The SpaceHidden from view behind a glimmering veil of Silveroaks, Rosewood trees and flanked by tea gardens on all sides, Froghill Bungalow is a private, fully serviced luxury estate bungalow located on the Silver Springs Tea and Coffee plantation, one of the few remaining independent plantations in the Nilgiris.
The six bedroom bungalow was recently renovated to reflect the understated elegance that is the estate life, and offers expansive 360 degree views of the Mudumalai valley and the Western Ghats, Owned and managed by a plantation family, a few days at Froghill will expose you to an authentic 'Nilgiri Wayanad' way of life, a unique blend of Indian and old colonial charm that can only be found in the hills.
The top floor of Froghill is a vast open planned space (~ 3000 sq feet) and comes complete with three ensuite bedrooms- Wagtail, Warbler and Woodpecker, that can sleep upto 8 people (including children), a working fireplace, a dry kitchen and a high bar. The three bedrooms lead into the spacious living area (~1800 sq ft) flanked by french windows on either sides that open up to sloping tea gardens at one end and views of the Mudumalai valley and majestic Chembra Peak on the other. Look out for our cheeky neighbours, a family of endangered and glossy furred Nilgiri Langur, often found swinging between the jackfruit trees. You are welcome to book the each bedroom individually, two bedrooms together, or all three bedrooms (Froghill Bungalow First Floor).
The Bungalow & its facilities
Open plan living area which includes a working stone fireplace, a high bar, and a dry kitchen
Two Alfresco dining areas that look over the tea gardens
Three individually decorated ensuite bedrooms, the Warbler, Wagtail and Woodpecker (overlooking the tea gardens)
Covered parking for your vehicle
Free Wifi in common areas
Home-style cuisine, using the best local produce, prepared by our chef; all meals are included in the tariff
A library equipped with a range of books including a few rare editions
Walks around the estate with our estate manager which can be arranged on request
A loft converted into a fitness centre. (work in progress)
Our wonderful location affords us a variety of activities depending on your mood. Are you a wildlife junkie? Then our Mudumalai safari is a must. Want to learn more about tea? Then head to a neighbouring tea factory. You are also welcome to do nothing but breathe in the pure...
Visit to neighbouring tea factory
Excursions to Ooty & Coonoor. Read more
Barbecue around the bonfire
*Chargeable Guest AccessGuests will have access to the entire plantation. As we live right next to a reserve forest and experience occasional interaction with wildlife, guests are requested to remain indoors after 7 pm and not wander the plantation alone after dark. Interaction with GuestsOur house is your house for the entirety of your stay and your every need will be catered to by our personal chef and housekeeper. The NeighborhoodThe last of the wilderness...
The Blue Mountains, or Nilgiris in Sanskrit, is unlike any other place in India. Ethereal and otherworldly, there is a lingering sweetness in the air. Where else will you find evergreen forests and tigers, bamboo shoots and mountain goats or flowers that bloom every 12 years covering the hills in iridescent hues of blue, all in the space of 2500 square kilometres. Glendale, Glenburnie, Adderly, Fernhill, Wellington conjure up images of undulating tea gardens underneath a crisp clean sky while the grasslands of the Mudumallai sanctuary harbour over a 100 species of mammals. There is something for every type of mood and sentiment be it a lover of adventure or a dreamer. Getting AroundBy Air
The nearest airports are Coimbatore (CLB)- 150 Kms, Mysore (MYQ)- 100 kms, and Bangalore (BLR)- 350 kms.
The Silver Springs estate is right on NH67, otherwise known as the Ooty- Gudalur road.
100 kms from Mysore via the Bandipur and Mudumalai Sanctuary
350 kms from Bangalore via the Bandipur and Mudumalai Sanctuary
150 kms from Coimbatore via Ooty.
Take the 12671/Nilagiri Express from Chennai which arrives into Mettpalayam. Alight there and then change to the 56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger train (, which leaves Metupalaiyam at 7.10 a.m, and arrives in Ooty at noon (see timetable). Read more about the Nilgiri Mountain Railway here Other Things to NoteAll meals included in tariff
Tariff is non-negotiable.