My husband and I visited the Devashola Estate over a recent weekend and stayed at the Bison Valley row room which was reasonably priced at just Rs.1500 per night inclusive of 3 delicious South Indian meals and tea/coffee. This place rests peacefully away from the clutches of commercialization and the sprawling tea plantation provides great relief to the urban eyes. We were made to feel at home the instant we reached. Our room was cosy and basic, yet tastefully designed and faced the beautiful bison valley, not to forget the swing right outside our room. We also got a chance to see the Mango tree bungalow and the Pallaniappa bungalow which seemed perfect for a group stay, with hammocks and arrangement for a bonfire on the lawn outside the Mango Tree bungalow itself. We were taken on a complimentary jeep safari where we came across some intimidating bisons. With my hubby's brand new D-SLR, he got busy clicking bisons, tea pickers, flowers, wild lizards and the simple village folk. The managers were very cordial and ensured our comfort. Although we stayed here only for a night, we woke up the next morning feeling as refreshed as dew drops and after breakfast, started on our way back home after exchanging pleasantries with the manager and the helper.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for a quieter place, must say you will be pleasantly surprised to wake up to the tune of softly chirping and singing birds. Wondering what kind of birds were outside, if you open the door to step out and stand in amazement you get a mind blowing view. You will be searching for your camera to take the pictures of the valley view. We do have adventure activities like rock climbing, rappelling, high rope courses where you will be thrilled doing such activities. We take you for good trek and Jeep safari nearly for 2 hours where you will be seeing bison and deer and lot of birds. ... more less