Whenever I see an opportunity, I don’t loose chance of clubbing official travels with an extended personal visit. And, thus happened Chikamagalur at a happy occasion of 10th Anniversary with my beau and a group of friends.
Date: 14th to 16th July 2018
Company: 2 couples, including 1 with a kid, mostly non vegetarian
Weather: Heavy rains with bouts of clear weather. Though not the best time to visit due to heavy rains but still a good time to enjoy nature.
Approx travel time: 6 hours from Bangalore to Chikamagalur town and another 45 minutes to reach the stay.
About the Place: This is the place where Sufi mystic Baba Budan,smuggled and initiated the coffee plantation culture from Yemen. Chikamagalur hills have nurtured the coffee culture and have become a slice of heaven on a permanent coffee high.
What to carry: Woolen clothing, rainwear, umbrella, rubber shoes/ shoes to prevent from leach bites (which is very common)