Southern India owes its taste for filter coffee (say kaapi to do it like the locals) to this unspoilt stretch of land. Filled with coffee plantations and misty peaks, Chikmagalur district offers a breathtaking landscape for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. This is one of the wettest regions of India due to which the green cover is omnipresent which in turn make this a perfect place for endangered species of flora and fauna, including the famed King Cobra. On any hike in this region, you will run into hidden waterfalls fast flowing with spring mountain water and the summits are perfect rewards for a hardworking hiker. The quaint little temple towns are perfect base points to explore the mountains around them. The nearby temple complexes of Belur and Halebid reflect the magnificence of the land and are specimens of some of the best architectural style in India. Ever heard of stone carved chains? Head to Belur and Halebid to see what they are like. The food abounds with the taste of the rainforests around. There is just so many things to do in Chikamagalur and around. At the end of it all, you can reflect about it over a perfectly brewed cup of steaming hot coffee.