The Windermere Estate, Munnar
The Windermere Estate is a colonial style complex offering 18 rooms and villas set amongst lush gardens. World Discovery prices are based on spacious Cottage Rooms (below right), all of which have an unimpeded view of the valley. Accommodation is of a high standard but not luxurious. Upgrades are available (at a supplement) to the larger Planters' Villas. Meals, using mainly local ingredients (many grown on the estate itself) can be taken either in the Barn Restaurant (below left) or the more rustic Hut. The cuisine incorporates local, western and oriental dishes. Evening walks with trained naturalists are organised on a daily basis; the estate is a haven for birds and butterflies. Other activities include cycling and jeep safaris.
The Windermere Estate promote initiatives like energy-efficient lighting, bio-gas plant, water recycling and organic farming - small steps to ensure sustainability and tread lightly on Munnar’s fragile eco-system.