Brooklands Christian Guest Home
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Brooklands Christian Guest Home is situated in Coonoor at an altitude of 1850 metres above sea level in The Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is a full-board residential guest home operated by a Protestant trust mainly to provide a place of rest and relaxation to Evangelical Protestant missionaries on the field.
The property is situated in green tea fields in spectacular scenery and enjoys year round temperate climate. It is the last remaining Guest Home of the Nilgiri Christian Guest Homes Association
The main building is a striking example of early colonial architecture. It is known to have been built in the late 1800s and has been rumoured that it was intended for a potential royal visit. This is reflected in the turrets and tower on the north face of the building.
The property was purchased prior to 1898 by the Brethren Mission with money assigned to them from the Arthington Fund. This fund was specifically for the propagation of education for children from mission fields.
Today(2016) Brooklands Christian Guest Home continues to provide a retreat for vacationists in the surrounds of tea plantations with wildlife. It is close to many sightseeing attractions such as Sims Park, Lambs Rock, Tiger Hill.
- "A Brief History of Brooklands Christian Guest Home". Retrieved 2010-07-05.
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