Distance : 243 km
Estimated Time : 5 hours
Bangalore to Chikmagalur is a very popular route for tourist, a small hill station at the Western Ghats, Chikmagalur makes for an ideal weekend getaway from Bangalore or a short vacation travel destination. Known as the ‘Coffee Land’ of Karnataka is situated in the foothills of the Mullayangiri Range.
"Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb"
One of the most scenic hill stations in the state of Karnataka, Chikmagalur is the most serene and picturesque tourist destinations in the Western Ghats. Literally meaning, ‘The Young Daughter’s Town’, this hill station stands tall at a height of about 3400 feet and is popular, given its tea plantations, lush green forests, picturesque trekking trails and mild retreat. Being the largest producer of coffee in the country. Chikmagalur is all about its coffee. Chikmagalur is a very popular trekking spot and boasts of many incredible trekking trails, such as the Mullayangiri trek, the Kemmanagundi trek, and the Baba Budangiri trek. Mullayangiri is the highest peak in all of Karnataka and is the best place to get a perfect view of the sun rising from behind the mountains.
Taxi from Bangalore to Chikmagalur is readily available at CabBazar.
Best time to Visit
From the month of September to March is considered as the right time to visit this place. During this period of time, the weather remains very soothing and comfortable for the tourist to explore different tourist spots in Chikmagalur.
During the summer season: From March to June the temperature of Chikmagalur ranges between 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. This wonderful hill station can be visited in these months, but sightseeing becomes difficult during the hours when the humidity and the hot weather reach its top.
During the monsoon season: During monsoon season (July-September), the beauty of this hill station enhances. The hills look more attractive and spellbinding. Remember that heavy rainfall may affect your tour to visit the markets in the town. And this is why do not forget to carry umbrella or raincoats if you are planning to visit this place during the monsoon.
During the winter season: September- February the temperature ranges from 10 to 32 degree Celsius. This is undoubtedly the best season to visit this attractive tourist destination. The weather of Chikmagalur during winters remains extremely delightful and the hill starts looking colorful.
Bangalore to Chikmagalur by car is well connected through NH75. There are quite a few places to visit in and on the way to Chikmagalur. It is best to plan your journey on a weekend or on a long weekend. Bangalore to Chikmagalur distance is 243 Km and is 5 hours journey. Other famous tourist places on this route and nearby are:
Begur Lake - You can spot 15 varieties of birds here.
Sri Chowdeshwari Temple - An ancient Hindu Temple located near Tiptur, the idol here is installed on anthill.
Manjarabad Fort - At a height of 3240 feet, Manjarabad is a beautiful star shaped fort built by Tipu Sultan in 1792.
Shravanabelagola - Historic town located near Channarayapatna has the world’s largest monolithic statue of Lord Gomateshwara making it one of the seven wonders of our country.
Gorur Dam - Named after famous Kannada literary personality called Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar is a sight to behold and makes for a great picninc spot with a beautiful garden right next to it.
Shettihalli Rosary Church - Known as the drowning church of Karnataka, is famous among photographers.
Srirangapatna - Tipu Sultan’s reign
Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary - several species of migrant birds on bank of river Cauvery
Halebeedu - Used to be the regal capital city of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th- 13th century is famous for its meaning ‘ruined city’ and used to be called Dwarasamundra, meaning entrance to the Ocean.
Belur - Situated on the banks of the alluring river of Hassan is steeped in the Hoysala Architecture and is home to many temples and shrines showcasing that era’s architectural workmanship.
Yagachi Dam - Built in 2001 is a popular visiting spot.
You can plan to include them in your itinerary. With CabBazar, you can customize the itinerary as per your choice and enjoy the trip to fullest.
Kudremukh National Park
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
Tea Plantation walk
Sringeri Shrada Peetha
Sri Veeranarayana Temple
Camping at Ballalrayana Durga
Being an Aggregator, CabBazar provides you enormous car options for your Bangalore to Chikmagalur taxi booking. You can mention your specific preference, if any, while raising a taxi booking request. Our partnered taxi services providers have various cars available with them for Bangalore to Chikmagalur taxi service. At high level, we classify taxi in below four categories :
Hatchback (WagonR, Liva, Santro, Ritz etc) – 4 seater – Budget Taxi
Sedan (Swift Dzire, Indigo, Etios, Xcent etc) – 4 seater – Comfortable small family taxi
SUV (Innova, Scorpio, Ertiga, Eeco etc) – 6/7 Passengers – Comfortable large group taxi
Tempo traveller – 9 to 26 Passengers – Big size taxi
Assured Innova (Toyota Innova, Innova Crysta) – 6/7 Passengers – Comfortable large group taxi
CabBazar is committed to keep the pricing as simple and clear as possible. So, we provide one price for your Bangalore to Chikmagalur taxi which covers a specified maximum kilometer and maximum days. So, you know upfront how much taxi is going to cost you and plan your budget well.
The prices are dynamic and transparent and give a win-win deal for both you and our partnered taxi services providers. You can choose car as per your preference.