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India's First Coffee Estate

Lovely walks, and a quiet time

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  •  Bangalore
  •  January To December
8150/- 2D/1N

Overview

Balur Estate is a 400 acre coffee plantation since the 1840s. The Planter’s Bungalow has stood testimony to the changing seasons and centuries at Balur since 1853. The River Hemavathy originates just above the Estate. Its truly a pretty, fascinating piece of India’s Coffee Heritage. We welcome you to spend a few days and soak in the place, its history, and its solitude.We could describe it but it can only be experienced.

The bungalow is beautifully restored with antique furniture. It has all the trappings you associate with the glory days of yore with rooms with roofs so high your voice echoes. You can sleep looking at the skylights interspersed with mangalore tiles. The grounds are huge with an actual lake within the estate. You can't even see another building from where you sit. The vistas around the property are blue hills. The walk inside the estate is all surrounded by coffee plantations, intermixed with pepper and argonaut trees.

 

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Highlights

  • Exploring the waterfalls, spotting birds
  • Just walking amidst absolute tranquility along its 26kms of estate roads
  • The source of the Hemavathi river originates few KM from the bungalow, just above the estate. There’s a quiet temple there you can spend some time at.
  • Huge pretty tea estates, and a visit to the Tea Factory (if permissions come through).
  • Kudremukh – about 60kms away. The drive is pretty, and goes through Kalasa – a historically important temple town.
  • Horanadu – another centre of pilgrimage at the end of a very scenic drive.
  • Sringeri – an old, important math in the hills.
  • Agumbe – the “Cherrapunji of the South” which now actually gets more rain than the latter!
  • Kemmangundi, the Hebbe Falls and Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary
  • But, of course, we recommend the hammock, long walks, cups of tea/coffee and a few books for a relaxed do-nothing time

Stay: Accommodation in clean & hygeinic Tea Estate on twin sharing

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner during the trip

Activities: Cycling, Waterfall Rappeling, Nature Walk, Scenic Beauty , Traditional Stay

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Pricing

  • 3 days/2 nights : Rs.15,485/-
  • 4 days/3 nights : Rs.22,005/-
  • 5 days/4 nights : Rs.27,710/-
  • Extra Person per night: 2950/-

Inclusions

  • Pricing is per couple including all taxes
  • All the meals, unlimited tea/coffee/non-packaged juices and snacks whenever your tummy grumbles
  • All activities like walks and treks around the property, bonfire, use of the library etc.

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses like telephone bills, laundry etc.

Other Important Information

  • Kids upto 10 years of age are our guests at a flat Rs.550/-.
  • Pets are welcome (for a small fee) provided they stay off the linen/furniture, and you can ensure their safety and that of other guests around.

Cancellation policy

  • 100% Refund if cancelled 30 days before the trip start date.
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