Chikmagalur Hill station is a beautiful hill station situated at an altitude of around 3,580 feet above mean sea level, in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka state, India.
Chikmagalur means ‘younger daughter’s town’ in local language, Kannada. Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in the state of Karnataka and is located at just 12 kilo meters distance from Chikmagalur. The spectacular view of the Sunset from the Mullayanagiri peak is a must-see for any tourist.
There is a small temple (tomb) at the summit, dedicated to a Tapasvi “Mulappa swamy”, who is believed to have meditated at the caves a couple of feet below the summit. The caves which was open to the public till a few years ago and has direct access to the tomb of the temple, is now blocked by the temple.
Chikmagalur offers lot of places for any tourists to visit; Kudremukh Peak, Hanuman Gundi Falls, Sringeri Mutt and Trekking up Mullayanagiri mountains are just a few among them. The Yagachi River and many other rivers originates from the surrounding hills of Chikmagalur.
How do I go to Chikmagalur Hill station?
Chikmagalur Hill station is located near to Chikkamagalur Town, which is well connected to other party of the country.
Kadur railway station is at 40 kilo meters distance and is the is nearest station to the Chikkamagalur hills. ‘Birur Junction’ railway station with station code ‘RRB’, is at around 48 kilo ketres distance from Chikkamagalur.
Chikmagalur is at a distance of around 62 kilometers from Hassan, 148 kilometers from Mangalore, 178 kilometers from Mysore. Bangaluru, the capital city of the state of Karnataka, is located at around 250 kilo meters from the Chikkamagalur town and is connected by National Highway 173.