Karnataka is an excellent place to visit for those who love nature. The state is full of mesmerizing tourist spots which draw in visitors on account of their natural beauty. From lush green hill stations and tea plantations to gushing waterfalls and wonderful wildlife sanctuaries, Karnataka has them all. One of the most alluring places in this beautiful state is Chikmagalur. Located in Western Karnataka, this lovely destination is worth every penny of your money and every second of your time. (ALSO SEE Here are the 10 best hill stations in Karnataka) In case you haven’t checked it out yet, here are 5 reasons why you must visit Chikmagalur. Also Read - Strange Request! People Under Home Quarantine in Karnataka Told to Send a Selfie to Govt Every Hour

The coffee plantations

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Chikmagalur is known mainly for its sprawling coffee plantations. In fact, there is a belief that coffee was first made in Chikmagalur. Coffee seeds are believed to have been cultivated here for the first time after a Muslim saint brought them here from Yemen. The British regime too saw the advent of several coffee plantations in Chikmagalur. Also Read - 'Sneeze And Spread The Virus': Infosys Employee Sacked, Arrested For Facebook Post

The climate

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Chikmagalur has splendid weather for most part of the year making it an excellent place for family vacations, especially with kids. Add to it the picturesque backdrops and what you have is an unbeatable destination for your India bucket list.

The waterfalls

The hill station is also home to some stunning waterfalls that spring to life during the monsoon season. One such waterfall is Kathatti Falls. Water cascades from about 400 feet providing a beautiful view for visitors.

Karnataka’s highest peak

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Mullayanagiri, the state’s highest peak, is located in Chikmagalur. It is 2000 m tall and offers stunning views of the marvellous hill station. It is an absolute delight for trekkers. DO SEE How to reach Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka

The Bhadra Wildlife sanctuary

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And then there is the wildlife of the region! If you wish to witness the diverse flora and fauns of Chikmagalur, you can head to the amazing Bhadra wildlife sanctuary. From tigers and leopards to wild boars and sambhars, you can spot anything here.

So, when are you visiting this terrific hill station in Karnataka?