Malnad Magic – II: The Verdant Expanses of Chikmagalur

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After a rejuvenating holiday at Sakleshpur, we spent the next couple of days at another magical GREEN location – The Hidden Valley, Chikmagalur.

Hidden Valley, Chikmagalur

This getaway was chosen based on some internet research and very prompt responses to our email enquiries.

A scenic drive past the very well-known Serai Resort and endless expanses of coffee estates led us to the Hidden Valley Resort.

Spectacular views

Long walks in the coffee plantation, rays of sunshine through the tall trees, a magpie robin chirping all day, delicious food in the dining room overlooking the little lake, absolute calm, serenity, peace. We couldn’t have asked for more.

Go Green!


For the love of coffee estates

Oh yeah, a tricycle for the “almost 3 year old”. That, the turkeys, and a noisy rooster: bare essentials to keep the little fella in high spirits.


On our way back to Bangalore, we managed to sneak in a visit to the Belur temple, magnificent as always.

Our Itinerary (Contd from the Sakleshpur trip):

Day 3: Drive from Sakleshpur to Chikmagalur via Hassan. Chikmagalur town to The Hidden Valley.

Day 4: At Hidden Valley, Chikmagalur.

Day 5: Drive from Chikmagalur to Bangalore via Hassan (included a brief visit to the Belur temple and lunch at Kamat near Channarayapatna)