Chikmagalur is located in the state of Karnataka, and is filled with mountains. Bababudan hills offer a wonderful and picturesque backdrop to this place. This is the first district in Karnataka with coffee plantations. Apart from the picturesque views of the mountains, there are some beautiful waterfalls located here, as well. In addition to that, there are many pilgrim spots located here, as well.
Some of the common places that can be visited in Chikmagalur include:
Baba Budan Hills:
This is one of the most visited tourist spots in Chikmagalur, and the peak is located at a height of 28 kms north of the town. This peak is considered to be sacred both for the Hindus and the Muslims. One can also get a glimpse of wide varieties of birds from this place.
This is a beautiful waterfall that is located in the picturesque region of Kemmangudi. It is basically a beautiful hill resort and offers wonderful scenic views. In fact, it is completely enriched with flora and fauna. There is another falls situated at a distance of 8 km from this falls.
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary:
Located 17km east of Belur, was the ancient capital of the Hoysala Empire. Founded in the early 11th century
Known for the splendid Amriteshwara temple built in 1196 AD by Amriteshwara Dandanayaka, a general of the Hoysala ruler Ballala II.
The ancient temple of Goddess Annapoomeshwari here has been restored and renamed as the Adi-Shaktyatmaka Shri Annapoomeshwari. Horanadu is a place of charming natural scenery.
other places in and nearby are Kemmangundi hill station, Kudremukh and National Park, Mullayanagiri, Sringeri mutt.