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Chikmagalur is a small tourist spot in the state of Karnataka. If you are planning a visit to Bangalore or Mysore, you must include this little place in your list, without worrying if it will be worth visiting. It definitely will.
Mainly known for coffee plantation and few adventurous sports like trekking and river rafting, this place is all set to offer you a peaceful weekend. A prime part of aromatic south Indian coffee is grown in Chikmagalur. This small and lovely place is like the backyard for the Bangalore people. They visit this place to have a lovely weekend away from the rush of the city.
There are a lot of points of attraction in Chikmagalur. Some of them are Hebbe Falls, Kalhatti Falls, Chikmagalur Golf Club, Hoysala Temples, etc. we shall tell you about them all in details.
Situated in the foothills of Western Ghats, Chikmagalur has a cool climate. It’s sparsely populated and has a laid back lifestyle. If you are in search of a refuge from the chaos of city life, work pressure and overall mental stress, this place is there to soothe you. You can hire a cab from Bangalore or Mysore or alternatively board a bus to Chikmagalur.
Unfortunately, Chikmagalur being a small town is not known for its nightlife. You won’t find night clubs there.
You will get comfortable and cosy homestays in Chikmagalur. Some of them are Beanzone Homestay, Mullayangiri Homestay, Thotadahalli Homestay, etc. There are a number of resorts where you will love to stay. Some of the resorts in Chikmagalur are Bhadra Riverside Resort, Luxury Coffee Estate Resort, Mudigere Resort, etc.
The Southern India is known for disciplined lifestyle and fewer crimes. But keep your belongings protected.
There are a lot of waterfalls that you will be visiting. Take care of the children at those places.
While rafting, keep in mind the rules you will be made aware of by the experts. The water currents can be risky.
Chikmagalur is a small town which has its own culture. Respect that.
Meet the local people out there. The simple and small town people are great to have a chat with.
Carry your daily use stuffs. Remember, you are visiting a small town which doesn’t have big malls. So it’s better to carry your requirements with you.
Don’t loiter. Make a plan beforehand to avoid wastage of time.
Take care of the nature and nature will take care of you.
Eat local dishes as they are delicious.
You can’t consume alcohol in Karnataka unless you are 18. Arrack is strictly banned. It’s better to avoid drinking in Chikmagalur as it is a small town with not many pubs and bars.