15 Best Resorts In Munnar Closer To Nature

By Deepak Kannan on Jan 13, 2017
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Born at the confluence of Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni, and Kundaly rivers, Munnar is an idyllic hill station in the God's Own Country. Perched at a height of 5,200 feet above the sea level, Munnar is a storybook town of rolling hills, emerald green tea plantations, winding terrains, and nature's best. Formerly a summer resort destination for the British, Munnar is one of the popular travel destinations in India, especially for honeymooners. To get the best out of Munnar, you gotta stay in the best accommodations adorning the town that we have made a list of.

Embrace the mist-ical wonderland by staying in one of the following 15 best resorts in Munnar that will get you closer to nature.

1. The Fog Munnar Resort

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Where: Eatty City Road, Chithirapuram, Munnar, Kerala 685565

Covered in a veil of fog and situated amidst the sensual mountains, The Fog Munnar is one of the best resorts in Munnar and has constantly been featured in travel magazines given its top rating. Set away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can enjoy a private time basking in the romance and refreshing environment at the resort, which is elevated by the courteous treatment of the staffs.

What's Special: Wide array of activities, Inclusive Breakfast, Excellent views, Arabic welcome drink. 

What to do: Take a misty walk along the tea and cardamom plantations with your loved one and give into the strong, compulsive aroma of the spices. Get enlightened at the Bodhi Tree Spa and indulge in the never-ending activities that the resort offers. 

Room Recommendation: Premium Valley View room - Includes breathtaking view of the mountain, King-sized beds, Coffee/tea maker, Mini bar.

2. Blackberry Hills Retreat & Spa

Blackberry Hills Retreat & Spa in Munnar  

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Where: Bison Valley Road, Pothamedu View Point, Munnar, Kerala 685612

Started as an idea to preserve nature with an unwavering commitment towards nature, Blackberry Hills Retreat & Spa represents the calmness of nature and offers magnificent views of the Sahyadri range of mountains. One of the best things to do in Munnar is to experience the magic of mother nature in the mist-drenched valley that boasts of rustic cottages, spectacular sunrise, and the sound of harmony.

What's Special: Incredible nature, Holistic Spa, Campfire, Trekking, Interactive Kitchen experience, Jeep Safari.

What to do: Be sensualized by the exotic spa treatment at Sisal Spa, explore the fresh breath of nature by taking a trekking expedition, start your mornings with a liberating session of yoga, and be renewed by becoming 'one' with nature.

Room Recommendation: Cirrus Cottage - Includes unparalleled view of the valley and Attukad tea plantations, Jacuzzi, Balcony, Luxurious bath, Wooden flooring.

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3. Nature Zone Resort

Nature Zone Resort  

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Where: Pulippara, Pallivasal, Nullatanni, Munnar, Kerala 685612

Made with a perfect blend of nature and wildlife, Nature Zone Resort is an ideal destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Laid out in an eco-friendly fashion, the Nature Zone Resort disconnects you from the everyday distractions of life and puts you in touch with nature. Rejoice in the evergreen environment and make sure to indulge in the engaging activities in the resort.

What's Special: Tree House, African Tents, Jeep Safari, Jummaring, Eco-friendly nature

What to do: Embrace the wilderness by waking up to the soothing melody of the birds and the beetles by staying in the tree house built on living trees, taste the fresh strawberries and carrots plucked right from the plantations, take a jeep ride into the wilderness of the jungle, sit on the patio and lose yourself to the view of the bottomless valley.

Room Recommendation: Tree House - Includes mesmerizing views of the jungle and the valley, Natural ventilation, Coffee Machine, En suite bathroom, Wooden decors. 

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4. Munnar Tea Country Resort


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Where: Thattathimukku, Chithirapuram, Idukki District, Munnar, Kerala 685565

Be overwhelmed with nature and the culture on offer at the Munnar Tea Country Resort that is designed specifically to bring enjoyment in your holidays. Lined by spacious cottages tailor-made for families and couples, Munnar Tea Country Resort is one of the best resorts in Munnar complete with mouth-watering delicacies and a varied range of entertainment activities on offer.

