The picturesque town of Munnar will make you fall in love with its misty mornings, fragrant tea gardens and warm hospitality.
KTDC Tea County is the official host of Munnar and hence we decided to stay at this property.
Booking: We didn’t really make any bookings prior except for confirming the tariff over the phone. We walked in and the staff within minutes gave us a suite for ourselves.
Travel: Tea County is about half a kilometre away from the main market and since it’s the official host, the resort is easy to find.
Resort: The resort is located on a hill and hence the view from there is simply gorgeous. We were disappointed that no welcome drink was offered to us on our arrival. Tea County is divided into cottages, rooms and suites and is quite a huge property. They have an inhouse Ayurvedic Spa and Health Room but no swimming pool.
The rooms were clean, spacious and all the rooms had a view of the green tea plantations, extremely soothing to the eyes. The room service was prompt and even though the distance from the reception to the rooms was a good 5-7 minute walk, it seemed all worth it if you got to enjoy the pleasant drizzles.
Take your time to walk around the property. You will love the flora and the tiny tea plantations. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot a couple of colourful and cheerful butterflies as well.
Restaurant: With the stay, Tea County offers you complimentary breakfast. County Cuisine, their in-house restaurant had a decent buffet spread with Idlis, Idyiappam, Sambhar, Juices, Omelettes, Fruits, Tea and Coffee.
The have a beer parlour as well which we didn’t visit as it was mostly empty and didn’t look appealing.
We would suggest you to skip lunch at the hotel and try out the local restaurants in Munnar that serve delicious and unpretentious food.
Getting There: Take a flight/ train to Kochi and you get cabs at the airport itself to get to Munnar. They charge about Rs.3500 one way for a cab and it takes you about 4-5 hours to get to Munnar.
Venue: KTDC Tea County, Munnar
Booking Number: +91-4865-230460, 230969, 230971
Value for Money: ★★★ Food: ★★★ Cleanliness: ★★★★★
Service: ★★★★ Location: ★★★★