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Named for
Coffe,Mountains(Mullayanagiri range
District Head Quaters
3,742 km2 (1,445 sq mi)
Population Density
Average rainfall
39 .C Max , 16 C Min
Geographical Location
12 54’ and 13 53’ North latitude
75 04’ and 76 21’ East longitude
Tunga, Bhadra, Vedavathi, Yagachi, Hemavati and Netravathi
Sex Ratio
1005 per 1000 male
Literacy rate
Major Tourist Attractions
Kemmangundi hill, Mutthodi National park, Kudremukh ( Iron ore mining Company),Mahatma Gandhi Park (Ratnagiri Bore). Kondadarama Temple of the Hoysala dynasty, Jamia Mosque, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Trekking.
Best Time to Visit
240 kms from Bangalore.
Kudremukh : 95 kms, Sringeri : 98 kms, Kemmanagundi : 54 kms.
Heritage Hill Station
Nandi Hills
Getting there:
Air: The nearest airport is Mangalore
Rail: The nearest Rail Junction is Mangalore
Road: It is 170 kms from Mangalore and 240 kms Bangalore
Situated in the south-western part of the State Consists of 7 taluks –Chickmagalur, Kadur,Koppa, Mudigere, N.R Pura, Sringeri and Tarikere.
It is famous for its Coffee cultivation and is known as the coffee land of Karnataka Contains Mullayanagiri, which is the highest peak in Karnataka.
Kundremukh: 95 km southwest of Chikmagalur town is Kudremukh range, so named because of
the unique shape of the Kudremukh peak. Situated at 1,894.3 meters above sea level, Kudremukh is rich in iron ore deposits. The Kudremukh Iron Ore Company conducts mining operations, benefaction and transportation of the ore as slurry through pipelines to the port at Panambur near Mangalore.
About Chikmagalur
Chikmagalur (Kannada: , Cikka Maga?uru) (also known as Chikkamagaluru) is a town located in Chikkamagaluru district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Located in the foothills of Mullayanagiri range, Chikmagalur is famous for coffee and is known as the 'coffee land' of Karnataka. It has an international school called Ambar Valley and a star resort called The Serai. Chikmagalur is famous for its hill stations.
The nearest airport to this town is Bajpe international airport of Mangalore (160 km). The more awaited Chikmagalur Railway line has been completed and a trial run was held on June 17.This railway line will be connecting the city to Kadur The station is expected to inaugurate this year.
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