Stanmore Bungalow

Stanmore Bungalow

, Tamil Nadu
, India

Stanmore Garden Bungalow is a nostalgic look at tea plantations. Within a spacious compound, the bungalow enjoys a spectacular 360 degree view of the tea plantation and the surrounding hills.

There is a winding river afar, a Shola which appear in deep forest green, tea gardens on slopes of hills in soul quenching shades of green and still more grass hills and mountains all around in hues of grey and blue. The low clouds floating in the breeze and fog play tricks on the landscape by making far away mountains appear and vanish as you watch.

Our Rating: Premium
Property Type: Wildlife/Nature Resort


Valparai is a hill station with vast areas of tea and coffee plantations amidst thick forest nurturing a unique flora and fauna within its wildlife sanctuaries. Travelling towards Valparai through the spectacular winding forest road takes one past tea gardens, streams, dams, valleys, waterfalls, tall mountains, mesmerizing grasslands and the secluded and enchanting Valparai Grass Hills which adorn the crown of Valparai. Wildlife and natural beauty makes Valparai popular among wildlife photographers. Nearby, Sholayar dam is one of the largest reservoirs in South India.


There are 5 single bedroom wooden chalets and 2 wooden suites with an additional upper floor and balconies. The lower portion of the double-decker has a living room which can be converted into a bedroom at night, a powder room and a WC. The upper deck has a bedroom, a well appointed bathroom and a large deck with chairs to relax. The view of the river and the hills from the upper deck balcony is simply magnificent. Another added attraction here is the plunge pool.


Trekking, Bird watching/photography, Tea tasting and tea factory visit
Wildlife photography, Picnic luncheon, River bathing/riverside walk, Sunset tea at exquisite sites, Plantation walks,
Trek along the peripheries of the reserve forest

Our Recommendation

Tea lovers will appreciate 2000 hectares of tea plantation and 4 factories at Valparai. The oldest portion of the plantation is over 125 years. The factories adopt CTC process (cutting, tearing and curling). The Injipara estate manufactures premium tea.

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Our Accommodation Ratings

Opulent: Exceptional, unashamedly the best of sheer luxury. (£££££)

Luxury: Outstanding levels of 5* comfort, hospitality and facilities. (££££)

Premium: Excellent levels of comfort and hospitality and a wide range of facilities. (£££)

Mid-Range: Good levels of comfort and hospitality, with a reasonable range of facilities. (££)

Simple: Clean and simple, no frills. Often in areas of natural beauty or near wildlife reserves. (£)