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chikmagalur

This is small hill station which in Kannada literally means "The Town of the Younger Daughter". The name of the town is after its District Headquarters also known as Chikmagalur. There are extensive coffee plantations here along with the beauty of a number of rivers that originate from the mountains here. This is a perfect place to come during summers as this place is cool throughout the year. The mountains here are also ideal for trekking and hiking. The major attractions here are the Mullayanagiri, Bababudan Range, Amruthapura, Ayyanakere, Dattatreya Temple and others.
Pooja Chaudhary
Located at around 250 kms from Banglore, the drive to the land of coffee plantation is something to look forward to for those who enjoy road-trips. A 2 night stay at one of the resorts (or the Chikmagalur golf club-rooms are available for members as well non-members through advance booking) gives one the perfect time required to explore the place. Places worth visiting: 1. A day long trek to Mullayangiri, the highest peak in Karnataka (for the trek enthusiasts) . Standing at an altitude of 1930 m above the sea level, the view from Mullayangiri is mesmerising. 2. Wildlife enthusiasts can plan to spend the morning hours at Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (on the way to Mullayngiri). Trekking or jungle safari can be explored, the lucky few might get to see one or more of the 33 tigers found in Bhadra 3. Baba Budangiri hills is 25 km from Chikmagalur town and home to the cave shrine (Dattatreya Peeth) of the Sufi mystic, Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Khalander. Surrounded by coffee plantations, the shrine of the Baba attracts many devotees, both Muslim and Hindu. The beautiful Manyakyadhara Waterfalls are a 2-km walk from the shrine.