At a Glance
- The 3 bungalows have either 5 or 4 suites, all located high in the tea hills
- Bike and walking trails between the bungalows so you can ‘bungalow hop’
- High altitude and elevation means incredible scenic views
- Plenty of activities around the tea plantations and further afield
Craig Appin, Dickoya and Strathdon have all been restored to their former glory as tea planter’s bungalows with comfortable accommodation, colonial charm and an array of activities to get the most out of this scenic area. All the suites are furnished with traditional style furniture and many come with roll top baths. Enjoy the treks and bike rides through the plantations accompanied by the nature guide and visit the local tea factory to learn about the growing and picking process. The hill country scenery is breathtaking around here and can be enjoyed by train if travelling between the bungalows. Return to your bungalow and enjoy an English afternoon tea on the lawn and in the evening sample the delicious traditional Sri Lankan curries.
Millis Potter Insight
With the same idea as Ceylon Tea Trails, with a collection of original bungalows separated by bike and walking trails, Mandira offers a pleasant stay in the rolling tea hills without the same price tag. It is a great way to experience the colonial tea planter’s life, by learning about tea production and exploring the tea fields on foot and a stay at any of the bungalows is a charming and relaxing experience. As with any stay in the tea hills, the scenery is the show stopper and it is well worth taking a walk with one of the nature guides. After a day of trekking around the hills, you can relax by the fire or on the veranda and swap stories with the other guests.