One Day Chikmagalur Local Sightseeing Trip by Cab

1 Day Chikmagalur Local Sightseeing Trip by Car
1 Day Chikmagalur Local Sightseeing Trip by Car (courtesy: nishalpavithran/mayank-agarwal)

Admired as a popular and charming hill station in Karnataka, Chikmagalur is the perfect getaway for a relaxing trip. You can plan a one day Chikmagalur sightseeing tour to unwind in the lap of nature. 

Nestled on the foothills of the Mullayanagiri Range on the Western Ghats, Chikmagalur has the right dose of thrill and wonder for everyone. It is known as the Coffee Land of Karnataka, where you can come across long stretches of coffee plantations. The lingering aroma of coffee across the misty hills will entice you. Delightful vistas and a tranquil ambiance will allow you to rejuvenate your senses. 

You can take the trails through the lush tropical rainforests and coffee estates to explore the natural grandeur of Chikmagalur. Do not forget to trek the imposing peaks for an adrenaline gush. You can watch the sunrise and sunset from behind the mountains. Visit the wildlife parks, perform recreational activities like rafting and boating, relax by the side of the waterfalls, and click Insta-worthy pictures on your one day Chikmagalur local sightseeing tour by cab. You can take a spiritual tour, and indulge in delicious authentic local cuisine or purchase ethnic and local handicrafts for yourself and others.

Booking a one day Chikmagalur sightseeing tour by a private cab will allow you to enjoy the picturesque views all around. You will find the drive through the uphill roads exciting. Besides, it is convenient to make quick halts at the reservoir, caves, forts, temples, churches, and lakes to click as many pictures as you wish.

A one day tour of Chikmagalur is an escapade from your busy city life. You can explore a new city within a short time. Simultaneously, you can connect better with your family, friends, and even colleagues as there will be no stress of driving or finding local transport. Shop to your heart’s content and bring back goodies for everyone as you travel by rental car.

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Highlights of Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Cab

  • Full-day Chikmagalur Local Sightseeing Tour
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Chikmagalur Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Mullayanagiri, Sitalayenagiri, BababBudan Giri, Manikyadhara, Jhari Falls (Jeep Safari), Honnamana Halla, and Siri Mane.

Package Price for 1 Day Chikmagalur Local Sightseeing by Cab

Hyundai i20 Hatchback Car for One Day Trip
i20 / Tata Indica
4 Seater / Hatchback

₹ 2,499/-

Honda Amaze Sedan Car for One Day Trip
Amaze / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan

₹ 2,999/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 3,499/-

Jeep Wrangler SUV Car for One Day Trip
Jeep
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 3,999/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 3,999/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
5-6 Seater / SUV

₹ 4,499/-

Toyota Fortuner SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Fortuner
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 5,999/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
12 Seater / LCV

₹ 4,999/-

Mini Bus for One Day Trip
Mini Bus
21 Seater / LCV

₹ 8,499/-

Book your 1 Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour Package!

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What’s included

  • Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Chikmagalur
  • Cab for Chikmagalur sightseeing as per the above Itinerary
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Driver Batta

What’s not included

  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places in Chikmagalur
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation in Chikmagalur
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to Expect on your Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour

What to expect with Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Private Car

Starting early in the morning, we pick you up from your residence. Our one day Chikmagalur sightseeing tour will start with the serene vistas of the hill town from the Mullayanagiri peak. After capturing the beauty of Chikmagalur, we will visit the temple and garden at the vibrant Sitalayenagiri.

Our next stop will be the heritage spot of BababBudan Giri. You can pay respect at the holy spot before heading to Manikyadhara. At the Manikyadhara waterfalls, you can unwind with your loved ones while enjoying a picnic.

Adding a dash of adventure to your one day Chikmagalur local sightseeing tour we will take you on an enthralling Jeep Safari at the Jhari Falls. Our next stop will be Honnamana Halla where you can spend some time away from the crowd of tourists. 

After relaxing amidst nature we will head to Siri Mane. You can enjoy the tranquility of the hamlet and offer prayers to the presiding deity before heading to your accommodation in Chikmagalur. At the end of the day, we will drop you back at your doorstep to ensure your safety and convenience.

