About Club Mahindra Mount Serene Resort
Lush and green, Munnar is teeming with green hills, valleys, forests and of course, the famous tea plantations. The charm of Munnar in Kerala’s Western Ghats appears much before you land in the petite hill station. The drive is exhilarating with the road meandering around hillsides complemented by expansive tea parks and splendid panoramas beyond. It is predominantly beautiful in the morning with twirling mists and shifting clouds, moving subtly at every turn. And whenever you wish to stop by this dream-like land, do not check the day or weather report, for Munnar is ideal for lovely family holidays all year round. Constructed amidst this gorgeous ambiance is Mount Serene Resort in Munnar, inspired by Indo-British architecture, with ornate and spacious rooms scattered on the rolling land surrounded by tea plantations. Our team organises various activities in Munnar resort for the entire family like ambling in tea gardens, trekking amidst thick jungles, camping beneath the stars and the list goes on. You may also just relax and let the mountain air soothe and rejuvenate you while you enjoy scrumptious Keralite delicacies at our restaurant, Caramel. Our resort in Munnar ensures that guests like you enjoy their family holidays to the fullest. After all, we are among the few resorts in Munnar that promise nothing but a happy and magical holiday.
Rooms and Amenities
Keeping in mind the landscape of Munnar, accommodation suitable to the whole world’s preferences can be tough to find. But don’t worry. Mount Serene Munnar has got you covered! Its extensive property, mirroring Indo-British architecture, draws you with 51 cosy rooms, comprising a mix of 1-bedroom and studio apartments. Regardless of what you choose, all the rooms in Mount Serene Munnar resort shall gift you splendid sights of the neighbouring valleys, forests and hills. All of them are made sophisticatedly and are commodious with a variety of modern amenities, ensuring you and your family have a calm and hassle-free stay at our Club Mahindra Mount Serene resort in Munnar.
Food in Munnar
Only the traditional food of Kerala can distract you from the mesmerising beauty of Munnar. Refreshing tea flavoured with honey or the fresh coffee – best had black – is the best way to start your culinary sojourn here. The most popular south Indian dishes will appear on your breakfast menu. Start your day with the most famous dish of Kerala - dosa! However, you must also try vada, idli and appam for breakfast alongside chutneys flavoured with locally-grown spices. You can sample Puttu (steamed rice cakes) and Palappam (a richer, fluffier version of dosa). When you’re extremely hungry, try the traditional Sadhya (meaning ‘banquet’ in Malayalam) served on a banana leaf. Sadhya is a mouth-watering mixture of Aviyal (vegetables cooked in coconut paste), Thoran (a dry curry made with raw jackfruit and yam), stew (a mild and soothing creamy curry), Injipuli (a sour side dish made with ginger), sambhar, rasam and other mixed veggies. You can also fill your tummy with biryanis, a bowl of prawn curries, fish curries and stews. You must end your meal on a sweet note with the state-favourite, Payasam (a kind of kheer). Visit the native tea stalls called thattukadas and sip on a cup of tea made from aromatic tea leaves grown right here in Munnar. And to relish all these delights, make your way to Caramel, one of the best restaurants in Munnar, in our Club Mahindra Mount Serene Resort in Munnar. After enjoying the lavish spread, relax in our Club Mahindra Mount Serene Munnar resort rooms with your family, before you head out to rejuvenate yourself at Svaastha Spa.
Festival in Munnar
Keralites believe in passing on their cultural values to all generations. The idea of gathering around and rejoicing is very precious to them. Grand meals are prepared on Onam – the harvest festival of Kerala – between August and September. Beautiful garments are made and houses are festooned. Vishu, the Malayalam New Year, is celebrated by looking at auspicious things like grains of rice, vegetables, flowers, beetle leaves, coins, a mirror and the likes on waking up in the morning. The annual festival of Murugan Koil is held between the months of October and November in the honour of the deity; locals believe that the deity of Murugan Temple can cure all illnesses. All the festivals of Kerala are celebrated with flowers, colours, firecrackers and loads of happiness. And we assure you that at our Mount Serene resort in Munnar, you shall enjoy these festivities to the fullest.
Activities in Munnar
Get a taste of living on the wild side by going for an overnight camp amidst the beautiful and verdant environs of Munnar. Pitch tents, cook on open fires, eat under the stars and get the experience of a lifetime. The best way to soak up the spectacular natural beauty of Munnar is to go on long walks on the winding roads. Or head towards the many tea gardens and plantations that carpet the hillsides and wander around. Munnar has a plethora of trekking options, which range from day treks to five days, passing through lush green jungles, tea plantations, pine forests and valleys of rhododendrons. Opt for whatever suits your comfort level and trudge on the wild side. With access to two reserved parks, Munnar is home to an astonishing variety of wildlife, especially birds. The advantage of birdwatching is that you don’t really have to enter the forests to spot these beautiful winged creatures. Pick up a pair of binoculars and start spotting.
Places to Visit in Munnar
A pretty manicured park about 3 km away, it is a sprawling place with a plethora of trees, plants and profusion of flowers. A lake in the centre is suited for boating. There are plenty of activities for children as well such as cycling, swings, ropeways and roller skating. Located about 15 km from Munnar, this is not a huge reserve but is precious for its precious collection of Nilgiri tahr, an endangered species. The national park is also a stunning sight when the Neelakurunji blooms, an event that occurs once every 12 years. Situated 60 km from Munnar, this is lesser known than Eravikulam but is known for its dense population of reptiles, the giant grizzly squirrel and white bison. It is also known for its rich collection of medicinal plants and sandalwood forests. Just for a stroll, a picnic or even a short trek, Devikulam is the perfect place. Green slopes soaring to cloud-covered blue skies, rolling hills and valleys and a scenic lake nestling amidst them makes for an unforgettable experience. Located at a height of 1,700 metres, Mattupetty lake is dramatic. It is flanked by steeps hills and forests, it is the perfect spot to visit in Munnar for a picnic and lounging around. There are cruises and speed boat facilities. Journey further for 5 km to reach the famous Echo Point and join others in screaming! About 40 km from Munnar is Marayoor, a unique place in the country. It is scenic but more interesting are the ancient burial sites indicated by surreal and mysterious megaliths and dolmens going back to the Stone Age. Making it more so are more than 90 rock paintings in a series caves.
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