It was our team outing. In words, Chikmaglur is just mind blowing. It's just 5-6 hrs journey from Bengaluru. I can say this place is worth more stars than Waynad. Best time to visit is June-October. Weather is equivalent to Ooty.
We stayed in Chandramukuta resort. Owner is very friendly and he has a lot of enthusiasm to take guests out for a safari. He owns coffee estates and has access to private water falls. Authentic food like Nati koli saru is awesome.
There are lot of nearby places to cover
- Hebbe falls
- Yagchi water sports
- Kalathgiri water falls
- Ghali kere (pond on hill top) On the way to Baba budangiri.
One can plan 3-4 days of visit to this place. Most of the roads are not sedan/hatchback friendly. Suv's are much preferred. Off roading terrain is mind blowing.
Trekkers Paradise I can say. Tenting and camping is so good in these terrains.