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 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 Kanan 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 amoung 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.