Koodlu Teertha, Agumbe

It’s the last day of the year 2017 and the day was spent well. As I write this blog, I feel some calmness inside me due to the experiences which I had earlier in the day. As many of you are aware of my fondness for traveling, I follow many accounts related to tourism & travelers on Instagram. One such account posted a picture of a picturesque waterfall. At first, when I looked at it, wouldn’t believe it was in Karnataka. I went through the tags for the post and many other comments to find the name of the place, which was Kudlu Teertha, Agumbe.  Luck favored me as this place was en route to Udupi. I made up my mind to visit this place on my next visit to Udupi.

We had come to Udupi to be with my in-laws as we had a long weekend ahead on the occasion of New year. We had visited St. Mary’s Island the other day and couldn’t go to Kaup beach as we were tired. At night, we decided to leave for Koodlu Teertha early in the morning and reach back home in the afternoon as elders had plans to visit a temple. We left early in the morning around 8 from Udupi and reached Varanga to visit the Jain temple. By the time we left the place, it was around 9.30 AM. We went to Seethnadi Hotel to have our breakfast and from there to the destination.

The road to waterfalls is partly good (cement road) and partly off-road. Locals inform the travelers not to travel by their cars as they might get damaged but we decided to take it anyway. It took us about 45 mins to reach the parking area of the falls from the hotel. We didn’t expect the crowd to be large in number but then we were surprised. The entry ticket per person is Rs. 50 add to that the parking fee of Rs. 50 and camera charge Rs. 200. One has to trek for 1.5 km from the parking to reach the falls.

The trek to the reach falls is tiring as it passes through difficult terrain. There are few steps in between which might help the visitors a bit. It was tiring but when the waterfalls unraveled in front of us, it was just mesmerizing. The tiredness of trekking for more than half an hour vanishes by seeing the baffling beauty of the place and the height of the waterfall from where the water descends from a height of about 300 feet. It plunges straight into a pond which is not deep and one can swim easily. The calm and tranquillity found near the waterfall are just magical, adding to it was the echo of the sounds. To reach closer to the waterfalls, we had to cross a small water stream, as soon as we stepped into the water, it sent chills all over the body. Water was too cold which freaked many people and made the person jump instantaneously. Her cousins jumped into the water while we stood there admiring the waterfall.

I was pretty pleased with the location where it was situated, how it was not disturbed by the visitors, not much litter around and no washing of clothes or any absurd things we see at other places. I had the plans to swim but then dropped it due to water being so cold. We sat on the rocks immersing our legs into the water and looking at the waterfalls, huge rocks and the echoes created by the people in happiness. It was serene and the atmosphere around makes you feel rejuvenated. Time had passed around 2 hours at this place that’s when we called her cousins to come out of the pond to which they were dejected. After a lot of persuasions, they came out and changed their clothes. As we walked back, everyone was happy to the core of visiting this wonderful place. Upon reaching near parking, we had snacks (bread omelet, lemon juice, cold beverages etc.) at a small shop and started our journey back to Udupi.

Important Information:

  • Best time to  visit: August to December
  • How to reach from Udupi:
    • By Bus: One can take a bus, get down at Hebri and hire an auto.
    • By car: It’s an hour and 30 minutes drive.
  • If your planning to visit the waterfalls, also visit Varanga Basadi which is nearby (best time is evening).
  • As the waterfall is deep in the forest, it’s recommended to carry water bottles and snacks along with yourselves.
  • In monsoons seasons, be watchful of the leeches.
  • Kindly DO NOT litter and let’s keep the nature clean.

St. Mary’s Island, Malpe Beach, Udupi

St. Mary’s Island was on my bucket list from a couple of years ( back when I visited Mangalore). Ever since it always evaded me from getting there. Tried planning with friends a couple of times, but nothing worked out. Even a couple of months back, we had to visit Malpe beach but couldn’t go due to time constraints. And here I’m today, finally after visiting St. Mary’s island felt like one quest completed.

Many people had told me to visit the place and even in many sites, this was ranked no.1 in must visit attractions near Udupi. Curiosity made me dig up the history of the island and I found this: In 1498, Vasco Da Gama landed on his journey from Portugal and named this island as a dedication to Mother Mary.

I visited Udupi twice within 3 months now, courtesy: my in-laws stay there. Luckily, the place where we stay is very near to Malpe beach. We all planned and decided to leave early and come back soon.

