The Kadamane Tea Eastate in Sakleshpur is one of the last of the wild areas in the Western Ghats. Well, that is if you go by a loose definition of pristine. It is a tea estate, and has been cultivated since the British Raj, but large part of the estate is uncultivated and pure grasslands. This is also the elephant corridor, and the local guide told us that the elephants use the estate property to migrate because they are less bothered by humans. This is a monochrome rendition of the beautiful grasslands where we spent one evening, watching the sun go down.
The Sinnadorai guest house is open to outsiders, and I highly recommend a two day stay there to get a feel of how the British lived in India.