Top 8 Offbeat Things to do in Chikmagalur
‘Chikmagalur’ or better known as ‘Younger Daughter’s Town’, is one of the most renowned coffee cultivating spots in India, tucked away in Southwest India at an elevated height of 3,400 feet. This perfect scenic getaway acknowledged by the coffee board of India is a sight for sore eyes with its cool misty hills, heritage spots, and adventure activities. There are various offbeat places you can visit that will transport you to a magical land of tranquillity. Here are our top 8 recommendations:
Unwind amidst nature’s beauty with a picnic:
If you are looking for the perfect place to break away from the hustle and bustle of city life then pack a picnic and travel to Kalhatti Falls which is around fifty-five kilometres from Chikmagalur. A great picnicking spot with your near and dear ones plus the perfect place to catch a light swim with your gang in the cold waters at the base.
Paddle your way through the currents with rafting:
For all the adrenaline junkies out there, you just cannot miss this! The Bhadra river is an eight-kilometre-long stretch. The sparkling river provides people with an unforgettable experience of river rafting suitable for both beginners and experienced rafting enthusiasts. The best time to do this is from June to October when the river is in its most thrilling form.
Indulge in some Coffee:
One of the best offbeat activities you can do is taking a stroll through the luscious coffee plantations and deep bushes of wild coffee buds. If you have never tasted authentic coffee, make sure to visit these coffee estates and coffee museums as you will get a chance to understand the history, seasons, variety, and processes of coffee making by the coffee plantation owners.
Jet Skiing & Water sports:
At Yagachi Dam (twenty-two kilometres from Chikmagalur), you will find a diverse range of water sports including a top-notch jet ski ride. At cost-effective rates, be sure to find trained instructors and high-quality equipment to enhance your overall holiday experience.
Breath in the fresh air on an exciting jeep ride:
Hop on the best mode of transport- a Jeep ride to Jhari Falls or Buttermilk waterfall and get ready to witness the beauty of the coffee plantations and dense forests while passing through.
Witness the Neelakurinji Blooms:
If you want to witness this phenomenon, then do visit this amazing carpet of purplish-blue flowers, and get a glimpse of the Neelakurinji flowers that bloom once in twelve years.
Paddle & relax:
If you would like to do something not as scary as river rafting, then this is the perfect alternative for all you adventure lovers. At Bhadra Dam, you can opt for Kayaking with no age restrictions. Take a round and savour the picture-perfect surroundings.
Create unforgettable memories with camping & trekking:
Gaze under the starry nights, make a bonfire, grill a barbeque and share some cool stories with your friend’s gang or family members. Or better yet, go on a trek to the highest peak of Karnataka, Mullayangiri ranging at an altitude of 1,000 and 4,000 metres.