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Seethalayanagiri (19 km from Chikmagalur)

Published Date: 09-May-2024

Whether you are someone who is always looking for ways to connect with nature, yearning for peace and solitude or love the high that trekking offers, Seethalayanagiri must feature on your Chikmagalur itinerary. At a height of 1524m, it is a picturesque, green hill that is easy to climb from a designated parking lot. Moreover, this is one of those attractions where the journey is as amazing as the destination. As you drive along the serpentine roads across Chandra Drona Hill to reach Seethalayanagiri, the views around will take your breath away. Once you reach the peak, you will come across pretty wildflowers and vibrant orchids too. You can also seek divine blessings at the Seethala Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, where the Shiv Linga is surrounded by water at all times.

  • Best time to visit: September to February
  • Ideal duration: 1 – 2 hours
  • How to reach:
    • By Air: After you fly to Mangalore Airport, take a taxi to reach Seethalayanagiri parking lot.
    • By Train: Reach Kadur Junction first and then hire a cab.
    • By Road: You can reach Chikmagalur from Mangalore or Bangalore by boarding a private or state-run bus and then hiring a cab.
  • Best for: Among the most popular things to do in Chikmagalur.
  • Tip: Take a small hike to reach the peak for amazing views.
  • Nearby Attractions: Mullayanagiri, Hebbe Falls, Baba Budangiri, Kemmangundi, Kudremukh National Park, Manikyadhara Falls, Kalhatti Falls, Madu Gundi
  • Nearby Restaurants: Royal Darbar, New One Family Restaurant, Z Star Cafe, Hungry Bite, Nithya Mess, Made For Chicken, The Bake House
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.6 rating and 700 reviews

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