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Sringeri Sharada Peetham: 
A popular temple town is located at a distance of 90 Km from Chikmagalur. It is situated on the banks of River Tunga. The Sharadamba Temple and Vidya Shankara Temple are two important attractions of Sringeri. A Vedic Peetha established by Sri Adi Shankara, the exponent of the Advaita philosophy in the 9th century A.D. In the Vidya Shankara shrine, there are 12 zodiac pillars, which are so constructed that the rays of the sun fall on the pillar corresponding to the month.
Annapoorneshwari Temple
Horanadu 100 km southwest of Chikmagalur and has an ancient Annapoorneshwari Temple, which has been renovated recently. With the installation of the new image of Adi Shakti, now the temple is called Adi-Shaktyatmaka Shri Annapoorneshwari. The place attracts lots of pilgrims who are provided free boarding and lodging by the temple.
Kalasa Galur located at a distance of 92 km southwest of Chikma and situated on the banks of the river Bhadra. It is surrounded by lofty hills of the Western Ghats and is looked upon as one of the pancha-kshetras on the banks of the Bhadra. Nearby are the pancha theerthas, the five sacred ponds. The main attraction of Kalasa is Lord Kalaseshawara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, which has a Kshetrapala shrine of soap stone in Hoysala style nearby. 
Shakatapuram Taluk A small village and a religious place located in Koppa of Chikmagalur district. Shakatapuram is also known by name Bandigadi. A Mutt by name Shri Vidya Peetam is located on the banks of River Tunga. Guru Dattatreya Bababudanswamy Darga situated on the Baba Budan Giri is the Inam Dattatreya Peetha venerated by the Hindus and the Muslims alike. A laterite cave here is believed to have been sanctified by the residence of Dattatreya Swami as well as Hazrat Dada Hayat Mir Khalander.
Belavadi located 29 km southeast of Chikmagalur town on the Chikamagalur – Javagal road and 10 km north west of Halebidu, Belavadi is famous for Ornate temple of Veeranarayana. Belavadi is also famous for the temple of ‘Udbhava Ganapathi’.
Jwalamalini Temple
Simhanagadde Jwalamalini Temple is one of the important Jain Temples and located at the Simhanagadde town near Narasimharajapura. The temple houses an attractive black colored idol of Goddess Jwalamalini as the main deity. The history of this idol dates back to the period around 15th and 16th century. The temple has a very spacious hall and a sanctorum. This temple attracts huge number of devotees in India as well as foreign countries. The temple was renovated in 1994.
Balehonnur Japura located on the banks of river Bhadra in Narasimhara taluk, the famous Shrimad Jagadguru Rambhapuri Veerasimhasana Mahasamstana Peeta (matha) and the Veerabhadra Temple are the main attractions here. The Veerabadra temple attached to the matha has metallic images of Veerabhadra and Bhadrakali.
Halebidu Virupaksha Temple
Virupaksha Temple in Hampi is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a very important pilgrimage site in India. This temple, a part of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, is one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.
Inam Dattatreya Peetha
Located in the hills of Baba Budan Giri, this Peetha is a holy site visited by both Hindus and Muslims since the legends say that this cave provided shelter to Guru Dattatreya and Hazrat Dada Hayath Mir Khalandar. Muslims visit the caves during the third Islamic month and Hindus visit during the Karthick Poornima festivities.
Hebbe Falls
Hebbe Falls, located 8 km away from Kemmangundi, is a favourite site for solitude seekers. The waterfall that is 168 metres in altitude is situated in Kemmangundi. Like other spring falls in the region, the water stream is believed to cure skin disorders. Enriched with minerals, the water stream is also a source of drinking water in the region. 
Hanumana Gundi Falls
Hanumana Gundi Falls is situated in Kemmangundi National Park between Kudremukh Road and Lakya Dam. The 100 ft waterfall can be accessed from 400 steps that are climbed down from the main road to reach the site. Visitors can indulge in exploring and hiking activities in the region along with witnessing the beautiful waterfalls.
Kalahatti Falls
Kalahatti Falls, one of the major tourist spots of the region, is located at a distance of 10 km from Kemmangundi. The 122 m high waterfall along with its beautiful surroundings is a favoured tourist spot. Waterfall is also popular with some other names like Kallathigiri Falls and Kalahasthi Falls.
Bhadra Dam
It’s 38 km north-west of Chikmagalur town. The sanctuary is surrounded by Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Giri, Gange Giri, and Baba Budan Giri hills and has the tributaries of the Bhadra river flowing through it. The various wildlife can be found in this sanctuary-like gaur, elephants, tiger, leopard, sambar, chital, spotted deer, boar, porcupine, muntjac, birds like the peacock, parrot, partridge, pigeon, munia, and bee-eaters, and reptiles such as King Cobras and Indian Rock Pythons.
Muthodi Falls
The district is a great attraction to all kinds of people – trekkers, pilgrims, travellers, tourists, and research enthusiasts. The beautiful waterfalls of Kalhatagiri, Hebbe, Shanti, Manikyadhara, Sirimane and many more seasonal waterfalls have won the hearts of travellers. The Muthodi and Bhadra forests provide habitat to various species of birds and animals and attract tourists. Sringeri, Horanadu, Kalasa, Balehonnur are the famous holy places.
Kadambi Falls
The Kadambi Falls captures the essence and mood of Chikmagalur. This enchanting region is full of naturalistic splendours. The falls are a region to visit and witness. You need to feel the pristine waters touching your skin. Experience the purest elements of nature in a world that is cocooned in amazing greenery. The Kadambi Falls on account of these attributes have mesmerised local and international visitors. People revisit this place time and again.
