Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, announced the opening of a collection of seven heritage Tea Estate bungalows in Munnar in its amã Stays &Trails portfolio. With these bungalows, amã brings alive the magic of the rolling hills and emerald-green tea plantations for travelers.
“amã Stays & Trails is India’s first branded homestay product. Our new additions in Munnar are in line with our vision for expansion to capture the growing demand for private stays. Munnar, with its breath-taking vistas and proximity to key cities offers travelers a unique and immersive experience of life in a tea estate. With the opening of these Tea Estate bungalows, amã steps into yet another new destination,” said Sarabjeet Singh, Head – Expressions, IHCL.
Located in the famous Kanan Devan Hills, on an estate spanning over 58,000 acres of lush plantations and thick forests, the seven original tea planters’ bungalows offer an experience like no other. Breath-taking landscapes, pristine lakes, unending expanses of tea plantations, and blankets of mist – these are some of many reasons that make Munnar look like a picture-perfect postcard. From trout fishing on the estate, hot air balloon rides, rounds of golf, or a visit to the tea factories and the Tata Tea Museum, guests can immerse themselves in the local culture. The cuisine at the bungalows reflect Kerala, Tamil and British influences through traditional family recipes passed down generations.
A scenic drive from Kochi or a helicopter ride to the exclusive helipads located on the estate, the amã bungalows in Munnar are the ideal holiday destination for family, nature lovers and adventure seekers.
The brand currently has a portfolio of 44 bungalows and villas with 14 under development.