Plantation life can be pretty darn good, especially when you're not working in the fields and are instead made to feel like the guest of a planter, either in one of the five bedrooms of the main guesthouse, which has a communal balcony, or in an individual cottage. The hillside views on this working cardamom, coffee, and vanilla plantation, 5 km (2 miles) from Munnar, are stunning, and the grounds are blessed with several streams and waterfalls, making for enchanting morning
walks. The wooden, chalet-style dining area has a small library upstairs where guests can cozy up and read while looking out to breathtaking views.
Pothamedu, Kerala, 685612, India