Ossoor Estate was founded in 1861 by three intrepid Englishmen – Mr. A. Mockett and his cousins, Gen. C. J. Green and Col. H. Green on land granted by the then Maharaja of Mysore. They struggled against all odds, yet succeeded. They bought more land, brought in more Englishmen, chief among them Col. W.L. Crawford, Mr. E.L. Young and Mr. R. Radcliffe. These gentlemen not only established the coffee industry in India, but ensured that they would be forever remembered by building hospitals and schools for the local population. The Crawford Govt Hospital and the Young Govt School still exist, as does the Crawford Hall in Mysore University. Radcliffe donated 30 acres to the Govt Research Centre in Sakleshpur which even today, does critical research for the betterment of the coffee industry.

IBC acquired Ossoor Estate Ltd in 2002 as part of an overall diversification program. Recognising the enormous potential of the coffee industry, Mr. Ziaulla Sheriff, Chairman of IBC, decided to enhance his coffee holdings. Today, The Ossoor group of estates has 34 coffee estates totalling to over 9000 acres spread across 3 districts – Chikmagalur, Hassan and Coorg.

Wanting to branch out into the exciting world of Eco-tourism, coffee tourism and adventure tourism among them, Ossoor Estate is proud to bring you Plantation Escapes, featuring lovingly restored colonial bungalows, allowing you to live like a coffee planter of old, for a day or two! Or even longer, if you prefer!

You could just relax in one of our carefully restored bungalows, or you could explore the estates, walk ancient paths, follow a gurgling brook, sit by a mysterious water body, climb a hill, gaze at a serene spotted deer, track the flight of an eagle and climb a tree or any of the many possibilities on our estates.

Should you wish to explore further, we are surrounded by all that is wonderful – medieval temples, a brooding fort, a submerged church, rivers a plenty, cascading waterfalls, wild life reserves and all the wonder of nature!


Suresh Charles
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Manoj Shanbhag
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Sakleshpur – Ossoor Estates, N.H.48, Sakleshpur 573134
Bangalore – Ossoor Estates Ltd, 5th Floor Sheriff Centre, 73/1 St. Marks Road, Bangalore 560001