What's Special: Pet-Friendly, Trekking, Village visit, Evening entertainment, Cooking class, Delicious food.

What to do: Dine in the delectable restaurant of the resort while staying transfixed at the panoramic views of the valley, participate in the varying events organized by the friendly resort staff, get pampered at the unique international spa of Oceana that starts and ends with a refreshing drink, and keep yourselves busy with the in-house activities.

Room Recommendation: Premium Valley View Cottage -  Includes Private Garden, LED TV, Balcony, and a DVD on request. For couples, Romantic Luxury Villa.

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5. The Tall Trees Resorts


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Where: Bison Valley Road Pothamedu Viewpoint Munnar, Munnar, Kerala 685612

Surrounded by greenery and set on a verdant slope in the midst of the misty mountains and lush green forests is the Tall Tree resorts. Spread across an area of 66 acres, covered in cardamom plantations and canopy of trees with a touch of wilderness, the Tall Trees resorts is a uniquely designed accommodation with all the modernity while being in harmony with nature.

What's Special: Tea Plantation hike, Traditional & Regional performances, Open-Terrace, Bird watching.

What to do: Soak in the exotic greenery of the resort, relax in the cozy accommodation of the cottages, admire the beauty of nature at its best from the protruding balconies, catch the traditional performances on offer, and doze off to the sound of the gushing streams and the chirping birds.

Room Recommendation: Deluxe Cottage - Includes Spacious Balcony. Well-furnished rooms, Coffee/Tea maker, and offer utmost privacy.

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6. Parakkat Nature Hotels and Resorts


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Where: 2nd Mile, Pallivasal Rd, Munnar, Kerala 685565

Camouflaged in mist throughout, Parakkat Nature Hotels and Resorts which is the brainchild of a reputed jeweler defines the term luxury with its overly decorated interiors. If you are on a lookout for luxury resorts in Munnar, then Parakkat Nature Hotels and Resorts will fit your bill perfectly.  The luxurious property offers outstanding views and makes up for an amazing holiday experience.

What's Special: Incredible Hospitality, Excellent views, Ornate Interiors, Conference and meeting rooms.

What to do: Explore the exotic vegetation of the surroundings, spend time in the company of your room that breaths luxury in every nook and corner, go to the top of the terrace and take a look at the sprawling view of the tea plantations & the valley below and make sure to shop at the Jewelry & Curio shop.

Room Recommendation: Club Suite Room - Completely posh.

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7. Windermere Estate


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Where: Munnar-Bison Valley Road, Pothamedu, Munnar, Kerala 685612

Built on a 22-hectare, coffe and spice plantation that smells of eucalyptus and lemongrass, Windermere Estate is a relaxing hideaway crafted to the guest's comfort. With the rooms set in the bungalows of gabled roofs, Windermere Estate celebrates the old way of life and offers a home-away-from-home experience. At the resort, you will be greeted by an array of flowers.

What's Special: Plantation Walk, Garden, Hammock, Bird Watching, Infinity pool, Barbecue, Children's playground.

What to do: Go on a plantation walk, treat your taste buds at the rustic restaurant of the Hut that puts out local food with the sprinkle of spices, rent a cycle from the resort management and go cycling along the winding roads around the resort to burn away the calories gained, indulge in bird watching, and relax in the hammocks tied to the pine trees.

Room Recommendation: Planters room - Includes breathtaking views of the mountain, Wooden flooring, semi-dining area, Spacious Balcony.

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8. Eco Tones Munnar

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Where: Vellathooval - Anachal Road, Muthuvaankudi, Kerala 685563

Created as an escapade from today's fast paced world, the boutique resort of Eco Tones will rekindle your love for life and offers you a life changing experience. Get closer to nature at the lovely gateway resort of Eco Tonnes and bask in the presence of a truly one-in-a-kind of experience.

