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The Luxurious Journey of a Lifetime Through Chikmagalur

The Luxurious Journey of a Lifetime Through Chikmagalur Kiran Bernard Kutinha

Chikmagalur is a beautiful district popular for its coffee plantations and pleasant climate. Solitary and serene, it is a land of stunning waterfalls, lakes, hills and temples.

Nissan collaborated with HolidayIQ to take two of our travellers Kiran Bernard Kutinha and Sheena Benedicta, on a picturesque journey through the terrains of Chikmagalur in the #SmarterBolder New Nissan Terrano.


Kiran Bernard Kutinha

They had the time of their lives roving around the pretty landscape. Read on to watch the fun trip unfold!  


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1. This is the route map that Sheena and Kiran followed:

This is the route map that Sheena and Kiran followed:source: HolidayIQ

They started off at Bangalore. Their first stop was the Shettihalli Church in Hassan before they proceeded to Chikmagalur. The next day, the duo covered the stunning hills of Mullayanagiri and Baba Budangiri. The third day they stopped by at Kemmanagundi before heading back to Bangalore.

2. Sheena’s video walks us through the magnificent remains of the Shettihalli Church, Hassan

source: Sheena Benedicta

HolidayIQ traveller Kiran B Kutinha talks about the church, “Shettihalli Church was a lovely find. We've been travelling on this Hassan road for years and never realised this beautiful church nestled in the interiors about 20 km from the main road. This church was built in the 1860's by the French missionaries and reflects a Gothic architectural design. But once the Hemavati Dam was built the village was moved, thus abandoning the church.


Kiran Bernard Kutinha

Kiran further adds, “Over years, the church left to its own accord, survived many monsoons. It is said that it gets partially submerged in the rains and that explains the ruined state one finds it in now. Having lost most parts of its roofs, walls and even doors, this church still stands majestically strong. It is absolutely gorgeous because there lies nothing around it and has a stunning sense of character to it. Definitely, a must visit! I loved it and think anyone with an eye for history and architecture will find this a great detour visit.


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3. Watch the travellers cover the 3 hills of Chikmagalur

source: Sheena Benedicta

Mullayanagiri features grasslands, rugged rocks along the trek and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva on its peak. For adventure enthusiasts, the location offers an opportunity to engage in activities like mountain biking, trekking and road biking.


Kiran Bernard Kutinha

Baba Budangiri Hills, famous for its distinct forest range, is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Muslims. Kemmanagundi and Mullayanagiri are a part of the same mountain range.


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Kiran Bernard Kutinha

Kemmanagundi features driving on red earth. Kiran and Sheena loved every bit of their time off roading while on their way to the hills in the New Nissan Terrano.


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4. Check out this video tour of The Coffee Grove resort

source: Sheena Benedicta

Nestled amidst verdant coffee estate, the Coffee Grove resort in Chikmagalur is the perfect stay for a weekend getaway.


Kiran Bernard Kutinha

Gliding gracefully over varying landscapes, the duo had an awesome time.


Kiran Bernard Kutinha

The comfort of plush interiors, space and style of the New Nissan Terrano combined to make their journey more exciting and comfortable. Sheena even managed to comfortably prop herself inside the luggage compartment to clear her doubts about how spacious it was!


Kiran Bernard Kutinha

Sheena Benedicta’s post on Instagram says, “The need to travel is one of our hopeful symptoms of life! The excitement of being able to fit into the boot of a car! The new Nissan Terrano truly has boot space that makes me feel like I could’ve packed more.

Looks exciting right? Plan your trip to Chikmagalur now.

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