The term “Gundi” means “well or pit” in kannada. “Mane” is home in kannada. It belongs to the the Gundi family of 3 brothers, Ganapathi Rao, Vinayaka Rao and Lakshminarayan. It is managed by the elder brother, Ganapathi Rao who stays at the estate along with his wife.
The family owns large piece of land around the house and are primarily arecanut growers. In addition to this pepper, cardamom, cashew, coffee, coconut etc is grown in smaller quantities.