To see why so many tourists go for Karnataka as a place to vacation, make sure you schedule in some time to explore the places surrounding Chikkamagaluru. Kadur, is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southwest, and Devanur sits 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west.
This region features a deep religious life; learn more about is at the area's beautiful shrines. To really understand a region, it often pays to return to the past. Karnataka's fascinating fortresses are a great starting point.
Relax the way the locals do in this area. Go bird watching and wildlife watching while you are here. Parasailing is the perfect activity for those wanting to discover their more adventurous side.
Trying local food is an excellent way to get to know the area in which you are traveling. So, make sure you visit some of Karnataka's bars, cafés and restaurants. Two of the region's favourite ingredients are coconut and mutton. Take a tip from the locals and try bisi bele bath (rice with vegetables) or saaru (tamarind and tomato soup). But your meal is not complete until you have had haalubaayi (rice and coconut fudge), a common dessert in these parts.
The handiest major airport, Mangalore International Airport, is situated in Mangalore, 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the southwest of Chikkamagaluru, so take that into account when planning your holiday.