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The Windermere Estate
Why we like it
- A small boutique hotel on a cardamom plantation
- A nature lovers paradise with a wide variety of flora, fauna and birdlife
- Activities available include a 4 hour mountain trek and a 2 hour walk round the plantation to learn about the Plantation
- Enjoy sumptuous local Keralan cuisine
- The Windermere offers the perfect home from home experience
Treat yourself to a private dinner in the thatched tea hut with panoramic views of the tea plantations.
We were genuinely sad to leave India but as they say all good things come to an end. I reiterate my thanks to everybody at Abercrombie and Kent. We have travelled extensively and have lots of experience of similar high class travel companies. However, we thought that your service was exemplary in all respects. All of your staff were frankly brilliant and you organised a holiday that we will never forget.
The Windmere Estate is a place to go to unwind and learn about the history of this area and how important tea has been. A great base to explore Eravikulam National park, the Tea Museum in Munnar and Thoovanam waterfall that is also close by. Enjoy your time here with the mountain fresh air before you return to the hustle and bustle of Indian city life.
Best time to be there
From October to March the weather is refreshingly cool with minimal rainfall in most places. India's main festivals also take place during this time, such as the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, the Republic Day of India and Holi, the festival of colours.
8 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +5 1/2 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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