Munnar Hotels

Windermere Estate - Munnar

Windermere Estate is where the manicured tea gardens merge with the lush green forests of western Ghats. Hallmarked for its superiority and high range hospitality, Windermere is a 60 acre Cardamom Plantation. The presence of the Planter's family next door ensures security and local advice devoid of a hotel atmosphere.

Location:
Windermere Estate is located in Munnar, part of the Kerala Hill Country in southern India.  Cochin (Kochi) International (95m) is the nearest airport.
Activities at Winderemere Estate Munnar, Kerala:
Mountain Trek
(7km) Surrounding Windermere Estate are the steep mountains of the Western Ghats which is an ideal venue for a trekking enthusiast. This 4 hr guided trek is approximately 7 km long giving you the scenic view of the colonial town of Munnar.
Waterfall Trek
This four hour trek of 9 Km through the beautifully landscaped tea plantation and intermitted woods takes you to the Attukadu waterfalls. An ideal spot for a picnic.
Cardamom Walk
This two hour walk of 4 Km through the Windermere Estate, a cardamom plantation is a treat for a naturalist. With a vast variety of evergreen trees under the shade of which the cardamom is cultivated. The walk is 4 Km long and the normal duration is around two hours.
Trekking
Surrounded by cardamom plantation, tea plantations and mountains on all sides, the options available are plenty.
The Hut
Snacks, sizzlers and fruits are served. Built in native Kerala style under a tribal home like thatched roof with wooden blocks as furniture, redefines the connection with nature.

Facilities and Services:
Communal areas: The big, beautiful and very light common room above the dining area has a library, a lounge, games and a yoga space. There is also a pretty garden full of flowers and trees, as well as 60 acres of cardamom estate.

Internet Access: There's WiFi in the library and lounge area, plus a guest computer,
Swimming Pool, Occasional yoga classes are held in the library and there are daily guided walks through the forests and tea plantations, Speed boating and elephant rides are available nearby, and a range of day trips can be arranged.
Accommodation:
 “Nirvana is the state of mind attained through a perfect holiday with a difference at the Windermere Estate”.
Windermere offers plenty of choice as far as accommodation is concerned. The hotel has 18 rooms, all 18 bedrooms, spread across villas and cottages with names such as Coffee, Vanilla, Cardamom and Tea, all the rooms are clean, comfortable and remarkably spacious with twin beds pushed together as doubles, terracotta-tiled or varnished wood floors and big picture windows.
Garden Rooms
These are four rooms set in luxuriant gardens with a lavish veranda and typical plantation home interior having a view of the Chithirapuram valley below.
Cottages
Six beautiful rooms owing their names to the vegetation around (Cardamom, Coffee and Vanilla). The cottages are large having an area of 600 square feet each. Even the king sized beds, the huge bathroom and heavy furniture leave enough space to swing a few hats. The huge window frames do justice to the picture perfect mountains beyond.
Planter's Villa Room
Set amidst the oaks with a perfect vista of surrounding tea-clad hills of the Western Ghats. Each villa being 1,100 sq ft of wood with a private balcony, sitting & dinning and a bathroom which opens into a courtyard still leaves you with an enormity of space. Massive, rustic & cozy furniture makes it a synonym of 'Comfort'. The large French windows, only a barrier between you & the birds actually facilitates your link with the landscape.

Dining:

Cuisine is traditional Malayali, Oriental, continental and family recipes. Dining at Windermere is exclusively for in-house guests.
The Barn
A lavish (an expansive) dining with an old fashioned fire place and wooden pillars, it has an old world charm. On top of the dining is a library with books and materials on Plantation, Nature and a range of other subjects.
Boulder Garden
Tucked under a big boulder, this ideal spot for barbeques and campfire. You can enjoy a variety of grilled meat, fish and vegetables served here. The blacksmith’s bellow gives it a very rustic feel.

Category 3 Star
No. of Rooms 18

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