Chocolate lovers, skip the Ooty trip and get set to say hello to Karnataka’s very first chocolate park, coming up on the Madikeri-Mangalore highway.
What do we love more than devouring chocolates? Well, watching them being made, of course. Which is why all our Ooty trips include a mandatory visit to the chocolate factory to witness the transformation of cocoa beans into the delicious chocolate we’re so crazy about. However, going by a recent report, we might not have to go all the way to Ooty anymore. Because Karnataka will soon have its very first chocolate park!
Touted to come up at Kavu, near Puttur, on the Madikeri-Mangalore highway, the chocolate factory will let visitors watch the process of chocolate making and even taste the freshly-prepared chocolates! Considering Karnataka doesn’t have a facility of this sort currently, chocoholics end up having to go to Ooty or Mahabaleshwar to check out chocolate factories.
Kishore Kumar Kodgi, president of Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Cooperative Limited (CAMPCO), said, “Since we were getting a lot of calls from the people to know more about chocolates, we decided to open the state’s first chocolate park. This park will not only give visitors a taste of chocolates but will also enhance their knowledge about their favourite treat.
While the godown to store cacao, areca nut and pepper for the process will be inaugurated in March, the work on the chocolate park will reportedly begin in April. The park will have features like artificial falls, theme park and more, we hear. Plus, its convenient proximity to other popular tourist destinations is sure to make it a hit with travellers while boosting tourism in the state. Well, we can’t wait to plan a trip to the chocolate park as soon as it’s open!
Source: Whats Hot Bangalore