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5 reasons why every coffee lover must visit Chikmagalur
2016-04-12

Are you someone who wakes up every morning, and heads straight into the arms of a soothing Cappuccino? Or someone who doesn’t mind pointless meetings as long as they are held in a coffee shop? Then, we know just the place you must visit. Chikmagalur. It’s every coffee lover’s Disneyland and every coffee connoisseur’s muse.

 

Here are 5 reasons why you must pack your bags and head to Chikmagalur.

 

  1. Visit the birthplace of Indian coffee – Hundreds of years ago, Baba Budan, a Sufi saint smuggled 7 beans from the Arabs, who were aggressively trying to protect their trade. He planted it on a sloping hill in Chikmagalur (now called Baba Budan Giri Hills) and since then there’s been no turning back. You can visit the hills and murmur your thanks to that swashbuckling saint.
  2. Enjoy the taste of India’s original coffee – If you haven’t had coffee brewed in Chikmagalur, you haven’t had real coffee. The Serai Chikmagalur offers you freshly brewed coffee from the very hills that began it all. It just doesn’t get better than this.
  3.  Pick your own coffee beans – You can’t profess your love for coffee if you don’t know how it’s picked. The Serai offers Coffee Picking tours that teach you some pretty cool stuff. For example, coffee beans aren’t really beans, but the seeds of a fruit! Go figure.
  4. Live in the heart of a coffee plantation – Imagine a vast canopy of green. Thousands of coffee plants and beautiful ferns swaying without a care in the world. Now imagine an elegant villa with a private swimming pool right in the middle of that blossoming coffee plantation. Unbelievable? Check out the Serai and you’ll know we’re not fibbing.
  5. Trek up to the highest point in Karnataka – Sometimes the best things in life are the easiest to get. Like trekking up to Chikmagalur’s Mullayangiri peak – almost 2000 meters high and still doable by novice trekkers. From a quaint, old temple to a jaw dropping view of thousands of acres of coffee plantations, your climb to the top will be totally worth your while.

So go on, make your pilgrimage to Coffee Country and come back with a renewed adoration for your morning cup of Joe.

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