Explore Chikmagalur at its Best

Explore Chikmagalur at its Best

Are you an adventure junkie looking for some thrilling off-roading experience? If yes, then Chikmagalur is the right place (for all kinds of tourists). Located in the backdrop of the Western Ghats, the Chikmagalur district is situated 3,580 ft above main sea level. Along with beautiful landscapes, this coffee town is equally popular for its great trekking trails and adventure activities.

With so many places to visit and experience, Chikmagalur is the perfect destination for the adventure streak in you. The great off-roading experiences and the strolls amidst the coffee estates are irresistible, and you must experience this as soon as you can.

Get these Thrilling Off-Roading Experiences in Chikmagalur for a Memorable Trip:

Exciting Off-Road Trails across the waterfalls in Chikmagalur:


Chikmagalur is home to many magnificent waterfalls amid awe-inspiring landscapes. What adds to the charm of these waterfalls are the thrilling trekking trails through the dazzling hills. The off-road trail to the giant Hebbe waterfalls is best enjoyed in a Jeep Safari ride. Witness the surreal beauty of the verdant valley along with the soothing sound of the waterfalls on your way to the falls.

A short ride to Jhari waterfalls is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. To reach the waterfalls, you must hire a jeep (locally called Jeep Safari-they still use the Mahindra Jeep) which will take you to the falls through the lush green scenery and the misty hills. The terrain is scary enough to give you the thrills, but for the local drivers, it is just a casual off-roading journey.

Famous Off-Road Trails to Mullayanagiri Peak:


Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka and is very famous for adventurous off-roading and trekking trails. At a height of 6,330 ft, the sunrise and sunset of the Mullayanagiri peak are sights to behold. Whether you choose to walk amidst the lush green landscape or take a jeep, you will witness the spectacular view of the Western Ghats. This trek is loved by the hikers, as it is considered one of the most challenging ones. Hence, it is always advisable to hire a local driver for such terrains unless you are an off-road aficionado. Enjoy the majestic hills and fall in love with nature time and again.

Off-Road Jeep Ride to Kyatanamakki Hills:


Get rid of your vehicle when you are surrounded by the hills of Western Ghats. Hire a rental jeep; most resorts have rental jeeps with experienced local drivers. Enjoy the most fun-filled adventurous rides in the muddy, slippery tracks of Kyatanamakki Hills. The guides will assist you all the way up to the top and make sure you have a great off-roading experience. Witness the surreal views and the lush greenery that you will remember for a lifetime.

Quad Biking: An Off-Roading Adventure for Life


Have you ever imagined riding a quad bike or an AV bike through the verdant nature? Yes, Chikmagalur has it all. You will find personalized tour facilities along with assistance from local people (organization or the resort itself). They will take you to the newly discovered trails safely. Enjoy the exhilarating experience and catch the sunset from the top of the hills.

Trek to Kudremukh:


Kudremukh or Kudurekuha Jamly is located at a distance of 96 km from the district of Chikmagalur. Take this opportunity to explore the tropical wet evergreen type of forest which is spread over an area of 600 sq km with very diverse flora and fauna. The narrow path will keep you thrilled and excited. But don’t forget to capture some stunning clicks while enjoying the beauty of the place!

Chikmagalur has everything for everyone.

Chikmagalur is a paradise for all, be it an adventure seeker, a pilgrim, or a nature enthusiast. Wait no more, pack your bags, and head to Chikmagalur for a thrilling off-road experience.

To explore the tourist places in Chikmagalur to the fullest, make sure you visit this place in the right season that starts from October to February. Stay at a resort in Chikmagalur amidst the coffee plantations to make your visit worth remembering!

We, at Nexstay Coffee Grove Resort, welcome you to have a comfortable stay at Chikmagalur.

