Are you looking for a break amidst Mother Nature, but worried that it might burn a hole in your pocket, Well! Not anymore. Come to Ballikana Estate Homestay. A home away from home, the place is an antique charm, maintained and revamped to make the stay a truly memorable one.
Spread over 100 of acres, the homestay is surrounded by plantations and wild forest, making it a perfect getaway for adventure lovers. With its rich flora and fauna, the place is ideal for trekking in the forest to enjoy nature at its best. Birds such as wild fowls, peacocks, wild ducks, swans and Turkeys are a delight for all the birdwatchers. One can occasionally sight the Red Squirrels and Porcupines scurrying around the paths. For those who are hooked to fishing, the four fishing ponds offer quite a relaxing venture. Adding to the charm, there is a small lake tucked among the greenery too.
History of Ballikana Estate
Ballikana Estate has been with the family for four generations for nearly 125 years. ‘Balli’ in English means Creeper and Kana in English means Forest. As the name suggests, it is a forest of creepers, bursting with wildlife. In the beginning, paddy was the only crop cultivated in fields. Various cash crops like Arecanut, Coconut, Rubber, Pepper, Jackfruit and Kokum plants were introduced later.
The estate has also been the proud host of the world symposium organised in Kasargod, Kerala. It has also found its place in the literary pieces penned by renowned writers such as Dr Shivaram Karanth and Tarasu.