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Chikmagalur literally means "The town of the younger daughter" in the native Kannada language. The town is said to have been given as a dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the legendary chief of Sakrepatna and hence the name. As one can guess, there is indeed a town called Hiremagaluru which means "The town of the elder daughter" which is about 5 km from Chikmagalur city.

Chikmagalur is a district situated in south-western part of Karnataka, India. It was in Chikmagalur that coffee was first cultivated in India. Rivers like Tunga and Bhadra have their sources in the mountains here which are part of the Western Ghats. Chikmagalur district also contains Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka.

Carved against a mountainous canvas this beautiful Malnad district is full of surprises. The hill stations, the waterfalls, the historical temples and the wildlife sanctuaries make this region a tourist paradise.

A family excursion was planned to a resort in Chickmagalur in June and we reached this place in the thick of the monsoon period. It was wet and cloudy but lush and green.

Enjoy the pictures.

Shankar Adisesh
Flameback ResortArch ViewLake ViewGarden ViewWash basinDedicated LadyRed IndianA Bunch of BeautiesClose up  of the  BeautyAnother BeautyI'Imperatore!!A Close of The Emperor.The Emperor"Sharky" - The Son of the Emperor.Father & SonMisty DayKalabhairaveshwara Temple on the Devaramane HillKalabhairaveshwara Temple on the Devaramane HillKalabhairaveshwara Temple on the Devaramane HillKalabhairaveshwara Temple on the Devaramane Hill

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory Detail:India
Keywords:Chickmagalur, Coffee, Karnatka, Landscape, Leisure, Malnad, Mountains, Nature, Photography, State, Travel, Waterfalls