The den of tranquility and mesmerizing nature
It's not often that one finds a cute boutique hotel in quite a remote location in Kerala with all things one can dream about.
We, a young couple traveling without our young kid (for the first time), but spent an unforgettable relaxing week in Munnar, a second honeymoon sort of).
Being located in a picturesque Attukkad Waterfalls area, this hotel is a healing mecca for those, who would like to take a breather, reconnect with nature, embrace their spirituality and recharge their batteries for a long time ahead.
The “Blanket Munnar” sits on a top of the hill right next to the amazingly beautiful waterfalls. Even on a perfectly lazy rainy day one can enjoy those spectacular views right from the comfort of his own room, whilst soaking in a huge jacuzzi and sipping some tasty masala tea. Taking a natural walk down the serpentine path to the waterfalls makes for a nice warm-up in the morning. One can feel the vibes coming from the flowing water just by standing nearby, on a little bridge.
The rooftop of the hotel provides one of the best spots for morning yoga practice (just thinking about all the Surya Namaskar I did there with a wonderful yoga teacher, Prasanth, whilst basking in the first rays of the morning sun, wind blowing through my hair…). Top it up with heavenly relaxing ayurvedic massages at the Tulasi spa and mouthwatering vegetarian food served at a Kerala style buffet in the restaurant downstairs and you’ve got your perfect retreat experience of detoxifying the mind, body and spirit.
Active travelers can enjoy some nicely designed day-/half-day tour packages offering a mix of easily accessible outdoor activities and cultural sightseeing, may it be a short visit to the colorful Kathakali theatre or a long drive to the Bamboo Forest, degustation of some locally grown tea and strawberry jam at the Tata Tea Museum or taking some beautiful pictures at the astonishing Top Station amidst the Western Ghats.
In short, this tiny retreat combining simplicity and luxury, carefully preserved local traditions and international hospitality standards, has surely something for everyone.
Definitely coming back, this time with the little one).