Chikmagalur Experience: If you want to go to a place where it is not swarming, easy on the pocket and if youíre a nature freak, Chikmagalur is a good option. The place is really green. As long as you are not living in the town, you will really love this place. This place is quite eminent for its tea and coffee estates. A very good place to go unwind and loosen up. You can go with family, spouse or with friends. Itís a place where it really doesnít matter who you go with. All that matters is it takes us from a very fast and chaotic day to day life that we face every day in the city. The locals are particularly responsive. If you are the kind of person looking for a serene vacation, Chikmagalur is a really good alternative to many other pricey and commercial places we find in South India.
Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is Good. You should try Akki roti and Koli Saaru if you are a non vegetarian. I unfortunately cannot remember the name of the restaurant I tries this at. Man did I fall in love with it or what!! Awesome. The thought of it gets my taste buds running all over the place.
You could visit the Baba Budan Range, Mullayangiri, Belavadi, Marle. You could also do day trips to Sringeri as well as Kemmanagundi.
There is nothing much to shop here. So donít bother looking for places to shop. You can buy something as a souvenir but nothing much to shop here.
Activities & things to do: Again all you can really do here is just relax. Visit some of the places mentioned above. Apart from that, if the resort you are staying at offers some kind of activities, you could keep yourself busy with that.
Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From Bangalore, you could use your own transport or take a bus. It takes only about 8 hours. If you are going to use your own transport, the best route would be Bangalore>Nelamangala>Kunigal>Chennarayapatna>Hassan>Belur>Chikmagalur. Apart from that, there is nothing really to worry about here. Just go there and relax.
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