Homestays at Chikmagalur
Chikmagalur is a serene town dotted with hills, valleys and of course the coffee estates. Chikmagalur is the coffee capital of India and there are plenty of well-maintained coffee estates near and around Chikmagalur. Many of these coffee estates have opened their ancestral homes for the benefit of urban citizens by converting them to homestays.
Most of the homestays at Chikmagalur are well equipped and hosts go out of their way to ensure that their guests enjoy their short stint in their estate. Apart from the long plantation walks, the other attraction of staying at a Chikmagalur Homestay is the opportunity to taste authentic Malanad cuisine - Akki Roti, ragi mudde and chicken curry
Note: Access to some of the homestays can be difficult in a car. Check with the hosts before embarking on the journey.
Best time to goOctober – April.
Coffee flowering season (Late February – April) is ideal. Monsoons can be strong at Chikmagalur.
There are plenty of trails around Chikmagalur. If you are keen, your hosts will be able to help you chart the course and also find a guide to accompany you.Popular trails include:
- Kaimara to Mullayyanagiri
- Baba Budangiri to Mullyyanagiri
Mullayyanagiri at 6,314 ft above sea level is the highest point in Karnataka