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Chikkamagaluru (ಚಿಕ್ಕಮಗಳೂರು in Kannada, pronounced chikkamagaluru), is a district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It literally means City of the younger daughter in Kannada. It is sometimes called Chikmanglur. It has a population of 1,140,905 of which 19.52% are urban. The founders of the Hoysala empire originated from Angadi, a village in this district.

Chikmagaluru, the district head quarters of Chikmagalur district is 251 km from the state capital of Bangalore and surrounded by the Baba Budangiri hills and dense forests. The rivers Bhadra, Tunga, Hemavathi, Nethravathi, and Vedavathi flow all year round. The district is rich in iron, magnetite and granite deposits. The name Chikmagalur is synonymous with verdant forests, beautiful water falls, cool coffee estates and charming temples tucked away in the mountains.(wikipedia)

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