Munnar retreat in Chithirapuram will surely provide you a heart-throbbing experience. Set amidst the splendid tea valleys in Munnar is a beautiful and unique cottage. This cottage is constructed in such a way without disturbing the natural terrain of the land.
Munnar Retreat is located in Chithirapuram, very close to Alwaye - Munnar Road. Alwaye - Munnar road branches off at Pallivasal (2nd mile) leading to Pallivasal Power House. Chithirapuram is located on the road leading to Pallivasal Power House. Munnar Retreat is situated right at the Chithirapuram junction.
The bungalow is situated in sylvan surrounding in a secluded and serene spot commanding excellent natural and scenic view. On one side, one can see the Lakshmi Mountain and on the other side, a deep valley terminating at Chenkulam reservoir. The atmosphere is quite cool and misty throughout the year. The climate is not extreme but very pleasant any time of the year. Moreover, the Retreat is located in the midst of Pallivasal Tea Estate, in rolling terrain with panoramic view.
With an altitude of around 1600m, Munnar is the centre of Kerala’s principal tea growing region which was developed in the late 19th century by Scottish planters. Munnar Town’s Tea Museum and the old fashioned High Range Club are mementos of this colonial past, as are the old British bungalows which dot the surrounding mountains
Munnar’s fabulous scenery holds many opportunities for trekking: from short wanders round nearby tea, cardamom and coffee plantations, to treks as challenging as the ascent of Ana Mudi (2695m), India’s highest peak south of the Himalayas. Moreover, the 34km climb through lofty tea estates to the hamlet of Top Station has some of the best views in the area and the site is also the habitat for the extremely rare Neelakurunji plant which flowers only every 12 years! .
This cute cottage is also a home to a very interesting and accommodating flora and fauna. The insects and birds still dwell around. In fact, they are contributing alot to make this place homely and welcoming. There are rare wild birds with colourful plumage that sing sonorously. A great way to enjoy the landscape is to take a walk through the famed tea gardens of Munnar or along the evergreen tall trees under the shade of which the cardamom is cultivated.