Come summer we want to pack our bags to hill stations and this time it was Chikmagalur. I came across that few folks from meetup.com were leaving to Chikmagalur and I readily joined them. Our cars left from Bangalore and zoomed through Channarayapatna, Hassan, Belur and it was nearly past 2pm when we reached Chikmagalur. Most of the houses situated among coffee plantations now functions as home stays and so was ours. They offer solitude, with simple home cooked meals, surrounded by coffee plants and extremely humble owners. There was no respite from sun but thankfully there were lot more trees and greenery unlike the city.
Chikmagalur has a variety of places to offer as sight seeing. There are plenty of water falls, peaks to climb, lake to sit by and watch, wildlife safari trails, coffee plantation trails, few temples; something for everyone. More than visiting the place itself, it is the drive through winding hills and forests that one can enjoy. Every place is miles apart, you need to have your own vehicle and significant amount of time goes in driving to the place. With evening falling in and me being a sunset lover, we decided to drive down to AyyanaKere.