It’s hard to envision a holiday in Karnataka without thinking of coffee plantations. The aromas of brewed coffee wafting through the air, views of unending coffee fields, and a serene atmosphere are the stuff legendary vacations are made of. Add to this quality time with family, and you have yourself a magical holiday.

Karnataka’s topography and climate offer an amazing atmosphere for the coffee plant to bloom in all its glory. This is why it produces about 70% of India’s total coffee harvest that’s broken up into the Arabica and Robusta varieties. What adds to the fun is that these coffee-producing regions also offer a lot of experiences that are fun for the entire family, making these destinations enjoyable for all ages.

So while parents relax with a piping hot cup of coffee, the kids can be kept occupied by learning about this famous bean on a coffee plantation tour. Activities to indulge in together include wildlife tours, trekking, and shopping!

There are several coffee plantations in Karnataka. Some of the must-visit regions are mentioned below.

1. Coorg

Coffee plantations in Coorg account for the largest harvest of this aromatic beverage in India. You can check into a Coorg resort and enjoy your favorite beverage or head out on a fun plantation tour with the kids. Coorg is also called Kodagu and is a gorgeous hill station with plenty to offer: teach your kids about Tibetan culture and the Buddhist monastery at Bylakuppe, picnic together at the Dubare elephant camp, and shop for chocolates and toys together at the district headquarters, Madikeri, which boasts the Raja’s Seat and a cute toy train. Know more about various lesser known places to visit in Coorg during your family holiday.

2. Chikmaglur

Chikmaglur, the ‘coffee land’ of Karnataka, is the first place where coffee was grown in India. Legend has it that a saint called Baba Budan brought beans from Africa here in the 1670 CE and since then, there’s been no looking back for this coffee producing region. It’s an interesting story to tell your kids while they learn about coffee at the plantations here. This place is also a trekker’s paradise with mild treks that you can embark on with your children. There are also the Hebbe Falls and Kalhatti Falls here which will fascinate them!

3. Hassan

Hassan boasts the delights of coffee plantations along with several temples where you can teach your kids about mythology. These include the Kedareswara, Lakshmi Narasimha, and Hasanambha temples. You can head to Bisele Ghat for treks too.

Have a look at how our happy members Club Mahindra reviews Other coffee-producing regions in Karnataka include:

• Shimoga

• Virajpet

• Madikeri

• Dakshina Kannada

• Mysore

Where to Stay

When you are holidaying in Kodagu, it is important to choose a Coorg resort that allows you to enjoy the peaceful ambience of the hill station as well as offers various activities to enjoy together as a family. Club Mahindra Madikeri resort and Club Mahindra Virajpet resort are great options for your next vacation. They boast spacious rooms with modern amenities, delicious cups of piping hot filter coffee, and a host of activities for you to enjoy as a family. Plan a vacation with Club Mahindra and have a pleasant and memorable stay at Madikeri resort, Coorg.

When are you checking into these Coorg resorts for your next holiday? Book now for a coffee-licious vacation!

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 290,000 members , who can holiday at 140+ resorts in India and abroad.

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