We arrived here at Club,on one rainy afternoon,and waited for our booked rooms to get ready.This place is fascinating with 6 acres & about 5 km from Munnar main Town.Enroute by Hillsides,by a Stream,by some Tea plantations,and some Tall trees.The road leading to the Estate was freshly paved,and devoid of any Traffic,any Noise and any Pollution !
We were shown the Rooms,the Cottages and we were not in any rush.We saw the main Lounge,the Dining Room,the Cocktail Bar,2 Billiards rooms,1 table Tennis room,Library,Squash court,& the Card Room.Outside we saw from far,the Golf course & the Tennis courts.Spacious Car park right at front.
The whole Club & Cottages & grounds belongs to a bygone age.Club main building more than 100 years old ! All are very airy & ancient structures,constantly renovated.Some areas give the impression of some kind of Museum,with a fascinating collection of rural bygones.Some floor with Mosaic tiles,while some had Wooden panels.Some panels creaked and need to be fixed.
We had Buffet lunch in the dining Hall.There were some Members and other Guests dining too.Simple and basic homely food,limited selection, with embossed plates, bowls, saucers, cups, serving bowls, etc. of China or Porcelain,cutlery in place,with paper embossed Napkins.Staff in White uniform and Headgear,very polite and very efficient.
We went upstairs to our rooms,on either side of passage,overlooking huge Balcony,with view of Golf course.There was huge sitting area with Sofas just outside our rooms.Spacious rooms with carpet,one room had dressing area,and big basic Bathrooms.Showers were not up to the mark,but there were Geysers in place for hot water.Need more lighting in the Rooms and Bathrooms though.Very less Insects in the Rooms after dark.Fans in all rooms to cool.But the Club & Grounds were much cooler than Munnar Town.Mattress and sheets dry & clean.
Due to constant rains,we were mostly indoors engaged with Cards,Table Tennis and some Billiards.Tea and coffee in the evening were served at the Lounge,with Onion snacks and delicious Carrot cake.Later dinner at the dining hall,followed by a good Caramel Dessert.They had 2 rates for vegetarian and non vegetarian food.The water tasted very cool & good.The next day we checked out, after a delightful Breakfast.Check out formalities were a little time consuming though.
We felt relaxed,well fed,clean,safe and in tune with nature.Staying here was therapeutic.Awesome privacy.We had little time to explore the River,the Golf course,and the grounds due to rain & our tight schedule.We will probably do this on our next trip here.Need some more time to fully soak up this Club and enjoy the facilities & food well.This place is ideal for people of all ages and couples.Sightseeing and other activity planning at Munnar,with HRC as base is ideal.Own transportation is compulsory to reach here.
- Also Known As:
- High Range Club Munnar, Kerala