri Mutt, Kudremukh National Park, Kudremukh Peak, Jhari Waterfalls, Baba Budangiri, Hirekolale Lake.
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1. Sri Veeranarayana Temple

Belavadi-Kalasapura Road, Chikmagalur India
Excellent
80%
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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. Z Point

Kemmangundi Trek from Raj Bhavan, Chikmagalur India
Excellent
60%
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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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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
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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. Kudremukh National Park

Kudremukh, Chikmagalur India
Excellent
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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

7. Kudremukh Peak

Kudremukh, Chikmagalur India
Excellent
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4.5 based on 88 reviews

Kudremukh Peak

Reviewed By Kudremukh

Had an amazing experience trekking to this place. PTU organized it very well...Every one was taken care so well until we reached back home....We were accommodated at Bella home stay. Food was very tasty. Home stay is very clean. They provided us all the basic amenities (hot water, good food). One other thing is that Airtel network never worked, so carry Jio(it worked) or BSNL(not sure if it works) And about trek: One of the best places to be there for nature lovers. Amazing view of mountains and the greenery all around, makes you feel relaxed though it needs a lot of energy to reach the peak. No plastic, No paper anywhere around. Very well maintained by the forest department. One gets thoroughly checked and warned by the forest officers before starting to trek, about not using plastic. Of course! it has to be done. Else we would not see such a beautiful trail during the trek. Things not to do: Do not wear sunglasses. You wouldn't enjoy the true colors of the mountains. Don't use earphones. You will miss the sounds of the gushing water stream and the bird's chirp.

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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