Holiday Overview

Around Chikmagalur
Around Chikmagalur
Around Chikmagalur
Around Chikmagalur
Typical Chikmagalur Homestay (Nivalink Trip Dated - 2 March 2010)
Abbey Falls
Driving aroudn in Coorg
Views from Galibeedu

This is a plantation break combining two most popular coffee plantation highlands area in Karnataka (Coorg and Chikmagalur).


Coorg (Madikeri)(3) - Chikmagalur(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Coorg
  • Day-2 Dubare Elephant Camp, Tibetan Monastery, Nisargadhama Visit.
  • Day-3 Excursions / Adventure / Experiences in Coorg
  • Day-4 Proceed to Chikmagular via Halebid / Belur Temples
  • Day-5 In and around Chikmagalur
  • Day-6 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Chikmagalur - Mullayanagiri (22.00 kms), Chennakesava Temples Belur (27.00 kms), Hoysaleshwar Temple Halebidu (35.00 kms), Kemmanagundi Hills (50.00 kms)

Coorg (Madikeri) - Omkareshwar Temple Coorg (1.00 kms), Dubare Elephant Camp (28.00 kms), Cauvery Nisargdhama (30.00 kms), Neverland Adventure park (34.00 kms), Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple (40.00 kms), Talacauvery (48.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Bangalore Departure - Bangalore
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests may spend additional night at Chikmagalur for exploring area better. Bhadra, a nature centric lakeside getaway near Chikmagalur is also a poular addition.

  • Bangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) -270 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Chikmagalur -182 kms (5 hrs)
  • Chikmagalur to Bangalore -245 kms (5.5 hrs)

Bangalore - Coorg (Madikeri)(3) - Chikmagalur(2) - Bangalore

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Coorg Arrival at Bangalore and Proceed to Coorg (2500-3500 ft asl, 150 kms - 4 hours). Coorg is renowned for its Coffee Plantations, Luxury Resorts / Homestays and salubrious climate all round the year.

Day-2 Dubare Elephant Camp, Tibetan Monastery, Nisargadhama Visit. Visit Dubare Elephant camp (Elephant ride, Coracle Ride), Tibetan Monastery and Cauvery Nisargadhama (Open Zoo). Explore local market and Kodagu Cuisine. Visit Abbey Falls and Omkareshwar temple during the day.

Day-3 Excursions / Adventure / Experiences in Coorg Excursion to Talcauvery (44 kms from Madikeri), origin of Cauvery river and a local pilgrim centre. Leisure profile guests may just relax and explore local markets and enjoy plantation views. Adventure oriented guests can opt for walk / trek.or visit Now or Neverland Adventure park in West Coorg. Experiential travellers may opt for a Plantation Lunch.

Day-4 Proceed to Chikmagular via Halebid / Belur Temples Proceed to Chikmagalur (180 kms - 4.5 hrs). Visit renowned Halebid (Hoysaleswara temple) and Belur temple (15th century Channekeshava temple) enroute. Chikmagalur is a renowned nature centric destination having Coffee Plantations and reserve forests around.

Day-5 In and around Chikmagalur Enjoy activities such as trekking and Coffee Plantation walks. Visit Mullayanagiri (highest Peak) and Kemmanagundi(Hill station and view point)).

Day-6 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Chikmagalur :

  • Mullayanagiri - Mullayanagiri is the highest peak in Karnataka and is the highest peak between the Himalayas and the Nilgiris. Mullayanagiri is a popular trekking route.

  • Chennakesava Temples Belur - The Chennakesava Temple is a riverside temple in Belur, erstwhile capital of the Hoysala Empire. Chennakesava is a form of Hindu God Vishnu and the temples are renowned for its temple architecture and visited all round the year by international travellers.,

  • Hoysaleshwar Temple Halebidu - Hoysaleswara temple is a 12th century Lord Shiva temple in Halebidu. Temple has been restored and is a major tourist attraction for its temple architecture. Visited by International traveller all round the year.

  • Kemmanagundi Hills - Kemmannugundi (4200 ft asl) (also known as Sri Krishnarajendra Hill Station) is a hill station near Chikmagalur characterised by cascades, mountain streams and valleys views. Popular day visit ex-Chikmagalur.

Coorg (Madikeri) :

  • Omkareshwar Temple Coorg - Omkareshwar temple in Coorg (built in 1820) overlooks a water tank and is located on outskirts of Madikeri, represents a mix of Islamic and Gothic style of architecture.

  • Dubare Elephant Camp - Dubare elephant camp is set across Cauvery river (A short boat ride required to access) near Kushalnagar. Here guests arrive for an elephant interaction (Bathing an elephant is most enjoyable for kids and adults) and enjoy elephant ride & coracle ride. There is a full day elephant interaction programme guest can opt for or just it can be just a visit.

  • Cauvery Nisargdhama - Cauvery Nisargadhama is a 64 acre nature park having anmals in its nature habitat and is visited as a picnic spot. Elephant rides and feeding deers are an attraction for kids.

  • Neverland Adventure park - Neverland Adventure Park in West Coorg is one of the most popular day outing options for travellers to Coorg with a bit of interest in Adventure and activities.

  • Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple - Bylakuppe is a tibetan settlement where an impressive monastery has been setup besides number of other monasteries, nunneries and temples in all the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Bylakuppe also has many buddhist universities for advanced buddhist practices.

  • Talacauvery - Talacauveri is the the origin of the river Cauvery. There are several temples around here and is a popular pilgrimage centre visited by tourists and pilgrims all round the year. Actual river origin is only visible in Monsoon.

Destination Overview

Bangalore - Bangalore (now also called “Bengaluru”) is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the largest Software and ITES (IT Enabled services) center in the world. Bangalore is unofficially now considered as one of the metro cities of India (Alongwith Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi).

Coorg (Madikeri) - Madikeri (3500 ft asl) is the district headquarters of the Coorg region and also the highest point in the area. Madikeri offers guests nature centric experience and is a base point to explore the area.

Chikmagalur - Chikmangalur is a popular getaway and known for its Coffee and Spice Plantations

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  • Bangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) -270 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Chikmagalur -182 kms (5 hrs)
  • Chikmagalur to Bangalore -245 kms (5.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Coorg Getaway

Coorg (also known as Kodagu) is a region in South-West of Karnataka known for its Coffee and Spice more

Chikmagalur Getaway

Chikmagalur (3500 ft asl) is an area renowned for Coffee plantations, activity centric resorts, more

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  • Bangalore to Coorg (Madikeri) -270 kms (6.5 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Chikmagalur -182 kms (5 hrs)
  • Chikmagalur to Bangalore -245 kms (5.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Guests looking for a thorough plantation experience and ethnic cuisine may choose to stay in plantation bungalows.

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