Kerala has been a favourite haunt of travellers from around the world for nearly 600 years. From coconut palm-lined coasts and rolling hills of tea to elephant and tiger reserves, this slender state has a lot to offer. It’s been known to exhilarate, enchant and enthrall one and all.
And Munnar promises to provide you with one such enchanting experience…!
Coming Home to Nature
One of the first things you’ll notice about Munnar is how far away it seems from the concrete jungles that we call home. It is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams – Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala 1,600 m above sea level. This cozy town was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picture-book towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.
The rolling hills around Munnar are carpeted in emerald-green tea plantations, contoured, clipped and sculpted like ornamental hedges. The low mountain scenery is magnificent – you’re often up above the clouds watching veils of mist clinging to the mountaintops.
This million dollar view has often been an inspiration to artists, writers and the likes…!
Things to do
Munnar provides travellers with ample opportunities to explore and enjoy the captivating hill station. There are many incredible places to visit in and around Munnar.
Devikulam, which is about seven kilometers from Munnar, is home to the Sita Devi Lake. It is an ideal place to visit with its velvet lawns, exotic flora and fauna and the cool mountain air creating the perfect atmosphere for a short trip. And if you’d like, you can even go trout fishing in the lake!
Located between Munnar and Rajamala, Nyayamakad is a land of waterfalls. The waters cascade down a hill from a height of about 1600 meters, providing one with a breath taking view.
Munnar is also known to attract those seeking adventure. Paragliding over the valley is bound to provide one with that desired adrenaline rush. One can also trek to Anaimudi (South India’s highest peak) or Lock Heart Gap. Hikes originating at the confluence of three mountain streams are also popular.
Eravikulam National Park which is at a short distance from Munnar is an absolute must-visit. Declared as a sanctuary in 1975, this is home to the Nilgiri Tahr. It has 97 square kilometres of rolling grasslands and high level sholas (evergreen forests). The park is breathtakingly beautiful and easily comparable to the best mountain ranges found anywhere in the world.
And that’s not all. In the southern region of the park lies the highest peak of the Western Ghats – Anaimudi (2695 Metres). Echo Point and Top Station are two other places that will provide you with the heavenly views of the mountain valley.
Home in the Heart of Nature
Club Mahindra’s Munnar resort is a throwback to the Colonial Rule and its architectural style is a clear giveaway to influences that the British brought to India. Surrounded by tea plantations, beautiful hills and valleys, the resort is located in what is proverbially called the heart of nature. What better way to spend an amazing vacation than at this amazing resort?
And that’s not all, this imposing structure that seamlessly captures the aura and history of the amazing place has quite a few modern touches that aid in your stay at the resort an incredible experience.! Wood-finished rooms that are a throwback to a bygone era, splendid tea gardens, reviving safaris, as well as giant chess games, Putt-Putt golf and so much more, the Indo-British inspired resort gives guests the most delectable of vacations. You can take a virtual tour of the resort here.
Activities at the Resort
There are many workshops and activities planned in and around the resort for engaging our guests.
Bring out the creative side in you with the various painting workshops. If you’re someone who prefers a little adventure, you can go rappelling or rock climbing or even camping and enjoy a barbeque at a campsite.
The Elephant Ride through the enchanted forest should definitely be on the top of your list. Roam the jungles and experience what it’s like to be in the lap of nature.
Along with this resort, there are many other resorts by Club Mahindra spread across the country – be it amidst the Himalayas, in the heart of the Great Indian Desert, in the mysterious North-East of India, and on some of India’s best beaches. With 40 resorts in India and some select locations abroad, Club Mahindra offers unparalleled avenues for the perfect vacation. Click here to join Club Mahindra and experience amazing vacations for the next 25 years!