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The family Araluguppe

One of the oldest families with the history of 230 years in this district and are pioneers in coffee plantation. The family has been growing coffee since 1860 and the present families are the fifth and sixth generation planters. Come experience and interact with this family to know all about coffee and Chikmagalur.

Thippanahalli Heritage Mansion

Built in 1934 by Araluguppe Chandregowda, the mansion is a huge red building with a built up area of 11,000 Sft. With 28 rooms, it has a fine collection of rare paintings, artifacts, chandeliers, carpets, dolls, antique furnitures, collected over a period of five generations. Numerous celebrities have visited the heritage place, including HRH Krishna Rajendra Wodeyar, Sir Mirza Ismail, Dewan of Mysore, Former Prime Ministers Chandrashekar and H.D. Deve Gowda, Field Marshal Cariappa and many other luminaries.

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