Must Try Cuisines in Chikmagalur

Must Try Cuisines in Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur, the beautiful coffee town of Karnataka is widely known for its picturesque landscape and coffee. Located in the foothills of Western Ghats, Chikmagalur lies in the Malenadu region of Karnataka. As a tourist destination, Chikmagalur offers you the mesmerizing view of Mother Nature in all its glory, the best coffee, and a completely distinct cuisine to warm your soul. The food of this region is highly influenced by the vegetables and herbs found in the lush green vistas. As one of the oldest surviving cuisines of Karnataka, the Malenadu cuisine in Chikmagalur is famous for its simplicity.

The ingredients for the cuisines in Chikmagalur, whether it is chutney or snacks, or a perfect meal (oota) are grown in the vicinity of the mighty Western Ghats. The staple food is, however, rice and vegetarian dishes, but you will get to feed your stomach with naati style Biryani and meat curry in the restaurants in Chikmagalur.

Have a Look at the Must-Have Cuisines in Chikmagalur:

Sweet Dishes:



Extremely famous in Chikmagalur, Kadubu has religious significance too. It is believed that Lord Ganesha was very fond of Kadubu. Made with rice, coconut, and butter, it is really delicious and can be served with any vegetable curry or chicken curry. These dumplings can also be prepared from seasonal jackfruits.



There are different variations of Obattu, which is basically a sweet flat bread stuffed with coconut gratings, chana dal, kova, dates, jaggery, etc. However, to get the authentic taste of Obattu, you must taste the local variants in Chikmagalur. Experience this delicious item while adding some butter or ghee on it.

Gasagaje Payasa:


Gasagaje Payasa is a simple, yet very healthy dessert prepared in the Kannada household. Prepared with poppy seeds, coconut simmered in milk, jaggery and garnished with cashew nuts and raisins, it is a complimentary sweet creamy dish, which you will get in most restaurants in Chikmagalur.

Authentic Malnad Dishes in Chikmagalur:

Chigli Chutney:


Are you up for trying something different from the usual rice and sambar? Visit Chikmagalur and taste the extremely tangy and spicy Chigli chutney made from red ants. The process starts with hunting the nests, and then the ants are roasted and ground with garlic, chilli, onion, coconut, and other spices. This winter-delicacy is believed to be effective in preventing cough, cold, and pneumonia.

Halasina Kayi Palya:


Jackfruit is an integral part of the Malnad cuisines in Chikmagalur. Gujje Palya or Halasina Kayi Palya is a famous dish made by raw jackfruits, jaggery, grams (urad dal and chana dal), spices, and lastly coriander (to garnish). Enjoy this appetizing side dish with a bowl of hot steamed rice. You can also prepare Halasina Kadubu and Halasina Kayi Happala with jackfruit. Discover and start your experiment in your kitchen today!



As Colocasia leaves are easily available in heavy rainforest regions, you can taste a special cuisine named Kesa, made from Colocasia leaves in Chikmagalur. This healthy food item is highly rich in iron and can be a great complimentary dish in your platter.

Appe Kayi Saaru:


Appe Kayi Saaru, also known as, Mavina Kaye Saaru is a traditional rasam prepared in the coastal region of Karnataka. This popular dish is prepared from seasonal mangoes. It is usually served as a soup; however, you can have it with rice too (if you are a lover of tanginess).



One of the popular cuisines in Chikmagalur, Pathrode is largely an evening snack prepared in both steamed and fried style. The key ingredients that make Pathrode a must-have dish are colocasia leaves, coconut, tamarind, and spices. Have this snack with a strong tea or filter coffee.



This traditional Pongal staple dish has many variations among the south Indian states. Prepared from green grams and carrot, this delicacy has got its name as Carrot salad. Easy to prepare, you can serve this side dish as a part of your dinner and grab some great compliments from your family.

Koli Saaru:


Koli Saaru is a chicken curry prepared in the Malnad region of Karnataka. Made from poppy seeds (a constant ingredient of Malnad cuisine), coconut paste along with the spices, you will be amazed by how different this curry tastes in comparison to normal chicken curry. This classic dish is super spicy and can be served with ragi mudde to roti or rice.

