Perched at a height of over 1900 meters in the lush green valley south of the Baba Bundan range, the tranquil town of Chikmagalur is decked with picturesque hills, emerald green forests, valleys, streams, stunning waterfalls and impressive temples nestled in the mountains. This well-known coffee town is ideal for trekking.
Situated in the southwestern part of Karnataka, Chikmagalur is 240 km from Bangalore, 170 km from Mangalore, 60 km from Hassan, and 40 km from Kadur.
Chikmagalur literally means The Younger Daughter's Town. According to popular legend, this town was presented as a dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the famed chief of Sakrepatna.