The Tall Trees
Bison Valley Rd., Munnar, Kerala, 685612, India
You can hardly spot the clapboard wood-and-stone structures of this hushed, breezy resort on a 66-acre cardamom plantation where the views are of trees, trees, and more trees. Getting around the hilly property is a workout—especially the hike to the skylight-topped restaurant—but the setting is phenomenal. Standard double rooms are more pleasant than the narrow two-story deluxe rooms. Luxury cottages have spacious upstairs living rooms and balconies; spiral staircases lead to two bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs. Furnishings are of rustic cane and rubber wood, and the granite-and-tile bathrooms are spotless.
- large rooms
- hotel arranges lots of activities
- tiring walk uphill to the restaurant
- a lot to pay for relatively basic accommodations
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