Geography: The district receives normal average rainfall of 1925 mm. The highest point in this district is Mullayanagiri,
1926 mts. above sea level which is also the highest point in the state of Karnataka. 30% of the district (2108.62 km²) is covered with forests.
Cradle of coffee: It was at Baba-Budan Giri that the first ever coffee in the country was
grown way back in 1670 A.D. Enterprising Europeans pioneered large scale coffee plantations in the
district more than 150 years back and to this day the sylvan slopes are studded with coffee plantations.
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Rivers:Netravati and Bhadra.
Religion ,Castes : People belong to Tuluva community like, Shettys, Poojarys speak Tulu with Ghatta accent.
Bearys, the immigrant Muslims hailing from a neighboring district, Dakshina Kannada, and who are engaged in various small scale business activities do speak Beary bashe.
Kemmangundi,Amrithapura,Kallathagiri Water Falls,Kudremukh and Baba Budan Giri
Kemmangundi: 55 km north from Chikkamagaluru town is Kemmangundi, a scenic hill station on the Baba Budan Giri range of hills. Kemmangundi is also known as K.R. Hills after the Wodeyar King, Krishnaraja Wodeyar,
who had made it his favourite summer camp.
Amrithapura:67 kms north of Chickmagalur, Amrithapura is known for the splendid Amrithapura temple built in 1196 A.D .
Kallathagiri Water Falls: This water fall is very near to the Kemmengundi hill resort where the water cascades down from a height of 122 meters amidst fascinating scenery. A legend associates this place with sage Agastya and the
local temple in a gap between rocks, is attributed to the Vijayanagara times.
Kudremukh and Kudremukh National Park: 95 km southwest of Chikkamagaluru town is Kudremukh range (in Kannada Kudure = horse and mukha = face), so named because of the unique shape of the Kudremukh peak. Overlooking the Arabian Sea,
the broad hills are chained to one another with deep valley & steep precipices. Situated at 1,894.3 meters above sea level, Kudremukh is rich in iron ore deposits.
Mullayanagiri:is part of the Baba Budan Giri Hill Ranges here. It stands 1930 meters tall and is the tallest peak in Karnataka. Its height is famous mostly for watching sunsets from. It is 16 km from Chikkamagaluru town.
Manikyadhara Falls,Kallathigiri Falls,Hebbe Falls are few of the Waterfalls in the district.