The Do Nothing Tee

We have a Tee!!

Our friends over at the very creative Hung Shoe have made us a Tee Shirt that we want to share with you.

Its got a small Linger logo at the back, and costs 399/- to buy. For details – click on the pic for a very well made tee that reminds you to take some time out for doing nothing….

The Do Nothing Tee
The Do Nothing Tee

Click on the above pic to go the the Hung Shoe page and buy it, gift it, or just plain admire it. Its available in both “Girls” and “Boys” in a bunch of sizes (there’s a useful size chart for help too!).

There’s loads of other nice, funny, interesting stuff there you can see there too.

World Tourism Day

Its World Tourism Day today.

We’ve been on a very interesting journey so far – and are ourselves more like travellers than someone helping folks take breaks.  We’ve evolved – and sometimes consciously and sometimes inadvertently – developed a set of values that guide us now.

Eco-travel is an oxymoron. Sustainability is what we can strive for.

Once you take a car out and drive a few hundred or thousand kilometers, or take a flight across continents, or ask for backup power, hot water, and other such usual conveniences in a place where they are anything but ‘usual’ – this tag is not something one could realistically associate with the trip.

On the other hand, the carrying capacity of the land, the local architecture, food, materials, the sense of pride folks have in who they are, what they do and their heritage – these are not only worth sustaining but critical components of why the charming places we go to started out being charming in the first place. Sustainability will come from learning from them (vs. turning up and telling folks whats best) and accepting, acknowledging and appreciating whats on offer.

Traveller, not Tourist

It takes a traveller to do this. We’re all very used to deriding the busload of tourists and their clicked-at-a-monument evidence of a trip – yet end up doing exactly the same in possibly a more evolved way – we look for, and find the exotic, the “unexplored” and never-before. Our monument-shots are those we construct around our traveller egos. Just like the tourists, we go to see what we start out looking for. Tigers to be spotted in the wild for some, “genuine tribal experiences” for  others.

Whatever happened to the  unexpected? Doesn’t have to be common, or never-seen-before. It could be a taste of something you never imagined you’d like, or a cloud formation you wouldn’t notice in traffic, or shades of green that aren’t visible in landscaped gardens. It could be a book which seems funnier when read in a timeless place. Or a walk that – for once – is not slave to a watch.

Possibility. Not exclusivity, or the exotic, or breathtaking

You could be at the same place and have a completely different vacation. The same place can transform around you. In different moods and seasons, once for its food, yet again for its outdoors, and perhaps for its history or its festivals.

Cause travel is often a lot in your head. And pre-filling it with expectations of this and that, and the bargain-hunting and comparisons we’ve been getting used to courtesy too much information – it just kills possibility.

Travel is about possibility. On this World Tourism Day, to help sustainable travel both for the places you go to – and the mind that visits these –  keep possibility alive.

Gift a Linger Vacation

A quiet, relaxed time away from the city, cellphones, over coffee, conversations and in places as pretty as God made them (we try to keep them as much like that as possible) is one of the best gifts you can give someone.

We did this recently for a couple of our friends – and they

Gift-A-Vacation at Linger. Send us the name, occasion, etc, and we’ll print a nice customized invite and deliver it to whoever you’d like to gift it to.

Options: One night/2 day, 2 night/3 days. Pick weekdays/weekends. No extra costs. Additionally, add a bottle of wine, a card, chocolates. At any of our properties – Chettimani (Coorg), Balur Estate (Chikmagalur) or even the soon-to-be-live tented cottages at Devarayanadurga which is a quick drive from Bangalore.

You can pick a vacation for specific dates, or with validity for a whole year where the exact dates could be blocked with a call/email to us a little in advance.

So if you’ve been thinking of this special gift you want to give someone, call/mail us at or +91-95900-50001


Linger-ing – for our Seniors : A heartfelt offer.

Last week I took my parents to see both our places – and though it was a whirlwind trip, they fell in love with the calm, relaxed environs and the feel of the place. They’ve lived up North all their lives till they moved to Bangalore recently,  but relished the Akki roti, Neer Dosa, the Jeera Kaapi and whatever else our kitchens served them. They’ve promised to be back!

Dad listening intently to Mr.Chandrashekhar explaining Vanilla pollination at Balur Estate

Got us thinking. We think in terms of young families and folks out cycling, trekking and whatever it is we do to take our minds off the daily grind. But the Seniors – who’ve slogged through times that were less certain and more challenging than what we’ve been through – would love to Linger as well.  These are beautiful places, and they have time!

So we want Seniors to Linger a bit.

All Senior Citizens get 50% off for a Mon-Fri stay right through the year (not counting long weekends, the Christmas Vacations and the like). We’ll be happy to have them over and spend some time doing nothing. We’ll even help with travel plans and arrangements. Do spread the word, and ask your dad/mom/aunt/uncle to give us a call at +91-95900-50001 or send us mail at