The Planter's Bungalow
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A Piece of Coffee History since 1853! Balur Coffee Estate is a 400 acre coffee plantation, truly a pretty, fascinating piece of India Coffee Heritage....

  • Free Parking
  • All 3 Meals
  • Unlimited Snacks
  • Bonfire
  • CoffeeStay

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About Hibernest

The Kitchen

Balur Estate has an accomplished staff that strives to present to you the various local styles of cooking that are prevalent in the region. There is fine nuances to how pork is prepared by different communities, and Ratnammas chutnies are an act all by themselves.Their kitchen is open all day, so feel free to ask for coffee or tea to go with the weather, or a book you settle down with. Do talk to the caretaker and cooks to get them to accommodate your preferences in spiciness, or even the menu which of course is predominantly local and yummy.If you have any special needs, or restrictions, do write to them early.

The Space

The River Hemavathy originates just above the Estate. The Planters Bungalow has stood testimony to the changing seasons and centuries at Balur since 1853. You are welcome 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. You can spend days at Balur Estate itself exploring the waterfalls, spotting birds, and just walking amidst absolute tranquility along its 26kms of estate roads. But should you wish to get around a little the area is just pretty to explore in a car, or on a cycle, or even by foot! Its basically the setting Balur is in bang in the middle of a huge expanse of green hills that receive a lot of rainfall, that make it a charming place you can spend a week exploring and not run out of options.

Who is it for

Family, Couples and for people who want to be disconnected from the digital and real world.

Insider Tips

The cooks makes local delicious meals, but if you have a preference, go talk to the caretaker or the cooks to decide on the menu which you would prefer. Enjoy the flora and fauna of Balur either by foot, cycle or by car. Highly recommend the Hammock!

Checkin Timings

Check in: 11:00 am | Check Out: 11:00 am

House rules

Kids upto 10 years of age are our guests at no charge. Pets are welcome (for a small charge) provided they stay off the linen/furniture, and you can ensure their safety and that of other guests around.

Cancellation Policy

Once a payment is made ELT does not offer any Refund. However, some of our hosts do refund in some cases. So, for any refunds, you would need to contact the host directly. Elt doesn't offer any refund for this property on booking confirmation