The Farm is situated at Germalam, in the South Indian state
of Tamil Nadu, at a height of 4000 feet above mean sea level.
The weather is pleasant year round - not too cold nor uncomfortably
The Farm is surrounded on three sides by the reserve tropical
forests of the enchanting Western Ghats and bordered by a
jungle stream with a small waterfall as well.
Bird-watcher sightings have included the common honey suckers,
& Indian Horn-Bill to predators like the hawk, and the
very rare Indian Eagle.
Wildlife sighted and heard include the big cats like leopards
and tigers to predators like the wild dogs and jungle cat,
to herbivores like the spotted deer, sambar, elephants and
bison, to omnivores like the wild boar and sloth bear. Rare
sightings include the Indian anteater.
Even an evening stroll within the sprawling rugged landscape of the Farm can involve
sightings of ground birds like the Indian peacock & peahens,
wild fowl, pheasants & quail, and hare. There is a large
pond within the Farm, teeming with fish.
A dedicated area has an active farm that includes growing
of vegetables, spices, coffee, and fruits. There are also
experimental areas of organic farming.
The farming is made complete with the usual farm animals
and birds like turkey, geese, sheep, cattle, and of course
very friendly dogs.
Guests can take walks within the farming areas and (based
on seasons) have the liberty, if they desire to pluck their
own vegetables for consumption. Guests can also, at their
option, get involved in regular farming activities.
Based on availability, Guests are allowed to buy fresh farm
produce while checking out.