Malpe beach, famous for many reasons. The primary reason being ‘St. Mary’s Island’. The sole reason for many people to visit Malpe beach is to visit this island. And we were also one of them. We reached boating office around 10 AM while the ferry was getting prepared. The tickets cost us Rs. 250/- per person (which I felt pretty expensive). I guess, we were the second trip to the island, but had to wait for a modest half an hour for people to gather. Finally our boat set to sail when around 80 people boarded it. The ferry went past some very small islands formed of only rocks. We were moved to smaller boat near the island so that we reach the shoreline if the island. It takes around 30 minutes to reach island from the boating office.

The first impression of the island was clean and impressive. The island now provides various kinds of water sports. Before you enter into the island, bags are checked. One has to take tickets for camera (Rs. 200) and for luggage (Rs. 20 per luggage). The island is not vast in size and can be easily covered in an hour. I had decided not to let myself in the water whereas my wife and her cousins readily jumped into the water. We walked around the beach and settled somewhere near the end. My wife & her cousins got into the water yet again, playing within themselves. As time passed by, it was getting crowded. I took pictures of them and the beautiful scenic views presented to my eyes. It was such a bliss even in such scorching heat.

After playing for more than an hour, we decided to leave. Everyone quickly dried themselves and went to the only food court available. There weren’t many options available so we sticked to veg puffs & tea. We sat in the shade and talked for a while to get back the lost energy. As we walked back, we enquired about the cycle ride near gate, were shocked to know that it charges Rs. 150 for mere 30 mins ride. We nodded our heads and walked back to the same shore where were dropped, to catch the ferry. As we reached there, her cousins wanted to have a go with ‘Jet Ski’. The ticket for the ride for 2 mins ride was pretty expensive i.e. Rs. 300/- per person. Three of them (Herself and two cousins) experienced the feeling of Jet Ski. As they finished, the ferry was about the leave. We quickly boarded and were off the island.

It was different experience all together where I travelled in a ferry, moved to smaller boat in the sea, explored the island, water sports etc. One thing which pinched me a bit was the price. It was hiked up pretty much and people didn’t care about it much even if it would ticket cost them Rs. 500 or parking cost them Rs.100. At the end of the day, there was a good vibe about the island which makes you forget everything.

Tips for visiting St Mary’s Island:

  • Best time to visit: Dec to March.
  • Get here early, people pour in so fast that it becomes crowded soon.
  • Take your time and checkout all the corners of the island.
  • Take care of our body, carry sunscreen lotions, caps, umbrella’s and sunglasses.
  • Outside food is not allowed inside the island (gate) but can be had outside the island gate.
  • Last ferry from the island is at 6 PM, so make you get on that :P.

How to reach Malpe beach:

  • By bus, it would take around 20-25 minutes and cost of the ticket would be Rs. 15.
  • By car, it depends upon where you have made your stay.

Advice: Irrespective of mode of you travel, its best to book a hotel near the bus station as its centre to many places such as Manipal View point, Malpe Beach, Krishna temple, quickly connects to highway etc.

Christmas Day

It is Christmas Day. Even though I belong to a different religion, I always loved Christmas for one sole reason and that was SANTA CLAUS. In my childhood, have seen many Christmas & Santa movies which increased my love for Santa every year.  As a kid, I believed in Santa very much, but as I grew up it decimated. One of the things I love about Christmas is the coziness and the anticipation that comes along with it.  I love how society (schools, offices etc.) shuts down and everyone gathers inside their houses to eat warming, seasonal foods that they’ve looked forward to all year long.

This year, one of our closest friends (Mamta & Nelson) had called up for the Christmas party at their home. We were speculative at first as we had plans of our own, as that was a long weekend. We decided not to travel anywhere as most of the places were booked and many of them were overly priced. A day before Christmas we decided to go the party. My brother was also in the city so we tagged him along to the party. We reached their home around 8 PM and many people had already gathered in. The party was organized in the party hall on the terrace. She introduced her friends to us and we jelled up pretty quickly. We bought a ‘Fish Bowl’  with a couple of golden fishes as Christmas gift for them, which they loved it.

