Things to Do in Chikmagalur:
Trekking in Chikmagalur is one of the most preferred activities by tourists. If you are an adventure lover, you are sure to love the many trekking trails that Chikmagalur has. Of all the trails, the Kemmanagundi trail is said to be one of the most popular one. With breathtaking views of nature, you must trek when in Chikmagalur. Apart from trekking, you can also go shopping in Chikmagalur. Though you cannot buy handicrafts or souvenirs, you can definitely buy coffee beans. Since Chikmagalur is famous for coffee plantations, you can buy authentic coffee beans from here.
Best time to visit Chikmagalur: Visit Chikmagalur when the climate is really pleasant and soothing. The best time is from September to May. During these months the climate is favorable and you can explore the district comfortably.
How to reach: Chikmagalur is easily accessible from Mangalore. Though Chikmagalur does not have an airport, it is very well connected to major cities like Bangalore and Mangalore.
If you opt to travel by air, then the nearest airport is Mangalore and it is situated approximately 160 km away from Chikmagalur. Mangalore airport is connected to most major city of the country. You can call for a cab or even a prepaid taxi from the airport.
If you want to take a train to Chikmagalur, you can get down at Gudur railway station which is the nearest at 40 km. Any train from Mumbai, Kolhapur, Hubli and Goa halt at this railway station.
And by road, there are number of ordinary & luxury buses from all major cities of Karnataka.