At a distance of 20 km from Chikmagalur and 23 km from – Baba Budangiri (by road), Mullayanagiri located in Chikmagalur district is the highest peak in Karnataka with an altitude of 1950 meters. Regarded as the highest peak between Himalayas and Nilgiris, Mullayanagiri is one of the best treks in Karnataka and among the top trekking places to visit in Chikmagalur.
It is popularly known by the name of KR Hills, named after the Mysore King Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. Mesmerized by the beauty of the place, he made Kemmangundi as his summer retreat. He later donated this resort to the Government of Karnataka.
Kalahatti Falls
Kalahatti Falls, one of the major tourist spots of the region, is located at a distance of 10 km from Kemmangundi. The 122 m high waterfall along with its beautiful surroundings is a favoured tourist spot. Waterfall is also popular with some other names like Kallathigiri Falls and Kalahasthi Falls.
Mountain range and name of a peak located in Chikkamagaluru district, in Karnataka, India. It is also the name of a small hill station cum mining town situated near the mountain, about 48 kilometres from Karkala and around 20 kilometres from Kalasa. The name Kuduremukha literally means ‘horse-face’ (Kannada) and refers to a particular picturesque view of a side of the mountain that resembles a horse’s face.
Baba Budangiri
At a distance of 29 km from Kemmanagundi & 36 km from Chikmagalur, Baba Budangiri (also known as Dattagiri & Chandra Drona Parvatha) is a mountain in the Baba Budan range in Chikmagalur District of Karnataka. At an altitude of 1895 m, this is one of the top places for trekking in Karnataka.
Charmadi Ghat
Charmadi Ghat is a mountain range in Mudigere and is one of the motorable passes which connects Dakshina Kanada with Chikkamagaluru. The National Highway 73 runs through this ghat and has 12 hairpin curves. It receives over 7000 nm of rainfall every year. Netravati River originates between Charmadi and Kudremukh in Bangarabalike.
Kyathanamakki Hills
Kyathamakki Hills is a fantastic hill range to go for a trekking experience. The hills are frequently covered by mist and fog, giving an otherworldly sense of calm and peace. There are multiple spots to experience sunrise and sunset and also waterfalls for a refreshing dip!
GhatiKallu is a peak that is believed to be made of just a single big rock. It is located about two hours from Chikmagalur and is a must-visit spot for photobugs, trekkers, and thrill-seekers. Surrounded by lush green valleys, coffee plantations, and areca nut plantations, this is a scenic beauty that encapsulates a traveller's heart.
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected Tiger Reserve, playing a natural home to the endangered big cat. It is a popular place of outing which has a diverse range of flora and fauna. It is surrounded by scenic beauties like Mullayangiri Hills, Baba Budangiri Hills, and Hebbegiri State Forest Hills. Other animals found here include gaurs, elephants, black panthers, pangolin, porcupine, etc.
At a distance of 67 Kms from Sringeri, 90 Kms from Chikmagalur and 26 Kms from Kudremukh Town, Kudremukh is one of the best trekking destinations in Karnataka. At an altitude of 1894m, it is one of the highest peaks of Western Ghats and among the top destinations for trekking in Karnataka.
Muthodi Wildlife Sanctuary
Muthodi is one of the two main reserve parts of Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, another being Lakkavali. Kalahatti Giri is the highest peak in this sanctuary, laden with lush green vegetation. More than 120 species of trees call this place their home, including Teak, Rosewood, Mathi and Kindal.
Other Attractions:
Kuppalli, also known as Kuppali , is a small village in Thirthahalli taluk of Shimoga district in the state of Karnataka in India. It is famous for being the childhood home of the renowned Kannada poet Kuvempu.
A little more about Kuvempu
The celebrated Kannada poet and writer Kuvempu belonged to this village and was very attached to it. Indeed, this pen-name Kuvempu pays homage to the author's home, created as it is from the first letters from his full name "Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa" (Venkatappa being his father's name).Kuppalli is also the birthplace of Poornachandra Tejaswi, the son of Kuvempu and a famous Kannada writer himself. It is also the place where Kuvempu and Poornachandra Tejaswi have been cremated. The childhood home of Kuvempu at Kuppali has been converted into a museum by Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Pratishtana (a trust dedicated to Kuvempu). This trust has undertaken immense developmental works in Kuppali to showcase Kuvempu and his works to the external world.
Kundari hills:
Kundadri is a hill (826 mt) with dense forests in the Western Ghats located in Shimoga District Karnataka State, India.It is 70 km from Udupi city. This hill is known for 17th century Jain temple dedicated to thirthankara and the place is known to have given shelter to Acharya Kundakunda during earlier centuries. The main deity of this temple is Parshwanatha, 23rd tirthankar. Two small ponds formed by the rock on one side of this temple provided water to earlier sages. Government of Karnataka joined hands with a philanthropist from Mumbai to construct an all-weather road to the top of the hill.The distance between Koppa to Kundadri Hill is 34 Km by road. 
Abbey falls:
Abbey Falls (also spelled Abbi Falls and Abbe Falls) is a waterfall in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India. It is located 8 km from the Madikeri, 122 km from Mysore, 144 km from Mangalore  
The waterfall is on the early reaches of the river Kaveri, located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates and trees entwined with pepper vines. There is a hanging bridge constructed just opposite the falls.
Agumbe is a high-altitude village in the southwest Indian state of Karnataka. Surrounded by the Western Ghats mountains and lush rainforest, it’s known its many waterfalls, such as Onake Abbi, Bakarna and Jogi Gundi falls. The Sunset View Point overlooks forested valleys. Nearby is Sri Venugopala Krishna Swamy Temple. To the south, tigers, leopards and king cobras live in Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary. 

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