Chikmagalur is situated in south western part of Karnataka. Chikmagalur literally means "The town of the younger daughter" in the Kannada language. The district is named after its headquarters town of Chikmagalur. The major commercial crop is coffee. The hill stations around Chikmagalur are famous summer retreats since they remain cool even during summers. Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka is 12 Kms away from Chikmagalur. The district is dotted with many holy spots and tourist places.
Coorg, also known as Kodagu in Kannada language is a popular hill stations in India. The Coorg district is bordered by Dakshina Kannada district to the Northwest, Hassan district to the North, Mysore district to the East, Kannur district of Kerala to the Southwest, and the Wayanad district of Kerala to the south. Madikeri is the headquarters of Coorg district.