Vaccination and vacation go hand in hand in these days of the 'still uncertain Covid/Omicron era. But, life has to move on, albeit with precautions and protocols - so we set off on our family vacation after 2 long years - to be surrounded by profound stillness and calm in the lap of the majestic mountains of Chikmagalur - to experience spiritual solace.
We chose Rivermist Resorts, a unique boutique resort situated amidst trees and mountains as our staycation. We are a family of 5 -me and my husband along with our children (aged 8 and 3) and my 76-year-old dad. Given the varied age group, we found something for everybody in this resort. For us, it was a rare find, given that we ventured out after 2 long years.
At 4950 feet, Rivermist is surrounded by coffee plantations and is flanked by the Kudremukh National park on one side and the Charmadi Ghats on the other.
Apart from the greenery and mountain view, the sound of gushing river that runs along the 25 acre property. The young stream reminded me of Rabindranath Tagores's Amader Choto Nodi poem.
Last 3.5 kms in SUV/Jeep
The last 3.5 Km needs to be covered by a jeep or SUV - that's the only way to reach the destination. Believe me, this is thrilling! Enjoy the thrill with a chill pill 🙂