The Heritage Colonial British Bungalow Located less than 2 km from Munnar, Kerala. Have you ever visited this heritage resorts in Munnar? If not choose to stay once. Re- live the charm of an era by gone, the classical colonial ambience nurtured and preserved for more than a century. Unwind with family to a treasure trove of activities. Laze away your vacation and wake up to the call of the Whistling School Boy. Come and experience the most serene stay in Munnar, at the High Range heritage club, your home away from home.
Named as The Gymkhana Club, a Planter's Club was started in the year 1905, with a loan of Rs.2500/- from the erstwhile Kannan Devan Hills Produce Co. Ltd., for the gentlemen planters of the High Range in Kerala. It was located on the present Golf Course with a small pavilion built on the grounds. It was here the first coolie gymkhana for the workers of the Company was held. In the year 1909, the High Range Club was formally set up with furniture and fixtures, and was completed in 1910.
It was one of the first planter’s clubs to be electrified and one of the few clubs to be built as a residential club- Best among the Munnar Resorts. Telephones were installed at the Club in 1916. The Library was constructed near the present Nursery in 1916 but was demolished in 1925 after the floods that created havoc and changed the face of the hills and dales in the High Range. The present nursery and Ladies Room were made at the same site.
As you know, Munnar is a famous hill station in Kerala and High Range Club considered to be a Hill resort.Munnar located at the Western Ghats with an average elevation of 1700 meters above sea level, As the hill station enjoys a favorable and pleasant climate all year round, it’s the most seeking tourist destination of kerala and is famous for its lush green hills and tea plantations. Among the exotic flora found in the forests and grasslands here is the Neelakurinji. This flower which bathes the hills in blue once in every twelve years will bloom next in 2030. Munnar also has the highest peak in South India, Anamudi, which towers over 2,695 m.
Munnar generally witnesses winter and occasional snowfall in the months of November, December and January. There will be gradual rise in temperature from February. The season's lowest temperature of minus two degrees Celsius was reported in Lakshmi Estate. Explore some of the options in and around Munnar that would provide traveler’s ample opportunities to enjoy the captivating hill station of Munnar.
You cannot do anything in just 1 day. A great travel plan is mandatory if you are planning a good vacation in Munnar as you have lot many destinations to cover. Minimum of 3 days required to cover the major tourist spots in munnnar. Munnar is replete with hills resorts, lodging facilities, guesthouses that fit a wide range of budgets. There are many hotels, home stays, and Luxury hotels in munnar for the comfortable Munnar stay. Always remember to choose the right one as the days you spend with your friends or families in your dream destination should be a memorable one forever. So your choice should have something more than a stay option like the great high range club.
When you head back home from your Munnar trip, don’t miss out the Munnar specialities. You can buy Spices, Local Chocolates, and Aromatic Oils. Most importantly, wide varieties of tea and coffee available here. Tea is perhaps the best Munnar speciality that you should take back from your visit to the city - best tea in kerala.
The first club to be affiliated to the High Range Club was the Trivandrum Club in 1915. In 1916, the first meet the Madhurai Meet was held. Lord Pentland, Governor of Madras visited the Club in 1916. Golf Course, grounds and Tennis Court were extensively damaged in the 1924 floods. But subsequently, they were all redone. Within an area of 6 acres and a river forming its natural boundary, the old world charm of the high range club continues.
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A well maintained old heritage Club with all the comforts and style of the old world. There is an excellent library, two billiards tables, squash court, tennis courts and a very picturesque and challenging nine hole golf course. The High Range Club is over 100 years old and was started like most other great clubs in India by Britishers. Therefore it continues to have that old British elegance with excellent wooden furniture and sitting areas for a tourist to comfortably laze and relax. There is a beautiful golf course belonging to the club. it’s a beautiful place to take nice walks. In the background you will constantly have nature at its whistling best with the bird Malabar whistling thrush constantly making its whistling calls.
The Club is located almost at the centre of Munnar, unlike most popular resorts which are about 15 to 25 kms away. At the same time you will not hear the hustle and bustle and the spacious lawns, gardens and golf course help maintain the required serenity and privacy. Less than a KM away is the tourist centre for booking local tours and for taking a pleasant boat ride in the river. The river infact passes by the side of the club.
The club adheres to a strict dress code. Visitors should be properly dressed when using the club (Main lounge, Dining Room and Recreation Rooms). Collarless Tee Shirts, Lungies, Night Wears are not permitted in public areas inside main building. Proper sports gear should be worn by guest for usage of sports facility. Please read terms and conditions carefully before reservation.
Activities may cost additional charges and subject to availability.
The High Range Club can be accessed through Chokkanad road. Nearest airport is Kochi International Airport which is 103.00 kms away and the nearest railway station is Aluva Railway Station which is 105.00 kms from our villa. Nearest major city is Munnar and the nearest bus station is Munnar. Private buses, taxi's jeep's and tuk tuks are available for commuting. The High Range Club is just 3 kilometers away from main road and the private road condition to property from main road is moderate.
Munnar - 03.00 kms
Adimali - 25.00 kms
Kochi - 109.00 kms
Landmark: Blossom Hydel Park, KSRTC Bus Stand, Munnar – Chokkanad East Division route
The club adheres to a strict dress code. Visitors should be properly dressed when using Main lounge, Dining Room and Recreation areas. Collarless Tee Shirts, Open Slippers, Lungies, Dhoties and night wears are not permitted in Public Areas, Main lounge, Men's Room, Dining Room and Recreation areas. Guests must adhere to club rules. Proper sports gear should be worn by guest for usage of sports facility.
✔ Normal check in and check out time is 02.00 PM to 11.00 AM. Any changes should inform to us. Early check in and late check out options are available depends on availability and we may charge additional charge.
✔ Mentioned price is for 02 people in a room. However, 01 more extra persons can be allowed in a cottage with an addtional charge of INR 555.00 per person with additional matresses.
✔ Please be informed that, guests should be adhere to meal timings. We should not serve any meals or coffee/tea to any guests outside meal timinngs.
✔ We do not confirm any booking without receiving 50% advance payment.
✔ All guests should submit e-check in form prior to arrival. We do not allow any guests to check-in without submitting their check in form.
✔ Inform us your food preferences prior to arrival.
✔ Gambling, Contraband, Prostitution, Weapons, Explosives, Flammable objects, Poisons, Drugs, Dangerous Animals and Loud music are strictly prohibited.
✔ Pets are not allowed at any circumstances.
✔ Cancellation or advance checking out of rooms – No amount is charged if the room booking is cancelled before 15 days in season & 7 days during non season of arrival. If no information is received, one full day’s boarding for all persons for whom accommodation was reserved, plus room rent for the period reserved will be charged for a period upto a maximum of 5 days.
✔ Our priority is safety for all. As a mandate, we request all guests to submit an RTPCR negative certificate taken within 72 hours of Check-in or the First dose COVID vaccination certificate download from the COWIN website