Understand The Background Of Chikmagalur Hill Station Now

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 Hill station
Chikmagalur Hills view from Chikmagalur.

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 kilometers distance from the town. 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.

Hanuman Gundi Falls.

Kemmanagundi Hill Station is a nearby hill station at 40 kilometers distance from Chikmagalur city.

How Do I Go to Chikmagalur Hill Station?

This hill station is located near to Chikkamagalur Town, which is well connected to other parts of the country. Kadur railway station is at 40 kilometers distance and is the nearest railway station to these hills. ‘Birur Junction’ railway station with station code ‘RRB’, is another nearby railway station at around 48 kilometers distance from Chikkamagalur.

Chikamagalur is at a distance of around 62 kilometers from Hassan, 148 kilometers from Mangalore, 178 kilometers from Mysore. Bangalore to Chikmagalur distance is around 250 kilometers and is connected by National Highway 173.

Which are the Tourist Destinations in and Around Chikmagalur Hill Station?

This town has a lot of places for any tourists; Kudremukh Peak, Hanuman Gundi Falls, Sringeri Mutt, Sringeri temple and Trekking up Mullayanagiri mountains are just a few among them. The Yagachi River and many other rivers originates from the hills  surrounding Chikmagalur.

George T. George

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