The Western Ghats is filled with incredible amount of beauty. The lush green hills, pleasant weather, a variety of birds, flowers and reptiles make Western Ghats a perfect destination for an adventure lover.
Among the many locations in the proximity of The Western Ghats, one place that is considered as the most beautiful is undoubtedly Chikmagalur. The temperature of this region is always lower than the rest of the Karnataka. Travellers who come here in the summers have to carry a sweatshirt or a thin jacket because it gets real cold in the night.
Chikmagalur has a number of places where a travel lover can visit and spend their time to enjoy the natural beauty of the region. The bird sanctuaries, waterfalls and backwaters are just the beginning points for an explorer. Chikamagalur is known for its amazing trek destinations which go all the way into the heart of the Western Ghats or Sahyadris.
Mulyangiri, Baba Budan Giri, Narsimha Parvata and Kodachadri are some of the well-known treks in this region. In the later monsoon and winter season, these places are filled with trekking enthusiasts. So when these places are done and dusted, where can one go next?
The answer is Baamikonda and Kalchukki Peaks. Lying in the exterior of the beautiful Kudremukha Range, these peaks are relatively unexplored and lesser known compared to the most of the trek routes. While Sahyadri range doesn’t have the hills as high as the Himalayan peaks, the natural beauty is no less in any way. Very few trekking companies organize expeditions here and most of the time the seats are booked in advance. The natural diversity of Sahyadri is considered very unique and rare. This is why the entire region is declared as a world heritage site by The UNSECO.