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Sinna Dorai's Bungalow - Nilgris

A Stay At Heritage Tea Plantation Estate

Pandalur, Wayanad
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Leave all the trappings of urban life behind as you journey in to the heart of tea country. With every winding turn and hairpin bend, your breath slows down. The fresh air is soothing as is the view of lush scenery in myriad shades of green. An overall sense of calm engulfs you as you are humbled by the sheer beauty of the undulating landscape. Not much is known about the origins of why the area is called Mango Range except for the rather large mango tree near the Peria Dorai’s (Manager’s) Bunga show more

A photo walkthrough

Where You Can Be You

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Sinna Dorai's Bungalow
A colonial estate home perched on top a hill that overlooks an endless plantation of tea, tea and of course tea!
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Take The Tea Trail
Enjoy an insider’s tour of what it takes to manufacture the world’s favourite beverage. Pluck a leave or two and make your own cup!
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Snuggle Up
Listen to the silence while reading or writing or painting or losing yourself to the vast valleys and their spectacular vistas. It is very easy to do nothing but enjoy what Nature has generously seen fit to bestow upon us in these parts.
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Subtle Aesthetic
And you may just chance upon a herd of elephant, known to roam freely in this region.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Experience the authentic life of a planter in a charmingly unhurried world.
  • Wake-up gently to birdsong, venture out on a bracing morning walks in the company of butterflies and possibly a serendipitous brush with wildlife in their habitat
  • Do as little or as much as you want to. Sit and watch the rain. Pick up a book from the well-stocked library. Play board games.
  • Retire for a restful night’s sleep in one of the elegantly appointed rooms in these heritage homes.

Where is this?

  • Stay in the undiscovered region of Wayanad, that is Mango Range with 2500 acres of plantation and two factories.
  • Fancy an immersion in the natural history of this region in the form of a visit to the nearby Mudumalai and Bandipur National parks?
  • The location is as picturesque as one's imagination can get!

With whom?

  • You'll have an individual room at the place with access to the common facilities.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided.
  • All meals are covered.

Things to remember

  • You can choose from various other activities that this place has to offer - refer to the images.

Something unique

Their name comes after the assistant manager or ‘Sinna Dorai’ in the local parlance of a typical South Indian tea plantation.

Tips from insiders

  • You don't have Wi-Fi, infinity pools, television and mile-long buffet meals; here, it's about taking time for yourself.
  • Don't venture out for walks all-alone, elephant attacks are common here!
  • The mist can get immensely thick preventing you from seeing animals even at a dangerously short distance.