Situated in south-western part of Karnataka, Chikamagalur is nestled in the beautiful Baba Budan Giri hills. Chikmagalur literally means, ‘The Younger Daughter’s Town’ in Kannada. Legend reads that this town had been given as a dowry to the younger daughter of Rukmangada, the famous chief of Sakrepatna. The district has a huge number of coffee estates, and is rightly considered to be the coffee capital of Karnataka. Although the town of Chikmagalur is a very quaint one, that can be best described as an abode for relaxation, the surrounding region has a varied landscape – from the low flatlands to the hilly regions of Malnad. Coffee plantations extending up to the horizon, natural beauty and salubrious climate have made this hill station, a favourite among tourists. It is also a trekker’s delight, with its rugged mountain trails. Wrapped in the scent of rosewood and endowed with waters that reflect the clear skies, homestays in Chikmagalur are a delight for the urban dwellers. The mountains here, are a part of the Western Ghats are the source of rivers like Tunga and Bhadra. Mullayanagiri, which is the highest peak in Karnataka is located in the district. It is also a tourist’s paradise containing hill stations like Kemmanagundi and Kudremukh and waterfalls like Manikyadhara, Hebbe and Kallathigiri. Chikmagalur is packed with an array of mountains and historical temples. It is becoming Karnataka’s recreation destination, with more and more to offer every year. Chikmagalur is gorgeous all year round but the weather is most pleasant between September and March. Book you homestays online on www.funstay.in and enjoy the cool, fresh air and serene surroundings of Chikmagalur. Whether you seek time for introspection and pensively reflect on thoughts, or go for exciting trekking and hiking – homestays in Chikmagalur will enthral your senses!