Chikmagalur is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Karnataka. It is located at a height of 3400 feet, surrounded by lush mountains and misty valleys. The pleasant weather and natural abundance of Chikmagalur make it an ideal choice to visit on a refreshing road trip from Mysore. With a Mysore to Chikmagalur Car Rental, you can easily visit this unexplored destination.
The aroma of coffee lingers in the air of the district. Owing to the plenty of coffee plantations, it is also known as the “Coffee Land of Karnataka”. The hills are covered with evergreen forests rich in flora and fauna, making it a nature lovers’ dream getaway.
Major tourist attractions in Chikmagalur are its revered temples. The Sharadamba Temple, Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple, Vidyashankara Temple, and Amruteshwar Temple are visited by devotees from across the state.
Adventure lovers can enjoy trekking at Mullayanagiri trek, Kemmanagundi trek, and Baba Budangiri trek. Water sports and other fun activities can be tried at the nearby villages. All the hard work is rewarded by resplendent views of the surroundings. You can enjoy homestays and guided tours at the coffee plantations for a once in a lifetime experience.
The distance between Mysore and Chikmagalur is around 172 kilometers, which can be covered in around 3.5 hours. With Mysore Wheels, you can enjoy the refreshing vistas of the Western ghats along the route.
Mysore Wheels offers a premium fleet of rental vehicles to help you explore the exciting hill station of Chikmagalur. One of the top car rental companies in Mysore, the range of vehicles offered by Mysore Wheels includes compact cars, SUVs, Sedans and Mini Buses. Given below is the comprehensive list of vehicles offered by us:
Your Car Rental Options
Hatchback cars are intended for budget friendly trips. They are the most economical choice for your Chikmagalur trip. A hatchback from Mysore Wheels offers best fuel efficiency and is great for small families. It allows you to drive easily through the narrow lanes and fit in parking spaces easily.
Hire a Toyota Innova from Mysore to Chikmagalur car rental service that offers plenty of flexibility with seating capacity, power, and luggage room. Whether you are going on a weekend family trip or for exploring the hill station with your friends, an Innova is the ideal vehicle for you.
A sedan offers more space than a hatchback while still being very fuel efficient. When you rent a sedan with Mysore Wheels, you get more room for passengers and luggage than most smaller cars. Choose from a variety of Sedan types that suits your budget and travel needs.
A SUV is a perfect choice if you need a spacious car for comfortable travelling to Chikmagalur. By booking a SUV with Mysore to Chikmagalur rent a car service, you get a multifunctional family all-terrain vehicle good for short weekend trips as well as for distant journeys.
Rent a Tempo Traveller from Mysore Wheels if you need extra room for people, luggage, or both. A Tempo Traveller is great for family vacations and for accommodating large groups. Book a Tempo traveller to make your Chikmagalur trip a fun filled vacation.
Rent a minibus from Mysore to Chikmagalur car rental service to accommodate your large group of passengers. Ideal for group tours, a Mini Bus offers plenty of room for all your passengers and ample space for their luggage. Also, travelling together with your large group will make your Chikmagalur trip even more enjoyable.
What to expect with Mysore Wheels
- Pickup from any location in Mysore
- No hidden fees in your Mysore to Chikmagalur car rental fare
- Affordable prices along with break up of charges in detail
- Any additional charges and night charges applicable will be mentioned in the itinerary
- Vehicles in top condition
- Friendly and Reliable customer service
- Well trained and well mannered drivers
- Flexibility in operating hours
Why book with Us?
- Choose from our wide fleet of vehicle options in Mysore
- Online booking option available
- No cancellation fee upto 48 hrs
- Easy to book Mysore to Chikmagalur Car Rental service
- Round the clock customer support
Price / Tariff / Packages
One Day Mysore to Chikmagalur Car Rental Package
|Vehicle Option||Duration||Kms Included||Package Cost|
|Tata Indica||1 Day||600 km||₹ 5900|
|Swift Dzire||1 Day||600 km||₹ 6600|
|Toyota Etios||1 Day||600 km||₹ 6990|
|Chevrolet Tavera||1 Day||600 km||₹ 7800|
|Toyota Innova||1 Day||600 km||₹ 8500|
|Tempo Traveller (9 -12 Seater)||1 Day||600 km||₹ 10300|
|Tempo Traveller (13 – 14 Seater)||1 Day||600 km||₹ 10900|
|Mini Bus (18 – 20 Seater)||1 Day||600 km||₹ 17400|
|Bus (49 Seater)||1 Day||600 km||₹ 23600|
Multi Day Mysore to Chikmagalur Car Rental Tariff
|Vehicle Option||Price / Km||Driver Bata|
|Tata Indica||₹ 9||250|
|Swift Dzire||₹ 10||250|
|Toyota Etios||₹ 11||250|
|Chevrolet Tavera||₹ 12||250|
|Toyota Innova||₹ 14||250|
|Tempo Traveller (9 -12 Seater)||₹ 16||350|
|Tempo Traveller (13 – 14 Seater)||₹ 17||350|
|Mini Bus (18 – 20 Seater)||₹ 28||400|
|Bus (49 Seater)||₹ 38||750|
One Way / Drop Only Car Rental from Mysore to Chikmagalur
|Vehicle Option||Seating Capacity||One Way Fare|
|Hatchback | Tata Indica||4 + 1||₹ 4500|
|Sedan | Swift Dzire, Etios||4 + 1||₹ 4900|
|SUV / Toyota Innova||7 + 1||₹ 5650|
Mysore to Chikmagalur Traffic Information
The shortest route from Mysore to Chikmagalur is via SH 57 and Belur Road. The roads are in great condition and offer a comfortable drive. You must drive cautiously, as repair or construction work may be going on in some places. With a car rental from Mysore Wheels, our chauffeurs will take care of everything.