One of their friends had brought Christmas cake, which they decided to cut to start the proceeding. After the cake cutting, snacks were served with alcohol & cold beverages. I personally enjoyed the pineapple sponge cake which brought the childhood memories of Hyderabad. If I remember correctly, I had 5 pieces of it ;-). Everyone sat around in groups with their friends & families talking, enjoying the songs tuned in by one of the guests.  As announced earlier, ‘Housie‘ game was arranged for the guests whose ticket was Rs. 20 each. We had taken 6 tickets in total (2 each or myself, my wife and brother) just to test our luck. And as expected, we failed. All of three of us failed and didn’t win neither of the three lines nor the full housie. As we were done with the game, dinner was brought to serve. There were Veg and Non-Veg dishes for the guests. I was already filled up with the starters and the cake :-), so had little vegetable rice and raita to it. My brother was bit high after a couple of drinks and was talking about luck and other stuff. We finished our dinner and sat for a couple of minutes until the hosts became free.

It was around 11.30 at night when we decided to take leave from them. We went down to collect our bag and take one last selfie amongst us for the remembrance. It a first-time experience attending a Christmas party for me and thoroughly enjoyed being there. Also, happy seeing the hosts having fun which was clearly evident on their faces. We were glad that we made to the party and had lots of memories to cherish for.

Happy Anniversary !!

It’s a year now that we’ve been married. We had our ups and downs on our way but time flies really fast. We didn’t plan anything as our parents wanted to be with us for our first marriage anniversary but then they had to drop out due to a family emergency. It was Monday, so we took off from our offices. We got fresh, wore new clothes and went straight to temple for the offering to god. We had our breakfast outside and went back home as there was no other plan for the day, at least that’s what she thought. Behind her back, I had planned a surprise for her in the later part of the day.

It was around 2.30 in the afternoon that I told her to get ready and we are going outside. She asked me about it but I kept giving some random answers making it more confusing. The place we were going was 50 km far and it would take easily more than an hour to reach there. I had already contacted the guy and informed we will be reaching there by 4 PM so that all the arrangements can be made without anything mess up. She was puzzled by what I was up to and she never got a hint about it. She wasn’t getting any idea as there weren’t any sign boards which would ease up her job of finding out what and where we were going. After driving around an hour and 15 minutes, we reached the place, ‘DIRT MANIA‘. And that’s when she understood what I was up to. We checked with the person who was in charge and he told us to wait for half an hour as the arrangements weren’t made completely. Meanwhile, he insisted us to have your lunch and come back around 4.30 PM. We went back to a nearby place to have some snacks, that’s when he called saying, arrangments were done.

When we reached, we drove a couple of quad bikes to check which one we were comfortable with. We picked our quad bike (The Gritty SportsMan) and started our ride. We picked ‘Nature Trail‘ which was 15 km from the place. The instructor drove another bike who was first, followed by my wife and then me. The ride was enthralling, to say the least, we crossed mud roads, into the small water channels, in the fields, up the hills etc. By the time, we reached hilltop she was ecstatic. We parked our bikes and then came the final surprise of the day. A table with two chairs on the hilltop with a sunset in the background. At first, she thought it was for someone else but then she realised it was a surprise for her. She looked baffled and had no words to say. For few minutes, she just stood there admiring and taking in the beauty of the place and the arrangements made. We sat down and she had so many questions to ask such as how did I pull it off? How didn’t she knew about it? etc. I gave the answers to those questions and we talked for a while before we cut the cake and celebrated. A camera person also accompanied us on the way up and he shot good pictures of us and the picture-perfect scenes. All in all, everything planned went without any hiccups. On the way back home, she thanked me many times for such a wonderful surprise.

I would like to thank the team of Dirt Mania in making my plans successful. They were friendly and had given us space when needed. We will definitely be coming back again for many more experiences and encourage others to go visit the place.

Dinner at Toscano

As I write this blog, we are inching towards completing one year of our marriage anniversary. My wife had ordered clothes for me as a surprise but to her disappointment, the fitting wasn’t that great. With a heavy heart, she returned them back and we went to Forum Mall, Koramangala for shopping. We shopped for clothes and decided to dine at Toscano which is famous for its Italian pizza, as this was her long-awaited checklist.

