Coorg and Chikmaguluru Trip
Coorg and Chikmaguluru Trip

Coorg and Chikmaguluru Trip from Hyderbad and Bangalore


COORG:

Situated in the midst of forcing mountains in Karnataka with a never-endingly hazy scene, Coorg is a well known coffee delivering hill station. It is famous for its lovely green hills and the streams slicing directly through them. It additionally remains as a famous objective due to its way of life and individuals. The Kodavas, a neighborhood group represent considerable authority in combative techniques, are particularly remarkable for their sharp cordiality.
Coorg, formally known as Kodagu, is the most prosperous hill station in Karnataka. It is notable for its amazingly colorful view and rich vegetation. Woodland covered hills, zest and coffee ranches just add to the scene. Madikeri is the area's middle point with all transportation for getting around beginning from here. On a visit to Coorg, cover the delightful towns like Virajpet, Kushalnagar, Gonikoppal, Pollibetta, and Somwarpet, and experience the wonderful idea of "homestays" to make your experience more amazing!

CHIKMAGALUR:

Chikmagalur is a picturesque district situated in the western part of Karnataka. It is mostly popular for its coffee plantations and a soothing climate. Another renowned attraction that Chikmagalur is known for is its Bababudan Giri ranges. Though it was among the underexplored destinations, the hill station thanks to its picturesque landscapes and greenery has earned a lot of attention from tourists across. The literal meaning of Chikmagalur is ‘Land of the younger daughter.’
There is a rich history attached to how Chikmagalur got its name. It is said that years ago the land of this district was given as a dowry to the younger daughter of a legendary chief who ruled Sakrepatna- Rukmangada. And that is how it was named. Chikmagalur as rugged terrains, stunning mountain regions and also has lowlands. Because it is situated amidst beautiful landscapes and untouched environs, this is one destination that you must explore. There is also a local belief that coffee was first made in Chikmagalur. Ask the locals here and they will tell you that Babu Budan who was a Muslim saint brought the coffee seeds in 1670 from Yemen and cultivated them here. And from there on the plantations just grew and the British also played a big role in the growth. You will also find the Central Coffee Research Institution here.
Apart from all this, the waterfalls of this region also have attracted travelers. There are many waterfalls located in this district like the famous Hebbe falls, Shanti waterfalls and several others.


Day 1


9:00 AM - Depart from Shimoga:

Start your day early to make the most of your one-day trip. Depart from Shimoga to Elephant Camp

10:00 AM - Reach Sakrebyl Elephant Camp
Arrive at Sakrebyl Elephant Camp, a wonderful place to witness these gentle giants up close. You can observe elephants being bathed and fed, and even enjoy a short ride on them. It's a unique and enriching experience, especially for nature lovers and animal enthusiasts.

11:00 AM - Head to Jhari Waterfalls
Begin your journey towards Jhari Waterfalls, which is around 2 hours away from Sakrebyl Elephant Camp. The drive itself will be scenic, passing through lush greenery and picturesque landscapes.

Lunch Break: After your visit toSakrebyl Elephant Camp, take a break for lunch, choose to have a packed lunch to save time for the journey to.

2:00 PM - Explore Jhari Waterfalls
Once you reach Jhari Waterfalls, take some time to relax and marvel at the beauty of this cascading waterfall. You can take a refreshing dip in the cool waters if permitted and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the falls.

3:30 PM - Head to Mullayangiri
Mullayanagiri Sunset: Head to catch the sunset at Mullayanagiri, the highest peak in Karnataka. The drive from Chikmagalur to Mullayanagiri takes approximately 30 to 45 Minutes. Once you reach the base, you can either hike or take a jeep ride to the peak. Witness the breathtaking sunset over the mist-covered hills and enjoy the panoramic views from the top.

