Staycation at Trivik, Chikmagalur – Part 2 ๐Ÿƒโ˜•๏ธ

“It is not the destination where you end up, but the memories you create along the way.”

Penelope A Riley, Travel Absurdities

Waking up to glimpses of trees shrouded in mist and bird songs is a nice change ! And as the sun colours up the mountainside in various shades of green, we saunder on to the restaurant for breakfast. Early guests get the balcony tables ๐Ÿ˜€; there is a small balcony overlooking the blue pool and the distant mountains, spectacular views with the scrumptious breakfast buffet!

The pool and the surrounding mountains at Trivik, Chikmagalur
Morning in the hills !
The balcony seating at the restaurant Arabica at Trivik
Even in coffee country, I prefer tea !
Have to eat Masala Dosa everywhere !
Poached eggs were the day’s specials

After our Nature walk ๐Ÿ‘‰A walk in the hills @Trivik, Chikmagalur ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, the breakfast was well digested and we worked up an appetite for lunch. Lunch was biryani and Gulab Jamun for desserts ๐Ÿ˜‹. The restaurant was full for lunch, it was Friday and there were a lot of guests checking in for the long weekend.

The place is ideal for short walks
Fresh pineapple juice with a full restaurant in the background
Gulab Jamun and Vanilla Ice cream for dessert
Along the pool at Trivik, Chikmagalur

You can take a walk around the 30+ acre property, lot of plants and trees to see. I am ignorant about much of the living world, but one noticeable feature is the symbiotic relationship in the plant kingdom. You have many smaller plant types growing from the branches of the bigger trees. Also there are the birds; you can hear the constant chirping, but again not much knowledge about them either !I was thrilled with the different flowers grown and maintained here.

We walked around post lunch and hence missed the Coffee Plantation tour at 4:00 pm and ended up at their Valley View coffee shop, nestled in one corner of the property.

Evening chai and coffee at the Valley View coffee shop at Trivik
A moment at the coffee shop at Trivik
Views from the coffee shop at Trivik, Chikmagalur
Jeep is the means of transport from the far flung villas in the resort to the main building

Jeep is the means of transport from the far flung villas in the resort to the main building; alternative are uphill and downhill walks to and fro. The main building houses the restaurant and reception.

Beautiful flower arrangement at the foyer in Trivik
The main building at Trivik
The villas at Trivik
Sunset at Trivik

We spent two nights at Trivik and enjoyed our stay. It was a memorable experience.

Have to mention that even the hills get crowded during the major holidays as everyone wants to get out of the city and go somewhere. And so on our journey back from the mountains, it was not surprising that there was a long traffic jam along the winding mountain roads. We were stuck for almost an hour in standstill traffic while going downhill. The roads being narrow, it’s difficult for two cars to cross at some places, not to mention the hairpin curves.

Traffic jam in the hills of Chikmagalur

Till next post, take care !!

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