Itinerary of One Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Trip

Pickup from your Hotel in Chikmagalur at 9:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Mullayanagiri60 minutes
2Sitalayenagiri50 minutes
3BababBudan Giri60 minutes
4Manikyadhara50 minutes
5Jhari Falls (Jeep Safari)40 minutes
6Honnamana Halla40 minutes
7Siri Mane30 minutes

Drop back at your Hotel in Chikmagalur by 5:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the Chikmagalur tourism places listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Chikmagalur local sightseeing tour by private car.

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Places to visit in Chikmagalur in one day by private car

Chikmagalur is known for its picturesque scenery and abundance of coffee plantations. If you’re visiting Chikmagalur for the first time or only have a day to spare, here’s our list of the best places to see in Chikmagalur in one day. From serene temples to stunning waterfalls, there’s plenty to explore in this little slice of paradise.

1. Mullayanagiri

Visit Mullayanagiri Peak with One Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Car

Mullayanagiri is the highest peak of Karnataka with a height of 1950 m. Perched on the Baba Budangiri Ranges, it offers a serene gateway to tourists. You can gape at the rugged rocks, verdant landscapes, and coffee gardens. Its rocky paths are best suited for trekking. 

You can also try mountain biking, camping, and road biking. You can visit the small namesake temple located at the summit. En route to the Mulllayanagiri temple, you can enjoy the small stream, cascading waterfalls and a cave with a small water source, and a Nandi statue. This famed attraction is a must-see on this one-day Chikmagalur sightseeing tour by private car.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Cherish the astounding views of the hill town.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week better to visit between 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

2. Seethalayanagiri

Located at a height of 5000 feet, Seethalayanagiri is a well-known tourist spot in Chikmagalur. It is located near Mullayanagiri peak. As you drive through the curvy roads of Chandradrona Hills, you can cherish the beautiful scenery. 

You can climb up to the top of the peak from the parking space. Take a look at the colorful wildflowers and orchids. Pick and taste some local Bilvardannu fruits from the thorny plants during the summers. Visit the peaceful Shiva temple, where the Shivlinga is perennially encircled by water. 

  • Must See / Things to Do: Explore the splendid scenery of the region’s vibrant flora and fauna.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week better to visit between 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
Visit Seethalayanagiri with One Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Car

3. Baba Budangiri

Visit Baba Budangiri with One Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

You can definitely not miss this astounding mountain peak on One day Chikmagalur sightseeing trip by private cab. Baba Budangiri is renowned for its unique forest ranges, iron reserves, and coffee estates. Both Muslims and Hindus flock to this place depicting religious harmony.

Famous also for trekking and hiking, it is home to the sacred and historic shrine of Deviramma Betta. The most popular, however, are the Kurunji flowers that bloom once every 12 years. Take a walk around Galikere lake. You can also appreciate the three mesmerizing waterfalls. Visit the three caves, containing icons and tombs of three Siddhas, where an annual fair is held.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Trek to the caves and experience spiritual bliss.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week better to visit between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

4. Manikyadhara

Manikyadhara is a popular waterfall tucked away in the dense forests of Baba Budangiri Hills. The 30-feet high falls present spectacular views of the mountain ranges. It appears as a string of pearls and is an ideal site for picnics, relaxation, and photographs. 

The misty hills and the cool breeze make this place a pleasant retreat. It is believed that if you bathe in its water, you can get rid of all your diseases. Even the mud collected from the caves is supposed to have healing properties. It is also believed to bring good fortune. You can buy herbal medicines from nearby shops.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Experience the tranquil and therapeutic properties of the waterfall.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week better to visit between 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
Visit Manikyadhara with One Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

5. Jhari Falls

Visit Jhari Falls with One Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Cab

Created by the small mountain springs, Jhari Falls presents a spectacular sight. You can take a thrilling jeep safari to reach the captivating Buttermilk waterfalls. Driving through the dense forests and emerald coffee plantations will help you unwind and discover peace. After a certain point, you need to walk to stay safe, since the streets are broken.