6:00 PM - Arrive at hirekolale lake. After Sunset, lunch, make your way to Herokalike Lake, located approximately 10 kilometers from Chikmagalur. The drive takes around 20 hours. Spend some time by the serene lake, enjoy the tranquillity, and soak in the peaceful atmosphere.

7:20 PM - Check-in, Dinner, and Relaxation
Have dinner at a local eatery or your accommodation, where you can savor some authentic local cuisine. Afterward, unwind and relax under the starry sky, enjoying the peaceful ambiance of the village.
Stay: Chikmagular 

Day 2
 

6:30 AM: Start from your location (e.g., Chikmagalur)

Depart early in the morning to make the most of your day.

7:15 AM: Visit Belur Chennakeshava Temple
Proceed to Belur to visit the famous Belur Temple, which is around 30 kilometers away and takes approximately 1 hour to reach. Explore the exquisite architecture and intricate carvings of the Hoysala-era temple dedicated to Lord Chennakesava. Arrive at Belur Chennakeshava Temple, located in the Hassan district of Karnataka. Leave Belur and head towards Kemmanagundi.

11:30 PM: Explore Hebbe Waterfalls
Arrive at Hebbe Waterfalls, located near Kemmanagundi. Embark on a trek through the lush green forests to reach the magnificent waterfall. Marvel at the stunning cascade of water and take some time to relax in the natural surroundings. Be cautious while swimming or getting too close to the falls, as the currents can be strong.

2.30 PM: Take a break for lunch in the Kemmanagundi area. Enjoy some delicious Packed Lunch.

03.00 PM Explore Kemmanagundi
Arrive at Kemmanagundi, a picturesque hill station known for its natural beauty. Visit the Raj Bhavan, a colonial-era guest house surrounded by beautiful gardens and scenic viewpoints. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance, take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, and capture the panoramic views.

4:00 PM: Explore Hebbe Waterfalls
Arrive at Hebbe Waterfalls, located near Kemmanagundi. Embark on a trek through the lush green forests to reach the magnificent waterfall. Marvel at the stunning cascade of water and take some time to relax in the natural surroundings. Be cautious while swimming or getting too close to the falls, as the currents can be strong.

6:00 PM: Leave Hebbe Waterfalls and start your journey back to our stay (e.g., Chikmagalur).

8:00 PM: Arrive at your destination

Day 3

5.00 AM: Depart For Coorg. Depart early in the morning to make the most of your day. Breakfast on the go, Carry some light snacks and water for breakfast to enjoy during the drive from Chikmagalur.

10:00 AM: Visit TalaKaveri
Arrive at TalaKaveri, located in the Brahmagiri Hills. Explore the temple dedicated to Goddess Kaveri and witness the sacred water source of the River Kaveri. Enjoy the serene surroundings and take in the spiritual significance of the place.

01:00 PM:  Visit Namdroling Monastery
Namdroling Monastery After Breakfast, make your way to the Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe. The drive from Mysore to Namdroling Monastery takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Explore the serene surroundings, marvel at the intricate Tibetan architecture, and witness the peaceful atmosphere of the monastery. 

1:45 PM: Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant or eatery in Madikeri. Savour some traditional Coorg cuisine or any other delicacies of your choice.

2:00 PM: Proceed to Dubare Elephant Camp
Travel to Dubare Elephant Camp 3:00 PM): After spending an hour at the Namdroling Monastery, start your journey to Dubare Camp. The drive to Dubare Camp takes around 20 Minutes hours. Enjoy the scenic beauty and lush greenery of the region as you make your way to the camp. Upon reaching Dubare Camp, you can indulge in various activities centered around elephants and nature. Feed and interact with the elephants, take part in bathing them, and learn about their conservation efforts. You can also enjoy a boat ride or explore the surrounding forest if time permits.

05:30 PM: Explore Raja Seat
Reach Raja Seat, a beautiful garden located in Madikeri. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and hills from the garden's elevated location. Enjoy  & Relax in the expansive views while taking in the magnificent sunset over the mist-covered hills. 

