The park near State Bank junction, Court Road, Chikmagalur
Kadur Road
Rice, lentils and raita are the ingredients of Chickmagalur food

Chikmagalur (Kannada: ಚಿಕ್ಕಮಗಳೂರು) is a city in Karnataka, known for its coffee plantations and Bababudan Giri ranges.


Chikmagalur city is at the foot of highest mountain range in Karnataka. The life-supporting rivers of Karnataka and other states - Tunga, Bhadra, Hemavati, Vedavati, Yagachi originate in the Western Ghat hills of the district. The district is a great attraction to all kinds of people - trekkers, pilgrims, travellers and tourists.

Get in

By air

Mangalore airport, 170km Bangalore airport, 250km .

By train

Passenger trains are available from Kadur, at a distance of 40km.

By bus

Buses are available from Bangalore, Hassan and Mangalore.

By car

You can drive to Chikmagalur comfortably by road from Hassan60 km, which is again 185 km from Bangalore.

By taxi/car rental

You can hire a taxi or rent a car from Bangalore to visit Chikmagalur. Out station car rental companies charge for a minimum of 250 km/day @ a fare/km rate + driver charges (BA/TA: Boarding Allowance Travel Allowance). The fares depend upon the type of car you are looking for. It is advisable to rent cars from reliable and established car rental operators.

Get around

By autorickshaw

Drivers don't go by meters. They fix a charge for the place you want to go; bargaining is up to you. The more your attire and luggage announce that you are a tourist the greater the chance of drivers ripping you off.

By taxi

Tourist Cabs are the best choice in case you want to tour the city all day or visit nearby places like Kemmannagundi. Costs are about ₹10 per kilometer



Hill Stations

Other Attractions




Available in plenty.

Money Exchange

Do it before you arrive at Chikmagalur.


Balls of red finger millet are eaten in Chikmagalur with a curry of pulses









Post offices are available in Basavanahalli, Vijayapura, MG Rd and the General Post Office (GPO), at the end of MG Rd.

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