The Best Time to Visit Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur literally mean the town of the younger daughter in Kannada. The town is said to be given in dowry to one of the clan chiefs and hence the peculiar nomenclature. The town is located in the southern part of Karnataka.  It was one of the first areas in India to have coffee plantations. The area is drained by the Tunga and Bhadra meandering down the Western Ghats. The tallest peak in the state lies near the hill station. This weekend getaway from Bangalore is surrounded by the eternal beauty of nature.

Photo by Vikram Vetrivel, CC BY-SA 2.0

How to Reach

By Road: The hill station is 217 kilometers away from Bangalore, that is approximately a five-hour drive

By Train: The nearest station in the Kadur railway station that is forty-five minutes from Chikmagalur.

Best Time to Visit

The hill station is frequented during the summer times to find respite from the hot temperatures of the nearby region. The place can be visited any time of the area, it would be equally lovely. Though the monsoon season is especially charming. All the waterfalls and the rivers are brimming to the top and the view from the mountain tops would make you feel as if you are peering down from the heavens.

Months         Conditions   Our Recommendation
December to FebruaryPleasant and cool climate makes it the most ideal time to visit.Popular Tourist Season
March to MaySummer are not that hot in Chikmagalur, you can go for sightseeing and different tourist activities.Ideal Time


June to SeptemberRainfall makes the hill station even more inviting. Waterfalls during rains are the most picture-perfect treat that you can give to your eyes.Ideal Time


Chikmagalur India
Photo by Manoj Vasanth, CC BY 2.0

Places to Visit

  • The area has many noteworthy peaks like the Horanadu and the Baba Budan Giri.
  • There are many waterfalls in the area like Manikyadhara Falls, Kallathigiri Falls, Shanti and Hanumana Gundi Falls and Hebbe Falls.
  • Mullayanagiri and Kemmangundi are famous for their trekking expeditions.
  • The trek to and from all these various destinations with the panoramic view is a part of the beauty of the region.
  • Kudremukh National Park and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary would be a delight to the wildlife enthusiasts.

For more information, you can visit the main page of Chikmagalur.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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