Places to visit around suraksha Homestay and In chikmagalur
Plantation Trekking (0KM) : Suraksha Homestay abounds in a trekking trails and options for plantation walks that are as pretty as they are strenuous, So carry a good trekking shoes( Its not wildlife or forest trekking but a secure planataion trekiing)
Kavikal Matta Hilltop(2KM): Kavikal matta hilltop is a Serene destination to watch beautiful Sunset surrounded by layers of Lush green mountains which is the part of western ghats.A perfect hilltop to meditate and talk to your deeper subconscious( Adventurous 4*4 Jeep ride to reach the Hilltop)(Unexplored place)
Kavikal Matta(2.5KM): Kavikal Matta is a 400+ year old temple which has a history of a Sage watching a cow giving milk to tiger,This matta resides under the Huge rock cave mountain and it has a small well in which water never dries up no matter how-much ever you Spill the water out the level of the water remains same .The lord worshiped here is Rudraeshwara swami(Form of lord shiva)(Unexplored place)
Mallandur Gudda(Hill Mound(5km)) : Is a shooting place where MTV Roadies 16th Season’s few sessions were shot and many Hit movies,Album songs ETC were shot here.It is a mesmerizing great lush grass bed to spend your evening with the Mother nature
Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary Safari(14KM) A true blue ecological hot spot: lush forests, thicker silences broken only by birdsong, a chance encounter with an elephant herd, maybe spot a big cat – tigers or leopards – the temperamental Tungabadra River with its crocodiles and over 250 bird species.
Ukkada Waterfalls(15KM) : Ukkada Waterfalls is situated inside the coffee plantations on a private property and need to go through Muthodi forest where there are chances of seeing many wild animals(Luck plays a role).The trekking trail is very steep and narrow where in we need to crawl and go in a few places to reach the unexplored Ukkada Waterfalls.pulvinar dapibus leo.
Hirekolale Lake (18KM) : The beauty of the lake enhances when visited during sunset as the saffron colour of
the sunrays gets reflected thereby making the place appear magical. This exquisite manmade lake is
situated at a distance of 10 km from Chikmagalur
Coffee Museum(20KM) :Located in Chikmagalur, the Coffee Museum is a unique repertoire of the coffee business, right from growing to the brewing of the beans. This museum was built to reconstruct the thematic display of the history of coffee and the processes including picking, grinding and drying using which the bean was made.The museum offers one of the best coffee descriptions in the world.
Dirt mania: Raising the adventure, from 2010. Ever dreamt of riding cross-country with greenery flashing by?Your chance is now! Rev up the off-road adventure with No. 1 Quad trail company in India. You can experience 4WD Quads at lush green r on a guided tour. Reaching the hilltop gives an breathe taking view
Ayyanakere : Ayyanakere is about 18 kms north-east of Chikmagalur town. It is located at the eastern base of the Baba-Budan range, this ancient tank to have been constructed by Rukmangada raya, a chief
of Sakrepatna and renovated later in 1156 AD during the Hoysala times. The tank now provides irrigation facility to about 1,500 hectares of land.
This magnificent Shiva temple is located in the Toranamav village. The temple is very very clean & excellent in maintenance. It is really really awesome !! The main deity Lord Shiva is also very magnificent & divine. It is preferable to visit this temple during the morning time for the best visual experience of the giant shiva statue. Must visit temple.
Peaks In Chikmagalur
Mullayyangiri: Go to the very top of Mullayyangiri, the highest peak in Karnataka 1924Meters and also the highest point between the Nilgiris and the Himalayas.
Baba Budan Giri (Datta Peeta) : To the north of Chikmagalur town is the Baba Budan Giri Range or Chandra Drona Parvatha as it was known in the ancient times, which has one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. The peak takes its name from the Muslim saint, Baba
Kemmannagundi : Kemmangundi derives its name from three Kannada words – kempu (red), mannu(soil) and gundi (pit) means a place with red soil. It is among the popular tourist Placeas to visit from
Kudremukh : Kudremukh literally means ‘horse face’. It is so called, for its mountain ranges look like the face of a horse. The deep valleys and steep precipices of this hill station have great natural beauty.Kudremukh is 95 km southwest of Chikmagalur town. Situated at 1,894.3 meters above sea level,Kudremukh is rich in iron ore deposits. .
Waterfall In Chikmagalur
Manikyadhara Falls :Manikyadhara Falls is located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Chikmagalur on Bababudangiri hills .
Kalhatti Falls is also known as Kalahasti Falls. It is located at Kallattipura in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. From Kemmangundi hill station , the waterfall is at a distance of 10 kilometers . It offers you a wonderful view of the water from the Chandra Drona Hill Z Point The reward for the effort of a steep uphill trek, the serenity and beauty of this place is truly worth it. Providing a perfect vantage point, the distant grasslands in the Western ghats can be seen from here.
A little away from the Z point, these waterfalls experience relatively less footfall from tourists. Hence, visit these to witness pristine and modest waterfalls and streams with lush greenery all
around. Shiva Temple >>This beautifully constructed temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a major tourist attraction
in Kemmanagundi. Featuring some amazing rock art, the images of the deities here are a must see.
Top Architecture sites in and near to chikmagalur
Sringeri Sharada Peetha
The renowned sage Adi Shankara established the Srinegri Sharda Peetha in the 8th century. This is a famous matha or a monastery that lies on the banks of the Tunga River. The monastery is famous for its sculpture of Goddess Sharda in the temple’s inner sanctum. Lush green trees surround the monastery complex. Apart from the spiritual and historical significance, the architecture of the temple itself is quite impressive. You can enter the monastery for free, anytime from 7 am to 8.30 pm.
Pilgrimage site in chikmagalur
The Horanadu Temple is a very important place for the people of Karnataka. This pilgrimage spot is dedicated to the Goddess Annapoorneshwari. There is a golden idol housed inside the main temple sanctum, but you have to wait in a queue to go inside. The prasad at the temple is quite famous for its simplicity and flavour. So if you are visiting the temple, don’t miss the three-course pure vegetarian meal offered here. Entry is free and you can visit anytime from 6 am to 8 pm.
Bababudangiri shrine/ dargah is named after the Sufi saint Baba Budan (also known as Guru Dattatreya). Guru Dattatreya/ Baba Budan is equally revered by both Muslims as well as Hindus. That’s why sometime you would find bababudangiri being called as bababudangiri temple and sometimes as bababudangiri dargah.
Shettihalli Church is located 2 km from Shettihalli, Hassan, in Karnataka. Built in the 1860s by the French missionaries in India, the church is a magnificent structure of Gothic Architecture. After the construction of the Hemavati Dam and Reservoir in 1960 the church was abandoned.
The most famous of such consecrations is the anointment of the Bahubali Gommateshwara Statue located at Shravanabelagola. It is an important Jain festival held once in every 12 years. It is an integral part of the ancient and composite Jain tradition. It has 700steps