Belavadi is a land of rich historical references; this ancient village is dotted with temples and shrines.The most excellent among these is the Veeranarayana temple - a fine example of Hoysala architecture.Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka is 12 Kms away from Chikmagalur.The district is dotted with many holy spots and tourist places.The Veerabadra temple attached to the matha has metallic images of Veerabhadra and Bhadrakali.
Gangamoola (110 km) Gangamoola is located amidst thick forests.
Belavadi is only 10 km north-west of the Hoysala capital of Halebid.
Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary (38 km) Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary is 38 km north-west of Chikmagalur town.
This ancient Agrahara settlement on the banks of the river Bhadra, and is looked upon as one of the pancha- kshetras.
On a small hillock here is the Sri Kalaseshwara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, with a Kshetrapala shrine of soap stone nearby.
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Horanadu (100 km) Horanadu is about 100 km south-west of Chikmagalur.