Chikmagalur vs Coorg: Valentine's Weekend Edition

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you haven’t made plans with your loved ones yet, do not fret! In a beautiful state like Karnataka, where nature’s beauty permeates every city, town and village, there is no shortage of romantic destinations. Some of the most calming, yet dreamy locations can be found in Coorg and Chikmagalur. These hill stations are approximately 150 km from each other and each of them is a visual spectacle waiting to bless your eyes. From jaw-dropping waterfalls to picturesque hills, we have compiled a list of places in Coorg and Chikmagalur which would impress your paramour at first sight.

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view of a gushing waterfall in Coorg surrounded with lush greenery
a bird s eye view of the lush hilly fields in Coorg an ideal destination for Romantic weekend getaways


Chikmagalur remains a popular, yet underrated destination for couples on holiday. The land of tall mountains, coffee plantations and exuberant forests makes one of the best Valentine’s weekend getaways in Karnataka.

Mullayanagiri is the highest mountaintop in Karnataka, which exposes explorers to the enamouring mist-covered vistas. Take a walk through the pastures as you gaze at the mountains touching the clouds. You could also enjoy a pleasant drive over the mountains with your partner. Once you reach the summit, the enchanting view of the landscape could get both of you high on love and life. Hebbe Falls is another must-visit destination for a romantic getaway. Located inside a coffee estate, the waterfall attracts tourists all year round. You could take a walk along the stream and even enjoy a good swim in the pool which breaks the cascades. We assure you that the experience is like no other.

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a spotted deer standing in the middle of a forest

Another beautiful place to spend time in is Hirekolale Lake, a lovely destination for couples who just want a calm, relaxed outing. A good time to visit would be early in the morning and late in the evening. A tranquil location with pretty views, it is a great spot for taking pictures. The place offers gorgeous mountain views that complement the shimmering blue lake.

Speaking of incredible views, we cannot ignore the one and only Kudremukh National Park. The 600 sq. km of mountains and tropical evergreen forest make for quite an adventure. Though the area is rich in wildlife, you can safely explore this natural landscape without any worries. National parks may not be commonly praised as romantic locations, but nothing exudes romance as much as walking hand in hand on a trail in the forest.


Coorg is the embodiment of charm and elegance. A simple, yet captivating beauty that you cannot get enough of. From the gentle aromatic breeze to the orange orchards, everything about the place screams romance!

Visit Abbey Falls this Valentine’s Day and be prepared to be mesmerised. This waterfall is one of the most visited landmarks in Coorg. Located between coffee plantations and spice estates, the beautiful cascade demands attention with a majestic appearance and a roaring noise. A romantic spot at its finest, the place also proves to be a good picnic spot where you and your loved one can lock hands and feel nature’s presence bring you closer. If you are not into stereotypical romantic dates, you might want to check out Dubare Elephant Camp. Just keep in mind that these adorable, tusked, big-eared mammals might steal your lover’s heart!

view of a gushing waterfall in Coorg surrounded with lush greenery
a bird s eye view of the lush hilly fields in Coorg an ideal destination for Romantic weekend getaways

Honnamana Kere Lake is one of those Valentine’s Day getaways that are perfect for a quiet, peaceful date. Both of you can spend quality time engaging in light conversations as you take in the pleasant views of the popular lake. This is the largest lake in Coorg. If you enjoy long walks in pretty fields and gardens, Mandalpatti Trek is the best location for you. Go trekking on these lush green pastures in the pleasant weather and find yourself getting a renewed zest for life. The misty air and gentle breeze alone can lure you further into the grasslands. Harangi Dam is another place that is worth visiting. Being the first dam to be built across the river Cauvery, it is also a great spot for an intimate picnic date.

Whether you choose to visit Chikmagalur or Coorg, each has fantastic options for a getaway with your Valentine. Both Coorg and Chikmagalur offer plenty of parks, hilly areas, waterfalls and lakes. However, if you are more into exploring wildlife, Chikmagalur might be the best option for you. It boasts abundant wildlife relatively more than that of Coorg. If you plan on visiting Chikmagalur, The Serai Chikmagalur is a good option for a comfortable sojourn. Stay at our elegant villas and avail yourself of excellent dining options that would satiate all your cravings. Our villas have access to pools, jacuzzis and other contemporary amenities. 

This Valentine’s Day, The Serai Chikmagalur also bestows the lovebirds with an exclusive offer - A Romantic Rendezvous. Its inclusions comprise a stay for two nights with breakfast, turndown service with a romantic setup and a delicious cake to celebrate the occasion.

Coorg, on the other hand, is quite renowned for its pleasant weather and charming natural landscapes. Whichever destination you decide to visit, you can rest assured of an unforgettable romantic getaway.

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