<table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Chikmagalur is a nature lover&rsquo;s paradise. Nestled in the&nbsp;foothills&nbsp;of the Mullayanagiri range, Chikmagalur is blessed with abundant scenic beauty in the form of lush green forests, tall mountains, refreshing coffee plantations, sparkling&nbsp;waterfalls&nbsp;and breath-taking valleys.Chikkamagaluru situated in southwestern part of Karnataka, it is nestled in the Baba Budan hills. Chickmangalur literally means, &lsquo;The Younger Daughter&rsquo;s Town.&rsquo; Legend reads that this town had been given as a dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the famous chief of Sakrepatna. Chikkamagaluru is a calm, serene town full of scenic surprises. Hills, valleys, streams and snow-white coffee blossoms are all here to woo.In and around Chikmagalur there are beautiful hill stations and places of picturesque beauty. The district is strewn with many holy spots and proliferates legends associated with stories from the epics of Ramayana and the Mahabharata.The major commercial crop is coffee. The hill stations around Chikmagalur are famous summer retreats since they remain cool even during summers. Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka is 12 Kms away from Chikmagalur. The district is dotted with many holy spots and tourist places. A number of rivers originate from the hills of Chikmagalur district and flow in all the seasons.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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