Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (Muthodi):Built at a distance of approximately thirty-eight km northwest, this wonderful sanctuary is worth a view for nature freaks. Gaur, Chital, Sambar, Elephants and Tigers deserve mentioning.
Kemmanagundi: Lying at a distance of nearly fifty-five north of Chikmagalur, this is a scenic hill resort. It is located atop Baba Budan range rising almost to an elevation of 1,434 m. From Kemmanagundi, Hebbe Falls is only eight km away. This beautiful waterfall gushes from a height of 168 m. Kalhatti Falls is only ten km from Kemmanagundi. The cascading waterfall ascents to a loftiness of 122 m. Amidst the rocks, a temple has been erected locally.
Kudremukh, a popular hill resort is only ninety-five km south west of Chikmagalur. Its rich variety of wild flora and fauna must be explored by all tourists from all over the country.
Amruthapura is truly a tourist heaven. Lying almost ten km from Tarikere, this small town houses an ancient temple. This eight hundred year old temple is consecrated to `Amrutheswara`.
Sringeri: No one can miss a visit to Sringeri, a center for pilgrimage. Vidyashankara Temple is a special attraction of the place. It has twelve zodiac pillars on which rays of the sun fall according to the equinoctial time.
St. Joseph`s Cathedral: It is an interesting tourist locale. Its primary appeal lies in the captivating `shell-shaped portico`.
Mullayanagiri: 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.
Baba Budan Giri (Datta peeta): To the north of Chikkamagaluru town is the Baba Budan Giri Range or Chandra Drona Parvatha as it was known in the ancient times, which has one of the highest mountain peaks between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. The peak takes its name from the Muslim saint, Baba Budan, who resided here more than 150 years ago.
Manikyadhara Falls is a waterfall near the famous pilgrim centre Baba Budan Giri Dattatreya Peetha where water spills down like small pearls giving the visitors a memorable shower bath.
Kallathigiri Falls: Just 10 km away from Kemmangundi is Kallahathigiri falls, also known as Kalahasti falls.
Hebbe Falls: This beautiful waterfall is over 10 km away from the famous hill station, Kemmangundi. Here water streams down from a height of 168 meters in two stages to form Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls).
Belavadi: Located 29 km southeast of Chikkamagaluru town on the Chikkamagaluru-Javagal road and 10 km north
Amritapura: 67 km north of Chikkamagaluru, Amrithapura is known for the Amritheshwara temple built in 1196 A.D by Amriteshwara Dandanayaka, a general of the Hoysala ruler Veera Ballala II.
Kalasa: It is surrounded by lofty hills of the Western Ghats and is looked upon as one of the pancha-kshetras on the banks of the Bhadra.Kalasa is 92 km southwest of Chikkamagaluru and situated on the banks of the river Bhadra.
Shanti Falls: This is a beautiful waterfall on the way to Z-Point in Kemmangundi.
Guru Dattatreya Bababudanswamy Darga: Situated on the Baba Budan Giri is the Inam Dattatreya Peetha venerated by the Hindus and the Muslims alike. A laterite cave here is believed to have been sanctified by the residence of Dattatreya Swami as well as Hazrat Dada Hayat Mir Khalander.
Hanumana Gundi Falls: Located 32 km. from the Kalasa, the waterfall has water falling on to Natural rock formations from a height of more than 100 feet (30 m).
Sringeri: 90 km west of Chikkamagaluru town is Sringeri situated on the banks of Tunga, a Vedic Peetha established by Sri Adi Shankara, the exponent of the Advaita philosophy in 9th Century A.D. It is famous for Vidyashankara Temple originally constructed by the Hoysalas and later completed by the founders of the Vijayanagar Empire and Sharada temple, an early 20th. century addition.
Kadambi Falls: This is a waterfall located in the Kudremukh National Park.
Horanadu:Annapoorneshwari Temple, which has been renovated recently With the installation of the new image of Adi Shakti, now the temple is called Adi-Shaktyatmaka Shri Annapoorneshwari. The place attracts lots of pilgrims who are provided free boarding and lodging by the temple.Horanadu is 100 km southwest of Chikkamagaluru and has an ancient Temple .
Hirekolale lake:Near Chikmagalur town.
Ayyenkere lake: Located 20 kms from Chikmagalur.