Absolutely a haven for true nature lovers.....mountain side, waterfalls, plantation, trekking routes, great climate coupled with good service.....You will need to engage a 4 wheel drive Jeep from the bottom of the mountain in Yendayar (Near Mundakayam, Kerala) if you don't have a 4x4 and the drive up (about 8 km which takes close to an hour) is thrilling. Finally you reach a beautiful 5 room Resort nicely perched atop a mountain about 3000+ ft above sea level. The resort is spectacularly furnished predominantly with antique collections a the sweet sound of a waterfall beside it. Around the property are expansive Tea and Cardamom plantations as well as well laid out trekking routes which can take you up to 4500+ ft. The property is managed by Mr. Sebastian and his family who apart from being patient and courteous also ensure that you are served with good food especially local Kerala delicacies. No TV's, Fans, AC and limited mobile coverage means that you are almost cut off from civilization. They also offer Barbeques, Grills, camp Fires ...etc as well as a Jeep Safari for those interested. To top it all check out the sunset picture I have uploaded
All in all....a great destination which I definitely want to return to.....A lovely place to unwind....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We don't have enough words to describe Urumbi. This Destination is an off- road Destination,one can enjoy the natural beauty from the corridor and the bed room itself. We have one very nice water falls just infront of the property, except in summer. This is 120yrs old European Bungalow.Hundreds of acres of Plantations:Cardamon, Tea, Coffee, Coconut, Vanilla and other spices and fruits. We provide, jeep safari, Adventure Tourism, Shuttle Badminton, Tennis, Cycling, Trekking etc... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Urumbi Hill Palace Plantation Resort Kerala/Idukki, India