The alternate route is via Mysore Road and Belur Road, which is around 185 kilometers and takes around 4 hours to cover by road. The route is strewn with the picturesque landscape of the Western Ghats. With a Mysore to Chikmagalur car rental, simply relax and enjoy the scenic route.
Another route is via NH75 and Belur Road. It is a 220 kilometers stretch that can be covered in approximately 4 hours.
Sightseeing destinations in Chikmagalur
1. Kudremukh National Park
Smeared with the natural beauty of Western Ghats, Kudremukh National Park is a popular tourist destination near Chikmagalur. The park comprises dense forests, coffee plantations, and gurgling rivers at a height of around 1800 meters above sea level.
The park preserves the wildlife and tropical vegetation of these wet evergreen forests. It is also a part of the globally recognized Tiger conservation zone of the Western Ghats. You can enjoy adventure activities such as trekking, wildlife spotting, bird watching, and nature walk.
One of the most popular Chikmagalur tourist spots is Mullayanagiri. At around 2000 meters above sea level, it is the highest peak in the state and is a paradise for nature lovers. It is one of the best places in India for trekking and hiking. The exotic flora and astounding views of the surroundings will be etched into your memories forever.
3. Manikyadhara Falls
Set up idyllically near the Baba Budan Giri Hills, Manikyadhara Falls is the perfect tourist spot near Chikmagalur to visit with family. Nestled amidst the lush greenery of the Shola forest, it is locally referred to as Nellikayi Theertha. Cascading from a height of around 30 feet, the chilled water is said to possess therapeutic properties. The spot is ideal for picnics, relaxing, hiking, trekking, and swimming.
Belavadi village is a national heritage site and among the most important places to see in Chikmagalur. The village is also popular among tourists for the Veer Narayana temple. Constructed in the 13th century AD by the Hoysalas, the Trikutachala temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the forms of Viranarayana, Venugopala, and Yoga Narasimha. The town also boasts of their queen Belavadi Mallamma. She was a legendary warrior and had fought against the Maratha king, Shivaji.
5. Ballalarayana Durga
Ballalarayana Durga is a hill fort constructed in the 12th century by the rulers of the Hoysala Empire. It is located around 1500 meters above sea levels, atop a picturesque hill. Its heritage and lush green surroundings make it an important tourist attraction in Chikmagalur. You will have to trek up to the fort to enjoy the panoramic views of the natural beauty of the Western Ghats.
What to do in Chikmagalur
Chikmagalur is a land that was given away as dowry at the marriage of the younger daughter of the Chief of Sakrepatna. The misty mountains and verdant slopes offer a lot of offbeat things to do in Chikmagalur. You can unwind at the numerous homestays amidst the serene surroundings. Choose from those located on hilltops, amidst forests, and along the coffee plantations.
Adventure enthusiasts can try a wide variety of adrenaline-pumping activities including trekking, camping, jeep rides, wildlife tours, nature walks, and water sports. Kayaking and rafting can be enjoyed at the Bhadra River. Jet Skiing, Banana boat ride, Bumper ride, and Speedboat ride are other enthralling water activities available in Belur near Chikmagalur.
You can book guided tours to coffee and tea plantations. Walking across the estate and indulging in freshly brewed beverages is one of the must-try lavish experiences in Chikmagalur. You can shop for traditional South Indian coffee beans and local handicrafts made out of coffee wood at the souvenir shops at these coffee estates. The Market Road is the best place to buy aromatic sandalwood, authentic spices, berries, and ambrosial perfumes.
Chikmagalur’s local cuisine is known as Malanadu cuisine. The food is rich and spicy, supplemented by the flavors of coconut milk. You must try dishes like Akki Roti, Koli Saaru (Malnad style Chicken Curry), Neer Dosa, Kakadu, Nendranga chips (Banana chips). Rice and fish curry are staples among locals. Halagana Hittu and Kukus Payasa are traditional desserts you must try to satiate your sweet tooth. Authentic Kannada cuisine can also be tried in the town.
Mysore is a city popular for its architecture and heritage. There were many astounding monuments built under the aegis of Wodeyar rulers. Mysore has preserved the elegance of its royal rulers through their palaces. There are many tourist attractions in Mysore for every kind of traveller. The city is also famous for its handmade sandalwood products, traditional silk sarees, and Ashtanga Yoga.
Mysore to Chikmagalur road trip offered by Mysore Wheels takes you from the bustle of the city to the lap of nature. The trip will rejuvenate your senses and refresh your mind.
With so many sensational places to explore, you are bound to enjoy your time spent in the beautiful hill station of Chikmagalur with a Mysore to Chikmagalur Car rental service. With Mysore Wheels you can easily move around the hill station at your leisure and fit more into your trip.