Experience Authentic Tea Plantation Life in Munnar
Imagine hilly vistas, beautiful lakes and misty skies, as far as the eye can see. That is Munnar, one of the most scenic and breath-taking landscapes in India. A town with a history and culture that is as remarkable as its setting and a rich, storied heritage that lives on through its plantations and the locals.
There is no better way to delve into this iconic hill-station than staying in the midst of its vast tea plantations, where one is enveloped by the magic of Munnar. The flourishing flora and fauna, lush estates and crisp air set the backdrop for endless possibilities. In Munnar, one can find adventure, solitude, peace of mind and inspiration.
amã Stays & Trails Tea Estate Bungalows are a collection of 7 colonial-era planter’s bungalows, perfect for a private getaway in Munnar. Situated atop the hills covered by plantations and mist, these bungalows offer a surreal stay experience.
Each of the seven Tea Estate bungalows exhibits a unique history and charm. Parvathy Bungalow is the site of where Munnar tea cultivation began in 1880. Madupatty Bungalow housed engineers who built the famous Madupatty Dam in 1947. Kanniamallay Bungalow was the site of one of the first high-quality Indian black teas in 1902. Each of these heritage abodes has been carefully maintained and carries a deep history. The guests can choose among the bungalows, each of them set in a stunning landscape.
Culinary Wonders of Munnar
A crucial lens to the regional culture is culinary exploration. While at the bungalow, one can indulge in traditional Kerala cuisine, and in family recipes passed down generations. The meals combine Tamilian and British culinary influence. The bungalow chefs prepare the choicest of delicacies, using fresh produce and traditional spices. One can also learn about regional meals while cooking with the chefs. Between meals, one can sip the perfect cup of freshly brewed tea while taking in exquisite views.
The Journey of Tea
A visit to the local Tea Museum will add more depth to one's knowledge about the beverage that is loved world over. The museum pays homage to the history of tea in Munnar. It chronicles the town's growth over the years and the journey of tea plantations. Visitors can witness the steps of tea processing, peek into tea picking and even taste a collection of the best brews. The entire experience is unique to Munnar, and leaves one with memories that come rushing everytime they have that perfect cup of tea.
While in Munnar, one can engage in a host of experiences that make for an ideal offbeat retreat. Those seeking solitude can go on laid-back picnics in tranquil spots or enjoy traditional trout fishing at Sita Devi Lake. Touring plantations on bikes or camping out at night is also an ideal option for those wanting to spend quality time with friends and families. Since the villas are pet-friendly, one can explore the beautiful landscapes with their furry friends.
Discover the best of local plantations, wildlife, history, and recreation with amã Stays & Trails in Munnar.The picture-perfect environment makes for an ideal destination for family, friends, honeymooners, nature lovers, and history buffs alike.