Chikmagalur is a paradise in itself. Located in the foothills of the Mullayanagiri range, the city is known for its beautiful climate and coffee plantations. Due to these coffee plantations, Chikmagalur is also known as “The Land of coffee”. But the city will continue to fascinate you as you get deep into its flora, fauna, culture and everything that the city has to offer to those who visit this place. Very little is known about the campsite at Chikmagalur, so here are 7 fascinating facts about the land of coffee campsite.
1. View of Mullayanagiri Mountain
Chikmagalur rests at the feet of the highest mountain in Karnataka - Mullayanagiri. This is the pride of Karnataka. Hence, when you plan to camp in this paradise, you can expect a dazzling view of the Mullayanagiri Mountain that stands at an astounding height of 6332 ft.
2. Secret behind the perfect climate
Chikmagalur is known for its seasonal rains and a cool climate, but do you know the secret behind this? Well, the multiple waterfalls that surround the place keeps it cool. Also, Chikmagalur resides in the “Malenadu” region of Karnataka, which translates to “The Land of rain”
3. Backwater and fun activities
Water sports are fun. And a few kilometers from the beautiful campsite is the backwaters that enable one to indulge in water activities and loosen up. From Speed boating to kayaking, there are plenty of water activities to choose from. So if you are planning to camp in chikmagalur and love playing in water, this is a great chance for you to connect with nature in a better way.
4. Baba Budangiri and the story behind it
Baba Budangiri is a small town that holds a lot of sentimental importance to the local folk. It is believed that Baba Budangiri was the first person to bring the coffee seeds to this region when he returned from Mecca. The view from the BSNL tower here so serene that any nature lover will fall in love with this place.
5. Waterfall like a stairway of water
The Dab Dabbe waterfall have these natural step-like projections that make it seem like the stairway of water. It is beautiful and those who like to visit waterfalls, this is an ideal place for you. Get in there and soak yourself in the beauty and the waters of Dab Dabbe. But beware of the slippery rocks underneath your foot!
6. Coffee Cultivation
Did you know that coffee was first cultivated in India in Chikmagalur? Like mentioned earlier, Baba Budangiri is credited for bringing the first coffee seeds into India from Mecca. Coffee has now become an integral part of South India in general. So now you know why this place is so dear to all the coffee lovers!
7. Amruteshvara Temple
Are you a history enthusiast? Then you should know that The Amruteshvara temple here in Chikmagalur was built during the Hoysala dynasty reign and is a fine example of the Hoysala or Dravidian architecture. Head to Amruthapura and visit the temple to grace your eyes with the fine architectural wonder.
Located in the Western Ghats, Chikmagalur is packed with flora, fauna and natural delights. It is a place that screams culture, history and beauty like no other. Imagine camping here surrounded by this beauty and taking back some amazing memories with you! This is what the campsite here caters to.