What do you do when parents are in Bangalore and they have had enough of the "nice" weather here?
You take them to one of the countless places nearby. There are hill stations, beaches, small treks, and what not!
So, we decided to take them to Chikmagalur - better known as the land of coffee - and they were thoroughly content with the trip : )
We had planned a three day trip, and had hired a cab from Bangalore itself. Chikmagalur is approximately 260 km from here and once you leave behind the city skyscrapers, the drive is a scenic one. You'll spot steady moving windmills, lakes full of ducks and fishes, and green patches of land - your eyes are definitely going to thank you. And the journey takes only around six hours, which is neither too long, nor too less. We left from Bangalore around 2am in the morning of June 3rd, and were in Chikmagalur by 6am.