A small by lane on the Madikeri-Kadagadal Road leads you to a 100 acre sprawling expanse of coffee and cardamom plantations. Camouflaged in the verdant surroundings is the 150 years old colonial architecture inspired house of Thimaiah and Diana. Five generations of history resonates in the spacious house, full of remnants from the family's association with the erstwhile British rulers in Coorg. Afterall, Thimaiah's great-great grandfather, Coluvanda Cariapa, held the prestigious designation of the Head Sheristadar of the Mercara Talook in early 17th century. A sketch of their ancestor was procured by the family from the London Museum, in which Cariappa was part of a unique ceremony of getting married to the soul of a tiger. Take a look at this monumental slice of Coorg history in the house. Thimaiah will be happy to relate more anecdotes of the family's lineage, once you sit down for a cup of fresh coffee.
The home-stay consists of 2 Double bedrooms, perfect for a small group to have their privacy and enjoy the exquisite view from the airy verandahs. This construction is about 20 years old and is right beside the main house. Though there are plenty of activities to fill your day, there is nothing like sitting in the old arm chair in the verandah and catching up on a good book.
Inspite of having studied in metros, both Diana and Thimaiah, find living in the plantation soothing and love to share their quiet isolation from city life. With their personal backgrounds in tea and coffee plantation, they are nothing short of experts in the field.
The couple have their own pets and find it unsuitable for guests to bring their pets.
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