What's Special: Ethnic restaurant, Mud Houses, Cookery demonstration, Harvesting, Birdwatching, Butterfly walks.

What to do: Immerse in the eco-friendly accommodation that enlightens your visit to the resort, binge on the mouth-watering local cuisine on offer at the in-house ethnic restaurant, take a walk across the natural trail highlighted by butterflies & birds and try your hand in harvesting organic produce right from the field.

Room Recommendation: Mud House - Totally unique in nature, Traditionally styled with mud bricks and comprises of a sit out.

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9. Moselberg Riverside Cottages

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Where: Near Pallivasal Power House, Pottenkadu, Munnar, Kerala 685569

Lying on the slopes of Muthirapuzha river, Moselberg Riverside Cottages is a cluster of 6 individual cottages that offer the comforts of a home with the blend of nature and the woods. Bounded by a rich eco-diversity and silky gushing stream your trip to Munnar would be all pleasant and refreshing, thanks to Moselberg Riverside Cottages.

What's Special: Multi Cuisine Restaurant, Library, Fishing, Plantation walk, Bird Watching.

What to do: Enjoy the tranquility of the resort that is set away from the constant buzz of the city, listen to the soothing sound of the stream as it creaks through the pebbles, try your luck at fishing, trace your way through the curves leading to the plantation, and get comfortable with your favorite book from the library.

Room Recommendation: 
Luxury one bedroom Cottage - Includes scenic views of the Muthirapuzha river, forest, and tea plantations, Private balcony, Dressing room, LED TV.

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10. Neelakurunji Luxury Plantation Resort

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Where: Venadu, Muttukad-Periakanal Road, Chinnakkanal, Munnar, Kerala 685618

Located in the middle of cardamom plantation, Neelakurunji Luxury Plantation is a tourist-friendly homestay resort in Munnar that commemorates the mystically rare blue flower of Neelakurunji which blooms once in 12 years. Set against the backdrop of hills and spice plantations, Neelakurunji Luxury Plantation Resort is a fantastic place to relax and watch sunrise & sunset.

What's Special: Campfire, Plantation walk, Jeep Safari, On-site activities, Candlelight dinner.  

What to do: Acquaint yourself in the jungle-type styled rooms of the resort that will get into an adventurous feel, dance to the tune of the birds chirping from atop the trees, unwind around the comforting warmth from the bonfire, be captivated by the aroma of the spices on your plantation walk, and enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner.

Room Recommendation: Elegant Room - Includes all three meals, Hill view, Wooden furnishings, King-Sized bed, Balcony. 

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11. Spice Tree Munnar


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Where: Muttukad-Periakanal Road, Nadukkurissu, Chinnakkanal P.O, Idukki, Munnar, Kerala 685618

Nestled between the Kanna Devan Hills and the Bison Valley Hills is the ever magical retreat of Spice Tree that comes with the scent of the wildflowers and the warmth of nature. Get introduced to the elements of nature at the luxury resort of Spice Tree which is without a doubt, one of the best honeymoon destinations in Kerala that will offer you an experience of your lifetime.

What's Special: Spa Honeymoon sessions, Village visit, Cooking demonstration, Tea Tasting, Library & Book bar, 300 BC Bakery.

What to do: Pick your favorite book from the library or access your Kindle library with the Wi-Fi on offer and start reading at the Book Bar that comes with enchanting views of the valley. Indulge in a revitalizing session of Spa at the Bliss - Mountain Spa, plunge into the temperature controlled outdoor pool at the Spice Tree and taste the bread & pizzas handmade in the country made ovens at 300 BC Bakery.
Room Recommendation:
Private Pool Villa - Includes Panoramic view of the forest, and mountains, Private deck, Pool, Victorian copper bathtub, Dining area, Classy decors. 

