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Chikkaballapur

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Chikkaballapur Tourism

Chikballapura town is located about 57km from Bangalore, Karnataka and is an important port link in North Bangalore area and also a major educational hub. Nandi Hills, Bhoga Nandeehwara, Vivekananda Waterfalls and Yoga Nandesshwara temples are some of the famous places here providing opportunities of sight-seeing, rock climbing and exploring nature as well as man-made attractions. This town is famous for its gold and silver trade and for its incense industry.

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Adventure Opportunities at Chikkaballapur

Chikkaballapur gives you a lot of opportunities to satisfy your hunger for adventure.
  • Nandi Hills has several trekking trails leading to the fort situated on the hillock. The view of the surrounding from the top is splendid.
  • Jaramadagu Falls is a seasonal waterfall situated in the midst of greenery. The route to the waterfall can be approached in vehicle till one point after which you have to cover the remaining part by foot. There are two different routes leading to the waterfall, one is the difficult 1.5km trek and the other an easier 3km trek. Though the treks can be a little tiring, the sight of the beautiful waterfall will refresh you instantly.
  • Kaurava and Kunda are two twin hills that are ideal for trekking and camping. The climb to the top is fun and there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at the top.
  • Paragliding: Another thing that you can do in Nandi Hills is paragliding, which is being brought back to the region due to a huge surge in the number of adventure sports enthusiasts.

Restaurants and Local Food in Chikkaballapur

The local cuisine here is dominated by south Indian delicacies which mainly include coconut or rice. Foods like idli, vada, dosa, sambhar are a specialty and even in the most modest hotels you'll find some really good tasting food.
Filter coffee is also famous here.
Also, if you have a knack of picking out well, there are fresh fruits available that can be quite refreshing.
One can also have tender coconut which is available in plenty
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One Day Itinerary

You can start your day by visiting the Nandi hills which is located just 10km from Chikkaballapur. From here you can visit the Jaramadagu falls. You can have your lunch here. It is wise to carry food and water along with you while visiting the waterfall. All the other spots are located near the falls. Following the falls you can visit the Gudibande fort and the Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple. You can either explore Chikkaballpur in one day or in two days. You can spend one entire day at Nandi hills, exploring the area. You can trek and try paragliding in the area. The next day you can go to Jaramadagu falls and explore the areas around the falls like the fort, Vidurashwatha village, Bhoga Nandeeshwara temple, Tipu drop and Kalyani pond. You can hire a taxi or use public transport to reach your destinations. 

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FAQs on Chikkaballapur

What is not so good about Chikballapur?

It is not a fully developed tourist destination. There are no proper hotels and hence you will have to pack food along with you. Drinking water can also cause an issue. Only drink bottled water.

Who should visit Chikballapur?

It is a perfect place for people who like activities like trekking and paragliding. It is an ideal place to relax and to escape you monotonous lives. It is a perfect place for history lovers and nature enthusiasts, and also for families who want to spend some quality time together. It is a perfect weekend getaway with your colleagues and friends.

What is the best time to visit Chikballapur?

The period from June to February is the best time to visit Chikkaballapur because the Jaramadagu Falls will have water during this period and has a spectacular view. The temperature is comfortable throughout the year and is ideal for nature lovers and to indulge in mesmerizing sightseeing opportunities. 
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What is the best way to reach Chikballapur?

Chikkaballapur is 56 km from Bangalore, is only accessible by road. Bangalore International is the nearest airport. From here you can take a taxi or a train till Chikkaballapur.
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What is famous about Chikballapur?

You can enjoy trekking and paragliding in Chikkaballapur and also reconnect with our golden past. A unique destination with a stark contrast between the old world charm and the global village.

What are the things to do in Chikballapur?

The top things to do in Chikballapur are Vivekanand Falls, The Ranganatha Swamy temple, Kaivara, Nandi Hills, Muddenahalli, Bhoganandeeshwara Temple. You can see all the places to visit in Chikballapur here

What is the local food in Chikballapur?

The local cuisine here is dominated by south Indian delicacies which mainly include coconut or rice. Foods like idli, vada, dosa, sambhar are a specialty and even in the most modest hotels you'll find some really good tasting food.
Filter coffee is also famous here.
Also, if you have a knack of picking out well, there are fresh fruits available that can be quite refreshing.
One can also have tender coconut which is available in plenty
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What are the places near Chikballapur?

The top places near to Chikballapur are Bangalore which is 66 km from Chikballapur, Nandi hills which is located 24 km from Chikballapur, Anthargange which is located 51 km from Chikballapur, Kolar which is located 49 km from Chikballapur, Ooty which is located 265 km from Chikballapur

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Q. There is any idea to tour without travelling agents

Sharanu Bhurke 2 years ago
Google the locations of ur own interests, read d blogs, go to social sites, arrange transport, train is best for 400km+ distances.

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Pallavi Siddhanta 2 years ago
- Book hotels in advance during the holiday season
- Enquire about the waterfalls, in case you're planning to go in the summer
- Prefer using bottled water for drinking purposes
- Since there is no meter for vehicles here, take help of a local to negotiate prices for rickshaws as well as cabs or private vehicles hired for an entire day
harshitha k p 1 year ago
Situated very close to Bangalore, Kaivara is a divine place famous for Sri Yogi Nareyana (Kaivara Tatayya) Temple/Samadhi. There are many temples on top of small hills near Kaivara Tatayya Temple such as Kailasa Giri, Yoganarasimha Swamy Temple, Vaikunta and Thatayya Cave etc. Furthermore, free food is provided by the ashram every day for devotees.
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