Chikballapura is situated in the district of Chikballapura, Karnataka. It is at a distance of 57 km from the city of Bangalore in the National Highway No. 7. It is one of the educational centres and has one of the important ports of Karnataka that links in North Bangalore.
Vivekananda Waterfalls, BhogaNandeehwara, Yoga Nandesshwara temples, and Nandi Hills are some of the tourist attractions located here. One can go for many adventure and recreational activities at these places, out of which rock climbing, sightseeing, paragliding, trekking are popular. This place is popular for its incense industry and gold and silver trade.
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For the adventure lover
If you are an adventurous person, then this place has lots to offer. Many adventurous and recreational activities will quench your thirst for a thrilling experience. Enjoy trekking on all those trekking trails located in the hill that will lead you to the Tipu Fort. You will burst with euphoria once you have a look at the surrounding from the top of the hill. If you are in monsoon or post-monsoon, then you can enjoy the beauty of Jaramadagu Falls. You can’t reach this waterfall only by vehicle; rather you need to cover some distance by foot as well. You can take two ways to reach this fall, out of which one is a 1.5 km perilous trekking route whereas another is a 3km easier route. You may get tired while trekking, but the natural beauty will keep rekindling your enthusiasm every time.
If you want to go trekking and camping, then the twin hills named Kaurava and Pandava are best fit for that. You will have a memorable experience climbing the top of the hill where you can find a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Another popular activity is Paragliding, which can be experienced by adventurous enthusiasts.
Restaurants and Local Food in Chikballapur
You will get a chance to taste a wide range of South Indian delicacies which are heavily dominated by coconut and rice. You can find some of the most common food items like Idli, Vada, Sambar, Dosa, Rasam in almost every hotel and restaurants. You will get the most authentic taste of these aforementioned recipes. Have some tender coconut and cream when you get tired as it is quite refreshing. You can also take a cup of popular filter coffee to revitalise yourself.
One Day Itinerary
You can plan your journey from Nandi Hill, which is only 10 km away from Chikkaballapur. As mentioned above, you can trek to the Jaramadagu falls from Nandi Hills. You can take your own food and water if you are planning to visit the waterfall. You can find most of the adventurous activities near the waterfall. From there, you can pay a visit to the BhogaNandeeshwara temple and Gudibande fort. If you want to explore Chikkaballapur, then you need at least two days. In the first day, you can explore the Nandi Hills and nearby areas, and in the second day, you can go trekking to the Jaramadagu falls and visit the places such as BhogaNandeeshwara temple, Vidurashwatha village, Tipu drop, and Kalyani pond.
You can either go for the public (KSRTC bus service) or private(Ola, Uber) transport to reach this place.