Veterans of the plantation world for over 75 years

Sinna Dorai Bungalows are a part of the Murugappa Group. Resident in Pallathur, in the erstwhile Ramnad District of the Madras Presidency, the Murugapa family carried on their traditional calling of trade, commerce, and banking in Burma and parts of Southeast Asia. When the Second World War impacted the region, the family moved its investments back to India. They acquired a rubber plantation in Travancore in 1942 and Kadamane in 1968. The Valparai and Mango Range properties of the English and Scottish Wholesale C Operative Society, were acquired in 1982. For over a decade now, guests have been frequenting these properties for a taste of authentic plantation life.

Turn the pages of time to explore our history

Our efforts at conservation

The Nature Conservation Foundation has field stations in Valparai and Kadamane.

  • At Valparai, the NCF boasts a treasure-trove of interactive educational experiences at Eco Quest, their information centre which is worth a visit.
  • At both locations they evaluate the standing forests and carry out restoration work.

We support field research done by organizations like the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).


We follow sustainable practices to ensure our work leaves a positive impact on communities and nature.

We hire people from local communities of each location and train them in new skills.
Each plantation provides education, healthcare and work opportunities on site for its employees and their families.
We source all our kitchen produce from local stores. We also grow some of our own vegetables and herbs.
We have restricted the use of single-use plastic on all our properties.

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