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Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur

The hill city of Chikmagalur is positioned in south western part of the Indian state of Karnataka. The city is located in the district which shares the same name.  The city with a scenic beauty took its name from Chikmagalur, which literally means “The town of the younger daughter” in the Kannada tongue. The district got its name after its headquarters town of Chikmagalur.


Here the land of Chikmagalur produces coffee as its commercial crop giving a way to have a major trade, which has made it one of the commercial centers in the state of Karnataka. This hill city stands and represents the southern part of India and is a summer retreat for many tourists visiting the place every year.


The town of chikmagalur lies in close proximity to one of the hilly wetland of the state, Malnad. The hill spot hosts a plethora of places to visit with many religious as well as tourists attractions. The place has given birth to, many rivers as well as paves a way to flow many streams through the hills. The site renders a breathtaking view in a pure mystical ambience ambiance making the town a true haven for the visitors.


As per the legends, the city of Chikmaglur was given as a dowry on the marriage of younger daughter of the unquestioned and well-known figure Rukmangada, the chief of Sakrepatna. The other half of the town was given to his elder daughter on her marriage which is known as Hiremaglur.


The highest peak in the entire state of Karnataka is Mullayanagiri, which is just at a distance of 12 km from the town. Mullain Giri is erected at an elevation of about 6,300 ft above the sea level. The other major attractions of this hill city are the Kondadarama Temple, stands as the symbolic   amalgamation of Hoysala and Dravidian approach of architectures and the Jamia Mosque. Another attraction here in the city is St Josephs Cathedral, which is famous for its unique shell shaped porch. The other attractions that can be found in its vicinity are the 13th century Siddheshwara temple, the grand old cave of Nirvanaswam at Thiruvanahalli and the 17th century Lakshmi Kantha temple.


Chikmaglur, with its growing commercial industry it has also given a boost to the tourism industry. The place is bestowed with the pouring cascades, gushing streamsmountain trails, enveloped with lush green foliage all around makes the city a true delight for the adventure seekers and nature lovers. The town holds renowned Mahatma Gandhi Park, which is one of the major tourist attraction and are gathered here especially on the festivals like Dusshera and Navratri.


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