One of the least known, but amongst the best hill stations in southern India . Traveler has to tour the coffee region of Chikmagalur which is nested in the Malnad area of Karnataka largely forested and hilly region of Heavy rainfall.
The unrivaled scenic beauty, thick green valleys, coffee plantations, silver oak wood forests & magnificent mountain ranges presents the traveler to enjoy the luxury of nature. This region is also the birth place of Indian coffee industry and the cradle of the powerful Hoysala Dynasty. Located on the leeward of the western Ghats Chikmagalur enjoys salubrious Climate all the year round. Winter will be typical of hill stations is much cooler than the rest of Karnataka. The hilly terrain and the fresh breeze that flows in through the western Ghats holds the temperature down during summers. Chikmagalur records an average rainfall of 1,886 mm.
On reaching KSRTC bus station of chikmaglur, move straight towards NMC circle where you notice traffic signal. Which is approximate 1km, take left and proceed straight further without any diversion upto 14kms,and keep watching your right, there you reach "THE TIMBER LEAF" homestay. For people coming from karnataka or out of state, you will reach Chikmaglur via Hassan & Belur.