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Estate Exploration at Balekhan

Outdoor Leadership Program
for Life Skill, Fun, Culture, Nature, and Adventure

The 100 yr Halemane or Old house of the Pinto Family forms the hub of the campsite. Amidst 100 acres of Coffee and Aracanut plantation, this home has been with the family for the last three generations. Fresh milk from Lakshmi the cow, Neer Dosas cooked on firewood and wooden staircases running across the house, all form part of the Balekhan experience. With streams running on the estate, winding paths leading to the hills and trails to be explored, this estate is an experience waiting to be had!

Learning objectives:

   • Experience of Community Life and Estate stay
   • Learning about Coffee, Aracnut and Pepper Plantations
    • Team Activities supporting fun and bonding
    • Adventure Activities
    • Camping
    • Water Sports

Program Activities

  • ‘Farm Stay at the Estate, experience farm animals, flora and fauna and session of coffee cultivation

  • Experience Trekking in the wilderness, exciting rope activities such as Zip Line and Jummering

  • The energy packed Treasure Hunt through the Estate that is now legendary

  • A Session with Herpetologist - demonstration of different types of snakes and reptiles

  • Peek into Malnad culture and its people, through visit to a local school

  • Malnad cuisine: Experience cooking this lightly spiced, ever-so-slightly coco nuttyfood in a traditional kitchen

  • Ripples in the pond’: a journey of reflection and insight


Water Sports

Kayaking and River Rafting can be arranged for the participants.

Program Details


Balekhan Estate,
near Chikmagalur


3 Days 2 Nights

5 Days 4 Nights option available. Water Sports can be added to list of activities.


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Participants will receive a Certificate from Institute of Experiential Learning and a Redeemable Voucher for future Experiential Learning Programs.

Group Size:

up to 15 - 25 per batch


What to Carry

• Good Sports Shoes
(no sandals or formals)
• Clothing: comfortable casual wear
• Sun cap, Sun-glasses
• Water Bottle(s)
• Lunch Box
• Shoulder and hand bags only; Avoid large luggage