Treks in Chikmagalur

Sequestered in the hills of Karnataka, it's scenic beauty and blissful weather make Chikmagalur a paradise on earth. The place is teeming with wildlife as tigers, leopards and elephants have made Chi (Read More)kmagalur their home. It's mesmerizing landscape, breath-taking scenery, and pretty flower beds make Chikmagalur the perfect trekking destination in South India.

Here is the list of 6 Treks in Chikmagalur

1. Mullayanagiri Trek

Mullayanagiri Trek
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Perched at an altitude of 1930 m above the sea level, Mullayanagiri peak is located in the Baba Budan Giri Range of Western Ghats. It serves as the highest peak between the Nilgiris and the Himalayas offering its visitors a relaxed environment with temperature ranging between 20 - 25 degrees Celsius. Known for its peaceful ambience and nature's raw beauty, this peak is adorned with verdant grassland, rugged rocks, and a great trek path is also quite popular among adventure lovers. Mullayanagiri is also known for coffee plantations that are situated nearby.

2. Baba Budangiri Trek

Baba Budangiri Trek

To the north of Chikkamagalur district of Karnataka, lies the Baba Budan Range of the Western Ghats of India. Baba Budangiri is a mountain in the Baba Budan Range and is renowned for its shrine to the Sufi Saint, Hazrat Dada Hayat Khalandar (also known as Baba Budan). This is a famous pilgrim site for both Hindus and Muslims and is often flocked by travellers. This famous mountain range is also known as Dattagiri Hill Range, as the shrine here is believed to be associated with Hindu God Guru Dattatreya.

3. Kemmanagundi Trek

Kemmanagundi Trek
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Known For : Hebbe Falls Kalahatti Falls Z Point

A hill-station of mesmerzing views and sweet scented gardens, Kemmanagundi or KR hills, houses the tallest peak of Karnataka, Mullayanagiri. These hills offer a perfect summer retreat for those looking for a spectacular time amidst the beauty of nature and heaven for all nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Its natural beauty comes in all dimensions and forms from lush green forests to exquisite gardens to springs, gushing waterfalls and streams.

Best Time: September to May

9 Kemmanagundi Attractions

4. Jenukal Gudda Trek

Jenukal Gudda Trek

From Pandavar Gudda or the Betta Byraveshwara Temple, you can trek to Jenukallu Peak, the second-highest in the state. Also known as ‘honey stone mountain’ or “Hodachalli”, Jenukal Trek of 8 kilometres will challenge your skill and treat you with the coffee plantations, green woods and the views of the Arabian Sea and the peaks namely Sheshaparvata, Kumara Parvata and Ettina Bhuja.

5. Kudremukh Trek

Kudremukh Trek
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At an altitude of 1894 m above sea level, the Kudremukh Peak is a paradise for trekkers and naturists alike, with its mountainous paths and floral and faunal diversity.

6. Bandaje Falls

Bandaje Falls

Bandaje Falls is a scenic waterfall located in the Charmadi Ghat region of the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. Located in Kudremukh National Park, it is a 16 km trek with an easy to moderate grade. Book an overnight bus to Sankasale from Bangalore and stay in one of the humble homestays. It takes around 3 hours on each side and you will pass through rainforests and meadows.

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