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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the different ways to reach Chikmagalur?

Benazir Khan DEC 10 2012
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This gorgeous city in the southern India call forth every soul that is craving for a serene and relaxing sojourn. A trip to Chikmagalur is like a refreshing beverage on a hot summers day! If you are wondering as to how to get to the city, worry not for the following options will solve your quarry:


  • By Air
    The nearest airport to the city is Mangalore domestic airport which is 170 km away from Chikmagalur and Bangalore International airport which is 240 km away. Taxis and cabs costs around INR 2500 to INR 3500 to reach Chikmagalur. The Mangalore air terminal is well connected to Bangalore and Chennai airports. Bangalore airport is connected to almost all the airports in India. Also, International flights to major cities in the abroad are operated from Bangalore.

  • By Rail
    There are no rail heads in Chikmagalur. However, the nearest railway station is Kadur railway station that is 40 km from the city and Hassan at a 60 km’s distance. The major railhead near Chikmagalur is Hubli which is 239 km away from the heart of the city.Taxis from Kadur or Hassan costs somewhere around INR 400 to INR 600. Hubli is best connected to all other parts of India though.

  • By Road
    Chikmagalur is connected through the NH 48 with all other cities in Karnataka, as well some other neighbouring states. Being located at a distance of 240 km from Bangalore and 170 km from Mangalore. KSRTC buses are available from Bangalore to Chikmagalur. Also special deluxe buses are available from Mangalore and Hubli.

A road trip till the city is any way unavoidable. However, you have an option between train or aeroplane. Flight is obviously more comfy and quick, but don't forget about the sceneries that you can enjoy only on a railway trip.

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