Akki Roti:


Akki Roti is equally popular in all parts of Karnataka as it is in Chikmagalur. However, you will find the difference from one place to the other; the Malnad version of Akki Roti is the most favorite delicacy among the people. The reason is the mouth-watering taste and the distinct texture and the local fresh ingredients that make it unique.


A filter coffee is must when you are in coffee land. Get a classic filter coffee and sit amidst the un-spoilt nature of the sweeping mountain ranges, or inside a coffee resort in Chikmagalur. On your visit, don’t miss these mouth-watering Malnad dishes in Chikmagalur to fill your tummy (and heart too!).

We, at Nexstay Coffee Grove Resort, welcome you to have a comfortable stay at Chikmagalur. Our dine-in multicuisine restaurant will offer you a bunch of variety dishes to fill your tastebud!

Visit our luxury resort in Chikmagalur amidst the coffee plantations and make your trip worth remembering!

Things to Do at CGR, Chikmagalur

Things to Do at CGR, Chikmagalur

Are you looking for an idyllic escape from your mundane life? If yes, visit Chikmagalur for a blissful weekend. Chikmagalur is known as the coffee land of Karnataka. Experience the rich cultural heritage and nature while enjoying the ravishing beauty of Chikmagalur amidst coffee resorts.

Experience the beauty of the Nexstay Coffee Grove Resort:

Nexstay Coffee Grove Resort, a luxurious and picturesque resort in Chikmagalur, filled with lush green and gorgeous coffee plantations, is a blend of exquisite luxury and comfort. Ideal for friends, family, couples, and corporate events, Nexstay Coffee Grove Resort has all the amenities you could ask for.

The resort hosts bundles of indoor and outdoor activities to do in and around the coffee plantations. Rediscover the lost child in you and experience the breathtaking moments with Mother Nature during your stay at Chikmagalur.

List of Exciting Activities to do in Nexstay Coffee Grove Resort in Chikmagalur:

1. Sports Activities:


At Nexstay Coffee Grove, you can experience exciting indoor and outdoor activities such as Basketball, Cricket, Badminton, Archery, Carrom, etc. Even if you travel alone, or don’t have a team, you can still easily make a team with the other vacationers and take these sporting activities to a different level.

2. Camping and Bonfire:


Not comfortable camping outside? Don’t worry; we arrange camping inside the resort, which is completely safe and comfortable. You will be assisted by our wonderful staff. A bonfire is available to light up your night. Sit around it and soak up the serenity all night with your loved ones.

3. Cycling:


Do you recall getting your bicycle for the first time and the joy you had riding it for the first few months? Well, it’s time you should relive the very moment from your childhood, but this time amidst the green vistas of the Western Ghats. Grab a bicycle from our parking for a super-fun ride!

4. Swimming:


Take a deep dive in the majestic pool nestled amid the lush greenery, an experience you will cherish forever. Capture stunning pictures in this photo-friendly area while playing in the water body.


5. Coffee Plantation Walk:

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Inhale the aromatic essence of coffee-laced air while strolling amid the coffee plantations. Choose to walk down the resort and prepare yourself to get a mesmerizing view of the site.

6. Rain Dance:


Want to dance to the fullest in loud music? We fulfill your wishes in the best possible manner. Get yourself started to hit the beat and dance the way you want. Dance the way you always wanted to!

Visit our luxury resort in Chikmagalur amidst the coffee plantations and make your trip worth remembering!

We also offer cars on rental to visit the top places in Chikmagalur and go for a fun ride. So, forget all your worries once you step into our resort! To explore the tourist places in Chikmagalur to the fullest, make sure you visit this place in the right season that starts from October to February.

We, at Nexstay Coffee Grove Resort, welcome you to have a comfortable stay at Chikmagalur.

Must-Visit Temples in Chikmagalur

Must-Visit Temples in Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur, a pristine town known for its rich cultural heritage and historical ruins is no less than a paradise for travel enthusiasts. The pristine nature and the marvels of history make this place a perfect holiday getaway to refresh your mind. The temples built in the Hoysala style of architecture, and the Dravidian monuments are an experience that you will cherish for life. Even though muslim invasions in the 14th century destroyed many historical monuments of the Hoysala Empire, yet you can witness some incredible ancient temples in Chikmagalur.

