British Colonial Bungalows for sale
Properties in the Nilgiris
The Nilgiris is one of the few places in India still with a powerful colonial influence, architecturally in particular. The British built several bungalows in the estates and towns they established here. Hill stations were a popular getaway from the heat and humidity of the rest of India. The climate here-pleasant rains and calm atmosphere bore an uncanny resemblance to summers in Great Britain. The Nilgiris was thus made the summer capital for homesick elites and officers stationed in post-colonial Madras.
The grassy slopes of the hills were a sportsperson's paradise. Golf, horse riding, billiards and snooker are still popular sports in the Nilgiris. The Madras Regimental Centre, now called DSSC, is another reason behind the heavy colonial influence still seen in schools, social clubs, public structures like railway stations and culture here.
These houses embody the grandeur of the British era and are sturdy, elegant structures standing tall almost a century later. The sloping roofs, large windows, chimneys and other architectural features are charming and perfectly suited to endure the rains and temperature of the Western Ghats.
The Colonial Bungalows of the Nilgiris today are close to century-old structures. These aesthetically pleasing, double-wall-built residences are a hallmark of design and culture in the Nilgiris today. Some of these bungalows have stood the test of time and show the remarkable skill and quality of the 1800s in South India.
Each property has a history with prominent residents at various timelines. The properties are nostalgic and contain original elements, representing the time and culture of the Colonial period.
Some of these former British residences may need upgrades and restoration. Vitrag and several partners in the Nilgiris have been able to restore such spaces successfully. Our structural consultants, designer and contractors understand the amount of care to preserve these elements.
Golf View is a Colonial style Bungalow amid tea estates in Kotagiri. This house has retained the charm of the old world and is expansive in size.