Karnataka Plantation Country
(2 or 3 nights) - Malpe (2 nights)
- This is a classic short-break
that covers plantation region of Chikmagalur (3000-3500 ft asl laidback and off-beat in
character) and Malpe (A beach 70 kms from Mangalore and 10 kms from Udupi) Both Destinations are renowned ex-Bangalore getaways and
therefore can be combined to make it into a relaxing / activity centric /
(3000-3500 ft asl) - Coffee plantations and forests combine to give a feel
that is a little different to Coorg. The area is less populated and
plantations are larger, surrounded with hills, forests and river
Trekking in the
mountains, Walking through the Coffee
Plantation, Bird Watching are popular
activities here. Guests can visit Halebid and Belur temples that are well
visited. Kemmanagundi hill station is also accessible from here.
Malpe - Watersports,
Udupi Pilgrimage, Visiting St Marys Island, Backwater trip are some of the
things to do in Malpe.
This itinerary has
a distinct pilgrimage angle which can be explored.
Chikmagalur route - Dharmasthala is a renowned pilgrimage destination
where Manjunatha Swamy temple is situated.
Malpe route - Sringeri Mutt, Horanadu Annapporneshwari Temple
While at Malpe
- Udupi Krishna temple and other Temples at Udupi
Excursions from Malpe
pilgrimage centres of Karkala & Moodbidri. Annapoorneshwari temple
temple and Murudeswar temple.
nights at Malpe may be considered for those interested covering all the
above temples and more.
be visited after Dharmasthala before moving onwards to Chikmagalur.
However a stay at Sakleshpur is recommended in such a case instead of
centric guests, additional stays in Chikmagalur may be added.
Eco-tourism element can be added easily by adding Bhadra to the above
itinerary ideally between Chikmagalur and Malpe stays.
element can be added easily by adding Kalasa to the above itinerary
ideally between Chikmagalur and Malpe stays.
Season to Visit - Winter (Oct - March) is best time
for Malpe and rest of Coastal Karnataka. Monsoon (June - Sept) is the lean
season where its very green all over (even though humid in plains).
Accommodation Options -
Chikmagalur Region - Malpe