Chikmaglur is one of the least known, but amongst the best hill stations in southern India . Traveler has to tour the coffee region of Chikmagalur which is nested in the Malnad area of Karnataka largely forested and hilly region of Heavy rainfall.
The unrivaled scenic beauty, thick green valleys, coffee plantations, silver oak wood forests & magnificent mountain ranges presents the traveler to enjoy the luxury of nature. This region us also the birth place of Indian coffee industry and the cradle of the powerful Hoysala Dynasty. This scenic coffee town takes its name from the word Chikkamagaluru which in kannada means “younger Daughter’s Town” .Legend has it that this part of the district was presented by a prominent local chieftain to his younger daughter as dowry.
Circa 1600 A.D Shah Jamaal Allah Magatabi(later known as Baba Budan) on the return from his pilgrimage to Mecca, planted the coffee seeds he brought back from Yemen around his mountains abode on the Chandradhrona Parvattha; and thus was born the coffee industry in India.
There are trekking routs, golfing course, UNESCO work heritage temples, misty mountains, water falls and many more options available as reason to visit Chikmagalur. Chikmagalur is upcoming new destination for tourist all around India.
But the predominant entity here is nature at its best. If you are a traveler of the type who likes to blend with nature, romance in the mountains, feel the sting of the Gentle and Cool breeze, watch leaves flap in dance-like movements and hear sounds of birds and feel the air, then Chikmagalur is the place for traveler like you.
Located on the leeward of the western Ghats Chikmagalur enjoys salubrious Climate all the year round. Winter will be typical of hill stations is much cooler than the rest of Karnataka.
The hilly terrain and the fresh breeze that flows in through the western ghats holds the temperature down during summers.
Chikmagalur records an average rainfall of 1,886 mm.
The surrounding area has a rich and varied choice of activities including –trek through the coffee estate, visit the coffee museum, discover the waterfalls and mountains of Chikmagalur or visits to the impressive temples of Halebid and Belur.
Many amazing waterfalls in the area at Manikyadhara, Kallathigiri, Hebbe. Just about 40 mints drive Blossom Resort.
Kemmangundi. ½ hour drive from Blossom resort.
Mullayanagiri, the tallest peak in Karnataka at 1930 m (6317 ft.). 30 minutes drive from Blossom resort.>
Safaris in Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary, 1/12hours drive and Safaris in Muthodi National Park 1hours drive from Blossom resort.
both are Project Tiger reserves where the birdlife is excellent.
The sculptural cream of the Hoysala period in the temples of Halebid and Belur are just 40 minutes drive away.
The ancient religious sites of Dharmasthala, Horanadu, Sringeri and Amritapura are 1 hour drive.
Belavad Guru Dattatreya Bababudan giri 15 minutes hour drive from Blossom resort.