Talayar Valley Bungalow, Munnar

“A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles. “

- Edward Abbey.

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Talayar Valley is easily approachable from the town of Munnar. The approach road is good all the way to the Talayar Valley Bungalow operated by the Woodbriar group. It is 18 km from Munnar, on the way to Udumelpet. This entire journey gives you the opportunity to enjoy spectacular view of the mountains, green carpets of winding and wavy tea plantations, brooks and small waterfalls. Woodbriar plantations here share borders with Eravikulam National Park which has been a prominent wildlife reserve to protect the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. As you near Talayar Valley something overwhelming happens all around you. Slowly mountains large and small keep popping-up on both sides. By the time you enter the bungalow compound, you are encircled by mountains. You get to experience a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of the mountain ranges that surround the bungalow. The total area of the plantation is 2500 acres mostly tea and some coffee.

The Bungalow

The Talayar Valley Bungalow has a vast compound with plenty of space for relaxation and enjoyment. It has a superbly maintained flower garden that can inspire you visually and spiritually. Here you can relax with your reading material or just sit and enjoy nature. There are also hammocks that can provide you the ultimate relaxation. Make your evenings eventful at the bonfire pit and enjoy your Bar-b-Q as well. The suites here are fantastically designed with different interior décor themes. The Royal Talayar Suite, Magnolia Suite, Rose Suite and the Blue Jay Suite.

Location



Talayar Valley is easily approachable from the town of Munnar. The approach road is good all the way to the Talayar Valley Bungalow operated by the Woodbriar group. It is 18 km from Munnar, on the way to Udumelpet. This entire journey gives you the opportunity to enjoy spectacular view of the mountains, green carpets of winding and wavy tea plantations, brooks and small waterfalls. Woodbriar plantations here share borders with Eravikulam National Park which has been a prominent game reserve to protect the endangered Nilgiri Tahr. Suites with different interior décor themes. The Royal Talayar Suite, Magnolia Suite, Rose Suite and the Blue Jay Suite.

Activities

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  • Local sight-seeing
  • Tea museum
  • Mattupetty dam
  • Top station
  • Rajamala
  • Lakkom water falls
  • Briar wooden bridge
  • We offer many trekking activities, both short distance and long distance.
  • Photography field trip

The theme here is ‘Tea’

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Talayar Valley Bungalow activities are centered on the tea plantation. Here we offer a popular and unique ‘Tea Manufacturing Workshop.’ You will get this exciting opportunity to manufacture your own tea in our mini tea factory. You will go through all the major steps that are required to produce tea. Just like a regular tea-plucker you will go out into the tea garden with a bamboo tea basket fastened to your back. You will be shown a demonstration to help you pluck tea the correct way. Then the green tea leaves are brought to our mini factory. Here you will subject your tea to all the basic tea production processes like withering, cutting, tearing, curling, fermenting and drying. And finally, you also get to take your tea with you. Our guests who have done the tea manufacturing workshop have agreed unanimously that this has been one of the most exciting life experiences they have had.
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