Archive for January, 2011

Home away from home

Chikmagalur – the family estate to be precise, is the next best thing after my home in Mangalore. Reconnecting with our estate in Mallandur, 20 kms. from Chikmagalur, was literally a breath of fresh air. My journey, mid-December, to the estate brought back strong childhood memories, specially considering the fact that we were moving from the 75+ year old ancestral house to the 20 year old ‘new’ bungalow on our side of the estate.

I snapped quite a few pics during our one day stay in the estate. As I said earlier, it did bring back some wonderful memories and I promised myself that the next stay would be longer.

Down memory lane - Kalkumry estate

Down memory lane - the ancestral estate

Coffee - Mallandur estate

This being the coffee season, here's coffee being dried after pulping

Gun

This gun would be more than 60 years old

Denora Estate

Entering our estate

Coffee season

The trees are alive!

Coffee & pepper

Do away with the salt. Here's coffee and pepper.

Coffee season - in bloom

Coffee in bloom - trust me, I have hardly been here during the season. So this was BIG for me.

Estate bungalow Chikmagalur

Home away from home - The estate bungalow as we walked up from the stream after going round the plantation.

Denora Estate

The writer's quarters next to our house

That's coffee

That's coffee!

Woods Chikmagalur

The woods are lovely dark and deep...

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