We settled down at one corner and waited for the menu to check out for options. The ambience is very calm and it feels like Italian restaurant once you enter filled with the aroma of spices & natural herbs. As we sat down, one of the waiters brought flatbread and couple of sauces as starters. At first, I was taken back as we didn’t order but then got assured as this was complimentary from them. I don’t remember which thin crust pizza we had ordered: ‘Rustica’ or ‘Four seasons’. She wanted to try wine for a long time and we decided the time was apt for us to taste (Anniversary occasion). After taking the suggestions from the waiter, we placed a takeaway for one bottle of wine. In the meantime, pizza arrived. The aroma of the pizza was different than what we have in domino’s or pizza hut. It tasted delicious. As we were finishing our pizza, the bottle of wine arrived packed. We were pleased with the service and the food taste. We settled the bill and headed back to our home.

Upon reaching home, Out of curiosity, I checked for the prices & reviews of the wine bottle and found I was cheated by the waiter and the restaurant. They had charged me extra 1500-1800 bucks for the wine bottle. The content which was there earlier vanished and taught me a lesson.

Amrutesvara Temple, Amruthapura

It was time for us to head back to Bengaluru from Udupi after such a long break. My Father-in-Law also accompanied with us as he had a meeting next day in the Bengaluru office. We left Udupi in the morning hours after having our quick breakfast at home. The weather was warming up and birds started their singing while we drove from the hilly areas. We crossed Agumbe in no time. After a while, we stopped at a small hotel somewhere in the interiors of a small village to have our breakfast, again. One of the famous food in and around is ‘Mangalore Bun‘. We all had a heavy breakfast this time and started our journey.

As we were reaching Thirthalli, my wife told me about Amrutesvara Temple which is near Tarikere. I never heard of the temple name before. Her aunt had told about the recent visit to the temple to her, so did her father. They expressed the desire to visit the temple as it on the way. We saw the signboard pointing to left just as we crossed Tarikere. As we took left from NH-206, had to travel another 6 km to reach the temple. One wouldn’t know amidst the village, there comes a piece of history. I didn’t notice at first as its just after a turn. The temple is maintained well with lush green garden all around and a fence guarding the temple. Sun was blazing hot which made the walk more difficult. As we entered the temple’s outer sanctum, we felt cooler.

The sculptures, idols, black shining pillars supporting the temple, carvings all around showcased the amazing talent of sculptors in Hoysala dynasty. It really baffled me seeing the carvings which such precision and thoughtfulness. As per few guides information, each side of the temple wall depicts a story in anti-clockwise. The temple walls have lots of miniature decorative towers which has its own significance. As we go around the temple, we see a couple of more temples. There’s a specific broken sculpture near the tree which signifies 12 sun signs sculpted in one rock. After looking around, we sat in the outer sanctum for a while, one of the temple poojari informed about the food provided by the temple.

We sat there for a while admiring the beauty of the temple before we headed back. I took a couple of pictures of the temple, inner sanctum, sculptures outside, miniatures on the temple walls etc. Many people travel the road we had taken but very few know about the temple. If anyone is going on that route, I urge them to pay a visit to this beautiful temple, which has a lot to say and show about Hoysala dynasty and its architecture. The best time to visit the temple would be in the evening.

Trip Details (By Car):

Route (From Bengaluru): Bengaluru -> Kunigal -> Tiptur -> Arsikere -> Kadur -> Amruthpura (247 Kms)

Route (Towards Bengaluru): Udupi -> Agumbe -> Thirthalli -> Tarikere -> Amrutesvara Temple (187 Kms)

Malpe Beach, Udupi

Malpe Beach, famous among rest of the others and one of the primary reason being St Mary’s Island. It’s also famous for low-end water sports which are why picnic seekers and conventional vacationers are the primary habitats of it. The reason I wanted to visit this beach was that of its picturesque sunset at the Arabian Sea in the backdrop of St Mary’s Island hence gets crowded in the evening. However, In the daytime, you will only get a hazy and distant glimpse of St Mary’s Island.

We had planned a day earlier to visit Murdeshwar and another temple in order for us to return back by evening to Malpe beach. The road to reach Malpe beach is very busy and narrow. It took us good 30 minutes to reach there. As we reached near, we were astonished to see huge crowd everywhere and added to that was parking issue. The place was too crowded and vibrant section of Malpe beach. There is also a beautiful marble statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the beach side. Restaurants, Coconut vendors, are in surplus on the beach side. I dropped my wife, her mother and grandfather near the Gandhi statue in search of parking, went so far ahead (nearly a km) and parked the car.

