Talayar Valley Bungalow is located about 20 km from Munnar town. The original allocation of the land of this property was done in 1887 for the development of tea gardens; but since then it has passed through many hands from Mr. John Payne to Baron Von Rosenberg to The Devicolam Estates Company. The colonial charm is very much visible here, be it the suites or even cigars for it being an original British built plantation managerís bungalow.
The front lawn and rolling tea garden present beautiful scenery from the Sun Rise room. The beautiful vegetable garden and tea garden were developed in early 1930s. The former lawn tennis court is now being used as a relaxation area.
The bungalow is located in a fully functional tea estate; therefore, you get clear insights into the production of tea. You can also visit the Talayar tea factory, which is located about 1.5 km away, on foot. You also get a chance to visit the Eravikulam National Park where a huge variety of birds and langurs (a species of monkeys) are found.