There are many places to visit in India, but not all of them size up to be the best. Different people like different things. And when you plan a trip, you desperately hope to get all those things on the menu. Chikmagalur, for example, is one of those places you just have to visit. Here are 8 elements that’ll make Chikmagalur one of the most desirable places for you to go:

Coffee Plantations

Coffee plantations in Chikmagalur offer a wonderful atmosphere for both outdoor junkies and those who like to do nothing. Adventure enthusiasts during their short hikes to the top of a plantation often make their way through forest streams and spot an array of local avian and animal species. Plantation walks are considered to be the most popular things to do in Chikmagalur.

The Weather

The weather in Chikmagalur is the most popular reason people go there. It’s almost always cloudy, raining or cold. As soon as you wake up, the fog will be all over the property (October to February). The day gets slightly warmer but not so warm that you can walk around in your shorts. A fireplace will never feel so warm. To experience Chikmagalur at its best, travel there during winter.

Lack of people

If you’re from one of those noisy, crowded places then you’ll love Chikmagalur. The sheer lack of people makes it look like a haunted town (as you spiral up the hill). But that’s a good thing. It complements the place uniquely.

Food and stay

“Malnad food” and you are likely to encounter blank stares even in Karnataka. Though both Kodagu and Mangaluru are in the neighbourhood and part of this same region, geographically, culturally and cuisine-wise, Malnad is distinct from its more famous cousins. The food of the Kodavas in Kodagu, the Bunt community in Mangaluru and the all-vegetarian Udupi grub may be Karnataka’s most famous cuisines known to the outside world but the rest of Malnad too has distinct nuances when it comes to food.

Chikmagalur serene getaways with exquisitely restored colonial architecture and cottage rooms with mountain views. Are you looking for the best resorts and homestays in Chikmagalur? I have compiled a list of small resorts and homestays that offer decent facilities and value for your money.

Trekking and Waterfalls

Chikmagalur is a trekker’s paradise as it has many famous trekking trails. Chikmagalur is a good check on your strength, agility and physical prowess. Conquer the peaks on your upcoming trekking plans.
Chikmagalur is a charming hill station with full of scenic surprises like misty hills, hidden valleys, meandering streams and snow-white coffee blossoms. Besides these, Chikmagalur is also popular for its spectacular waterfalls.

Clean Air

Tired of the pollutants in the air? Run away to Ooty. It has such a natural exuberance about it, especially the nonintoxicating fresh air. Every breath makes you wish you actually lived there, but alas, it’s only a trip.

A Great Place to Unwind

Chikmagalur is one of the most serene places in India. You could stay indoors, walk the roads to infinity or lay on the grass as it slopes gently down a plane…it doesn’t matter. The peace and quiet will do you a whole load of good. It’s the perfect stress buster.

Off-Road Jeep Drive

Exhausted with your day-to-day hustles in a busy urban life? Do you think of momentarily getting out of your routine and doing something crazy? Being lavishly blessed by mother nature with big mountains, thick forests, gushing rivers and an amazing climate, Chikmagalur has emerged as one of the favourite destinations to find intrepid escapades for the adventure junkies. The 1-2-hour off-road drive to hills  or forest is one such exciting activity, where the guests are driven deep into the grasslands in the unexplored parts of the nearby hills. The drive will take the guests into the untouched areas of Chikmagalur that is hidden in the folds of the dense Malnad forests. The drivers are natives of the place who have a lot of experience in driving.