The planters of the Malnad region in Karnataka are mostly estate owners of Arecanut, Coffee, Tea cultivation. Most of the planters in this region have inherited their property from their ancestors. A very small percentage of planters would be newcomers who are not from an agricultural background but chose it as a pursuit of their passion. The planters of this region are hard workers who have been tilling the land which is of hilly terrains. Commuting to these estates sometimes would be very tricky and tiresome. Still, their conviction to keep their lands always green and brimming with the liveliness of crops kept them encouraged for more cultivation.
The routine of the planters starts with daily bookkeeping, checking the pending tasks, and discussing with the workers about the next priority task. Nature is a season bound activity happening around us quietly. The crops grown at the estates will need care at appropriate days/months to keep them away alive and fruitful. The planter has the work charted for all seasons during the year. Main tasks during the season are attended like spraying during the monsoon or tilling the land during the beginning of summer months and irrigation during the monsoon. The days and months of a planter always remain totally busy with activities to maintain the plantations and also keep developing new plants for replanting.
People from the Malnad region will connect to these lifestyles of their parents. As growing up kids you could have witnessed a lot of the agriculture activities happening at your home. We at Travel Malnad® feel so happy to have created a lot of Agri-Tourism packages for travelers who wanted to live a planters’ life in the Malnad region. Today, a few of our guests have purchased small pieces of land in the Malnad and are practicing agriculture. This makes our team more energetic about creating a lot of ‘happy minds’ than just doing some ‘package selling’ or ‘room selling’ competition in the tourism industry. Recently, founders of Travel Malnad® visiting these properties and have captured breathtaking photos of the agriculture lands which were once left barren by the past owners.