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Linger at Balur Estate

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Balur Estate Javali Post, Mudigere Taluk, Chikmagalur, Mudigere 577122 India
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#2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mudigere
Balur Estate is a 400 acre coffee plantation since the 1800s. The planter’s bungalow has been around since 1853. The River Hemavathy originates just above the Estate. Its truly a pretty, fascinating piece of India’s Coffee Heritage.Linger at Balur Estate welcomes 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.Location : 60kms from Chikmagalur - its in the wettest part of the Western Ghats. The famous temple towns of Horanadu, Kalasa, Sringeri, Dharmasthala and Balehonnur are not far from Balur. Kudremukh and the Charmady Ghats are also a short drive/trek away.
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Balur Estate Javali Post, Mudigere Taluk, Chikmagalur, Mudigere 577122 India
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Rajesh M wrote a review Apr 2021
Bengaluru, India44 contributions6 helpful votes
It's beautiful place with big cottages or homes with cute traditional furniture and interiors. Its very peaceful , lovely mountain view in front and lush green lawn where one can sit for hours , relaxing or literally doing nothing. If you have kids along , there aren't any activities inside (apart from estate trek) Its best for couples who simply want to take a break and enjoy peace. Food could have been better, for dinner told to prepare food our liking , and it was gladly accepted and served, service is excellent..
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Bobby Gadadhar wrote a review Mar 2021
Bengaluru, India227 contributions118 helpful votes
It was an absolute do nothin stay with 2 other families we had in the Balur estate. Highlight were: - Huge estate to wander around endlessly and also buildup your appetite - Estate trails offers mild ruff roading (can't call it off-roading), excellent views from the peak points in the estate - Huge buildings and rooms. Felt like we own the place though there was another family staying. There is enough room for everyone - Huge traditional bathroom with all amenities - Traditional cuisine, though not too happy about the taste of few items but it will never upset your tummy - Birders paradise, we could also find coffee luwak scattered in many places. Staff confirms there is no animal presence other than Civets - Trekking to a nearby peak with fantastic views - Relax and do nothing. It unwinds you. We stepped out of the campus only to visit the river Hemavathy starting point Lowlights not many: - Dogs, though all of us were dog lovers and are used to pets, the 2 dogs there were too much of a nuisance at times. You may find it tough if you are not used to dogs - Many reviews mention about the personal attention from kitchen staff while charting the menu. But our attempt to strike any conversation with them was never successful. It might be the head lady was away We will definitely recommend this place to folks who love nature, and a peaceful stay with some homely food
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Date of stay: January 2021
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raghubhat wrote a review Feb 2021
Bengaluru, India169 contributions87 helpful votes
Balur Estate is vast and nostalgic. You can go on endless walks in the estate without getting disturbed by anybody. The rooms and bathrooms are huge and well maintained. Local food is amazing and authentic. Excellent service. Best place to just relax and unwind.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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sushmasubramanya wrote a review Feb 2020
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A long due holiday happened @balur estate.A great company of childhood friends added an extra flavour.The heritage look of the cottages feels so homely.If you are a true coffee lover and want to know everything and anything about coffee then you are at the right place.The man behind this beautiful place MR.chendrashekar is a man of thousand stories.He has an answer to your tiniest qurries.The upto date techniques in coffee field,methods followed by him to develop coffee for modern requirements will leave you spellbound.The wooden furnitures in cottages r so eco friendly.The in house staff r always on their toes to provide you everything.If you are in search of a holiday destination with clean,authentic local food,relaxing,informative then you r at the right place thatis balur estate.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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AnishaBalu wrote a review Feb 2020
Bengaluru, India100 contributions30 helpful votes
Another wonderful stay from Linger at Balur Estates. Our primary purpose was some easy hikes and birding enroute. We took the private cottage which comes with private dining option.... the rooms are huge, bathrooms are fantastic and huge as well.. We were shown the coffee making process in the evening and then we headed for a short hike to a nearby hill - this where the river Hemavathi originates.. good place to view sunsets.... and some birding as well... We had a great bonfire and amazing clear views of skies... so many stars... Next day morning we wanted to do a longer trek ... so we started at 6.30 and we had a guide accompanying us to a hill .. takes about 1.5 hrs to go uphill on we paved paths....did quite a lot of birding en-route... scenic views... coffee estate all throughout .. Prem Bhadur accompanied us.. great guide...they sent some banana and apple with water with him.. so thoughtful... Food is also the highlight and kitchen staff is ever accommodating.. Rakesh is the caretaker and he is very hard working and is there for all the needs. Balur is a hidden gem one must visit. About 400 acres of private estate... From birding -we saw Orange minivets, woodpeckers, blur rock thrush, crested serpent eagle soaring and calling above (saw one perched during the trek), one black eagle soaring, and many more... Thanks Linger - These nature treks is worth the stay amidst Luxury...Private dining is the highlight !
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Date of stay: February 2020
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What are some of the property amenities at Linger at Balur Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Linger at Balur Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Linger at Balur Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Linger at Balur Estate?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.