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Chikballapur Tourism

Chikballapura town is located in the Chikballapura district, about 57km from Bangalore, Karnataka. It is an important port link in North Bangalore area and an 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 natural as well as man-made attractions. It is an important port link in North Bangalore area and an educational hub. The National Highway 7 passes through this district and also serves as it's main road. This town is famous for its gold and silver trade and for its incense industry.

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For the adventure lover

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. 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 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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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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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

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's Not So Great?

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.

For Whom?

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.

How To Reach Chikballapur

Chikkaballapur is 56 km from Bangalore, which is the nearest airport. From here you can take a taxi or a train till Chikkaballapur. 

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Q. There is any idea to tour without travelling agents

Sharanu Bhurke 1 year 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 1 year 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 9 months 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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