While in Munnar - most operators would make you stay in and around Munnar Town which is the city center and easy to commute to all the places of tourist interest. While staying at Munnar Town is great from a transportation point of view - its not the best from a "peace of mind" point of view. We were on a "self drive" visit to Munnar and took the "Thekdey" route from Munnar town and 21 kms later hit this place called Chinnakanal. Chinnakanal and en route is where you find ALL the resorts of Munnar. Club Mahindra, Sterling, Holiday Heaven, Fort Munnar and many more. Sine it was our wedding anniversary we wanted one of the best rooms (within a good budget). We visited ALL resorts of Chinnakanal and the cheapest we got was Holiday heaven @ 3500 a night upto 8000 for a delux suite @ Sterling. We however settled down for Gateway Munnar @ only Rs 2000 a night. Its bang opposite Fort Munnar a 7000/night property. Gateway Munnar had the same room quality as any other resort nearby - as a matter of fact it was better than Holiday Heaven. We got a room with a HUGH terrace attached to it. View and feel of the place is similar to any other resort. The atmosphere in Chinnakanal is much better than Munnar town - the scenic beauty is much better. In all a very good place to stay in and save some money as well. I am sharing a couple of pictures below to get you a feel of the place. Highly recommended !!
Honeymooners might still want to go to one of the other resorts nearby - preferably Sterling or Club Mahindra. Gateway of Munnar is recommended for Friends / Family or Solo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Deluxe class hotel with lake view rooms. All rooms have balcony to view nature at its best. It's located 20 minutes drive from busy Munnar town through misty tea estates, water falls and gap road - which makes it an ideal location for family holidays and romantic getaways. We arrange sunrise and sunset jeep safari to 'Kolukkumalai'- world's highest tea plantation and tea factory. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gateway Of Munnar Kerala, India - Chinnakanal