Chikkamagaluru is the coffee land of Karnataka; the land that brewed the first coffee cup in India and continues to research on better quality of coffee for every cup. Chikkamagaluru also has spices like pepper, cardamom, ginger, and turmeric and several fruits. The agro-friendly climate offers a perfect excuse to celebrate tourism. Baba Budangiri hills, the neighbouring Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, along with the horse-shaped hill Kudremukh’s National Park make Chikkamagaluru a hotspot for vacationing. Textile and wood-based industries are also in focus for development here.

Infrastructure & Resources


Chikkamagaluru has nearly 25.45% of its land as forest cover. However, 37.26% of the land is utilized for plantation cultivation. It still has 12.18% of remaining land and 25.10% uncultivated land.


Chikkamagaluru is the birthplace of six rivers – Thunga, Bhadra, Hemavathi, Vedavathi, Yagachi and Netravati. The district’s water needs are met from Hirekolale tank, Honnammanagalla and borewells with plans to get water permanently from Yagachi Reservoir backwaters.


Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Company Ltd does transmission to the district. The Chikkamagaluru district also receives power from the Sharavathi Hydroelectric project and Bhadra power generating station.The districts average annual consumption of power is 980 MU for domestic purposes and 7.5 MU for industrial purposes.

Natural Resources

Natural resources like bauxite, china clay, iron ore, quartz, building stone and sand is found here.

Human Resources

Chikkamagaluru has a good focus on higher education and the presence of several technical institutes aides in providing trained resources for various industries.


The district has access to Kempegowda International Airport and three other domestic airports – Mysuru (Mysore) Hubballi (Hubli) and Mangaluru (Mangalore). Two national highways- NH206 and NH 13 go through the district, and a 95 km rail route with 11 railway stations connects the region to all major cities across India. Its seaport access includes Mangaluru (Mangalore), Karwar, Goa and Chennai.

Living in Chikkamagaluru

Temperatures in Chikkamagaluru vary between 14 degree celsius and 31 degree celsius. The district has all the basic amenities and provides excellent access to resources.


Allopathy Hospitals


Indian System of Medicine Hospitals


Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes


Primary Health Centres


Community Health Centres


Five-star Hotels Available




PU Colleges


Degree Colleges


Medical College


Polytechnic Colleges


Engineering College


Industries Growing With Karnataka

Geneva Power

Great Southern Coffees Pvt. Ltd.

Pavanaganga Power

Vigyan Industries Ltd.

N.K.G. Jayanthi Coffee

Investment Opportunities


Project & Description Industry Sector Estimated Cost (INR Crores) Agency Status
Development of Road from Jannapura Sakleshpura, Sakaleshpura-Shanivarasanthe (one package of KSHIP) Transportation Part of 7000 KSHIP DPR Under Preparation
Development of Road From Sringeri-Haandi, Haandi-Mudigere (one package of KSHIP) Transportation Part of 7000 KSHIP DPR Under Preparation
Development of Road From Shanivarasanthe Madikeri-Virajpet, Virajpet-Gonikoppal, Gonikoppal-Kutta (Kerala Border) (one package of KSHIP) Transportation Part of 7000 KSHIP DPR Under Preparation
Development of Tourism Infrastructure Near Bhadra Dam Tourism 108 Tourism Department Conceptualization
Development of Cable Car At Four Locations In Karnataka Tourism 80 Tourism Department Conceptualization
Development of Airstrips in Karnataka Transportation NA KSIIDC Conceptualization

Additional Projects

  • KPTCL plans to establish a 2*11 MVA substation at Hiremagalur near our Amble Industrial area which in future, helps industrialists of Amble industrial area in getting quality power through an express feeder.
  • Industrial Park- M/s H.G.N Bio Technology Pvt. Ltd., Amble Industrial Area, Chikkamagaluru, 70 acres.
  • Industrial Areas- Nagadiyath Kaval, Karehalli, Kurubarahalli, Vaderahalli villages of Kadur Tq. 236 acres and Industrial Estate- Yadadante Village, Hariharapura, Koppa Tq. 7.5 acres.

District Contact

Joint Director
District Industries Centre
Industrial Estate, K.M. Road
Chikmagalur – 577102

Phone: 8262-220921 / 220726
Fax: 220476
Email: [email protected]

Other Contacts

Additional Chief Secretary to Government Commerce & Industries Department
# 106, 1st Floor, Vikasa Soudha, Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 2225 2443
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Commissioner for Industrial Development Director of Industries and Commerce
No. 49, South Block, Khanija Bhavan
Race Course Road Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 2238 6796
Email: [email protected]
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Chief Executive Officer
Invest Karnataka Forum

3rd Floor, Khanija Bhavan (East Wing), No. 49, Race Course Road, Bengaluru – 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 22205333
Email: [email protected]

Managing Director
Karnataka Udyog Mitra
3rd Floor, Khanija Bhavan (East Wing), No.49,
Race Course Road, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone : 91-80-2228 2392, 2228 5659; 2238 1232
Email : [email protected]
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Managing Director
Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre (VTPC)

VTPC Building, Kasturba Road, Bengaluru-560001.

Phone: 080-2286 0644, 2253 4444
Email: [email protected]

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board
4th & 5th Floor, East Wing, Race
Course Road, Bengaluru 560 001, India

Phone: +91 80 2226 5383, 2226 7900
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