Chikmagalur is among the most picturesque and tranquil tourist spots in Karnataka. It is a hill station famous for its coffee plantations. It is also popular because of its mist-covered views of green hills, forests and lovely homestays. From trekking around the green mountain ranges to rafting in the river rapids, it offers many holiday frills. Enjoy a relaxed road trip to Chikmagalur from Bangalore by booking a private cab from Bangalore Wheels.
A Bangalore to Chikmagalur road trip is the best way to visit this quaint hill town. It has places like Mullayanagiri, Kemmanagundi and Hebbe Falls. Then, you can visit other towns like Shravanabelagola, Halebeedu and Belur on the way. Also, you get cool and breezy weather to explore them all.
The distance between these two places is 245 km, and it takes around 5 hours to reach Chikmagalur by car. As you reach near, the roads get narrower and the distant peaks grow higher. The smell of coffee in the air gets stronger. Raindrops on the windshield form a picture of their own.
So, block a weekend, hire a Bangalore to Chikmagalur car rental, and check out all the places to visit in Chikmagalur and nearby.
Bangalore Wheels makes it easy to rent a car in Bangalore with our affordable rates, premium vehicles and unbeatable customer service. One of the top car rental companies in Bangalore, we offer a wide range of vehicles, including luxury and economy models, that can cater to all kinds of budgets and plans. Choose from the below list of vehicle types for your Chikmagalur trip from Bangalore:
Your Car Rental Options from Bangalore to Chikmagalur
A hatchback car rental from Bangalore Wheels is perfect when traveling alone or in a twosome. You’ll be able to park with ease and get incredible gas mileage anywhere you go with this small car rental.
A Toyota Innova from Bangalore Wheels delivers optimal space for passengers and their luggage and is great for family vacations. It doesn’t compromise on comfort or convenience and makes your road trip a breeze.
A sedan rental from Bangalore to Chikmagalur car rental service has room to accommodate plenty of luggage and provides a pleasant drive, no matter the distance. Their fuel-efficiency makes them a great option for long trips as well.
Choose an SUV rental from Bangalore to Chikmagalur rent a car service if you’re looking for a great family-friendly ride that offers space for a crowd and for luggage, too. It’s perfect for road trips because its cabin offers legroom for every passenger.
A Tempo Traveller rental from Bangalore to Chikmagalur car rental service accommodates every kind of group outing, from lengthy family vacations to quick business trips. A Tempo Traveller rental is perfect for comfortable family travel.
Rent a Mini Bus with Bangalore Wheels if you are travelling for a family reunion, with a tour group, or with many coworkers. With a Mini Bus, you’ll save money by renting one vehicle instead of renting multiple cars to split up the group.
What to expect with Bangalore Wheels
- Pickup from your doorstep in Bangalore
- No hidden fees in your Bangalore to Chikmagalur car rental fee
- Affordable prices along with break up of charges in detail
- Any additional charges and night charges applicable will be mentioned in the itinerary
- Vehicles in excellent condition
- Friendly and Supportive customer service
- Well experienced and well mannered drivers
- Flexibility in operating hours
Why book with Us?
- Choose from our diverse fleet of vehicle options in Bengaluru
- Easy to use online booking option available
- No cancellation charges upto 48 hrs
- Easy to book Bangalore to Chikmagalur Car Rental service
- 24/7 customer support
Price / Tariff / Packages
Two Day Bangalore to Chikmagalur Car Rental Package
|Vehicle Option||Duration||Kms Included||Package Cost|
|Tata Indica||2 Days||600 km||₹ 7100|
|Swift Dzire||2 Days||600 km||₹ 7700|
|Toyota Etios||2 Days||600 km||₹ 7700|
|Chevrolet Tavera||2 Days||600 km||₹ 8300|
|Toyota Innova||2 Days||600 km||₹ 9500|
|Tempo Traveller (9 -12 Seater)||2 Days||600 km||₹ 11150|
|Tempo Traveller (13 – 14 Seater)||2 Days||600 km||₹ 11750|
|Mini Bus (18 – 20 Seater)||2 Days||600 km||Price on request|
|Bus (49 Seater)||2 Days||600 km||Price on request|
Multi Day Bengaluru to Chikmagalur Car Rental Tariff
|Vehicle Option||Price / Km||Driver Bata|
|Tata Indica||₹ 10||300|
|Swift Dzire||₹ 11||300|
|Toyota Etios||₹ 11||300|
|Chevrolet Tavera||₹ 12||300|
|Toyota Innova||₹ 14||300|
|Tempo Traveller (9 -12 Seater)||₹ 16||350|
|Tempo Traveller (13 – 14 Seater)||₹ 17||350|
|Mini Bus (18 – 20 Seater)||₹ 28||400|
|Bus (49 Seater)||₹ 38||750|
One Way / Drop Only Car Rental from Bangalore to Chikmagalur
|Vehicle Option||Seating Capacity||One Way Fare|
|Hatchback | Tata Indica||4 + 1||₹ 4175|
|Sedan | Swift Dzire, Etios||4 + 1||₹ 4550|
|SUV / Toyota Innova||7 + 1||₹ 6050|
Bangalore to Chikmagalur Traffic Information
There are two popular routes for an enjoyable Bangalore to Chikmagalur road trip. The route via Hassan is the most preferred one. The ride up to Hassan is a smooth experience. As you leave the highway to go towards Chikmagalur, the wide road slowly turns into a single-lane road. Road conditions are usually good and you can look forward to a pleasant trip with your own private cab from Bangalore Wheels.
