Devon Bungalow

Devon Holiday Bungalow
Devon Bungalow (Sinhala: ඩෙවොන් බංගලාව), is an old mansion in the east of Dimbula town in Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka. Located on Talawakelle-Dimbula Road in front of the viewpoint of Devon Falls, it presently serves as a holiday bungalow.

The bungalow was constructed in 1923 by the British as part of the Devon Tea Estate. During the post-colonial era, the ownership of the bungalow was transferred into the hands of Savumiamoorthy Thondaman (30 Aug 1913-30 Oct 1999), a politician who represented the Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka. It then served as the official residence of the Senior Superintendent of the Estate and the present tea centre in front of the bungalow was his office.

The State Plantation Corporation made the Devon Estate into a division and merged with the adjoining St. Clair Estate as a result of the takeover of the plantation sector at the end of the 1970s. The bungalow was then used as a chummery (living quarters) for young planters and accommodated the government auditors until its renovations in 1999.

Devon Holiday Bungalow
The bungalow
The bungalow consists of spacious living and dining rooms complete with a fireplace and bedrooms.

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This page was last updated on 21 August 2023

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