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 History

Chikkamagaluru is the region where the Hoysala rulers started and spent the early days of their dynasty. According to a legend, it was at Sosevur, now identified with Angadi in Mudigere Taluk that Sala, the founder of the Hoysala dynasty, killed the legendary tiger, immortalised in the Hoysala crest. However, scholars have found lot of inconsistencies in this story and it seems to be more of a folklore[3]. However, it is known that Veera Ballala II (1173 - 1220 CE), the great king of Hoysala empire, has built the Amriteshwara temple at Amrithapura in Tarikere Taluk.

Coffee was introduced into India through the Chikkamagaluru district when the first coffee crop was grown in the Baba Budan Giri Hills during 1670 AD. According to the article Origins of Coffee, the saint Baba Budan on his pilgrimage to Mecca travelled through the seaport of Mocha, Yemen where he discovered coffee. To introduce its taste to India, he wrapped seven coffee beans around his belly and got them out of Arabia. On his return home, he planted the beans in the hills of Chikkamagaluru, which are now named Baba Budan Hills in his honour. In recent history, Chikkamagaluru was the centre of global attention in the year 1978 when the former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi stood for elections here and got elected to Lok Sabha, the Indian Parliament.


 Festival

Taj Mahotsav

The Taj Mahotsav festival is held in Shilpgram about 1km from the easten gate of taj. Taj Mahotsav is a culturally vibrant platform that brings together the finest Indian crafts and cultural nuances.

Kailash Fair

It is a major fair celebrated in honour of Lord Shiva who is believed to have appeared here in the form of a stone lingam.

Diwali

Diwali is the festival of light. It is  popularly celebrated here.


 Chikkamagaluru Hotels


 Chikkamagaluru Tours


TOUR NAME DURATION PLACES
 Chikkamagaluru
 Weekend
02 Nights / 03 Days Mangalore–Chikmangaluru–
Mangalore
Chikkamagaluru weekend Tour

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  • Starting Point:
  • Mangalore

  • Ending Point:
  • Mangalore

  • Duration:
  • 02 Nights / 03 Days


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 Hills Of Karnataka 08 Nights / 09 Days Mangalore - Chikmangaluru-Coorg–Ooty–Mysore–Bangalore
Hills of karnataka Tour

Tour Information

  • Starting Point:
  • Mangalore

  • Ending Point:
  • Bangalore

  • Duration:
  • 08 Nights / 09 Days


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