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Lush, verdant Chikmagalur. Located on the foothills of the Mullavanagiri range it is known for its serene environment, undulating forests and mountain surrounds. Some 3400 feet above sea level Chikmagalur enjoys a moderate climate and can be visited all year round. Our pick of the best places to stay in Chikmagalur are all relaxing hideaways.

Also known for its fragrant beans it is sometimes referred to as the ‘coffee land’ of Karnataka. The name in fact means ‘younger daughter’s town’ in the local dialect, and legend has it that Chikmagalur was given as a dowry for the youngest daughter of Rukmangada, the reigning chieftain of Sakrepatna.

Whatever its etymology Chikmagalur is a wonderful place to visit for a perfectly peaceful South Indian escape.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Chikmagalur are all equal parts relaxing and luxurious.

Best places to stay in Chikmagalur

For the family

  • Comprising 29 private cottages, The Gateway provides excellent family accommodation, but is also well suited to couples. There is a huge pool and excellent dining options as well as manicured grounds and plenty of on site activities and walks right from your front door.

For total luxury

  • The ultimate luxury hideaway – The Serai is one of those resorts you arrive at and never leave. With private villas (some including private pools) it is perfect as both a romantic retreat or for a family getaway. There are tennis courts, a wonderful spa, fine dining and a well stocked bar. A fabulous stay.

Still not sure which to book? From family to romance browse through our list of the best places to stay in Chikmagalur to start to plan your trip. For more choice check out all our recommendatios in Karnataka, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.

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  • Gateway Hotel

    Chikmagalur (Karnataka)

    Large rooms with terracotta tiled floors and high beamed ceilings plus private balconies and day beds for lounging. Set amid lush grounds with a pool, children's playground and BBQ facilities. There is also a gym, spa, Indian and Continental dishes at Peaberry restaurant and drinks at Mukwada Bar.

    29 rooms from $137
    Sights nearby  -  The Hoysala Temple trail is a historic route across Chikmagalur.
    Hideaway  -  Nestled in the verdant hills of Karnataka's coffee country.
    Great walks  -  Scale Kemmanagundi and experience its views.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
  • The Serai

    Chikmagalur (Karnataka)

    A collection of 29 modern and beautifully decorated villas set in the lush hills of Karnataka's prime coffee country. With two restaurants, tennis courts, bikes and private pools it is ideal for holidaying families. Allows the privacy of your own villa with the facilities of a resort. Win - win!

    29 rooms from $263
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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