Micro breaks are important to increase productivity. But, if you really want to rejuvenate not just the mind and body but also the soul, there is no better way than by treating yourself to the green vistas that only nature can offer. According to a study, published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, taking a 40-second “microbreak” during an attention-demanding and tedious task and simply looking at a computerized image of a green roof, helps improve focus, attention span and productivity. So, imagine what a holiday in God’s Own Country can do for you!
And, if you are looking for a break from your hectic life to boost your energy levels, what could be better than Munnar, a quaint hill station in Kerala, situated at the confluence of three mountain streams, Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. Munnar is home to dense woods, tea plantations and lakes.
Here’s my list of the 20 best resorts in Munnar for you to spend a memorable holiday in Munnar.
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20 Best Resorts in Munnar
Here are the ten best resorts in Munnar.
1. The Leaf Resort
Location: Situated at Chithirapuram in Idukki, 12 km from Munnar
Reasons to Visit: Outdoor pool, a children’s playground, free W-Fi, on-site multi cuisine restaurant, clubhouse to play games like pool and table tennis, and more.
2. Elixir Hills Resort
Location: Near Letchmi Tea Estate, 67 km from Kochi International Airport
Reasons to Visit: Biggest glass lobby, fitness centres, 24-hour coffee shop and restaurant, 3,000 sq. ft. rose garden, 40 acres of cardamom plantation within the premises
3. Tall Trees Resort
Location: On Bison Valley Road, Pothamedu, 71.8 km from Kochi Airport
Reasons to Visit: Choice of four types of rooms, Saffron Grand, Saffron Suite, Cinnamon Cottage and Saffron Deluxe Cottage, easy access to landmarks like Eravikulam National Park, Mattupetty Dam, Tea Museum and Lakkam Waterfalls.
4. Ambady Estate Resort
Location: On the main road in Pallivasal, Chitihirapuram, about 20-30 minutes from Munnar town.
Reasons to Visit: Private gardens, spacious and well-maintained rooms, 4 sets of twin cottages with Swiss cottage-like ambiance, great hospitality, tasty food.
5. Blackberry Hills Retreat & Spa
Location: On Bison Valley Road, Pothamedu, on the huge mountains of Kannan Devan Hills, 71.8 km from Kochi International Airport.
Reasons to Visit: Spacious and well-furnished rooms with eye-soothing lightning, stunning bathrooms and private balcony, restaurant for outdoor dining and massage services.
6. Camelot Resort
Location: Near Letchmi Tea Estate, 120 km from Kochin International Airport, 11 km from Munnar Bus Station and 3 km from Letcmi Tea Estate.
Reasons to Visit: Picturesque mountains and lush green garden view from resort room windows, indoor play areas for fun times with family and friends.
7. Ragamaya Resort & Spa
Location: A 5-star resort in Kallimaly, Rajakkad, off Munnar Thekkady Bypass Road
Reasons to Visit: Best luxury resort to experience Kallimali View Point, Ayurvedic spa, perfect for newlyweds for their honeymoon.
8. The Fog Resort
Location: On Eatty City Road, Chithirapuram, 14 km away from Munnar Bus Station, 140 km away from Kochi Airport.
Reasons to Visit: Restaurant, outdoor pool, free parking facility for guests, endless entertainment activities within the resort, delectable food, major tourists destination Mattupetty is at a distance of 20 km, Munnar Tea Museum is just 14 km away.
9. Golden Ridge Mountain Resort
Location: Chinnakanal, 43 km from Kodaikanal, 85 km from Kochi International Airport
Reasons to Visit: Marvellous architecture, panaromic view of scenic landscapes, indoor activities like football, snooker and carom, Candelia restaurant serving delectable food.
10. Aranyaka Resorts
Location: In Pullivasal Estate, 6 km from Munnar
Reasons to Visit: Peaceful environment, spectacular views, sophisticated rooms, laundry service, tourist guides facility, rented bikes for Munnar tour, campfires.
11. Sterling Resort
Location: In Chinnakanal, around 20 km from Munnar town
Reasons to Visit: 24-hour front desk, travel desk to help customers plan their commute, internet cafe, spa and gift shop inside the resort.
12. Forest Country Resort
Location: located 1620m above sea level in the Lechmi Hills
Reasons to Visit: Spectacular 360o panoramic view, amazing restaurants serving continental dishes.
13. Deepwoods Resort
Location: On Laxmi Tea Estate, Pulimoottil Estate, 130 km from Kochi Airport and 12 km from Munnar bus station.
Reasons to Visit: Spectacular view of tropical rain forests, 30 acres of cardamom plantations, well-furnished rooms with tea maker and telephone, recreational hall with indoor games, music, campfire and lights with DJ, best service for disabled guests, rental car service, tour planning for all places in Kerala & India, airport pickup and drop, yummy food served in buffet style.
14. Elysium Gardens Hill Resort
Location: On Top Station Road, just one kilometre from Munnar City and 108 km from Kochi International Airport.
Reasons to Visit: A premium honeymoon resort with amazing cottages, close to tourist destinations like Anamudi Peak, Lakkam Waterfalls, Mattupetty Indo-Swiss Farm, Kundala Dam Lake, Tea Museum, free Wi-fi, doctor available on call, 24-hour front desk service, customised day tours, private bonfire dinners.
15. Eastend Munnar
Location: In Silent Valley in Munnar, 110 km from Kochi International Airport
Reasons to Visit: Panoramic view of hills from tree house escapes, manmade “Kissing Point” cave, featuring sculptures inspired from those in the Ajanta-Ellora Caves, easy access to Devikulam Lake, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Tea Museum.
16. Holiday Heaven Resort
Location: In Chinnakanal, 20 km from Munnar bus station and 160 km Kochi International Airport.
Reasons to Visit: Spacious rooms, well equipped with TV, warm lighting, gardens for kids play, delicious Indian and Chinese food.
17. Forest Glade Resort
Location: In Plallivasal estate of Munnar, nearly 2 km from Kochi airport, around 7 km from Munnar bus station.
Reasons to Visit: 24-hour front desk service, peaceful garden area, private terrace, cafe, restaurant specializing in Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines.
18. Tea Valley Resort
Location: In Pothamedu, 100 km from Coimbatore Railway Station, 115 km from Kochi International Airport.
Reasons to Visit: Spread over a vast 6.5 acres, around 30 beautifully crafted cottages categorised as executive, honeymoon and luxury cottages, pets allowed, outdoor fireplace service, BBQ facilities and lip smacking Indian, Chinese and Continental food.
19. Tea Country Resort
Location: In Thattathimukku in Munnar, 12 km from the Tea Museum, 100 km from Kochi Airport
Reasons to Visit: Attractive cottages, excellent view, 24-hour front desk service, free parking, indoor activities and Panorama restaurant serving scrumptious food.
20. Windermere Resort
Location: On Bison Valley Road, Pothamedu, 75 km from Kochi International Airport.
Reasons to Visit: Well furnished rooms, beautiful garden, indoor pool, facility for outdoor activities like plantation walks, cycling and hiking, close to tourist attractions like Anamudi Peak, Mattupetty Dam and Lakkam Waterfalls.
Munnar offers everything you need to re-energize yourself and get back to life with new vigor.