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Chikkamagaluru (also known as Chickmagalur) is a town located in Chikkamagaluru district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Located in the foothills of Mullayanagiri range. The town is known for its coffee and tea estates.
 
Chickmagalur situated in south western part of Karnataka, it is nestled in the Baba Budan hills. Chikmagalur literally means, 'The Younger Daughter's Town.' Legend reads that this town had been given as a dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the famous chief of Sakrepatna. Chikmagalur is a calm, serene town full of scenic surprises. Hills, valleys, streams and snow-white coffee blossoms are all here to woo. In and around Chikmagalur there are beautiful hill stations and places of picturesque beauty. The district is strewn with many holy spots and proliferates legends associated with stories from the epics of Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
 
Attractions:

Kemmanagundi

It is situated at a height of 1434 m above sea level; Kemmanagundi is at a distance of 55 km from Chikmagalur. The main attraction of the hill station apart from the places to visit is the absolutely enamouring climate. It remains the same throughout the year. The places to visit in Kemmanagundi are Hebbe falls, Kallathi falls, Rose Garden and Raj Bhavan.

Kudremukh

 

Kudremukh is a great spot for excursions from Chikmagalur. Situated at a distance of 95 km from Chikmagalur and nestling at an altitude of 1894 m above sea level, it is a hill station apt for trekking. 'Kudremukh' means 'Face of a Horse'. It is named so, because the peak is in the shape of a horse face. Rich in both flora and fauna, most parts of the hill station are still unexplored.

The Baba Budan Giri

The Baba Budan Hills are named after the Muslim saint, Baba Budan, who took up residence here in the 17th century. The Baba Budan Shrine is revered by both the Hindus and Muslims and thousands of devotees throng the shrine for the blessing of the peer. A complex of three caves can be found here, believed to have been sanctified by three revered siddhas, whose icons and 'gaddinges' (tombs) are located in the caves.

Bhadra Wildlife SanctuaryBlack winged kite

 

 

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the major tourist attractions in Chikmagalur district. Situated around 275 km from Bangalore, it covers an area of around 492 sq. km. The region earlier was called Jagara Game Reserve Sanctuary but it was renamed to Bhadra Wildlife sanctuary in 1974. In 1988, it became the 25th member of Project Tiger. The main fauna attractions of the park are tigers, leopard, sloth bear, giant squirrels, elephant and gaur. The park is a good place for bird watching as well.

 

Muthodi Forest Camp

Muthodi Forest Camp is the most famous part of Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary. It is 32 km from Chikmagalur. The other parts of Bhadra sanctuary areHebbe, Tanigebylu, and Lakkavalli. Muthodi is a natural forest with a variety of lofty mountains in the neighborhood. It is part of Bhadra Tiger Reserve and inhabits sizeable number of tigers. Besides, one can sight Elephants, Sambhar, gaurs, red Squirrels, spotted deers, barking deers and variety of birds. There is a nature camp run by forest department. There are facilities like tents, wooden cottages for stay and vehicle safari.

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