Chikmagalur district is the region where the Hoysala rulers started and spent the early days of their dynasty. The major commercial crop is coffee. Coffee was introduced into India through the Chikmagalur district when the first coffee crop was grown in the baba budan giri range during 1670 AD.Chikmagalur is a hill station which is situated at an elevation of 1,090 metres (3,580 ft) above mean sea level, in Karnataka, a state in southwest India. To the north is Baba Budangiri, a mountain range in the Western Ghats, with 3 large caves said to be holy. Trails through forests and grasslands lead up to Mullayanagiri Peak. The cascading Hebbe Falls lie in an area of coffee plantations. The forested Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, northwest of Chikmagalur, is home to elephants, tigers and leopards.
Chikmagalur is popular tourist destination as it has a huge number of tourist spots. Chikmagalur is really a very picturesque one, that can be best described as an paradise for relaxation, the surrounding area is known for a different landscape – from the low flatlands to the hilly regions of Western Ghats. Chikmagalur district has a huge number of coffee estates, and is rightly considered to be the coffee hub of Karnataka.
Chikmagalur and its tourism is a paradise for all travelers because it includes loads of tourist destinations, starting pilgrim places to coffee plantation and wildlife tourism spots to adventure sports locations. Hill stations, Well-known Temples, Beautiful waterfalls and National Parks – Chikmagalur has them all!