What a great start to a week. Thank you!

The last weekend was a long one – and we were pretty packed across locations. It was pretty tight, with some last minute cancellations and bookings too. We almost ran out of sheets at a couple of properties, despite a huge extra inventory  (partly thanks to the rains)!

But Monday made it all so worth it!

This ->

[Guest’s name] and I would like to thank all at Linger cottages, Coorg, for the phenomenal holiday we had. The property is beautiful beyond belief, and the splendid solitude was such a manna to city dwellers like us. We loved the food, the walks, the sit-out meals, the songs of the birds and the toads, the unbelievably green landscape, and the brilliant light works of the million fireflies.

A special thank you to Harish and Uday. Their ever-smiling faces made the delightful stay even more pleasant. Uday was kind enough to take us to see the Cauvery in the rain.

We would highly recommend your place to friends and family, and would love to come visit other Linger holiday spots.

Thank you,

[Guest at the Upper Cottage in Chettimani, Coorg]

Then, more ->

We got back yesterday after having a great time.
I must compliment you on the way the place is setup !
Thanks again,
[Guest at Bavikodla, Gokarna]
And apart from this, one phone call about a happy time at the campsite in the Devarayanadurga Hills, and one more delighted response from a couple at Gokarna.  Last weekend’s guests at Gokarna had called in a couple of days earlier to tell us it was one of the best beach vacations they’ve ever taken!
(There’s surely some constructive feedback – and as always – plans are already being drawn up and instructions being sent out to respond to those by way of process, infra and other fixes.)
We’re facing an uphill challenge for gathering the bottles we need to deliver to replace plastic bottles – that saw a much-larger-than-anticipated-response. But despite that, accounting hassles and other minor battles we’re fighting, we’re on cloud nine!
Thanks everyone – this feeling is a huge reward!
And may be humbly submit – “Yay, baby!”

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 stay@lingerleisure.in or +91-95900-50001


Birdwatching Weekend at Coorg

2015 Update : A guest did some excellent birding around our place at Chettimani. Click on that for a report, list of species spotted and some lovely pictures.

Its a lovely season in Coorg for birdwatching, and if you’ve always been curious about that, and want to step into their fascinating world, take a vacation the coming weekend – the 26th and 27th of Feb.

We’ve asked Adarsh Raju, a birdwatching enthusiast and a darned good amateur wildlife photographer to help introduce folks to birding. He’ll share the whats/hows of this hobby, to start with, and then follow it up with 3 sessions “out there” spotting, identifying and understanding various species found in the area (its over 200, we’ve been told!)

If you’re keen, turn up on Fri eve/Sat morning, and start back on Sun evening. The overnight bus on Fri will get you there by 6:30am or so. The return Volvo is at 11, and there’s even a Rajahamsa straight from/to Bhagamandala which gets you directly to the bus stop near Linger. For bus reservations, use this link.

The entire trip will be priced at 1750/- per person starting from coffee as you arrive on Sat morning to snacks or even an early dinner as you take the bus into Madikeri from Linger around 7pm on Sunday. All meals, use of the library, the birding activity, bonfires, unlimited tea/coffee all day, use of hammocks, use of the bikes there are included.

We can accommodate 12 people quite comfortably, and acco will be on a shared basis in the 3 cottages. We should be able to accommodate 10 people.

Do get a light jacket, a good camera and decent walking shoes/sandals along for the trip. Also be prepared to wake up early and head out to catch the early birds 🙂

Let us know right away, and shoot questions if any, at:


or call :  +91-95900-50001