Briar Tea Bungalows


Accomodation Budget: Deluxe
Class: 3.5 Star
Best Suited For
Large Families and group of friends.
Accomodation Theme
Bungalows, Plantation Stays, Jungle Lodges, Trekking Camps,

Quick Info

The Briar Tea bungalows are British Colonial bungalows built in the 1910’s and 1920’s. The bungalows offer a sense of nostalgia because of its Victorian style furniture, spacious rooms and the fire places. All the bungalows are tastefully furnished with high quality teakwood and rosewood. The bungalows have beautiful lush surroundings with rare wildlife.

Rankings & Ratings

  • Hospitality
  • Property
  • Value for money
Editor's Rankings

#1 in 5 Accommodations in Valparai
#1 in 2 Plantation Stays in Valparai
#1 in 1 Tents & Trekking Camps in Valparai
#1 in 1 Jungle Lodges in Valparai
#1 in 5 Estate Bungalows in Valparai

"Beautiful bungalows having a pleasant natural environment. "

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

All the tea bungalows offer really good views. The natural environment that the bungalows enjoy provides guests a nice peaceful atmosphere with good opportunities of seeing many animals. There are quite a few activities available for guests. It is a place where you will have to forget about your cell phone.



  • Picturesque views all around the bungalows.
  • Pleasant walks, cycling and trekking activities are available.
  • The food is fresh and light.
  • The bonfire is exciting and fun.
  • Good rare varieties of flora and fauna are present in the surrounding areas


  • Swimming pool may not be available during rains.
  • The beds may be a little uncomfortable.
  • Network connectivity is very poor for cell phones.
  • Food needs to come to the hall from pantry which is a little far. It gets cold.


  • Swimming Pool
  • Veg Restaurant
  • Non-Veg Restaurant
  • WiFi Internet
  • Room Service

Detailed Info

The Briar Tea Bungalows in Valparai have four types of bungalows. They are Sirukundra Bungalow, Monica Garden Bungalow, Stanmore Garden Bungalow and Puthuthottam Annexe. The bungalows have unique wildlife, camping, plantation or botanical themes. The bungalows have well-equipped large tents and beautifully designed wooden chalets. The Wooden Chalets have amazing views of the wooded land and rare birds from their balconies.  

 The surroundings of the bungalows provide excellent opportunities for trekking, cycling, long walks and wildlife photography. Some of the bungalows have a nice swimming pool close-by. A tea factory is also present near the bungalow that can be visited by tourists. All Briar Tea Bungalow compounds are safely and thoroughly secured with an electric fence. They also have automated early warning systems to guard guests from wild animals.


Hotel Rules

  1. Check-in Time 12:00 PM, Check-out Time 10:00 AM.
  2. Complimentary for children below 5 years of age.

Special Notes

  •  The bungalows provide a 360 degree view of the surrounding grass hills, plantations and thick forests. Camera and binoculars would be an added advantage. The place offers great opportunities for wildlife photography.

Activities Offered*

  • Campfire with Barbeque.
  • Plantation walks.
  • Trekking and Cycling.
  • Indoor and Outdoor games.
  • Bird Watching.
  • Tea Factory visit.

Rooms Types

Sirukundra Bungalow

The Sirukundra Bungalow has three large bedrooms and attached bathrooms. It is beautifully furnished with antique furniture. It has a large lawn and plenty of tall trees.  There are fireplaces in all the rooms. The vicinity of the bungalow has a botanical theme. There are plenty of rare flowers, butterflies and a number of birds in the lush surroundings. 

  • Geyser
  • WiFi
  • Room Service
  • Balcony

Monica Garden Bungalow

The Monica Garden Bungalow, with a total area of 4500 sq. ft., has 3 bedrooms with functional fireplaces, an elegantly furnished drawing room and dining room. It has a well maintained flower garden in an attractive and spacious compound. 

  • Geyser
  • Room Service
  • Balcony

Stanmore Garden Bungalow

The Stanmore Garden Bungalow has 6000 sq. ft. of indoor space. It has four spacious bedrooms with elegant decors and fireplaces along with a superbly furnished living room, dining room and a fully fledged kitchen. From the Stanmore compound you can have a spectacular 360 degree view of the tea plantation and the surrounding hills. The Bungalow has seven Wooden Chalets in the compound.

  • Geyser
  • Room Service
  • Balcony

Puthuthottam Annexe

The Puthuthottam Annexe has 2 bedrooms, a dining room, a sitting room and a small kitchen. The entire area surrounding the Annexe has a thich growth of tall trees offering an excellent terrain for challenging long walks and serious wildlife photography. 

  • Geyser
  • Room Service
  • Balcony

Wooden Chalet

Wooden Chalets are comfortably placed within the bungalow compounds.  The Chalets have an area of 430 square feet. The balconies of these Chalets overlook a magnificent scenery. They are suitable for three people.

  • Geyser
  • Room Service
  • Balcony


The tents come with 220 sq.ft of space and a spacious room with a well-appointed bathroom. The areas surrounding the tents offer excellent possibilities for long walks, bicycling and wildlife photography. The tents of Monica have access to a large Barbeque pit. They are suitable for two people.

  • Geyser
  • Room Service

*Activities offered by the Accomodation may be limited in number or may change without prior notice depending on the season, demand and other factors. Please request for the details at the time of booking. Availing these activities may have aditional charges depending on the package you opt for.