Travel Tips to Chikmagalur
Drive slowly in Ghats and curves. Keep left and honk at any Curve. If you are taking an offbeat road other than regular road use Jeep services of locals. Offbeat roads and tracks with breath taking scenery and away from Madning crowd can be only explored via 4×4 Jeep or SUV. Ask multiple locals repeatedly the route as you may miss the route. Carry enough cash as there are No ATMS other than towns. Only BSNL available in most places and other network are bad. If you are looking at cheaper accommodation, it is available for backpackers in Chikmagalur town.
Things you can Shop
Spices, Cardamom, Honey, Coffee, Tea, Wine, Pickles, Oranges etc.
Tips for Wildlife safari
Try early morning safari or late afternoon safaris to spot wildlife, however lunch should be on your side. Avoid late morning and afternoon safaris
Tips for Travellers
During peak season (Cristmas, New year and other long weekends) avoid Mullayanagiri and Bababudangiri as the roads leading to them gets jammed.
Tips to save money on travel
Take an early morning 6 am Janshatabdi Hubli express from Bangalore Majestic junction or Yeshwanthpur junction and get down near Birur Junction at 9.15 AM, every 5 minutes you have bus to Chikmagalur which is 50 Min from Birur Junction. Take a KSRTC Volvo – Overnight or Morning Volvo. You can also take zoom SUV if the group size is 4-6, But Please take Zoom SUV with ground clearance as the offbeat roads and short cut roads are bad.