ChikmagaluDistrict, internationally renowned for its coffee literally means 'The Younger Daughter's Town' and encompasses an area of 7,201 sq. km.
The 2001 Census has attested a net population size of 11,39,104. Although not in the forefront of industrial enterprise, agriculture forms the economic backbone of Chikmagulur, one of the leaders in coffee production in the world.
Chikmagalur with its beautiful landscape, coffee blossoms and salubrious ambiance in the Deccan Plateau has a well-developed tourism sector. The prime tourist attractions include:
- Kallathagiri Water Falls
- Hebbe Falls
- Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (Muthodi)