Meet your Hosts
The owners' passion for their homeland has culminated into a lush, well cultivated coffee & spice plantation. Mrs. Chitra Ganapathy is mainly in charge of the estate. Her husband, Dr. K.S.Ganapathy and son, Dr. Karan Ganapathy, both dentists based in Bangalore, are here frequently.
The owners have endeavoured to make the estate self sufficient by creating a water system to harvest the abundant water flowing around along with a lake that is teeming with fish. Chitra has carefully chosen and planted a diverse range of fruit and flower trees along with coffee & spice which creates a wonderful ecosystem and attracts many birds and butterflies.
Chitra takes fierce care about preserving her Kodava traditions. You can get a taste and feel of true Coorg culture at The Grand Oak. Her affectionate and cheerful personality will make you feel completely at home and you will enjoy hearing stories about the people of Coorg and their culture from her.