The distance from Bangalore to Chikmagalur via Hassan is 245 km. The road trip takes about 5 hours to complete. If you take this route, you can visit Shravanabelagola, Halebeedu and Belur on the way.
And you can also take a detour towards Sakleshpur from Hassan. It will take an hour more to reach Chikmagalur then.
The next best route to Chikmagalur is via Tumkur, Tiptur and Arsikere. The total length of this route remains the same, at 245 km. But the time taken to reach Chikmagalur is about 6 hours.
You can also take one of the two other routes. The first one is via Tumkur, Sira and Javagal. The second route is via Tumkur, Hiriyur and Kadur. Both these routes will take 6-7 hours to Chikmagalur, or maybe more, depending upon the traffic conditions.
No matter whichever route you choose, with a Bangalore to Chikmagalur car rental, you are sure to have a relaxing drive through the scenic landscapes.
Sightseeing destinations in Chikmagalur
Chikmagalur is dotted with heritage spots, adventure avenues, and religious places. Below are some of the popular places to visit in Chikmagalur during your tour of this beautiful hill station with a Bangalore Wheels rental cab:
It is the highest peak in Karnataka. Mullayanagiri is a part of the Chandra Drona hill range in the Western Ghats. And the region surrounding it is rich in flora and fauna. The green landscape has some gorgeous trekking trails. And you get picturesque views as you trek up. A small Shiva temple is also here, near the top.
2. Hebbe Falls
Hebbe Falls is a cascading waterfall in a secluded space among the coffee plantations of Chikmagalur. You can reach this place by booking a Bangalore to Chikmagalur car rental. As you trek down the paths, you’ll come across the white foaming water falling from the mountains. Hebbe Falls is about 250 feet tall, and the water streams down in two stages – Dodda Hebbe and Chikka Hebbe.
Kemmangundi is a hill station and resort near Chikmagalur. It used to be the summer retreat for the Mysore King Sri Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. The place has many viewpoints from where you can admire the surrounding mountains and lush green valleys. It has a rock garden and a children’s park, too.
4. Coffee Museum
Hire a cab from Bangalore Wheels to reach the Coffee Museum that can help you understand the rich history and culture related to coffee drinking. Here, you can get an educational tour about the journey of a coffee bean from the plant to your cup. You can see what goes on while choosing coffee of high quality. And you can buy coffee, too.
5. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
It is home to a diverse variety of animal and plant species. It is a habitat for many reptiles. And you might also spot some endangered species like Malabar giant squirrel and orangutan. The mesmerizing Bhadra River passes through this sanctuary, and it serves as a boating and rafting point during the monsoons.
What to do in Chikmagalur
Apart from visiting the tourist spots in Chikmagalur, you can also check out different towns on Bangalore Chikmagalur Highway with a Bangalore to Chikmagalur car rental. Some places which fall on the route via Hassan are Gorur Dam, Yediyur Lake and Shettihalli Rosary Church. The Gomateshwara monolith rock statue in Shravanabelagola, Chennakeshava Temple in Belur, and Hoysaleswara Temple in Halebid are the other points of interest on the way.
While in Chikmagalur, you can tour the tea estates and walk around the coffee plantations. The town also has different homestays and resorts setup amidst the plantations. So, you can enjoy an aromatic stay surrounded by freshly brewed organic tea and coffee.
The scenic Chikmagalur town also provides several opportunities for adventure activities like trekking and mountain hiking. Then, you have the option of biking around the hills too.
You have a plethora of trails going through forests, streams and waterfalls. You can explore the diverse landscape and culture of Chikmagalur trekking on these paths.
Hiking to Mullayanagiri peak is among the most popular activities in the town. The trail offers a gorgeous view of the surrounding mountains and grasslands. Trekking in Kudremukh National Park and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is also popular among adventure enthusiasts.
Jeep safari, Bird watching and River rafting, too, are available that you can try during your Chikmagalur trip from Bangalore via Bangalore Wheels.
And you can even go camping in Chikmagalur. You can pitch a tent near the peak, on the grasslands, or on the side of a gushing river. You can spend a night around a waterfall or in the middle of a forest too.
Bangalore is a happening tech town and there are many beautiful places to visit in Bangalore. Here, you’ll find historical monuments, religious places and entertainment arenas. You can also enjoy a variety of experiences. From weekend trips to relaxing holidays, the city has something for everyone.
And while you’re in Bangalore, also visit Chikmagalur. You can visit it at any time of the year. But for the best experience, plan a trip between October and March.
So, hire a cab from Bangalore to Chikmagalur with Bangalore Wheels, and explore the green hills, the foamy waterfalls and the dense forests.
Experience the natural beauty of Chikmagalur with a Bangalore Wheels car rental. Our affordable, premium rental cars can get underway to explore Chikmagalur’s famous coffee plantations and scenic views. From SUV rental to economy compact cars our extensive fleet has it all.