Chikkamagaluru district,Karnataka

Chikkamagaluru is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is the headquarters of the Chikkamagaluru district. The city is located in the Western Ghats, about 275 kilometers from Bangalore. Chikkamagaluru is a popular tourist destination, known for its temples, hill stations, and natural beauty.

Nearby Districts

The three districts that are located near Chikkamagaluru are:

  • Hassan
  • Kodagu
  • Shivamogga


The weather in Chikkamagaluru is generally pleasant. The average temperature ranges from 15 to 30 degrees Celsius. The best time to visit Chikkamagaluru is during the monsoon season, from June to September.

Pin Code

The pin code of Chikkamagaluru is 577101.

Vehicle Registration

The vehicle registration number for Chikkamagaluru is KA-58.

Telephone Code

The telephone code for Chikkamagaluru is 08272.

Taluk List

The taluks in the Chikkamagaluru district are:

  • Chikkamagaluru
  • Ajjampura
  • B.R. Hills
  • Kadur
  • Mudigere
  • Narasimharajapura
  • Tarikere
  • Yelandur


Some of the popular foods in Chikkamagaluru include:

  • Bisi bele bath
  • Ragi mudde
  • Holige
  • Neer dosa
  • Ragi toffee

Tourist Places

Some of the popular tourist places in the Chikkamagaluru district include:

  • Baba Budangiri
  • Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chikkamagaluru Fort
  • Dubare Elephant Camp
  • Hirekolale
  • Kudremukh National Park
  • Meenakshi Temple
  • Sringeri Sharada Peetham

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Chikkamagaluru district is during the monsoon season, from June to September. The weather is pleasant during this time, and the hills are lush green.

Things to Do

Some of the things to do in the Chikkamagaluru district include:

  • Visit the Baba Budangiri hills and climb to the top of the hill to see the sunrise.
  • Go trekking in the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and spot tigers, elephants, and other wild animals.
  • Explore the Chikkamagaluru Fort and learn about its history.
  • Visit the Dubare Elephant Camp and learn about the elephants.
  • Visit the Hirekolale ruins and see the ancient temples.
  • Go hiking in the Kudremukh National Park and enjoy the stunning views.
  • Visit the Meenakshi Temple and offer prayers at the holy shrine.
  • Visit the Sringeri Sharada Peetham and learn about the history of the temple.