At a Glance
- Old colonial-era bungalow located close to Munnar in Kerala
- Perfect base from which to take day-walks in the hills
- Just four suites
- Just four hours drive from Cochin
With its sigh-inducing views of the Western Ghats, old world ambience and delightful service, Talayar Bungalow is a wonderful retreat from the modern world, and makes a fabulous base for exploring the area’s vibrant green tea-growing estates. Originally a tea planter’s home, the four rooms at Talayar Bungalow are homely but extremely comfortable, offering plenty of space and period charm, and are surrounded by lovely gardens filled with birds and the occasional stray elephant.
The main house at Talayar has a very convivial atmosphere, conducive to converstaion with fellow guests in the great room, cigar room or over dinner. An outside terrace provides the perfect spot for taking (home-grown) afternoon tea. Spend your time at Talayar enjoying the cool air, inspecting the nearby tea estates, and visiting the Tea Manufacturing Workshop where you can chat with the tea-pickers, learn which leaves to pluck and even prepare your very own tea to take home. If you are a keen walker or wildlife enthusiast, Eravikulam National Park is right on your doorstep.