Frequently Asked Questions!
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When is the best time to visit Chikmagalur for trekking?
The best time to visit is during the months between September and February. Chikmagalur’s winter creates the peak season and is the most significant tourist hotspot in the year. The temperatures drop down to 14 to 32 degree Celsius and result in cold, cosy weather. The nights might turn out to be colder still and hence it is recommended to carry woollen clothes to protect from the chill. The weather is extremely delightful during this period and is perfect for the local tour to various places in the town. Chikmagalur’s coffee plantations are also a highlight during the winter season and should most definitely be visited along with all the other places that seem to take on a different glow during these chilly months.
Which treks are good for beginners?
If you are a beginner at trekking, then Mullayanagiri Trek is a great choice to start out with. The trek to Mullayanagiri peak is very popular because of its gorgeous views. The trekking distance to the top is just around 3 to 4 kilometres and can be covered in approximately 3 hours. The best time to go for a trek in Chikmagalur is in the months of September to December. During these months, the waterfalls and streams are full of water and the weather during the day is cool.
Which is the highest peak of Chikmagalur?
Mullayanagiri is Karnataka’s highest peak and has a height of 1930 metres above sea level. The total distance top is around about 3 to 4 kilometres and can be covered in around 3 hours. Mullayanagiri is located in the Chandra Dhrona Hill Ranges of the Western Ghats in Chikmagalur. This peak gets its name from a tiny temple that is at the base and is dedicated to a saint named “Mulappa swamy”. In Kannada, “Mullai” means forest.