Chinnakanal is away from the commotion of the town in lush, green surroundings. Some of the rooms at this fairly ordinary hotel capture the country-lodge feeling perfectly—ignore the single-story standard rooms and opt for a split-level deluxe one. Their lower-level sitting areas have wood floors, comfy couches, and working fireplaces; balcony views are of the Anayirankal Dam (its name means "where the elephants come"). The semicircular restaurant also has panoramic vistas.
22 km (14 miles) east of Munnar, Chinnakanal, Kerala, 685618, India