First time I visited here as my weekend getaway to Chikmagalur in 2011 and second time with my trekking friends in 2014 through "Sarpadhari" to mullayanagiri. Through my personal experience and my research about sightseeing places in Chikmagalur, here I have listed some of the important places to visit in Chikmagalur.
One of the tourist attractions in Chikmagalur which is 16 Km from Chikmagalur town or bus stand. You can commute in a car or jeep till Sheethalagiri temple and it is recommended to walk to Mullayanagiri as the roads are too narrow here. There is a small temple on top of the hill and a small cave next to it.
For trekking to Mullayanagiri, there is a narrow trekking path called "Sarpadhari". It may take 3 to 4 hours to reach on top of Mullayanagiri, but, you need to take permission to be taken by forest department. September to February is a good time for visiting the place. When we visited this place in 2014, tigers were sighted in a coffee plantation near Mullayanagiri. It is always recommended to check with concerned officals before you start trekking or sightseeing in these areas.
2) View Point
View point is located between Mullayanagiri and Kemmangundi. It gives you a view of Mullayanagiri and Sheethalagiri hills. 11 Kms ahead from here you can visit Kemmangundi.
It is a beautifully laid out attractive gardens on the top of the hill station. This place has a beautiful rose garden and a view point.
4) Hebbe falls
It is 8 km to 9 km away from Kemmannugundi. Hebbe Falls gushes down from a height of 551 ft.
5) Kalhatti Falls
It is 8 km to 9 km away from Kemmannugundi and located at Kallattipura (kallathigiri) in Chikmagalur. The water fall passes in front of the Veerabhadreshwara Temple and tourist can walk in water to visit the temple.
6) Baba Budangiri
If you are commuting in Cab or jeep, then you can visit Mullayanagiri to Kalhatti Falls in one day and plan Baba Budangiri in another day. Baba Budan Giri represents a unique syncretic culture of Hindus and Muslims where both offer prayers in a cave-like structure.
7) Manikyadhara Falls
Manikyadhara Falls is located in Baba Budangiri and also known as Nellikayi Theertha. This is a small water fall but attracts all nature lovers.