12. Chikmagalur -Nestled in the lap of the beautiful Baba Budan Hills, this is a good option for trekking for all tourists. It is also known for its coffee plantations and you can taste some of the best coffee in the world out here. It is said that long back a Sufi saint named Baba Budan brought 7 ripe coffee seeds from the Port of Yemen, while returning from Haj. These seeds were later planted here and are known to be the origin of the coffee plantations out here.Other than that there is a fort as well as a rose garden to explore. If you like to travel by road, then get into your car and drive to the place which is called ‘the coffee district of Karnataka’ – Chikmangalur. This tourist destination is located 236 away from Bangalore and will take one around 4 hours to reach by road. Amidst the Bab Budan hills, this place is sublime for trekkers. According to local lore, upon returning from Haj, the Sufi saint, Baba Budan had sown seven un-roasted coffee seeds that he had brought with him from Yemen. As a result, coffee plantations have bloomed here and now, one can get a taste of the best coffee in the world at Chikmangalur.Chickmangalur is an ideal place to take a break and spend the weekend there with family. Tall trees, lush greenery, majestic mountains, and relaxation are what this place has to offer. When there, do visit the Mahatma Gandhi Park, known locally as Rathnagiri Bore.The Nehru Rose Garden, resplendent with over 250 species, is another hotspot here and one can participate in music and cultural festivals while visiting here. Enjoy the toy train and you will surely get a good glimpse of the place.