Chikmagalur is a town located in Chikkamagaluru district in Karnataka, located in the foothills of Mullayanagiri range the town is known for its coffee and tea estates. At a distance of 40 km from Kadur, 62 km from Hassan, 148 km from Mangalore, 178 km from Mysore and 240 km from Bangalore, Chikmagalur (also known as Chikkamagaluru) is a hill town located in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. Situated at an altitude of 3,400 feet at the foothills of Mulliyangiri range, Chikmagalur is one of the best hill stations near Bangalore and also among the most famous tourist places near Bangalore. Chikmagalur is situated in the south-western part of Karnataka, It lies at the foothills of the Baba Budan range and offers an ideal getaway for those looking at a quiet weekend. Typical of Ghat topography, the town offers unending vistas of mountains, streams, and coffee
and pepper plantations. A number of rivers, such as Bhadra, Hemavathi, Tunga, Netravathi and Vedavathi, originate in the hills surrounding the town. Chikmagalur today serves as the headquarters of a district by the same name. Tourist Places Near Chikkamagaluru: Amruthapura, Ayyanakere, The Bababudan Range, Sri Guru Dattatreya Bababudanswamy’s Darga, Ballala Rayana Durga, Balehonnur and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary are few Tourist Attractions around Chikkamagaluru.
Mysore (or Mysuru), a city in India’s southwestern Karnataka state, was the capital of the Kingdom of Mysore from 1399 to 1947. Also the third largest city in Karnataka, Mysore has a royal history, a rich and regal heritage and an important center of art and culture. In its center is opulent Mysore Palace, seat of the former ruling Wodeyar dynasty. The palace blends Hindu, Islamic, Gothic and Rajput styles. Mysore is also home to the centuries-old Devaraja Market, filled with spices, silk and sandalwood. Having evolved from ‘the royal city’ to an upcoming IT hub, Mysore is an amazing mix of the traditional as well as modern attractions. From palaces and ornate temples to gardens and galleries, there are multiple attractions here to cater to every need. With over 600 years of legacy, Mysore is a flamboyant city with exceptional weather throughout the year. It used to be the centre of commerce for South India earlier and is still one of the most important city for trading, silk, Ayurveda, yoga, sandalwood and incense.
The cafes, bustling markets, Mysore zoo and the magnificent Mysore Palace are not going to let you sit idle for even a moment here.
Coorg is called “The Scotland of India” & also “The Kashmir of South India” for its outstanding scenery, hill stations with valleys, waterfalls, greenery, wildlife, mountains & mouthwatering Coorg cuisine. Madikeri is mainly known for quaint hill town in Karnataka with vast coffee plantations, lush forests and misty hills, all culminating into a breathtaking view. This hill station is a perfect weekend getaway for those looking for a picturesque and relaxing holiday ornamented by awe-inspiring sceneries and splendid views made up of abundant and beautiful vegetation all across. A great mix of natural, historical as well as religious attractions can be seen here, thus catering to all kind of tourists and making it a complete tourist experience.
Whether you are adventure lover, traveler or nature lovers, Kodagu or Coorg will lay a claim to your hearts as soon as you get here. Nestled peacefully on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats, the terrains of Coorg are hilly and green. The wooded slopes, the scenic vantage points and a rich and colourful local life captivates the imagination of every tourist who comes here. A heaven of sorts for coffee lovers, the drink is locally grown and if stories are to be believed is best tasted in the hills of this dreamy town. The northern region of Coorg is bedecked with hills and valleys such as the Nishani Betta, a hill in the Talacauvery ranges. Camping in Coorg is truly an experience that can only be felt and not described.
Bandipur National Park is regarded as one of the most beautiful and the bettermanaged national parks of India. Located amidst the picturesque surroundings of the towering Western Ghats Mountains on the Mysore-Ooty highway in Karnataka, Bandipur National Park covers an area of about 874.2 sq km. Together with Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in Kerala and Nagarhole National Park in the North, it creates the India’s biggest biosphere reserve popularly known as the ‘Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve’. It is home to around 70 tigers and over 3000 Asian elephants, as well as other animals like leopards, dhole, gaur, sloth bears, and a variety of birdlife.
Gopalaswami Betta is the highest peak in the Bandipur range. Jeep Safari (1 Hour), Mini Bus Safari (45 Min) & Elephant Safari (20 Min) are arranged by the forest department. The cost and timings keep changing and sometimes they cancel the safari without any prior notice.
The Bandipur National Park occupies a special place in India’s efforts towards Ecoconservation.Bandipur also has a sizable number of Tigers. Other natural inhabitants of this lovely forest are gaur (a type of bull), Sāmbhar, chital, mouse deer, four-horned antelope, wild dogs, wild boar, jackal, sloth bear, panther, Malabar squirrel and porcupines.