Most part of the district is covered with dense forests and seven rivers in silvery streams originate from the mountains of this region. The terrain being amazingly beautiful is very diverse and offers great explorations for the nature lover. Hills stations, gloriously cascading waterfalls, winding trails leading up to nowhere and then suddenly opening up to spectacular sights, shrines to explore, and intensely green slopes adorned by small coffee plantations visitors have an endless list of things to do whilst visiting the fascinating town of Chikmagalur. The main attractions for most are the waterways of Chikmagalur. The two main rivers originating from the mountains of Chikmagalur are Tunga and Badhra. The various waterfalls of the region are also appreciated by all visitors as they constantly complement the lovely landscapes and add to the spectacular views.
For visitors keen on up close and personal experience of the Chikmagalur waterfalls the best options would be a visit to the Baba Budan Giri Dattatreya Peetha which is a well known pilgrim centre in the area. The lovely Maniyadhara Falls are located near it and visitors can experience a soft shower of the splashing waters. For a fascinating scenic experience try the Kallathigiri Falls. Cascading down from a height of 122 meters from the top of the Chandra Drona hills it boasts a majestic and spectacular sight. Add adventure by visiting the temple located at the gap between the rocks which can only be approached by crossing the waterfall. Other interesting waterfall in the area include the Hebbe Falls of the Kemmangundi hill station, the Shanti Falls, the 30 metre high Hanumana Gundi Falls, and the Kadambi Fall which are located in the Kudremukh National Park. Karnataka travel and sightseeing options are aplenty and visitors to Chikmagalur are afforded some of the best options in accommodation, including boutique hotels and luxury hotels. Visitors can choose from a range of accommodation options. Any hotel Chikmagalur has to offer can easily and conveniently be booked through the Internet. For luxurious accommodation options whilst visiting this lovely gift from Mother Nature try the Gateway Hotel KM Road Chikmagalur.