8:00 PM: Arrive at your destination

Day 4

Early Morning:

Mandalpatti Sunrise: Start your day very early to witness the beautiful sunrise at Mandalpatti in Coorg. Leave your accommodation at least an hour before sunrise to reach Mandalpatti. The drive to the Mandalpatti viewpoint takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours from Coorg. Once you reach the base, you can either hike or take a jeep ride to the viewpoint. From the top, enjoy the breathtaking sunrise over the Western Ghats and the panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

Breakfast: Carry some light snacks or Packed breakfast and water for breakfast to enjoy during the drive from Mandalpatti's picturesque landscapes. Wrap up the Jeep safari and head back to Coorg.

9:30 AM: Visit Abbey Waterfalls
Arrive at Abbey Waterfalls, located near Madikeri in Coorg. Take a short trek to reach the waterfall and enjoy the scenic beauty and refreshing ambiance. Spend some time capturing photographs and rejuvenating amidst nature. Depart from Abbey Waterfalls around 10.30 AM

1.30 PM: Explore Mysore Palace 
Explore the Mysore Palace and learn about its rich history and architectural beauty. Take a guided tour or explore the palace grounds at your own pace. 

3:30 PM: Depart to Bangalore 
Leave Mysore Palace and start your journey to Bangalore. The drive from Bangalore takes approximately 2 to 3 hours.

06:30 PM: Arrival at Bangalore.
Reach Bangalore and Board Bus to respective destinations

 

 


Note 1: Things to be carried in your trip change a bit as per the season during which you plan your trip. In the following list, we have mentioned seasonal things separately. Do check with your trek leader about the weather forecast before packing.
Note 2: You need not carry anything extra apart from the things mentioned in the list. It is curated in such a way that it perfectly suits the requirements of this trip & ensures your safety concerning rain & cold.
Head and Skin Protection & Accessories:
  • Cap / Sun hat/ Balaclava
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 and above)
  • Lip balm, Moisturizer & other skincare products if req.
  • Head Torch/ Hand-held Torch
  • Seasonal:
  • Woolen Cap (In winter - from November to February)
Clothing & Accessories:
  • Comfortable clothes (Full sleeves shirts & full pants, 2 to 3 pairs.)
  • Dry-fit clothes (Min 2 pair)
  • Innerwear (4 to 6 pair)
  • Sandals or Flip-flops
  • Socks (2 to 3 pairs)
  • Rucksack (40 - 50 Ltr should suffice. Avoid trolley bags.)
  • Water bottle
Seasonal:
  • Raincoat/ Poncho (In the Rainy season - from May to September)
  • Fleece/ Sweater (In winter - from November to February)
Documents & Electronics + Accessories
  • Original ID proof
  • Camera & Kit (Optional)
  • Mobile chargers
  • Power bank
  • Waterproof pouches for Mobile & liquid cash (Mandatory in Rainy season)
Miscellaneous:
  • Liquid cash
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medicines (If any)
  • Dry snacks, ORS, dry fruits, chocolates, Nutri bars, etc.

Tip: While packing, you can use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry a few extra plastic bags for wet clothes. Maintain separate bags for used tissues & napkins & then dispose of them properly.

Note: Littering any kind of rappers, tissues, napkins, bottles or anything else will strictly not be entertained. So doers shall be on their own thereafter.


✅ Hyderabad to Hyderabad 
(Train Sleeper )
✅ Local Transportation
✅ Hotels
(3-4 sharing basis)
✅ First aid
✅ Certified Trek Leaders
✅ Campfire
✅ All Jeep Rides ( Madalpatti, Mullayanagiri, Hebbe & Jhari water Falls )
✅ 1 Breakfast & 1 Dinners
✅ All Entry Permits for Sightseeing


❌Any kind of personal expenses 
❌Any Kind of activities
❌Any Meals Not Mentioned in inclusions


 



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