Chikmagalur never changes. Landing in Chikmagalur, the cold surprisingly wasn’t there. It was cold… but it did not hit you, the way it did earlier. Four o’clock in the morning and I end up on the phone as I wait for Dad to pick me up at 6:30. Dad arrives at 6:15 and we set off to the famous Town Canteen for breakfast.
Unfortunately, the Town Canteen, famous for its Dosas, is closed. We roam around the town as it slowly wakes up. Dad has some business around town and we want to finish that off rather than make the drive back later. As I mentioned, Chikmagalur is not a nice place to be in.
There are two main roads in Chikmagalur – The Indira Gandhi Road and the Mahatma Gandhi Road. MG Road is where the traders are located. IG Road is slightly ‘upmarket’. However the roads are being widened and along with it a lot of heritage buildings have had to cut off their existing façade. It’s a mess… construction materials scattered along the main road, mud thrown around as drains are being dug… the list goes on.