The Serai Blog

spectacular-sights
Spectacular Sights In & Around Chikmagalur
2016-11-30

Chikmagalur is truly one of the most breathtaking locations in India and boasts an array of entertaining activities. From mountain peaks and waterfalls to temples and animal sanctuaries, there is no end to the wonderful experiences waiting for you at this incredibly scenic locale. To help our traveler get the most out of their Chikmagalur visit, we’ve listed our top picks to make your stay the experience of a lifetime.

 

Here are the places you absolutely must visit:

 

Tour the Mountain Valleys and Ranges

 

  • Mullayanagiri Mountain Range: Home to the highest peak in Karnataka, the Mullayanagiri in Chikmagalur stands tall at a dizzying 2000 meters. Famous for their mountain ranges, Chikmagalur is mostly popular for trekking and nature hikes through the expansive scenery.

 

  • Baba Budangiri: The Baba Budangiri mountain range is one of the most prominent attractions where one can find three different caves. It is said that there were three Siddhas buried here and in their honour, an annual festival is hosted in these caves. Famous for their beauty and mystery, these caves are definitely a must-do on the list of places to see in Chikmagalur. Read more about it on our blog.

 

  • Kudremukha: Placed at an altitude of 1800 m above sea level, Kudremukha is a mountain range and a high peak in Chikmagalur. As the hill resembles the head of a horse, it was aptly named ‘kudre’, meaning horse and ‘mukha’ meaning head in Kannada.

 

Picnic by the Waterfalls

 

  • Kadambi Falls: There is no better place to have a family picnic than by a cascading waterfall. Kadambi falls is a spectacular waterfall that you must explore and it is conveniently located close to the Kudremukh national park, named after the Kudremukha peak.

 

  • Manikyadhara Falls: Visit the Manikyadhara waterfalls which are perfect for sightseers all year round. The untouched surroundings also have lush & thrilling trekking trails; indeed the perfect way to work up a healthy appetite.

 

  • Buttermilk Falls: Drive through the dense western ghats and cruise past lush coffee estates to reach the glorious Buttermilk falls. What makes this experience truly unique is that you can drive all the way to the top of the falls for a truly majestic view. Trek your way back down or even take one of the many jeeps which are conveniently waiting near the top of the falls. This experience is one for the books.

 

Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Increase your odds of seeing the elusive tiger by visiting the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, known to be part of the “Project Tiger” initiative which has an estimated 33 tigers on the reserve. Located within the northwest of Chikmagalur, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Perfect for a day outing, the sanctuary is also home to leopards, chitals, sambhars and wild boars among several other animals. Be sure to carry your camera to capture some amazing wildlife shots.

 

A traveller’s paradise, Chikmagalur is the perfect holiday destination for solo travellers and families alike as you are truly spoiled for choice with a wide range of incredible activities. Make memories which will last you a lifetime at this heavenly holiday destination which will leave you relaxed, rejuvenated and truly refreshed.

in-and-around

Leave a Reply

#INSPIREDRESORTS
Recent Posts
The Serai Chikmagalur
A Summer Diary at The Serai Resorts
The Serai Chikmagalur
Summer at The Serai
The Serai Chikmagalur
The Serai Kabini Road Trip - A Journey to the Hidden Paradise
The Serai Chikmagalur
Unweekend your Getaways with The Serai
The Serai Chikmagalur
Top Tips for Foreign Travellers!
The Serai Chikmagalur
Facts about Leatherback Turtles
The Serai Chikmagalur
Into the Wilderness - Explore Kabini
The Serai Chikmagalur
What would your dream vacation look like?
The Serai Chikmagalur
How to Pack for Hill Stations
The Serai Chikmagalur
Looking for an holiday? This photo contest explains, Why you need to book a stay at Serai today!
The Serai Chikmagalur
Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints
The Serai Chikmagalur
Spectacular Sights In & Around Chikmagalur
The Serai Chikmagalur
5 Amazing Aquatic Animals of the Andamans
The Serai Chikmagalur
Into The Wild
The Serai Chikmagalur
Fun Facts About The Indian Elephant
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 First-Aid Essentials for Travelers
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Must Visit National Parks in South India
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Beaches You Must Visit in The Andamans
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Exciting Activities at Kabini
The Serai Chikmagalur
Chikmagalur - Inspired by Coffee
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Exciting Activities at Bandipur
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Essential Tips for Travelers
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Hidden Treasures of The Andamans
The Serai Chikmagalur
5 Exotic Birds Spotted at Kabini
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Hotspots for Trekking Around Chikmagalur
The Serai Chikmagalur
Five things to do around the Andamans
The Serai Chikmagalur
Kabini - Legends of the Land
The Serai Chikmagalur
Top 5 Wildlife Sightings at Bandipur
The Serai Chikmagalur
Bean to Cup - Make Coffee With Your Own Hands
The Serai Chikmagalur
Unplug & Unwind
The Serai Chikmagalur
Belur and Halebid - The Seat of the Hoysala Empire
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Eco-Friendly Ways to Travel
The Serai Chikmagalur
Kabini - Inspired by the waterfront
The Serai Chikmagalur
4 Photography Tips for Beginners
The Serai Chikmagalur
Baba Budan Brings Coffee to India
The Serai Chikmagalur
Meet Rajan - Beach No. 7's Most Loved Resident
The Serai Chikmagalur
5 Wildlife Books for Children
The Serai Chikmagalur
A Malenadu Favourite: Akki Roti
The Serai Chikmagalur
Do's and Don'ts in the Jungle
The Serai Chikmagalur
5 reasons why every coffee lover must visit Chikmagalur
The Serai Chikmagalur
Memories at The Serai!
The Serai Chikmagalur
Behold: The Queen of the Jungle!
The Serai Chikmagalur
A cup of Coffee Please!
The Serai Chikmagalur
Ooty: The Antique Trail
The Serai Chikmagalur
Connecting With Nature
The Serai Chikmagalur
Can You Spot The Spots?
The Serai Chikmagalur
The Cuisine Of Coorg
The Serai Chikmagalur
Karnataka: Home Of The Feathered Friends
The Serai Chikmagalur
Tribal Art Of Karnataka
The Serai Chikmagalur
Tryst With The Wild
The Serai Chikmagalur
The Magic Of Monsoons
The Serai Chikmagalur
Circle Of Life

Make a Reservation

The Crest

Our guests at the Serai are special, exclusive and discerning, like the resorts themselves and for you- we offer our loyalty programme- The Crest.
The Serai Shutterbug
Photography Contest
Last year's Shutterbug Photography Contest showcased some of the most beautiful photographs ever taken at The Serai & Barefoot Resorts. Now it's your turn to submit your best snapshots using #inspiredresorts and stand a chance to win ₹1 lakh.