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12. Chandy's Windy Woods

5 Star resort in Munnar - Chandy's Windy Woods  

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Where: Pallivasal, 2nd Mile, Meencut P.O., Munnar, Kerala 685565

Sliding down the slopes of the hills, the white blocked resort of Chandy's Windy Woods is a luxury premium 5-star property with spectacular views of the mountainous landscape. Comprising of conference & meeting rooms with a high-class treatment, Chandy's Windy Woods is perfect for business stay and meetings.

What's Special: Enchanting Forest tour, Bird watching, Swimming Pool, Conference & Meeting rooms, Trekking, Game room.

What to do: Get in a conversation with the magnificent silver oak trees, find your way through the stone pathway and the overhanging vines in the forest tour, treat your body and soul to a rejuvenating treatment at the in-house spa, and try out the dishes in the multi-cuisine restaurant of Chandy's Windy Woods.

Room Recommendation: Super Deluxe Room - Includes Colorful decors, Sliding Bay window, Balcony with scenic views.

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13. Ambady Estate

Ambady Estate  

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Where: 3rd Mile, Pallivasal, Chithirapuram, Munnar, Kerala 685565

Sprawling across a 28-hectare cardamom plantation is the country resort of Ambady Estate dotted with stone-built cottages. Situated in close proximity to the Sahyadri hills, Ambady Estate is home to indigenous flora and fauna that puts you in the melody of nature and is one of the top-rated resorts in Munnar with a serene ambiance.

What's Special: Farm Stay, Wildlife watching, Cooking classes, Guided trek, Jeep Safari.

What to do: Take a sip of the welcome drink infused with spices, herbs, and leaves cultivated in the Ambady Estate and go trekking around the cardamom plantation with the boost of energy gained. Spot the macaques, forest squirrels, tree-pie, and Malabar whistling thrush in the estate grounds and try learning a dish or two at the Kerala cooking demonstration.
Room Recommendation:
Colonial Cottage - Private Garden, Fully-furnished interiors, Spacious bedroom. 

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14. Munnar - Terrace Greens, A Sterling Holidays Resort

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Where: Chinnakanal Suryanelli Rd, Chinnakanal, Kerala 685612

A part of the world famous Sterling Resort group which needs no introduction, Munnar - Terrace Greens within the towering hills of the village of Chinnakanal is a 4-Star property with airy and modern accommodations embracing the modernity of today. Complete with business class amenities, Munnar - Terrace Greens is best suited for business gatherings and weddings.

What's Special: Gifts store, Internet Cafe, Children's play area, Game room, Hobby Workshops.

What to do: Relax in the front garden enjoying the solitude while sipping on the local chai and munching on the snacks provided, be spoiled for choice at the wide spread buffet on offer, go shopping for local handicrafts at the gifts store, sing & dance around the bonfire, sharpen your focusing skills at the Rifle Shooting, and bring out the kid in you by riding on an ATV.

Room Recommendation: Privilege Suite - Includes a Semi dining area, LED TV, Spacious living area, Futon bed, Sofa, Double bed.

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15. Mountain Club Resort

4-Star tranquil resort in Munnar for families  

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Where: Chinnakanal, Chinnakanal Suryanelli Rd, Munnar, Kerala 685618

Mountain Club resort is a 4-Star tranquil resort in Munnar that is styled ideally to fit in families and a group of friends. Enjoy the peaceful environment of the resort surrounding that is covered in mist all the time and gaze at the breathtaking views of the valley below for Mountain Club Resort is one of the best places to visit in Munnar.

What's Special:
Coffee shop, Infinity pool, ATV, Kids Zone, Cookery Shows, Ayurveda Center, Multi-cuisine restaurant, Gym.

What to do: Drain away your stress by taking a dip in the infinity swimming pool, discover the exotic blend of cuisines on offer at the multi-cuisine restaurant, heal your body & mind by taking herbal treatment at the Ayurvedic center, and relax at the quaint coffee shop.

Room Recommendation: 
Cottage - Includes Balcony, Garden view, Fireplace, Minibar, Dining area.

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Impressed by the enchanting list of resorts? Plan your trip to Munnar without any further adieu! 

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