Come, stay at a coffee resort in Chikmagalur, and pay a visit to these religious monuments for a heavenly experience!

Ancient Temples in Chikmagalur You Must Visit:

1. Hoysaleshwara Temple:


Hoysaleshwara Temple, popularly known as Halebidu Temple, is a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is the largest temple built in the Hoysala era under the reign of King Vishnuvardhana. The beauty of the temple lies in the awe-inspiring designs of the walls; each pillar is filled with intricate carving and images from Hindu scriptures. Two beautiful shrines are dedicated to King Vishnuvardhana as Hoysaleshwara and his queen Shantaleshwara.

There are two shrines of Nandi built in the temple premise facing the Shivalinga inside the Garbha Griha. Invasions in the past did damage a part of the temple, yet the revived part beholds the artistic magnificence of the temple, making it a revered worshipping place.

2. Kodandarama Temple:


As the name suggests, Lord Rama is worshipped in the Kodandarama temple where the idol is seen with a bow. It is believed to be built during the Hoysala era with Hoysala style of architecture, but some portions are built later in the Dravidian style. In the sanctum of the temple, there is a 6 ft tall Rama idol, with Devi Sita on his right, and Lakshmana on his left. The carvings of the temple portray the legends of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

The Tungabhadra River near the temple brings a serene atmosphere, making this ancient temple a must-watch monument. It is 53 km away from Chikmagalur town, located in Hiremagalur. From morning 05.00 am to 12.00 pm and evening 4.00 pm to 09.00 pm, you can get an entry to worship.

3. Annapoorneshwari Temple:


Located on the banks of the Bhadra River, Annapoorneshwari Temple is devoted to Goddess Annapoorna – Goddess of food (Devi Parvati). Sage Agastya is said to have installed the icon of the goddess in the temple. Various folklores are related to this temple; the most common being the wrath of Devi Parvati over Lord Shiva; she disappeared for months which caused drought in the world. Later, at the request of Deva-Asuras, Parvati took the form of Annapoorna Devi and offered everyone food.

On your visit to Annapoorneshwari Temple, don’t miss the Prasad served here. The temple is also known for its hospitality as it serves 3 times food to all the devotees.

4. Sringeri Sharada Peetham:


One of the ancient temples in Chikmagalur, Sringeri Sharada Peetham is a renowned pilgrimage site. Established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century, it is one of the famous tourist places in Chikmagalur. As the temple is located on the banks of the Tunga River, you can view the beautiful landscapes along with lush green trees across the temple. It is a spiritual experience for devotees who are seeking peace and serenity.

Visit this religious place anytime from 7 am to 8.30 pm to get the best view of the temple and the beautiful landscape surrounding it.

5. Chennakesava Temple:


Belur in Chikmagalur houses many gems of the Hoysala Empire. Chennakesava Temple is one among the many, built in the Hoysala architecture. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is an important pilgrimage site in Vaishnavism. The temple premise is known for its detailed carvings and sculptures, the designs in the walls enhance the beauty of the temple.

This shining jewel of Belur is a prime attraction for the tourists, for its monolithic structure. You will be amazed to see the 42 ft long gravity tower that stands on its own. Located in the Belur district, it is one of the ancient temples in Chikmagalur to see, for its artistic brilliance.

These temples in Chikmagalur gives you the feeling of devotion and spirituality. Keep these temples on your wish list when you plan a trip to Chikmagalur district amidst the foothills of Western Ghats.

If you prefer resorts to stay in Chikmagalur, you can ask for a rental jeep, as most resorts have rental jeeps or cars with experienced local drivers and visit the tourist places in Chikmagalur. We, at Nexstay Coffee Grove Resort, welcome you to have a comfortable stay at Chikmagalur.

