In plain simple words, I love coffee. I still can’t make up my mind whether I like decaffeinated, cold, with ice cream or without ice cream. I just love coffee. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee magically uplifts my tired soul. Looking at its origin in India, we have the holy saint Babu Budan to thank to who got seven coffee beans by hiding in his beard from Yemen to Mysore. The rest, as they say, is history. So here we bring you few of the most popular coffee destinations in india.
Coffee Destinations In India
Chikmagalur in Karnataka is the place where coffee was first introduced. You will be awestruck by the number of plantations this place has. You can opt for a guided tour of the estates. They will take you through the process and also provide an insight into the planters life. Apart from the estates, you can also go rafting in the Bhadra River. Adventure lovers can trek till the top of the coffee plantations. You can also visit the Kalhatti falls, Hoysala temple near Chikmagalur and the Hebbe Falls. Carrying binoculars is a must for bird enthusiasts. This place is ideal for those who just want to unwind and relax and enjoy the whiff of the most popular beverage in the world.
If you live somewhere close to the state of Tamil Nadu then you could well visit Yercaud located in the Salem district. Yeracaud offers all kinds of tourist attractions. Enjoy boating at Yeracaud Lake or simply roll up your track bottom and wade in the gurgling stream of water. Relive your childhood memories of splashing water. A visit to the Yeracaud silk farm where you can watch the silk spinning process. The place is known for its breeding of silkworms. The Killyur Falls has water cascading from a height of 300 ft. If none of this is on your mind then put on your most comfortable pair of shoes and walk through the coffee plantations. The serene surroundings will de-stress you for sure. A pair of binoculars is a must as you never know when you spot an exotic species of birds.
Peace of mind, adventure sports or spotting rare species of butterfly. Take your pick if Munnar is your destination for a perfect holiday. Located in the western ghats, this town is 130km away from Kochi. There are scores of coffee and tea plantations which you can tour. A town visit can be completed in a jiffy if you rent a bicycle. Mattupetty lake offers a wide range of boating facilities.Devikulam Lake is popular among those who enjoy fishing. Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary and Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary are also popular with the tourists.
Organic Coffee from the picturesque Aruku valley in Andhra Pradesh is exported to Italy, UAE and Spain. The place attracts a lot of tourists due to its lush green landscapes. There are waterfalls and forest reserves. One can also visit the famed coffee museum where a preview is given for the complete life cycle of coffee. You can also plan a visit to the Borra caves. The pleasant weather along with the tranquil surroundings can be a perfect weekend getaway.
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