4 Hotspots for Trekking Around Chikmagalur
Resting at the foothills of the Western Ghats, Chikmagalur is home to locals and travelers alike. Known as the Coffee Country, estates run for miles with green plantations that yield coffee beans. These lush patches of greenland lure people from around the world into its scenic landscapes.
For the extreme adventurers who’ve covered Chikmagalur on their travels, you’ll be thrilled about these fantastic trekking trails that lie just around Coffee Country.
Towering 6317 feet above sea level, Mulayangiri is Karnataka’s tallest peak. At just 28 km from Chikmagalur, Mulayangiri guarantees you a great trek with a beautiful sunset as its highlight. The trail starts from Muthodi Reserve Forest leading up to Seethalayangiri, a hill temple famous for its laterite caves.
Baba Budangiri is 25 km north of Chikmagalur and over 250 km from Bangalore. Unique mountain flowers called Kurinji blooms in these hill ranges once every 12 years. The last time this spectacle happened was in 2006. Getting to see this rare flower on your trek will certainly be a memory to cherish.
Head 55 km up from Chikmagalur and you’ll find yourself in Kemmanagundi. Thick forests and steep mountains are open to be explored by brave travelers. These enchanting peaks and valleys are a feast for your senses.
Drive down 99 km from Chikmagalur and you’ll arrive at the famous Kudremukh National Park. Kudremukh is a magnanimous mountain range that has a small city by the same name. It’s name is a reference to the Kannada word Kudremukh that roughly translates to “horse-face”. The name is derived from the picturesque view of the mountain side that resembles the same.