251 kms from Bangalore is the town of Chikmagalur with the Baba Budan mountains overlooking it. Chikmagalur district is full of scenic surprises - hills, valleys, streams and snow-white coffee blossoms. It is also trekkers' territory.

Around Chikmagalur (Distances and directions from Chikmagalur):

38 kms north-west is the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary.

55 kms north is Kemmanagundi. A scenic hill station.

90 kms west is Sringeri. A pilgrim center known for the Vidyashankara Temple. It has 12 zodiac pillars on each of which the sun's rays fall according to the time of the year.


Chikmagalur is connected by road and rail to Bangalore, Hassan and Mangalore. The nearest airport is Mangalore which is 170 kms.