Amberina Devala– For a quiet, silent, and calm vacation in the middle of 100 acres tea estate near Ooty. Amberina at Devala should be the choice for couple/family & group.
Our Story to Amberina (40 km from Masinagudi & 60 Km from Ooty)
While looking for some cool places to spend the coming long weekend, I started searching for the best stay on the hills. March being the start of the harsh Summer in South India, I stumble on the website having Amberina which is in Devala town as their feature post.
I quickly called my friend and decided to go ahead with the booking of Amberina. Spellbound by the sheer beauty of the classic bungalow which is in the middle of the tea estate. We arrived at the property from our self-drive Scorpio SUV hired from Zoom car. It took us 7 hrs from Bangalore with small breaks in between. Amberina situated in Devala, a little town that is 16 km from Gudalur surrounded by acres and acres of tea gardens and plantations.
Amberina-Live the royal life in the middle of Tea Estate
Once a planter’s bungalow, Amberina is now open to guests for those seeking the bliss of solitude amidst nature. There are only three well-maintained bedrooms with large, clean attached bathrooms and a cottage with a verandah overlooking the green tea plantation.
The common area is done in classic style with a cozy dining area, high ceiling and a fireplace, old-fashioned red-tile floors and big glass windows overlooking the well-maintained garden.
The in-house delicious food prepared by local staff is another plus point and a bonus reason to stay in the Amberina. We had lunch, dinner, and breakfast from the kitchen. Pampered with varieties of local food to choose and taste. The staff is extremely friendly and polite to accept readily our demand for the add-on for lunch and dinner like local tomato chutni.
Activities to do in the estate
Our stay at Amberina was more of a laid back one rather than a tiring sightseeing vacation. Honestly, this is what we all did during our stay in a beautiful place.
- Trek through the tea estate in the morning and evening.
- Swim in the first of its good spring-fed natural swimming pool.
- Lots of gossips and stories over the drinks and bonfire in the evening.
- We tried our skill on board games and read a few books from the library
Amberina- Our recommendation
This was our first stay in the middle of the tea estate, and honestly, we all liked & enjoyed our comfortable stay at the bottom of our hearts. Not all vacation has to be full of “things to do” and “local sightseeing.” If you want to enjoy some time with yourself and with your special one, head to the Devala hills and tea estate for a better holiday.
Amberina Devala Tea Estate
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Ooty popular hill station in South India, also called “Queen of the hill station.”Read our travelogue to Ooty
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