Coffee Beans

Chikmagalur is about 250 km from Bengaluru, and makes a perfect short break from the IT capital. It is believed that the first coffee on the subcontinent was planted in Chikmagalur from the seeds brought by Baba Budan who is revered with a shrine here. Coffee perfumes the air, and strolling through lush plantations is part of the experience here. So is relaxing at homestays on coffee estates, and sipping some excellent coffees. Coffee Yatra Museum takes you through the history surrounding the bean. Chikmagalur is home to Karnataka’s highest peak, Mulayanagiri, and this rugged mountainous terrain is ideal for trekking enthusiasts. The climb to Kemmanagundi is another exhilarating adventure. During the break in this utterly relaxing destination, you should also take the opportunity to explore the unique Malnad cuisine of the region.