Chikmagalur is haven on the earth. This is surrounded by many hills and waterfalls. It's around 250kms from Bangalore via NH-75 (Bangalore - Mangalore highway).
Best time to start from Bangalore is 1 AM. In between you'll find CCD to take rest and u'll reach Chikmagalur around 6-7 am.
Just before Chikmagalur you'll find following lack, here you can enjoy the sun rise.