Escaping never felt better than being at Chikmaglur! Located in the foothills of Karnataka, Chikmaglur is a blissful destination. It boasts pleasant climate all through the year and mild rains make it a must visit in January OR February. Favored with coffee estates, this place is retreat for coffee lovers. Be it a relaxed chit chat session with friends or some quality time with family, this destination is a must go.
Known as India’s coffee land, Chikmaglur is the right place to experience ever flowing waterfalls, green scaling hills and coffee plantations all over. With Trikon you get to experience the hospitality of the locals who are very connected to their guests, enjoy homemade delectable and spend time in a villa-kindda stay where only you get to listen to the chirpy birds every morning as you wake up to beautiful view.
How to reach Chikmaglur?
Train: We have Mumbai-Mumbai Train package, so you can think of joining us from Mumbai itself, however train seats are limited. Do check with us for availability.
Bus or Flight: You can come to Chikmaglur via Banglore or Kerala as well. We will meet you at Kadur railway station.
Date : Saturday, 7th March - Tuesday, 10th March 2020
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Friday, 6th March 2020 : Train Boarding at 9:30 pm
Saturday, 7th March 2020 : Sunset Trail and Reach Chikmaglur (Relaxation Day)
Sunday, 8th March 2020 : Sightseeing Day (Popular Places)
Monday, 9th March 2020 : Sightseeing Day (Offbeat Places)
Tuesday, 10th March 2020 : Sunrise Trail and Leave for Mumbai
Wednesday, 11th March 2020 : Reach Mumbai by 5:30 am
Day 0: Friday, 6th March 2020: Board Train To Chikmagalur
Meet your Trikon buddy and board your train to Chikmaglur at 9:30 pm from Dadar and it stops at Kalyan too. Get dinner packed or have it before boarding. Be seated at your allocated seats. Do let us know if you want specific seats due to medical reasons. Play games for a while and introduce each other. Sleep tight. Do carry a light bedsheet for train journey. Overnight in train.
Day 1: Saturday, 7th March 2020: Reach Chikmagalur
Wake-up and have your meals in train. Get along with the group as our group lead engages you in fun games such as Mafia, Black queen and many more. The train journey is very scenic so keep your cameras handy. You will come across foggy trails and waterfalls on route. Reach Chikmaglur and take a short drive to reach the homestay. Once you reach there get settled in your respective rooms and freshen up. Remember the lead is waiting to take you for a short homestay tour to show you how beautiful the stay destination is. Sip in Chikmaglur’s famous coffee with few biscuits and spend the evening in leisure so that you are prepped up for 2 fun days that’s approaching. Have homemade dinner and sleep tight as you have to wake-up early next day.
Day 2: Sunday, 8th March 2020: Explore Mullayanagiri Hills and Waterfalls
Wake-up to chirping birds and freshen up. Make sure your roomie wakes up too! Report at the breakfast table as your Trikon buddy is waiting to see you all excited and pumped up. Have Tea/Coffee along with lip snacking south Indian breakfast before you start the tour in force traveler bus. Our first destination today would be Mullayangiri Hills, this destination is worth a Google search. Known as the highest peak in Karnataka, Mullayanagiri Hills look breathtaking. You can either trek or reach via vehicle till the highest point and click beautiful pictures there. This adventure is worth your time and energy. The greenery and carpet covered peaks will give you the much needed freshness. Post this we continue our sightseeing plans with Hebbe falls, Hirekolale lake, Jhari falls and Coffee museum where you get a knowhow of how Chikmaglur got its famous coffee. We retire the trip by 6 pm and return to hotel by 7 pm. Relax and rejuvenate for an hour or so. Come together at 8:30 pm and play fun games. 9:00 pm is the dinner time so sleep well.
Day 3: Monday, 9th March 2020 Sightseeing Day (Offbeat Places):
Wake-up early and indulge in some Yoga Session with the lead. This will truly give you peace and sanctity. Freshen up and do a short morning walk trail. Have breakfast and leave for sightseeing. Start your stay with Photo point, which is considered as the best place to have the hill view for pictures. Explore the famous Belur temple and roam around coffee estates. Take a short lunch break and visit Mahatma Gandhi Park. Post which, we go to the much awaited Siri café where you get to click an amazing selfie with the beautiful sleeping lady statue. Shop for souvenirs at the local market and come back to the homestay. Be back by 7 pm and start wrapping up your luggage as next day we have to depart. Relax and rejuvenate. Have dinner together and sleep well or stay awake to make the most of this night.
Day 4: Tuesday, 10th March 2020: Sunrise Trail and Leave for Mumbai
Today wake up at 6 am and freshen up. Breakfast at 7 am and check out. Catch a few sunrise glimpses and reach station to board train for Mumbai. This marks the end of the trip however the fun filed train journey continues.
Day 5: Wednesday, 11th March 2020: Reach Mumbai
Reach Mumbai in the morning to disperse with a promise to meet again and happy memories.
Things to Carry
- ID Card
- 2 ltrs water
- Camera (Optional)
- Enerzal Powder or Glucon D powder
- Snacks & Biscuits
- Extra Pair of Clothes
- Clean napkin or small towel
- Raincoat/ Poncho/ Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf
- Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
- Please carry medicines if you need any
- Hand Sanitizer
- A pack of salt and matchbox
- Explore the highest peak of Karnataka
- Witness cascading flow of endless waterfalls
- Be at the top to click a panaromic green valley view from Photo Point
- Stay amidst Coffee plantations
- Take up small nature trails and homestay hospitality
- A never to forget road drive across sprawling coffee plantations
- Visit iconic Siri Cafe
- Beautiful dams and Lakes to cover
- Shopping of bamboo articles and coffee
- Local delicacies to hog on
What is included in the tour
- 3 Night Stay double / Triple Basis in Deluxe rooms of local home stay
- Dinner on Day 1, 2, and 3
- Breakfast on Day 1, 2, and 3
- Sightseeing in comfortable Force traveler mini bus
- Entry tickets and sightseeing charges
- Mumbai to Mumbai Travellings
What is NOT included in the tour
- Evening tea/coffee and Lunch
- Personal expenses and water bottles
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
- 5% GST
2 ltrs water
Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
Snacks & Biscuits
Extra Pair of Clothes
Clean napkin or small towel
Rain coat/ Poncho/ Wind cheater (Avoid umbrella)
Cap, sunglasses, scarf
Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
Please carry medicines if you need any
A pack of salt and matchbox
Avoid wearing precious Jewelry, as Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
Please make sure you report at the start location as per the itinerary. No refunds would be entertained by Trikon. Consult your Trikon buddy in advance in case of any changes.
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Anybody found consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Fitness & Health – Though this event is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trek, leaders will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.