Chikmagalur is a hill station in Karnataka, a state in southwest India. To the north is Baba Budangiri, a mountain range in the Western Ghats, with 3 large caves said to be holy. Trails through forests and grasslands lead up to Mullayanagiri Peak. The cascading Hebbe Falls lie in an area of coffee plantations. The forested Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, northwest of Chikmagalur, is home to elephants, tigers and leopards.
Located at an altitude of 957 m above sea level, the Hoysala Village Resort, in Hassan, Karnataka is 194 km from Bangalore, 60 km from Mysore, 120 km from Mangalore. Easily accessible, one can cruise down the well-maintained Bangalore-Mangalore highway to reach the resort. The breezy, cool and pleasant picturesque town of Hassan is located in the heart of the Malanad region which was made famous by the Hoysala Dynasty with its unique style of architecture.