Magnolia Estates lie at the edge of Coorg and Karnataka on the national highway to Kannur (formerly Cannanore) in Kerala. The estate is located on a hill side with an all round view of the magnificent Virajpet Valley in front. Behind Magnolia Estates are the first waves of the famous Western Ghats of India. Besides Coffee, Pepper and Cinnamon, the area around this 80 acre estate is blessed with a very large variety of flora and fauna, animals like elephants, deer, boar, monitor lizards, and porcupines as well as nearly two hundred varieties of exotic birds.
Nath Plantations as it was called earlier, was purchased by Major Srikanth Manchala (Retd) and his wife Laxmi Srikanth from Faiyaz Moosakutty and family of Sunticoppa, Coorg. Well known planters in Coorg, the Moosakutty family deals in a variety of coffee from around the world.
The Magnolia name came about when the Manchalas decided to relocate to India from California where they had spent a decade. Magnolia is a commonly occurring tree in California and bears their favorite flower. In 2008, they constructed an estate bungalow - naming it Villa Magnolia.