We (me & her brother) decided not to walk back so far as the sun was setting already. I informed about our whereabouts and told them we will catch them up after half an hour. I was amazed to see two sides of the beach: one which was so crowded & bustling and the other being so scarce. I was lucky that we parked our car on the road, which was hardly 100m from the beach. The first impression of the beach was very clean and a positive vibe of it. We sat down near the empty boats which were far away from the water and people. The color of the sky, the raw smell, very few people around made me pleased to a great extent. We gazed as far as possible into the sea looking for ships, boats or anything which caught our attention. I was so lost in the waves coming by that her brother had called me twice before I came back to normalcy. We were getting calls to come back as it was getting darker and they needed to go back home. As we started back, so did many people, created the traffic. We were forced to take another road which proved lucky for us. We picked them up within few minutes and headed back to home.

I haven’t had much time to spend at the beach nor had time to travel to St. Mary’s island, which is why I decided to go for it one more time with ample amount of time on hand and try few water sports.


Kaup Beach, Udupi

Its been couple of days in Udupi now and we haven’t visited any places due to festival celebrations. I was very much looking forward to the beaches and had planned it a few days back.  Kaup Beach is the one which I wanted to visit first because it’s less crowded. I had done my part of research on which part of the beach to go (far away from people and the crowd) to enjoy calmness and view of the waves undisturbed & unobstructed by others. They always fascinate me and bring me at peace with myself. We decided to go in the evening so that sunset can be watched.

Kaup beach is around 20 minutes from our home. Time was around 5.30 PM when we parked our car much before the parking and walked into the beach. The place was calm with not many people around. I immediately sat on the beach sulking in the humid air, sultry atmosphere by watching the waves hit the shore and going back, sun ready to dive into the water. After some time, I saw the lighthouse which was pretty far away from us, crowded where people looked ants who gather around sugar. My wife and her brother went ahead and got into the water to play with the waves and also to collect shells and stones. In the meantime, I took out my camera and took panoramic pictures of the beach, they (brother & sister) playing with waves and other things. While taking pictures, saw people trying water sporting activities such as Boat Parasailing, Jet Ski etc near the lighthouse.


Sun went down very quickly, that’s when the real beauty of lighthouse got showcased. Even from that far, the lighthouse was standout in such a dark background and was able to see those white and red stripes clearly. The light which kept circling around made me capture few images of it. As it was getting darker and darker, we decided to approach near the lighthouse to have some snacks before we go back our way to home. As we walked towards the lighthouse, crabs started to appear which frighten us at first but then we walked carefully towards the small shops near the lighthouse. We had snacks and walked with ice cream in our hands towards our car.

Lighthouse at far

It was satisfying to leave the beach with my mind being fresh and me being at peace. Looking forward to visiting the place once again.

Diwali in Udupi

It’s been almost a year for our marriage and one of the biggest festival, the festival of lights was due next week. As a ritual, I had to visit my in-laws home for the festival. My in-laws had to shift to Udupi, as my Father-in-law works for the government. We had planned much early so that we can visit their home and also places near it. We decided to leave on 18th October and come back on 22nd.

I wasn’t well the morning we planned to start, was suffering from chest pain and vomiting. After an hour of delay, we started our journey around 7 in the morning. We drove for 2 hours when we stopped for breakfast at Mayura hotel. Within 30 minutes, we were back on road and had called her father to check for the shortest route to Udupi. Once the call got finished, we decided the route.

Route taken: Bengaluru -> Nelmangala -> Yediyur -> Kadur -> Tarikere -> Tirthahalli -> Agumbe -> Hebri -> Udupi

No. of Kms: 410+

The route taken was good but had a couple of cons to it: roads weren’t wide and traffic. The drive was busy until we reached near to Agumbe. It was past our lunchtime and after searching for good hotels from past hour, we reached Agumbe, so decided to have at first hotel which we see, and we found one at the bus stop. We didn’t expect good food and tried to keep the order simple, mint rice was choice of both of us. We’re surprised about the quality & taste of it. After having our lunch, we got back on road and entered the ghat section of Agumbe.

There is a viewpoint just after you enter the check post where we can have a panoramic view of the forest. It’s simply breathtaking where your eyes can only see one thing, Forest. After sulking in the beauty of it, we resumed our journey which was going down the hill. The weather changed drastically from being cool to humid very soon. On my wife’s insisting, we had to stop for a while in deep forest to get few pictures of us. Within a couple of minutes, we were gone from the place. By the time we reached Udupi, it was around 4 in the evening. All in all, it was a pleasant drive.