6 Things to Do in Chikmagalur

6 Things to Do in Chikmagalur

Chikmagalur is a hill station in Karnataka that many people love to visit because of its rich natural beauty. So, whether you are a thrill-seeker, nature enthusiast, or simply looking to spend a cozy weekend, a trip to Chikmagalur is the perfect escape for you. There is a plethora of exciting things to do on your visit to Chikmagalur, let alone sightseeing and relaxing. So, what are they? But before that, get a detailed map of the region and essential stuff, and you are good to go. You can even seek a travel guide who will assist you to the best tourist places in Chikmagalur.

Here are the 6 Most Exciting Things to Do in Chikmagalur:

1. Trek to the Hills:


Chikmagalur is best known for its trekking trails and coffee estates. So, visiting Chikmagalur and not hitting the trekking trails can be disappointing to hear from anybody, especially from the adventure junkies. The mountain range of Baba Budangiri will leave you overwhelmed with its exciting trekking routes.

Mullayanagiri, the tallest peak of Chikmagalur, is home to some jaw-dropping trekking routes through lush greenery, and gushing waterfalls.

2. Camping in Chikmagalur:


Camping and bonfire go hand in hand. Imagine you are camping amidst nature, and there is this blazing bonfire and some soothing music to light up the night. Doesn’t it sound amazing? That can be the next best thing for you to do on your trip to Chikmagalur. (If you prefer resorts to stay in Chikmagalur, you can ask for similar setups.)

Whether it is a riverside camping at Sakleshpur, Hemavathi River, or on the slopes of Kyatamakki Hill; Chikmagalur will never fail to amaze you.

3. Rafting in Bhadra River:


River rafting is one of the exhilarating things to do in Chikmagalur. You can take up rafting in the Bhadra River of 8 km, 16 km, 22 km, and 40 km. With a not-so-wild part of the river, it is ideal for rafting in the Bhadra River while enjoying nature. Safety equipment and guides are always available to help you.

So, try not to miss this thrilling experience which will add charm to your next visit to this gorgeous hill station of Western Ghats.

4. Kayaking in Yagachi River, Belur:


Less popular than the other water sports in India, Kayaking is a fun activity to do on a holiday. Anybody without serious medical conditions can go for this solo fun ride. Yagachi River, known for its water sports, lets you experience this thrilling ride by passing through the lush greenery, and mountains.

There will be a guide to assist you. You can try kayaking in the Bhadra River as well but do check the availability in advance.

5. Jeep Safari Ride:


A Jeep Safari ride amidst the tropical forests and coffee estates is one of the pleasant things to do in Chikmagalur. Unravel the beauty of the Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, Kudremukh, Kyatanamakki, Hebbe waterfalls, and other scenic places in Chikmagalur with a Jeep safari ride. Feel the warmth of nature in its best way when you’re at Chikmagalur district.

As these rides are available all over in Chikmagalur, you can easily hire one and explore most of the tourist places.

6. Jet Ski:


If you are a true daredevil, you should surely try this electrifying activity in the Yagachi Dam. The wonderful nature and the backdrop of the mountains in the riverside add beauty to your Jet Skiing. Come, indulge yourself and your loved ones in the water sports of this small paradise of Belur and get a view of the gratifying nature while your stay in Chikmagalur.

Get ready to be a water child in this one-hour activity and beat the heat amidst the relaxing weather of Chikmagalur.

Apart from these thrilling adventures, you can also find a serene atmosphere amidst nature with gushy waterfalls. The rich architecture of the Hoysala Kingdom is profound in the temples of Chikmagalur. Plan your trip to Chikmagalur and enjoy a lifetime experience in nature’s lap.

Best Place to Stay at Chikmagalur:

To get the perfect essence of coffee plantations and nature, a coffee resort is an ideal place to stay. There are many resorts in Chikmagalur built inside coffee estates. You can take a trip to the coffee plantation organized by these resorts, which will surprise you with interesting facts about coffee production and its history. Also, you can walk through the plants and enjoy the pleasant view of the place.

Nexstay Coffee Grove Resort welcomes you to have a memorable stay at Chikmagalur.