The India International Coffee Festival (IICF) in Lalit Ashok, Bangalore, takes place in January. This conference will be attended by giants of the national and international coffee industry, policy makers, industry captains, exporters, manufacturers and host of other luminaries associated with coffee. IICF celebrates coffee in all its changing flavors and is here to give you a taste of India’s best.
South India dominates India’s coffee plantation industry. The hills of the Western Ghats receive ample rainfall during the monsoon season which makes the southern soil the best place for coffee cultivation. All these coffee growing cities are not just famous for their aromatic coffee but also for tourism. Let’s have look at them...
Coorg is well known for its coffee cultivation around the world, but tea is another crop cultivated in the hill regions of the Western Ghats along with Para Rubber, teak, and cocoa. Thippanahalli and Kudremukh are also famous for tea plantations, eco-tourism and trekking. You can also enjoy visits to temples and Buddhist monasteries, bird watching and rafting, or visit the Dubare Elephant Camp in Coorg.
Chikmagular is one of the famous hill stations in Karnataka state, located in the foothills of Mullayanagiri range. It is a wonderful place to explore the fragrant coffee plantations blanketing the surrounding hillsides and to learn how coffee beans are cultivated and processed.
Mysore, the cultural capital of Karnataka, is a city rich in heritage with its Royal Palace, sacred temples and majestic monuments. Mysore coffee is unique in a way that it could be blended and used in many forms; as a topping, as a flavor, topped on a drink or blended with coffee from another region of the world.
Wayanad is located in the green paradise of the Malabar region, between the mountains of the majestic Western Ghats. Wayanad is one of the most beautiful hill station of Kerala. The beautiful hill region is surrounded by evergreen forests, Pookkode Lake and Karapuzha Dam. Its pleasant climate is best for coffee and tea cultivation, also known as the coffee county of Kerala. A major variety of coffee is cultivated in this region, from the traditional Robusta and Arabica beans, to the more unique blended varieties.
Sakleshpur is a small hill station town in the South Indian state of Karnataka. It is a beautiful town located in the Western Ghats. It receives heavy rainfall from the southwest monsoon and because of this temperate climate it is blessed with great amounts of coffee, tea, cardamom, and pepper plantations.
Why not attend the International Coffee Festival? Stay Simple also has a location in Bangalore! We also have other properties in Coorg, Mysore and Sakleshpur that are perfect locations to visit these wonderful coffee plantations and to make your vacation a coffee tasting one!
Check out our other blog posts about these locations:
Coorg Beyond Coffee
Delicious Dishes of Coorg
5 Reasons Why Brindavan, Mysore is the Best Choice for Accommodation