Chickamagalur is the district capital of Chickamaglur district of Karnataka. Literal transalation of the name in kannada means "The young daughters place ". The district is renowned for its coffee cultivation, beautiful hills, ghat roads and wildlife. The Gandhi park in the heart of the city and Hiremagalur temple about 4km from the city are the major attractions here. Other tourist attractions in the district include Bababudangiri , Bhadra WLS, Kemmanagundi , Kuduremukha , Mullayanagiri and Sringeri. Belur in Hassan district is only 20km away from the city.
Avoid coming during monsoons. Best season is from September to May.
Chickamagalur has ample number of hotels satisfying almost any budget. The Indira Gandhi road in Chickmagalur has many lodges and hotels.
KSRTC provides ample amount of A/C,non A/C and non luxury buses to the place. To get around other destinations with in the district private and KSRTC buses can be used.