What's Behind your Brew? A Coffee Plantation Trail in India

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Important Information

How do we get to Chikmagalur?
You need to reach Bangalore on your own by air or train or road. We will take it from there.

Where will we stay?
We will be staying at an authentic planter's bungalow in the middle of a sprawling coffee estate. The room are large and sport authentic planter's furniture as well as tasteful modern pieces handpicked by our hosts.

What are we expected to bring?
We will circulate a travel advisory before you go on the trip.

I am very concerned about what I eat during my trip to India.
On our trips, we always try and give you a taste of regional cuisines wherever you visit. Please remember you could give special instructions asking for less spicy food. If you are allergic to any specific foods, please let us know well in advance so we can tell you what kind of foods to avoid.
Fruits and vegetables purchased to be eaten raw must be thoroughly washed before consumption. Everything smells appetizing but when trying street food please choose freshly cooked food. We discourage non-vegetarian street food in general except for places recommended by us.


What will the weather be like?
India is a huge country with varied geographical landscapes, and like everything else the climate in India is equally diversified. Please verify the climate of each region according to the period you wish to travel.

About Booking and Customization

We are only 2 people , would we be able to take your trips without a minimum group size?
We will be happy to plan the trip specially for you , however, it will be costed separately and the rates displayed on the site will not be applicable.

We are a large group, what is the maximum group size possible?
A maximum of 6-8 people can go at one time. We do not want to compromise on the quality of the experience for our guests and hence like to restrict our group size to 8 at best.

Can we customise our trip?
Do share your thoughts on what kind of customisation you're looking for and we will see how best we can accommodate your request.

Will we get vegetarian food?
Yes, we can cater to vegetarians as well. We like to give our guests a flavour of regional cuisines to the best possible extent and will be happy to focus on vegetarian foods if need be. Please do mention your preferences at the time of making your booking


What you need to bring

- Good walking shoes and some extra pairs of socks
- A cap/hat
- Sun Screen(Max SPF)
- Sun Glasses
- Wind Cheater/ Poncho (depending on the time of the year)
- A warm jacket (depending on the time of the year)
- Personal Medications ( Fever, pain killer etc)
- A camera


Meet your host :
Manan
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A copywriter who doesn't write enough, a travel writer who doesn't travel enough, a wanderer who doesn't roam enough, a foodie who doesn't feed enough, a Bacchanal who doesn't worship enough and someone who hopes, with all his heart, that he never gets enough.

A friend mentioned an unlikely lead and one email later, he was traipsing through Uttarakhand on assignment for Lonely Planet Magazine India. Since then, he's been regularly published in their widely-read pages. An avid reader and wannabe fisherman, his curiosity takes him to places that feed his mind as much as his stomach.

He won't just take you on trips, but help you trip as well.
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