Chikmagalur

Places to visit in Chikmagalur

Bhadra Wildlife SanctuaryNamed after the river Bhadra, in much proximity, with its faint streams passing through the heart of the Sanctuary, is one of the most enjoyed and loved wildlife centers of the area.

Inam Dattatreya PeethaLocated on the Baba Budan Giri Hills, this holy site is visited by Hindus and Muslims alike. The cave is believed to have provided shelter to Guru Dattatreya and Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Khalandar.

KemmanagundiKemmanagundi is one of the most popular hill stations and retreats in the area. The highest peak of Karnataka, Mullayanagiri, too is found here. Natural beauty take all shapes and forms here from streams, waterfalls, springs, forests to gardens.

Sharadamba TempleBuilt in the modern Dravidian style of architecture, this temple is dedicated to the Goddess Sharada Parmeshwari, the Goddess of Knowledge.

What to Eat in Chikmagalur : Local Food and CuisineThe local cuisine, known as Malanadu cuisine is known for its richness and spice, mainly supplemented by the flavors of coconut milk and having rice and fish curry as staple items of the local platter. The town is also known as ‘The Land of coffee’ given the coffee plantations here. Hence, one must sip in some fresh and local coffee here.The popular items of this town are Akki Roti, Kakadu, Nendranga chips (Banana chips) and more. Authentic Kannada cuisine as well as typical North-Indian food is available here.

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