Popular Viewpoints in & around Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur is an exciting hill station perched at an altitude of 3,400 feet in the Western Ghats of Karnataka. Among the popular hill stations in Karnataka, this serene hill town is blessed with serene environment, rolling hills, picturesque trekking trails, lush green forest, magnificent waterfalls, tall mountains, mystical temples, aromatic coffee plantations, and pleasant weather that draw thousands of vacationers and photographers all throughout the year as part of Karnataka tour packages. Besides, the place is also home to several stunning viewpoints that give you the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views of the surroundings.


With an altitude of 1950 m, Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka, and among the must include places in Chikmagalur tour packages. The peak is blessed with rugged rocks, verdant grassland, and a good trekking path that makes this place popular among adventure lovers. Regarded as the highest peak between the Himalayas and Nilgiris, Mullayanagiri is one of the best places for trekking in Karnataka, and among the most stunning vantage points to visit as part of Chikmagalur adventure packages. The valley views from the top of Mullyanagiri are breathtaking that lure thousands of tourist and adventure seekers throughout the year.

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Baba Budangiri

Also known as Dattagiri & Chandra Drona Parvatha, Baba Budangiri is a mountain peak situated at an altitude of 1895 m in the Baba Budan range in Chikmagalur. It is one of the top places for trekking in Karnataka and among the best places to visit near Bangalore. The mountain is named after the Muslim saint, Baba Budan, a 17th-century Sufi saint who used to reside here. Baba Budangiri is known for its distinct forest range and amazing trekking trails. The peak offers some spectacular vistas of the enclosing slopes of the Nilgiri Hills, Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, and surrounding plains and villages. There is a famous trekking trail between Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri. Adventure seekers can hike through the forest to visit the historic shrine of Deviramma Betta as part of Chikmagalur 3 day tour.

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Z Point

Z Point is a beautiful vantage point as well as an exciting trekking spot situated in Kemmanagundi near Chikmagalur. Situated at an elevation of 1500 m, it is one of the best short treks in Karnataka, and among the must visit places in Kemmanagundi as part of Chikmagalur honeymoon tour. The place provides a panoramic view of Chikmagalur, along with breathtaking views of the hills of Kemmanagundi. The wide and beautiful grasslands provide unique setting to the slopes. Also, one can get a picturesque sunset and sunrise from the viewpoint. The 3 km trekking trail to Z Point starts from Kemmanagundi Raj Bhavan and runs through thick forest. Shanti Waterfalls is situated enroute to the Z Point in Chikmagalur, among the best places to visit near Mangalore. The trek is relatively easy till Shanti Hills and gets little tough afterwards.

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Kavikal Gandi Viewpoint

Located on Mullayanagiri – Baba Budangiri road, Kavikal Gandi Viewpoint is a prominent hill viewpoint in Chikmagalur region. Also known as Horse Shoe Viewpoint, the viewpoint offers magnificent views of the Chandra Drona range. There is a small idol of Hanuman at the foot of the hill. This prominent vantage point is considered as one of the best places to visit in Chikmaglur, that you should visit must during your Chikmagalur tour from Mysore. Except for the excellent panoramic views of the mist covered city and the soothing breeze, the Kavikal Gandi Viewpoint offers the visitors the chance to witness the elegant painting skills of Swami Vivekananda, painted on the top of the hill.

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Seethalayanagiri is a mountain peak situated at an altitude of 5000 feet in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. Located on the way to Mullayanagiri from Chikmagalur, it is one of the top tourist places to visit as part of Chikmagalur Packages, and among the best places to experience Karnataka Tourism. The drive up the winding roads of Chandradrona hill on the way to Seethalayanagiri is very scenic. One can get some mesmerizing views of the surrounding hills, and plains from the top of the peak as part of Chikmagalur Leisure tour. Several visitors park their vehicles at Seethalayanagiri and trek to Mullayanagiri which is about 3 km from here. Also, one can visit the Seethala Mallikarjuna Swamy temple that features a big Shivlinga surrounded by water on all four sides. Apart from the temple, there is a cave on the left hand side of the temple. The trees around peak are home to many Orchids and wild flowers.

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Devaramane Viewpoint

Devaramane is a scenic village in the Chikkamagaluru district renowned for its Kalabhairaveshwara temple. It is one of the mesmerizing offbeat places to visit in Karnataka and among the must include places in Sakleshpur Tour Packages. Situated on a hill, Kalabhairaveshwara temple is small nice temple looks like quite an old temple and is well maintained. The route leading to the temple provides us the mesmerizing view of the hills around and the road is in good condition. About 200 m from the temple, there is a viewpoint called Devaramane viewpoint that offers some panoramic views of the lush green surroundings, gurgling streams, and glittering lakes. Among the must-include places in Chikmagalur tour from Mangalore, Devaramane offers a number of variations that make it an ideal trekking spot for both beginners and hardcore trekkers. There are several hillocks to climb, the Ettinabujha- Bulls Hump-back, also known as Shishila Gudda, towers over the rest of the peaks in the area.

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