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Hidden within the rainforests of Karnataka, Chikmagalur lies in the heart of South India’s coffee plantations. Acres of green hills sit covered in coffee shrubs. Pepper vines climb up the trees as far as your eyes can travel. A retreat here allows you to immerse yourself into a relaxed way of life.

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Marvel at ancient architecture
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Open :10:00 am-6:00 pm
Visit the Kedareshwara and Hoysaleswara temples in Halebidu, which are embellished with splendid carvings. Continue your trail with a visit to the temple complex in Belur to see more samples of intricate craftsmanship.
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Buy fresh spices
Add flavour to your food with spices fresh off the estates in Chikmagalur. Bring back packs of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper and even vanilla pods, which make great gifts.
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Belur And Halebidu
Open :9:00 AM-6:00 PM
The nearby towns of Belur and Halebidu were once the seat of the Hoysala empire. The temples here are considered to be among the best examples of Hoysala architecture, with the distinctive tower over the Vimana or sanctum, and the exquisitely detailed sculptures that are typical of the era.
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Shop Local Every Week
Open :11:00 AM-6:00 PM
At the Mudigere shandy, or sandhai, held every Friday, you can find farm-fresh produce and a smattering of handmade knick-knacks like artistic clay figurines which make for wonderful souvenirs.
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Challenge Yourself With A Trek
Start early and drive to the base of Mullayanagiri – the highest mountain in the state, from where you can climb the stone steps that snake their way to the peak. This fairly steep trek, is especially known for the breathraking views it offers.
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Get Coffee To Go
Most plantations retail regular items like coffee beans and coffee powder. But that’s not all! You can also indulge in unique products like coffee-scented candles and coffee-bean scrubs from Chikmagalur.
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Hebbe Falls
The famous Hebbe Falls are breathtaking, as they gush down from a height of 168 metres through lush foliage. Be prepared to trek, through picturesque settings, to reach the falls. For the more adventurous, a longer, more challenging route also waits to be explored.
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Explore Where Your Coffee Comes From
Take a guided walk through a coffee plantation and discover how your favourite brew gets to your cup. These sprawling estates also attract several rare species of birds, which make them fabulous spots for bird watching.
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Veeranarayana Temple
The biggest attraction of the Veeranarayana Temple is the stunning idol of Lord Krishna it houses, which is believed to be the most beautiful rendition of his avatar. The temple is located in Belavady, 30km from Chikmagalur, and is built in the Hoysala style of architecture.
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Bow down at Veeranarayana Temple
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Head to the Veeranarayana Temple, made entirely of soapstone, in nearby Belavady, where you will find what is widely considered to be the most beautiful idol of Lord Krishna.
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Learn everything about your favourite cuppa
Go on a guided coffee-plantation walk, where you can see fresh, young beans and learn how they are dried and roasted before they become the rich, flavourful brew you adore.
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Get A Whiff Of Fresh Spices
Apart from coffee, Chikmagalur also produces a volumes of fragrant spices, like pepper and cinnamon, sold whole or
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Bring back all things coffee
Surrounded as it is by plantations, Chikmagalur is the perfect place at which to buy coffee themed souvenirs as gifts. From the standard coffee beans and coffee powder, to the more unique coffee themed recipe books and coffee scented candles, there is a wide range of mementos to choose from.
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