An Affable Host – Chikmagalur
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“I dare not look away
From beauty such as this,
Lest, while my glance should stray,
Some loveliness I miss.
The trees might choose to print
Their shadow on the lake;
The windless air might glint
With aspen leaves that shake.
Over the mountains there
A thin blue veil might drift;
Then in a moment rare
This thin blue veil might lift.
Ah, I must pay good heed
To beauty such as this,
Lest in some hour of need,
Its loveliness I miss.”
I always remember these beautiful lines by Jessie Belle Rittenhouse’s poem “In The Green Mountains” when I visit Chikmagalur.
Recently I traveled to this beautiful hill station and “Yes! I have fallen in love with it to the moon and back.”
Chikmagalur is a city in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka. Located in the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range. To the north is Baba Budangiri, a mountain range in the Western Ghats, with 3 large caves said to be holy. Trails through forests and grasslands lead up to Mullayanagiri Peak. The cascading Hebbe Falls lies in an area of coffee plantations. The forested Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, northwest of Chikmagalur, is home to elephants, tigers, and leopards.
Chikmagalur takes its name from the Kannada Chikkamagaḷa ūru that translates to “younger daughter’s town”. It is said to have been given as a dowry to the youngest daughter of Rukmangada, the legendary chief of Sakharayapattana.
An immaculate locale draped in the extensive Western Ghats offers stunning views of the thick Shola forests and lush green bushes throughout the ways. Sightseeing and trekking have a noteworthy place in the tourism sector of this tiny town which is highly blessed by the mighty Western Ghats.
The viridescent has a myriad number of attractions to share with each of its tourist The multiple hills allow enjoying the sweeping views of the prodigious environment. This getaway is packed with heritage spots, water attractions, adventurous activities, wildlife, and nature themes. Whether you are an adventure lover or just want to unwind yourself by bird watching, Chikmagalur has something for everyone. A detailed description of locations and distance are available in our all-time favorite search Guru – Google.
It gives us a unique and novel experience to revel in with the lushness all around. It is a very peaceful and calm locality. The water here is crystalline and the weather is so friendly.
Coffee lovers like me wouldn’t be able to resist revisiting Chikmagalur. Now even if coffee is not your weakness, this luxurious green town should be your next holiday destination. The restaurants offer avaricious luscious food. The shopping area in Chikmagalur is small. But the choice and variety are mind-blowing.
Chikmagalur, which evinces the best form of green nature and charming environment enabling everyone to sneak away from the clamorous noises of the city. The unsmoked oxygen loaded air is a yummy feast to the mind and soul. If you are someone who is looking for an alleviating break from your run-of-the-mill life, then “Visit Chikmagalur” is your prescription.
Anxiously anticipating my next visit.