In the pool at its base, you can swim or take a dip. The post-monsoon season is the best time to visit the falls. You can witness its full glory. Have some hot and fresh quick bites like vada pav and omelette from the nearby shop. It is the local favorite on this one-day sightseeing trip.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Explore the beauty and serenity of the splendid waterfall.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week better to visit between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

6. Honnamana Halla

A scenic artificial waterfall within the dense forests, Honnamana Halla is an offbeat beauty. You can take a relaxing break at the waterfall and enjoy its beauty. It rises up to 30 feet, offering stunning vistas of Baba Budangiri hills. Spot medicinal herbs and plants sprouting in the area. You can enjoy a refreshing picnic at this wonderful spot on your one day Chikmagalur sightseeing trip. 

Take a stroll, click photos from multiple angles, or simply sit and relax. Away from the concrete structures, it is a safe haven allowing you to spend some time here. You can buy snacks, like Bhutta, bread, and omelette, from the local vendors.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Spend time with your loved ones in the lap of nature.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week better to visit between 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
Visit Honnamana Halla with One Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Cab

7. Siri Mane

Visit Siri Mane with One Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Cab

Close to the temple town of Sringeri, Siri Mane is a stunning waterfall, also known as Kigga Falls. It is a hidden gem on this same day Chikmagalur sightseeing tour by car providing great views. From the parking place, you have to walk over the 100 well-laid steps to reach the spot. It has a 40 feet elevation and is surrounded by dense forests and a serene setting. 

You can enjoy its massive force by going to the bottom. The water is shallow and is safe for even non-swimmers. You can pay a visit to the Sharad Peetham, a pilgrimage and Vedic learning center, built by Adi Shankara in the 9th century.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Have fun splashing and exploring the waterfall.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week better to visit between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

Things to Do on your Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour

Activities & Things to Do on your Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Car
Activities & Things to Do on your Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Car (courtesy: kartikkumars)

Chikmagalur is a popular tourist destination in South India due to its scenic beauty and cool climate. There are several trekking trails in the vicinity of Chikmagalur that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys. The town is surrounded by acres of lush green coffee plantations and visitors can take part in activities such as coffee tastings and plantation tours. There are also several museums and temples in Chikmagalur that are worth visiting. You can also spend time shopping and tasting the local delicacies.

What to Shop during your One Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Cab?

You can procure interesting souvenirs from Chikmagalur on this one day trip. Local and small brands are extremely popular here. Known as the haven for coffee lovers, Chikmagalur offers the highest quality arabica and robusta coffee. You can try different coffee blends and beans. Acquire from a wide collection of coffee powder. 

Besides, you can purchase local artifacts and handicrafts made from coffee wood and aromatic sandalwood. You can even obtain berries, heavenly perfumes, sandalwood toiletries, mementos, sculptures, paintings, decorative panels, and sandalwood idols. Purchase electronic products from the local marketplace. You can even get some good quality and affordable spices, dry fruits, and homemade chocolates.

What to Eat during your One Day Chikmagalur Sightseeing Tour by Cab?

Chikmagalur is a perfect spot for you where you can definitely taste the Malnad food. It is the oldest surviving cuisine in the state. The soulful food mainly consists of vegetarian dishes. You can also taste jackfruit dishes, cold coffee, various Rotis, and filter coffee. Be it Biryani, tandoori, chicken, or mutton items, you can be fully satisfied with the scrumptious food platter of Chikmagalur on this full day tour.

Moreover, you can avail authentic Kannada, South Indian, North Indian, and Chinese cuisines. You can acquire reasonably priced, fresh and clean food. Even you cannot miss the amazing street food and sweet dishes. There are also quick-serve food joints everywhere.

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Chikmagalur local sightseeing tour package. Ideally this 1 day Chikmagalur sightseeing tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Chikmagalur local tour, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

The time spent on each Chikmagalur tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular Chikmagalur sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.

FAQs

Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Chikmagalur local sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Chikmagalur cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.


The serene hill station of Chikmagalur is a  great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. With its scenic views, lush green mountains, and peaceful atmosphere, Chikmagalur is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday. You can conveniently explore the beautiful coffee plantations with a rental car and learn more about the history and culture of this region. Booking a one day Chikmagalur sightseeing tour by private cab is also a great way to visit the several museums and temples across the hill town. You can travel extensively without worrying and spend as much time as you wish at each tourist spot without any hurry.


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