Here are the top 8 tourist attractions to see in Chikkaballapur:

1. Vivekanand Falls

3.4 /5

17 km
from city center
1 out of 8
places to visit in Chikkaballapur

Situated 12km from the Chikaballapur in a village called Kethenahalli, this is a beautiful waterfall. From the village, it is a 1km walk to the falls and no vehicles go there.

2. Ranganathaswamy Temple

3.5 /5

16 km
from city center
2 out of 8
places to visit in Chikkaballapur

The Ranganatha Swamy temple or Rangasthala as it is known is situated 5km down Chikballapur towards the Gauribidanur village. This is a beautifully designed temple with a brilliantly carved stone statue of Vishnu and there are scriptures written in original Vijaynagar way on a black stone.

3. Kaivara

3.4 /5

25 km
from city center
3 out of 8
places to visit in Chikkaballapur

A part of the epic Mahabharata, this place is known to be the temporary home for the Pandavas when they lived in exile. Bhima, one of the Pandava brothers is said to have killed the asura (demon) Bakasura.

4. Nandi Hills

Must visit 3.5 /5

24 km
from city center
4 out of 8
places to visit in Chikkaballapur

Nandi Hills is located about 10 km south of Chikballapur off the state highway 74. It takes about 7 km more to reach the top of the hill from the base.

5. Muddenahalli

3.1 /5

35 km
from city center
5 out of 8
places to visit in Chikkaballapur

Muddenahalli is the home town of Sri M.Visveswaraya(Sir.MokshaGondam Visveswaraya), the architect of modern Karnataka. Located just a few Kilometres from Nandi Hills, the house of this genius is converted to a museum is a must visit.

6. Bhoga Nandishwara Temple

3.1 /5

21 km
from city center
6 out of 8
places to visit in Chikkaballapur

Constructed around 806 A.D. by Rathnavalli of Bana Dynasty in the Dravidian style, this temple is known for its ancient Architecture. This temple is located in the Nandi Village and is a good place for the history and architecture enthusiasts.

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7. Trekking

3.1 /5

26 km
from city center
7 out of 8
places to visit in Chikkaballapur

Chikballapur offers many sites for trekking, located 15 km away there are 6 hills including the Nandi Hills. The other hills are Nandi Giri, Chandra Giri, Indra Giri, Brahma Giri, Kalavara hill, and Hema Giri.

8. Chintamani

3.6 /5

34 km
from city center
8 out of 8
places to visit in Chikkaballapur

This is a town named after a Maratha Chieftain Chintamani Rao, famous for its gold, silver and incense trade. It also draws thousands of pilgrims to one of the oldest dargahs in Karnataka, the Murugmulla Dargah of Fakhi Shah Wali about 8 km from Chintamani.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Chikballapur?

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. 

What are the top sightseeing places in Chikballapur?

The top sightseeing places in Chikballapur are Vivekanand Falls, The Ranganatha Swamy temple, Kaivara, Nandi Hills, Muddenahalli, Bhoganandeeshwara Temple.

How can I commute within Chikballapur?

If travelling from Bangalore, you can avail all public transport facilities. There are regular local buses that go to Kolar from where you can take a rickshaw. You can also hire a private vehicle or a cab for an entire day. If travelling from Chikballapur district, there are plenty of intra-city buses and rickshaws to take you to your desired destination.
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