We rested for a while before all of them started the preparations for Diwali. In the evening, we went out to buy clothes & crackers for the festival. Lights were lit up all around the home and crackers sounds begin. The next day was auspicious as it was ‘Lakshmi Pooja‘ in the morning, followed by various types of food etc. In the evening,  after everyone got fresh, lit up the diya’s all around again and burst crackers ( I didn’t as I stopped bursting from a couple of years back). All except me burst the crackers including the grandfather of my wife was sitting and enjoying the moment while I was capturing the moments. Even my Father-in-law became a kid and enjoyed bursting of crackers. It went for around an hour before we got back inside the home, cleaned up yourselves and had our dinner. The day was spent well and there was a sense of satisfaction and relaxation on the faces of all the family members.

The next couple of days were also planned which will be on the upcoming blogs, keep you guys posted.

Chikmagalur – Day 2

Next day, we got up early and were ready in no time by finishing our breakfast provided by the hotel and started towards HIREKOLALE LAKE. We weren’t aware of this earlier but got to know from the hotel receptionist. It’s a half an hour drive from Chikmagalur and you will not know that the place exists (as we hardly saw any signboards of it) until the corner of it. It was drizzling when we reached there but we decided to move forward. As we reached halfway, the drizzle got heavier and we traced back to our car for shelter as there was nothing else we can hide from the rain. We were having talks whether to stay until the drizzle stops or move ahead for next destination but then suddenly drizzle got weaker and eventually it stopped. We stepped out and walked out to see the spectacular view of the lake. The weather was perfect which added to the scenic beauty. We were just in the awe of the place. We went around for a while and took pictures of this beautiful place.

As planned, the next destination was KEMMANAGUNDI, which had many places nearby. As we started towards our next place, we were stuck in traffic jam and amidst of all that, one of the car drivers hit us from back, damaging the car. I was furious, got down to inquire. The person explained the situation they were in (they were traveling to the cemetery for a funeral) and told us to follow them so that we can settle there. That was the mistake which we did because once we reached the cemetery, the guy flipped and told us to wait until they come back (which we had no idea when they will be back nor did they) or go and file a complaint with police. That left me agitated & fumed, wanted to damage his car on revenge but decided against it, as it would make me one like him. We left with a heavy heart to our next place. We stopped in between for a coffee sip at Coffee & Pepper (which has a cafe and also resort). The place looks very classy and for a change, I had ordered Cold Coffee and liked the taste so much that I placed one more. Rest of them chose hot coffee which made them refresh & active for the journey ahead.

KALLATHIGIRI FALLS, where water cascade’s down the hill and a small waterfall is formed in front of the temple. One can find an old Veerabhadra temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was too crowded when we reached there as families were bathing and doing rituals of their own. We visited the temple and headed towards Kemmanagundi wasting no time. As planned yesterday, we planned to go for a trek at Z-Point. We enquired and there was a group of local Jeep drivers who would take us halfway at a cost of Rs.300/- per person. We quickly finalized and hopped on the jeep, must say, it was completely off-road. After roughly 20 mins, the driver stopped and told us to follow the trail. As we started, we encountered SHANTI FALLS, passing which we would see the point where we were trekking to. As we kept trekking, it became steeper & steeper with the wind becoming heavier and heavier. I could hardly see any colors other than green (the grass), blue (the sky) and brown (the soil). It took us more than an hour to reach midway and everyone were numb as the breeze made more noise and the cold made the hands & legs freeze. We could hardly see each other as the fog was passing through us.

In between all the chaos, all of sudden was a streak of sunshine which brought up smiles on many people who were on the hill and faded slowly. We sat there admiring the nature and enjoying the view and feeling the air which was so fresh and enthusiastic. We were so lost that none of them had a check at the time. After some time, the weather changed drastically and we could see the bad weather approaching us, that’s when we decided to trek down. We reached back to our car in just more than an hour. Everyone was hungry to the core, we went to Krishnarajendra Hill station which has a hotel in it. We had our food and moved out as we had to head back to Bengaluru. Everyone was satisfied and also tired of the activity done in the day. This is my 4th trip to Chikmagalur but every time it was different. Always enjoyed coming to this place and always will. Looking forward to many more trips in and around the city.